Alzheimer's Disease

In this 2019 photo provided by Biogen, a researcher works on the development of the medication aducanumab in Cambridge, Mass. On Monday, June 7, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration approved aducanumab, the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 20 years, disregarding warnings from independent advisers that the much-debated treatment hasn’t been shown to help slow the brain-destroying disease. (Biogen via AP)

U.S. approves much-debated Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab panned by experts

Drug from Biogen deemed “reasonably likely” to benefit Alzheimer’s patients

 

Sign up to fundraise to help those affected by dementia. (Submitted)

Not too late for Cowichan residents to join Alzheimer’s Walk

Set a walking or fitness goal for May and raise funds for the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

  • May 16, 2021

 

Theresa Bodger at the Duncan Curling Club, displaying the championship trophy and a photo of her mom, Georgina Falt. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Cowichan Alzheimer’s fundraiser surpasses $65,000 since inception

Courier editor and his wife overwhelmed by continued support

 

Area residents can access information about dementia and memory loss by contacting the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s toll-free First Link Dementia Helpline. (Submitted)

Helpline extends hours to support caregivers during pandemic

“Most callers are caregivers who need to know who to call or where to turn.”

  • Nov 16, 2020
Area residents can access information about dementia and memory loss by contacting the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s toll-free First Link Dementia Helpline. (Submitted)

Cowichan Valley residents can help mark World Alzheimer’s Month

Two-part online discussion series called “Demystifying advocacy” on Sept. 28 and 29

Joined by her daughter Emily (right) and the rest of their family, Kathy Collins hopes to raise awareness about early onset dementia. (Submitted)

Cowichan sisters go viral on TikTok for early onset dementia awareness efforts

It was just two years ago that Jean Collins’s sister Kathy was diagnosed with early-onset dementia.

Joined by her daughter Emily (right) and the rest of their family, Kathy Collins hopes to raise awareness about early onset dementia. (Submitted)
Webinars provide emotional support, training for caregivers

Webinars provide emotional support, training for caregivers

Following the webinars, recordings of the sessions will be available to watch

  • Jul 14, 2020
Webinars provide emotional support, training for caregivers