Jim Mann – Diagnosed with dementia in 2007 at age 58. Still pushing for a plan to improve the lives of over 70,000 British Columbians with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias AND their families and caregivers. FACTS ABOUT ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA
Alzheimer's disease and other dementias directly affect over 70,000 British Columbians.
Hundreds of thousand of wives, husbands, sons and daughters are also affected, many serving as primary caregivers.
There is no cure.
The financial burden on British Columbians is huge, through increased public health and long-term care spending.
The situation is getting worse. The leading risk factor is age, and the huge wave of B.C. baby boomers is already starting to crash into that risk.
The associated costs to British Columbians will reach a crisis point - not in the distant future, but during the next B.C. government.
The World Health Organization released a groundbreaking report in 2012 describing dementia as a global public health crisis and challenging governments to respond with a plan.
Jim and the Alzheimer Society of B.C. have responded with Jim's Push for a Plan.
Contact the Alzheimer Society of B.C. for more information. Call or write to: Barbara Lindsay
Senior Manager of Advocacy and Public Policy
Alzheimer Society of B.C.
300-828 West 8th Avenue