Tax credits available

Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia brings economic and  emotional costs.

Some of those financial costs may be tax deductible, advises the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

“As tax season approaches this year, it is important that you are aware of the credits that you may be eligible for,” says Jillian Armit, the society support and education coordinator for Mission.

The society has created a special tax edition of its newsletter, In Touch, which provides some basic tax tips that may be particularly useful for caregivers, available at

The society offers practical tips, a supportive environment, and a chance to learn from, and share with, others in similar circumstances. For information, contact Armit at 604-859-3889 or