Alzheimer Events

Have a glance at what will be going on near you throughout the West Kootenay - Fall 2013

ASBC

Education events

Castlegar:

• October 9, 16, 30       1p.m. Seniors’ Centre – Castlegar Complex

Getting to Know Dementia education events  for families coping with dementia issues.

Open to all interested in attending.

Register please – 250-365-6769

 

Grand Forks:

• Sept 25 Heads Up for Healthier Brains  7pm community Futures building 1647 Central Ave

Nelson

• Sept 10  Getting Your Affairs in Order  7pm

– about Power of Attorney and Representation agreements

Please contact Gail Russell for more info.  250-352-7444

• Oct 9     Understanding Dementia workshop  Community First Health Coop 7pm

New Denver (includes Kaslo, Nakusp, Silverton and Slocan City)

• October 19  Full Day Workshop for Caregivers in New Denver, Bosun Hall

Covers all aspect of caregiving, including education on the disease, difficult behaviours, effective communication, legal planning and taking care of the caregiver.  Registration required, $25 to cover venue and lunch

Contact Julie Leffelaar   jleffelaar@alzheimerbc.org   1-855-301-6742

This is an open event for Slocan, Silverton, Nakusp, and Kaslo as well.

 

Rossland

• Sept 26 Understanding Dementia –for the general public 6:30 – 8p.m. Rossland Public Library

Salmo

• Sept 18    7.p.m. Heads Up for Healthier Brains   Salmo Public Library

• Oct 23     7 p.m. Understanding Dementia           Salmo Public library

 

 

 

Grand Forks :  Third Monday every month 7 p.m. Contact Frani Carmen 250- 442-5320

NEW – Kaslo:  Beginning soon.  Contact Chelsea vanKoughnett       250-353-7421

Nakusp: First Wednesday every month 1pm  contact Evelyn Hurry 250-265-4641 or Trudi 250-265-3189

Nelson: Third Wednesday every month, 7pm Contact Gail Russell  250-352-7444

Trail:   2nd Tuesday of every month 12pm  contact Julie Leffelaar 1-855-301-6742

 

Online and Phone in Education

(many topics also available on our website from previous presentations, can be viewed at any time)

Sept. 12      Activities to Do with a Person with Dementia     7 p.m. PST

Sept 26      Dementia Research with special guest:  Dr. Claudia Jacova     7 p.m. PST

Understanding dementia 7pm

 

Oct 26   Advocacy in the Health Care system     7pm

• Phone Only 1 -866-994-7745

Participant pass code 1122333

 

• By internet and phone: Momentum.adobeconnect.com/alzheimerbc.enter as guest

Use the same phone information

 

External Education events:

 

Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange (CDRAKE)

“Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)”

Wednesday, September 25, 9:00 – 10:00am

http://www.dementiaknowledgebroker.ca/events/family-and-informal-caregiving/living-mild-cognitive-impairment-mci

 

Family Caregivers’ Network Society

“Effectively Managing Criticism and Negativity from Others: A Workshop for Family Caregivers”

Monday, September 30, 6:30 – 8:00pm

http://www.fcns-caregiving.org/education/live-workshops-and-events/

 

Helpful Resources

Dementia Helpline 1-800-936-6033   Mon – Fri 9-4

www.alzheimerbc.ca

www.alzheimer.ca

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