Alzheimer Society hosting education sessions

Alzheimer Society hosting education sessions

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. will be hosting education sessions over the summer.

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. will be hosting several education sessions for family caregivers over the summer.

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. has released two new resources about wandering and dementia — Wandering and dementia: A guide for caregivers and Disorientation and getting lost: A guide for people living with dementia.

These resources can help people living with dementia and their families to explore practical strategies to minimize the risk of wandering or getting lost and be prepared if an incident does occur.

Coffee and Questions — South Slocan

Tuesday, July 11, from 1:30 — 3 p.m.

Join this session to find out what others have experienced along the dementia journey. You’ll have a better understanding of dementia, some new strategies to try and knowledge about community resources.

Understanding Dementia —

Available in Trail, Grand Forks,

Nelson and Castlegar

Participants will receive basic information about dementia and the impact this disease has on the individual, caregivers and families. Through an exploration of how dementia affects the brain and behaviour across the progression of the disease, caregivers will learn what to expect throughout the journey with dementia. See image for schedule.

Pre-registration is required.

For more information and to register, please call the Resource Centre at 1-855-301-6742 or e-mail: jleffelaar@alzheimerbc.org.

 

Alzheimer Society hosting education sessions