Alzheimer’s Society to host tele-workshop on the importance of representation agreements

Castlegar families can get the information they need to get started, during the Society’s free tele-workshop on Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m.

Planning is important in life, and especially for families dealing with the impact of Alzheimer’s disease.

Caregivers may have to make health, financial and other personal decisions on behalf of their family members.

That’s why the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. recommends creating a representation agreement — a legal document covering these issues.

Castlegar families can get the information they need to get started, during the Society’s free tele-workshop on Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m.

Entitled Understanding Representation Agreements, the tele-workshop features guest speaker Joanne Taylor, executive director of Nidus Personal Planning, Resource Centre and Registry. She will talk about the importance of future planning, explain what a representation agreement is and how to make one, and answer questions.

Pre-registration is required by April 25. Visit www.alzheimerbc.org or phone toll-free 1-866-396-2433.

Tele-workshops are learning sessions designed for family caregivers, but also open to health care providers. They can be accessed via telephone,with an optional web component, recognizing that many caregivers are unable to attend in-person workshops.

Participants also have a chance to learn and to share with others who are in similar situations.

/Submitted by the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

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