Get to know dementia

Help may be on the way for Campbell River residents living with a recent diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia

Help is on the way for Campbell River residents living with a recent diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.

The non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. brings its free workshop, Getting to Know Dementia, to the city this Saturday.

“Participants will receive basic information on dementia and the impact it has on the individual, their caregivers and their support network,” says Jane Hope, the Society’s support and education coordinator for the Central and North Island.

The introductory session reviews the different types of support available throughout the dementia journey, how to begin planning for the future, and strategies for living well. This session is intended for people experiencing early symptoms of dementia, as well as family members or friends who are currently supporting a person with a recent dementia diagnosis. The workshop is not intended for the general public or health-care providers.

It runs from 1 to 3 p.m. on June 6 at the Campbell River Community Centre, 401 11th Avenue. Pre-registration is required. For information and to register contact Jane Hope at 1-800-462-2833 or e-mail jhope@alzheimerbc.org

The workshop is free thanks to partial funding from the Province of BC, Provincial Employees Community Services Fund, several generous foundations, and through the contributions of individual donors.

For more information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias visit www.alzheimerbc.org