Workshop helps Campbell River families meet challenges of dementia

Society will run a free introductory workshop, Getting to Know Dementia, on Saturday, April 6

If you assemble three Campbell River residents in a room, chances are good one of them knows someone with Alzheimer’s disease.

That’s how prevalent the disease has become, according to the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.

To help local families, the society will run a free introductory workshop, Getting to Know Dementia, on Saturday, April 6 from 1-3 p.m. at Campbell River Museum. Participants will receive basic information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and the challenges of receiving a diagnosis. They will also learn about the different types of support available throughout the dementia journey, and how to begin planning for the future. People with a diagnosis of early dementia, care partners and family members are all invited to attend.Pre-registration is required. To sign up, call 1-800-462-2833 or jhope@alzheimerbc.org.