Alzheimer support group offers some hope

A place to find a sense of hope.

A place to find a sense of hope.

That, in a nutshell, is what Williams Lake residents can find by attending the free information and support groups offered by the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.

“It’s a place to exchange information, support and find friendship with others whose lives are affected by dementia,” says Tara Hildebrand, the society’s local support and education co-ordinator.

Participants learn about dementia, its progression and the impact it may have on individuals and families. They also learn practical coping strategies, encouraging caregivers to actively engage in protecting and maintaining their physical and emotional health.

The meetings offer “the chance to regain some control in the face of a disease that cannot be controlled.” For more information on meeting times and locations, contact Hildebrand at 250-377-8200, toll-free 1-800-886-6946, or tHildebrand@alzheimerbc.org

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is the only province-wide non-profit organization dedicated to helping people concerned with or facing dementia to have the confidence and the skills to maintain a good quality of life.The society exists to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, to promote public awareness and to search for the causes and the cures.

For more information visit the website at www.alzheimerbc.org.