Help is on the way for Williams Lake families coping with the impact of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.
A day-long dementia education workshop today, July 15 will equip caregivers with effective tools and techniques to help themselves and the person they are caring for.
Dementia: How to cope will cover four main points:
• Understanding Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
• Understanding communication
• Understanding behaviour
• Self care for the caregiver
The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Deni House 517 North 6th Ave. The cost is $16 per person and includes lunch and materials.
Pre-registration is required. Contact Tara Hildebrand, the Central Interior support and education co-ordinator for the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C., toll-free at 1-800-886-6946 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop is partially funded by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc., Pfizer Canada Inc., RBC Foundation, Province of B.C., Provincial Employees Community Services Fund, Lohn Foundation, The Phyliss and Irving Snider Foundation, and Frank and Yvonne McCracken Foundation.
More information on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia is available at www.alzheimerbc.org.