Workshop helps families discuss dementia with children

Are you having difficulty talking about dementia with the children and teens in your family?

 

Are you having difficulty talking about dementia with the children and teens in your family? The non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. can help, says spokesperson Gordon Woodward.

Residents can sign up for a free tele-workshop for family caregivers that explains what children and teens need to know to better understand dementia, and offers suggestions on how to interact with the person.

Children, Teens and Dementia runs on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.

Pre-registration is required by Dec. 8. Visit www.alzheimerbc.org or phone toll-free 1-866-396-2433 to register.

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

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

For more information on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, visit the society website at www.alzheimerbc.org.