“You have dementia.”
It’s a phrase being heard by an ever-increasing number of Sunshine Coast residents during a medical appointment.
To help them understand this pressing health issue, the non-profit Alzheimer Society of BC brings two free workshops to Sechelt on Saturday, Oct. 14.
Getting to Know Dementia is an introductory session that reviews basic information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and the impact of receiving a diagnosis, and runs from 10am to noon.
The second workshop, Understanding Communication & Behaviours, will provide an understanding of how communication is affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and how changes in the brain often appear to us as changes in a person’s behaviour. This session runs 1-3:30pm.
The location of the workshops will be provided after compulsory pre-registration at 604-984-8348, 1-866-984-8348 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias visit www.alzheimerbc.org.