The Alzheimer Society is bringing a free workshop to Penticton. File photo

Supporting families dealing with dementia

Workshop shows Penticton families how to adapt

To help people caring for a family member with dementia, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. is bringing its free Dementia Dialogues series to Penticton this month.

Dementia Dialogues are interactive learning opportunities for family caregivers and people living with dementia who are in the earlier stages. The sessions connect people to one another and increase their knowledge about dementia and caregiving skills.

Activities for Dementia, running on August 22, offers suggestions for engaging a person living with dementia. Participants will learn about the challenges as well as strategies for supporting the person.

The workshop runs from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Alzheimer Resource Centre, 104-35 Backstreet Boulevard. Pre-registration is required by contacting the centre at 250-493-8182 (toll-free 1-888-318-1122) or mrutherford@alzheimerbc.org.

Each Dementia Dialogue session is an opportunity to learn about a different caregiving topic followed by a guided discussion. The informal sessions allow caregivers to share their experiences and to take home practical information.

For more information on living well with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, visit www.alzheimerbc.org.

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