Workshop helps Alberni residents newly diagnosed with dementia

Pre-registration is required for this May 31 event

“You have dementia.” It’s a phrase that is a reality for an ever-increasing number of Port Alberni residents.

To help them understand this pressing health issue, the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. brings its free workshop, Getting to Know Dementia, to the area on Wednesday, May 31.

Participants will receive basic information on dementia and the impact it has on individuals, their caregivers and their support networks.

The introductory session reviews the challenges of receiving a diagnosis of dementia. Participants will learn about the different types of support available throughout the dementia journey, how to begin planning for the future, and strategies for living well.

This session is intended for people experiencing early symptoms of dementia, as well as family members or friends who are currently supporting a person with a recent dementia diagnosis. The workshop is not intended for the general public or health-care providers.

The workshop runs from 1–3 p.m. at West Coast General Hospital Meeting Room C, 3949 Port Alberni Highway. Pre-registration is required by contacting the Resource Centre at 1-800-462-2833 or info.nanaimo@alzheimerbc.org.

The workshop is free thanks to partial funding from a variety of sources.

For more information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias visit www.alzheimerbc.org.

The workshop is free thanks to partial funding from a variety of sources.

For more information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias visit www.alzheimerbc.org.

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