Are you concerned about one of your family member’s driving abilities?
For caregivers of people with dementia, it’s a serious concern.
Fortunately, local families can turn to the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. for assistance in dealing with the issue.
To this end, the society is presenting a free tele-workshop called Driving and Dementia, on Thursday, September 22, starting at 7 p.m.
Family caregivers will explore some of the issues surrounding driving cessation, including how to identify when driving is no longer safe and how to approach discussions with your loved one about the subject.
The workshop also suggests options for alternative methods of transportation and also offers a number of strategies to prevent the use of the car if this should become necessary.
Pre-registration is required by Sept. 19. Visit www.alzheimerbc.org or call toll-free 1-866-396-2433 to register.
Tele-workshops are learning sessions designed for family caregivers, but also open to health care providers.
They can be accessed via telephone, with an optional web component, recognizing that many caregivers are unable to attend in-person workshops.
Participants also have a chance to learn about other people’s experiences and to share their own experience with others who are in similar situations.
For more information about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, visit ww.alzheimerbc.org.