Dementia workshop for patients and their families

It's not easy looking after someone suffering from dementia, but help is available

Information is power when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, and an Alzheimer Society of B.C. workshop will help people build their power base.

Oceanside residents in the very early stages of dementia, and their families, will learn valuable information about life after a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or related dementias.

“Understanding what is happening in the brain is the foundation needed to cope with dementia,” said Jane Hope, local support and education co-ordinator for the society.

The free Thursday, Nov. 10 workshop runs 1 to 3:30 p.m.  at the Society of Organized Services Grand Hall, 245 West Hirst Ave., in Parksville.

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Contact Hope toll-free at 1-800-462-2833 or e-mail jhope@alzheimerbc.org or tbiello@alzheimerbc.org.