Understanding the impact of dementia

Tele-workshop reaches out to answer questions of families having to deal with dementia.

What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?

It’s a health question on the minds of many local families, as an aging population faces a growing risk of brain disease. And the answer to their question will be available during a free tele-workshop offered by the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. on Tuesday, March 17.

Titled “Understanding Dementia,” the tele-workshop provides basic information about dementia and the impact it has on the individual, caregivers and families.

Through an exploration of how dementia affects the brain and behaviour across the progression of the disease, caregivers will learn what to expect throughout the dementia journey.

Tele-workshops are learning sessions designed for family caregivers, but are also open to health-care providers. Participants can ask questions and share with others who are in similar situations.

Connecting to the sessions is as easy as phoning toll-free 1-866-994-7745, then entering pass code 1122333 when prompted, or visiting momentum.adobeconnect.com/alzheimerbc and entering as a Guest to listen to and view the presentation online at the same time.

For more information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, which affect one in 11 Canadians over the age of 65, visit the Society website at alzheimerbc.org .

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