The Alzheimer Society of British Columbia will launch a new online training workshop initiative for caregivers and people living with dementia in October. These free virtual workshops are in a smaller format, which provides more opportunities for in-depth discussions on a variety of dementia-related topics. Anyone in the Alberni Valley and West Coast communities who is affected by dementia can benefit from the more interactive setting. This provides more opportunities for attendees to be heard and to connect with others.
“We want to make sure that all participants have a good understanding of the topic, share their thoughts and encourage constructive discussions,” says Lori Kelly, provincial coordinator of program operations at the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia. “It allows us to engage caregivers and people living with dementia in deeper conversations about topics around living with dementia and caregiving than our regular weekly webinars.
Led by experienced staff from the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia, the workshops are an additional offering to ensure caregivers and people with dementia have the resources and support they need.
The first online education workshop took place on October 7th. The next workshop, “Living Safely with Dementia,” will discuss how people with dementia and their families can live safely in the community. This session takes place on Thursday, October 28 at 10:00 a.m. PT.
To register for the online training workshop, call the First Link Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033.
You can find out more about upcoming sessions at: alzbc.org/online-education.
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