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 smaller in size, allowing more opportunities for in-depth discussions on a variety of dementia-related topics. Anyone living in the Alberni Valley and West Coast communities who is affected by dementia can enjoy the more interactive setting. It provides more opportunities for participants to be heard and to connect with others.
âWe want to make sure all participants have a good understanding of the topic, share their thoughts and encourage meaningful discussions,â says Lori Kelly, Provincial Coordinator, Program Operations at the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia. âThis allows us to engage caregivers and people living with dementia in more in-depth conversations about topics about living with dementia and caregiving compared to our regular weekly webinars.
Led by experienced staff from the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia, the workshops are an additional offering to ensure that 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, âLiving Safely with Dementiaâ, 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 Hotline at 1-800-936-6033.
You can find out more about upcoming sessions at: alzbc.org/online-education.
Alberni Valley, Alzheimer’s disease, Port Alberni