Caregivers get support

Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. presents an educational  series for caregivers who are caring for a person with dementia starting Sept. 29. This series is not intended for people with dementia.

The five-session series takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, 23, 20 and 27 at the People Place (3402-27th Ave).

The series covers Understanding Dementia, basic information on dementia and the impact on individuals, caregivers, families and the community as well as an overview of the progression of the disease and approaches for meeting the challenges.

In Self-Care for Caregivers, participants will gain a better understanding of how certain messages, demands or beliefs can contribute to stress and burnout.

For more information and pre-registration (required, no drop-ins, registration limited to 20 people), call 1-800-634-3399 or e-mail jhamilton@alzheimerbc.org. There is no cost to attend but donations to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. are appreciated.