Helping families navigate health care

Understanding how the health care system works, and navigating your way through it while caring for someone with dementia can often feel overwhelming.

  • Feb. 17, 2011 8:00 a.m.

Understanding how the health care system works, and navigating your way through it while caring for someone with dementia can often feel overwhelming.

But help is on the way for Vernon family caregivers, and for providers who want to upgrade their knowledge base.

The non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. is offering a free teleworkshop on Feb. 24.

Entitled Advocacy and Navigating the System, it starts at 7 p.m. and can be accessed by residents from home or work, by telephone or the Internet.

The session will help participants make sense of the formal health-care system, and will look at how they can act as an advocate to ensure that families get the help and support they need, when they need it.

The night features guest speaker Barbara Lindsay.

For more information visit www.alzheimerbc.org or phone toll-free 1-866-396-2433.