Support for caregivers

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. helps caregivers around the province learn more about effective communication through a tele-workshop May 23.

Communication is vital for caregivers of people with dementia but it can become increasingly difficult. The Alzheimer Society  is presenting a tele-workshop, Understanding Communication. The workshop explores how communication is affected by dementia, and offers insight about effective communication strategies and ways of providing  care that focus on the needs of the individual.

The workshop takes place May 26 at 7 p.m. It is free but pre-registration by May 23 is required. The workshops are learning sessions designed for family caregivers, but are also open to health care providers. They can be accessed via telephone, with an optional web component, recognizing that many caregivers are unable to attend in-person workshops. Participants also have a chance to learn and share with others who are in similar situations.

For more information and registration call (toll-free) 1-866-396-2433 or see www.alzheimerbc.org.