Workshop to help Clearwater residents understand dementia

A free workshop by the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. this month will help Clearwater residents learn

A free workshop by the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. this month will help Clearwater residents learn about one of the most pressing health issues they may face.

Participants will learn basic information about:

• Alzheimer’s disease and dementia;

• The warning signs they can watch for;

• How dementia differs from normal aging; and

• Getting a diagnosis.

The workshop will also explain the importance of early planning and the documents necessary for personal and financial planning.

Clearwater residents caring for a person with dementia, or anyone interested in learning about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, are welcome to attend.

The workshop will take place on Tuesday, March 14 at the Elks Lodge in Clearwater.

It will run from 11 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. Pre-registration is required by contacting Lynne Frizzle at 250-674-8185 or seniorsnetworkcoordinator@gmail.com.

The workshop is free thanks to partial funding from the Province of BC, Provincial Employees Community Services Fund, a number of foundations, plus individual donors.

For more information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, visit www.alzheimerbc.org.