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If you assemble three people in a room, chances are good one of them knows someone with Alzheimer’s disease.
That’s how prevalent the disease has become, according to the Burnaby-based non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.
The statistics are more than just numbers. They represent local families who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
This insight has led the society to bring its free workshop, Getting to Know Dementia, to the area. The introductory workshop will run on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Holiday Inn Metrotown (4405 Central Blvd.)
“Participants will receive basic information on dementia and the impact it has on the individual, their care partners, and their support network,” explains Lori Kelly, one of the society’s support and education coordinators for Burnaby and the North Fraser.
The workshop is a chance to learn about the diagnosis, programs and services available, the importance of planning for the future and strategies for living well.
People with a diagnosis of dementia, care partners and family members are all invited to attend.
The session is not open to health care providers or the general public.
It runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
For details and to register contact Kelly at 604-298-0780 or email@example.com.