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Alzheimers tele-workshop

Aging British Columbians are fearful of dementia but people can live well with the disease with the right care and support, says the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

More than 70,000 people in the province -- many of them in the local area -- live with dementia, and that number is increasing dramatically as the population ages.  To help families, the Society runs free tele-workshops.

Heads Up: An Introduction to Brain Health,runs on Wednesday, June 4. It looks at Alzheimer’s disease and how it impacts the brain, the latest research on reducing your risk for dementia, and everyday tips for improving brain health.

It is designed for people with dementia, their caregivers and the general public.

The tele-workshop starts at 7 p.m.

Connecting to the sessions is as easy as phoning toll-free 1-866-994-7745, then entering pass code 1122333 when prompted and visiting momentum.adobeconnect.com/alzheimerbc and entering as a Guest to view the presentation online.

Tele-workshops are learning sessions designed for family caregivers, but are also open to health-care providers. Recognizing that many caregivers are unable to attend in-person workshops, the sessions can be accessed by telephone and online (optional). At the end of the tele-workshop, participants have an opportunity to ask questions and share with others who are in similar situations.

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