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Caregivers navigate journey of dementia

Dementia often brings about changes in behaviour and communication which can dramatically affect family caregivers.

Now caregivers have an opportunity to learn more about caring for those with dementia through the free Family Caregiver Series, run by the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

“It is through education that caregivers understand the disease and learn effective strategies to deal with changing communication and behaviours,” said Jane Hope, the society’s mid-Island support and education coordinator. “With this new understanding, caregivers become empowered and they are ultimately more resilient on the dementia journey.”

The workshops run Wednesdays on June 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the Nanaimo Alzheimer Society Resource Centre, 200-1585 Bowen Rd.

To register or to donate, please call 250-734-4170 or e-mail jhope@alzheimerbc.org.

For more information on Alzheimers or other dementias, please visit www.alzheimerbc.org.

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