Alzheimer support offers hope

A place to find a sense of hope. That, in a nutshell, is what Nanaimo residents can find by attending the free information and support groups offered by the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.

A place to find a sense of hope. That, in a nutshell, is what Nanaimo residents can find by attending the free information and support groups offered by the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.

“It’s a place to exchange information, support and find friendship with others whose lives are affected by dementia,” said Jane Hope, the Society’s support and education coordinator for Nanaimo and area.

Participants learn about dementia, its progression and the impact it may have on individuals and families. They also learn practical coping strategies, encouraging caregivers to actively engage in protecting and maintaining their physical and emotional health.

The meetings offer the chance to regain some control in the face of a disease that cannot be controlled, said Hope.

For more information on meeting times and locations, please contact Hope at 1-800-462-2833 or e-mail jhope@alzheimerbc.org

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is dedicated to helping people concerned with or facing dementia.

For more information, please visit www.alzheimerbc.org.