Dementia seminar covers driving ability

For caregivers of a person with dementia, the loss of driving ability is a serious concern.

For caregivers of a person with dementia, the loss of driving ability is a serious concern.

Fortunately, Nanaimo families can turn to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. for assistance.

The society presents a free Driving and Dementia tele-workshop Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.

Family caregivers can explore some of the issues surrounding driving cessation, including how to identify when driving is no longer safe and how to approach discussions on the subject.

The workshop also suggests alternative methods of transportation and offers strategies to prevent the use of the car if necessary.

Pre-registration is required by Monday (Sept. 19). Please visit www.alzheimerbc.org or call toll-free 1-866-396-2433 to register.

Tele-workshops are learning sessions designed for family caregivers, but also open to health-care providers.

 

They can be accessed via telephone with an optional web component.