Victoria caregivers encouraged to build support network

Alzheimer Society of B.C. hosting workshop on May 7

Family caregivers in Victoria need help. And the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. is showing them where to find it.

“Caregiving can be extremely challenging, both physically and emotionally,” says Meriel Randerson, the society’s support and education coordinator for Greater Victoria.

The society helps caregivers recognize that one cannot travel alone on the dementia journey.

“You and your family member will benefit greatly from the help of those around you who care, including friends and family members,” says Randerson.

That circle of support includes the society, which offers a free education program on May 7 for Victoria families.

Getting to Know Dementia is an introductory session that provides basic information on dementia and the impact it has on the individual, caregivers, and support networks.

“Participants will learn about the different types of support available throughout the dementia journey, how to begin planning for the future and strategies for living well,” explains Randerson.

It runs from 10 a.m. to noon at Hillside Seniors Health Centre, 1454 Hillside Ave. Pre-registration is required. To register call 250-370-5641 and press ‘2’ or e-mail WellnessCentreRegistration@viha.ca.

For more information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias contact Meriel Randerson at 250-382-2052 or mranderson@alzheimerbc.org, and go online to alzheimerbc.org.

 

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