October/November Dementia Education

We are highlighting the October/November Dementia Education from the First Link Bulletin. All these workshops are being held at the North Shore Resource Centre, 212-1200 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver.

Getting To Know Dementia – Thursday, October 15, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

This introductory session reviews information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and the challenges of receiving a diagnosis. Participants will learn about the different types of support available throughout the dementia journey, and how to begin planning for the future. People with a diagnosis of dementia, care partners and family members are all invited to attend.

Coping with Guilt – Tuesday, October 20, 7 – 9 p.m.

· Situations that may trigger guilt

· General tips for coping with guilt

Family Caregiver Series on Saturdays – October 24 – November 14, 9:30 a.m. – noon

An education series for family members who are caring for a person with dementia. The Family Caregiver Series covers the following topics:
Understanding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
Effective and creative ways of facilitating communication with a person with dementia
Problem solving for responsive behaviors
Personal planning and navigating the health care system
Self-care for Caregivers

Loss and Grief along the Dementia Journey – Thursday, November 12, 10 a.m. – noon

Grief is a companion to Alzheimer’s disease at all phases, not just death.
Change = Loss = Grief Response
How do you experience and express your grief?
Working with your grief, share and learn ‘griefwork’ possibilities with other caregivers

For more information or to register contact Kerri at 604-984-8348 or ksutherland@alzheimerbc.org

*Space is limited, reserve your spot soon!*

Kerri Sutherland
Support & Education Coordinator
North Shore/Sunshine Coast
212-1200 Lynn Valley Road
North Vancouver, B.C. V7J 2A2
Phone: 604-984-8348
Fax: 604-984-8346
Twitter: @AlzheimerBC | Facebook: AlzheimerBC
Charitable Registration Number: 11878 4891 RR0001