The Alzhemier Society of B.C. offers a workshop for caregivers, starting Oct. 14 in Abbotsford. (Thinkstock photo)

Alzheimer Society hosts Family Caregiver Series

Free three-part program starts Saturday, Oct. 14 in Abbotsford

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. hosts a free Family Caregiver Series in Abbotsford, starting on Saturday, Oct. 14.

The series takes place on three Saturdays – Oct. 14, 21 and 28 – from 9 a.m. to noon at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd.

Participants will learn strategies for taking care of someone with dementia, as well as taking care of their own health to ensure they are prepared to continue providing care for their family members.

Topics include: understanding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, understanding behaviour as a form of communication, planning for the future and self-care for the caregiver.

“We offer practical techniques and strategies that caregivers can begin using immediately,” said Cyndi McLeod, support and education coordinator for Abbotsford and the Fraser region.

Pre-registration is required by contacting McLeod at 604-859-3889 or cmcleod@alzheimerbc.org.

Visit alzheimerbc.org for more information.