Workshop offered for caregivers

A free education session for family members caring for a person with dementia takes place Thursday, April 3 in Abbotsford

A free education session for family members caring for a person with dementia takes place Thursday, April 3 in Abbotsford.

“Understanding Dementia, Communication and Behaviour” will cover the types of dementia and provide practical coping strategies.

It will explain how communication is affected by the disease, while sharing effective ways of facilitating communication and providing support to people with dementia.

The workshop will also explore strategies for determining what the person with dementia might be trying to communicate, finding ways to decrease the occurrence of behaviours that concern them and responding in supportive ways.

The workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Registration is required by calling Kari Kesslar 1-855-606-5158 or emailing kkesslar@alzheimerbc.org.

For more information, visit alzheimerbc.org.