Alzheimer Society holds caregivers workshop in Abbotsford

Session scheduled for Thursday, June 23 at Garden Park Tower

Alzheimer Society holds caregivers workshop in Abbotsford

Supporting a person with dementia who is living at home requires caregivers to get help from family and friends and to navigate the health care system.

People cannot travel the dementia journey alone, and tapping into a support network is vital, says the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.

To help the many Abbotsford family caregivers do just that, the society brings its Accessing Services workshop to the area on Thursday, June 23.

Designed for local residents who are supporting a person with dementia, the free two-hour session reviews strategies for accessing support through a variety of sources in the community, from family and friends to the health care system.

The session also explores challenges that can arise when accessing services and support, and offers strategies for working with service providers and acting as an advocate.

The free program runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Registration is required by calling 604-859-3889 or e-mailing info.southfraser@alzheimerbc.org.

Visit alzheimerbc.org for more information.