The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is bringing a free workshop to Abbotsford on Feb. 20 geared towards better equipping dementia caregivers. Pixabay

Alzheimer Society hosts workshop for caregivers in Abbotsford

Session takes place Thursday, Feb. 20 at Garden Park Tower

A workshop takes place in Abbotsford on Thursday, Feb. 20 for caregivers of people living with dementia.

The Accessing Services workshop is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of B.C. from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd.

It is designed for residents who are supporting a person living with dementia at home.

The session reviews strategies for accessing support through a variety of sources in the community, from family and friends to the health-care system.

It also explores challenges that can arise when accessing services and support. Participants will learn strategies for working with service providers and acting as an advocate.

Pre-registration is required by contacting the South Fraser Alzheimer Resource Centre at 604-859-3889 or info.southfraser@alzheimerbc.org.

Visit alzheimerbc.org for more information or call the First Link Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033 (English), 1-833-674-5007 (Cantonese and Mandarin) or 1-833-674-5003 (Punjabi).

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