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Learn about the different educational programs that our local Alzheimer resource centres can offer to help educate and empower people living with dementia and their families and friends.

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Contact your local resource centre for more information, and for additional workshops on a variety of topics about dementia.

You can also take a look at our First Link® bulletin for a list of upcoming dementia education and support programs in your community.

Family caregiver series

A multi-session series for family members who are caring for a person living with dementia. Participants will learn about dementia, practical coping strategies and early planning. Topics covered in the series include:

  • Understanding dementia
  • Understanding communication
  • Understanding behaviour
  • Planning for the future
  • Self-care for caregivers

Shaping the journey: living with dementia

This is a six-session series for people with early symptoms of dementia and their care partners to explore the journey ahead in a positive, informative and supportive environment. Participants will learn about dementia, practical coping strategies and planning for the future while meeting new people with similar experiences.

Heads up: Introduction to brain health

Are you interested in learning more about brain health? You are welcome to attend this workshop where participants are encouraged to actively engage with protecting and maintaining their brain. You will learn strategies and setting goals for improving the health of your mind, body and spirit.

Getting to know dementia

This introductory session is designed for people with early signs of dementia, and family members or friends who recently begun supporting a person living with dementia. Participants will learn about the different types of programs and services offered by the Alzheimer Society of B.C. to help support you through the journey. This session will review basic information about Alzheimer's disease and other dementia, and the impact of receiving a diagnosis.

Family caregiver series

Our multi-session education series provide information about dementia, practical coping strategies and early planning for family members who are caring for a person living with dementia.

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Shaping the journey

Our educational program is designed specifically so that people experiencing the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia can explore the journey ahead.

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Dementia resources in B.C.

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is your connection to a variety of resources and information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and to helpful information for family members and caregivers.

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