Discover Dementia conference comes to Chilliwack
Living with dementia brings change. For care partners and people with dementia planning for those changes becomes easier when they have information about the disease. The Discover Dementia: Help and Hope for the Dementia Journey conference in Chilliwack this April will provide information on brain health, ideas for managing changes to communication and behaviour, and ways for people with dementia to remain socially engaged and active. Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose from the University of British Columbia will be giving an update on the state of dementia research and participants will learn about how they can help build awareness through the Society’s Dementia Friends initiative. The conference will also give people living with dementia and their families the opportunity to discuss issues particular to them.
“The conference explores how to maintain quality of life throughout the dementia journey, and will offer strategies about how to deal with the changes that come with the journey,” says Cyndi McLeod, Support & Education Coordinator for Chilliwack and the South Fraser for the Alzheimer Society of B.C.With an aging population and with the number of British Columbians impacted by the disease projected to grow to 177,000 by 2038, dementia is an important topic for Chilliwack residents. The conference will be held Thursday, April 21, at the Coast Chilliwack Hotel. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the conference begins at 9:00 a.m. Registration is $20 and includes lunch; please register by April 12. To register, please call toll-free 1-855-742-4803.