Learn about dementia from home in January

Each month, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. offers people across the province the opportunity to learn new strategies for facing the challenges of dementia journey from the comfort of their own home.

For January 2017, we are offering two sessions of our tele-workshop on long-distance caregiving on January 12, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Long-distance caregiving can introduce different stresses for families on the dementia journey. “I felt doubt that I could care for my mother from afar,” says Chelsea Rooney, who lives in Vancouver, about her mother receiving a diagnosis of dementia in Nova Scotia. “I felt guilt that I couldn’t be home more.”

For Chelsea, understanding the unique challenges presented by her mother’s disease was important. “Learning about the specific barriers in my particular situation helped a great deal,” she says. The tele-workshop on long-distance caregiving offers strategies for family caregivers to better cope with their journey. Caregivers are given the opportunity to learn about assessing needs and identifying resources, as well as maximizing visits and sharing responsibilities.

Participants can call in at 1-866-994-7745 (with the participant passcode 1122333) or watch online by visiting momentum.adobeconnect.com/alzheimerbc (sign in as “guest”).

To learn more about other upcoming opportunities to learn from home, click here.

Last Updated: 11/08/2017