Learn about dementia from home this June

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 June 2017, the Society is offering free sessions on the state of dementia research and travelling with someone living with dementia.

Research Update - June 14 at 2 p.m.

Dr. Robin Hsiung

Dr. Robin Hsiung of the University of British Columbia will providing an update on some of the exciting scientific progress being made in dementia research as he explores the question “Is there light at the end of the tunnel?”

Dr. Hsiung is an Associate Professor in Neurology at the University of British Columbia with extensive experience in behavioural neurology and neurodegenerative diseases. He has conducted many large scale multi-centre clinical trials, as well as studies in the genetic and clinical epidemiology of dementia. Dr. Hsiung currently holds the Ralph Fisher and Alzheimer Society of B.C. Professorship for Alzheimer Disease Research.

Travelling with someone with dementia - June 22 at 2 p.m or 7 p.m.

Crowded airplane

With summer blossoming, many people will be thinking about taking trips and vacations. Travelling with someone living with dementia can present challenges and potential hazards. Planning ahead is critical, and this workshop is designed to present strategies that will help your trip go more smoothly and safely.

How to participate

If you’d like to participate in one of these sessions, you can do by phone or online. 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”). If you are unable to attend any of the sessions, they will be available on our Youtube channel by July 4.

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

Last Updated: 11/08/2017