Learn about dementia from home in March 2017

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 March 7, 2017, the Society is offering a session called "Navigating the system."

Navigating the health-care system while you care for someone with dementia can often feel overwhelming. Intended for family caregivers, this session will help you make sense of the health-care system so that you can get the help you need, when you need it.

Unless you have had previous experience with the system of care most of us don’t know how it works or what is available to help make the dementia journey smoother. Often when caregivers need this information they are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, which can make getting help even more challenging. This workshop will help to demystify the process so that you know where to go and when. Need a break? We’ll talk about respite care. Worried about broaching the topic with your family member? We’ll give you some ideas for how to approach this. Don’t know if you can afford the help? We’ll fill you in on eligibility for subsidized services.

Travelling anywhere without a road map can be difficult and frustrating. Think of this workshop as your compact map for your trip through the system of care.

"Navigating the system" will be offered on March 7 at either 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. 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 the session, it will be available on our Youtube channel by April 1.

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

Last Updated: 11/08/2017