Thursday, September 24, 2020

Demystifying Dementia the theme for upcoming online conversation

Residents of the North Coast can join in on the conversation on Alzheimers Disease and other dementia issues with a two part on line discussion session set for September 28th and 29th.

With September being oberved as World Alzheimer's month, the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia will look to share more information and offer guidance for those who are facing the impact of dementia.

Free of charge and moderated by the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s CEO Maria Howard, the series is an opportunity for residents to hear from dementia advocates as they share their stories and have frank conversations about what it takes to make change happen. 

Part 1 is “Changing your situation,” which will explore advocating for yourself and members of your family.

Part 2 is “Changing the system,” looking at how advocates raise their voices to help change policy and practice.

Both sessions on the 28th and 29th take place from  1 to 2 PM

You can register early or join in on the conversation from the links below

If you are living with dementia, want to learn more about the disease or how can you get involved with the Alzheimer Society of B.C., you can call the First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033

The Helpline is available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Information and support is also available in Punjabi (1-833-674-5003) and in Cantonese or Mandarin (1-833-674-5007), available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The BC Society is also hosting a fundraising event this month called Climb for Alzheimers, you can learn more about that initiative here.

You can also learn more the work of the Society at

More notes of interest on community events can be explored here.

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