Family caregiver education series at the Keremeos Health Unit


Series for caregivers of individuals afflicted with dementia takes place Thursday, November 17 in Keremeos

 

 

(There is no cost to attend; donations are appreciated)

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. welcomes you to attend this educational series for caregivers of persons with dementia.  This education is not for persons with dementia.

Understanding dementia

• Basic information on dementia and impact on individuals, caregivers, families, community

• Overview of progression of disease and approaches for meeting the challenges

Understanding Communication

• Information on how communication is affected by the disease

•  Exploration on effective ways of facilitating communication & providing support to persons with dementia

Understanding behaviour

• Education on how to understand behaviour as a form of communication

• Exploration of strategies for determining what person with dementia might be trying to communicate, decreasing occurrence of disturbing behaviours, responding in supportive ways

Planning for the future

• Information about early planning and a review of strategies for ensuring person with dementia’s wishes are honoured

Self-care for caregivers

• Participants will gain a better understanding of how certain messages, demands or beliefs can contribute to stress and burnout

Date:  Thursday, 17 November 2011

Time:  9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Keremeos Health Unit – Multi-purpose room

700 3rd Street

You must pre-register (no drop-ins)

To register call toll-free 1-888-318-1122 or e-mail lmyres@alzheimerbc.org

 

(Please bring a bag lunch!)

 

 

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