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Dementia workshop for Quesnel

Alzheimer Society offers a free education session on Wednesday
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Quesnel caregivers learn how to manage common dementia behaviours.

Dementia can change behaviour, as an increasing number of Quesnel families know.

Understanding the changes caused by one of B.C.’s most pressing health issues is one of the keys to living well with dementia. That’s why the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. is offering a free education session for Quesnel residents who are caring for a person living with dementia.

Focus on behaviour, on Wednesday, April 12, will offer strategies for four commonly experienced behaviours: denial of illness or symptoms, paranoia, following the caregiver closely (also known as shadowing), and anxiety.

The workshop runs from 2-4 p.m. at Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre (500 N Star Road).

To register, call the First Link Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033.

Masks are optional to attend.

To learn more about safety protocols, visit alzbc.org/COVID-safety.

If you are living with dementia or have questions about it, visit www.alzheimerbc.org or call the First Link Dementia Helpline. Service is also available in Cantonese and Mandarin at 1-833-674-5007 or Punjabi at 1-833-674-5003.