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COFFEE AND QUESTIONS SESSION HELPS BALFOUR CAREGIVERS LIVE WELL WITH DEMENTIA

A conversation over coffee can help Balfour area families living with dementia.

The non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. brings a Dementia Coffee & Questions session to the community on Wednesday, August 15. The informal conversation about dementia can help caregivers with the challenges they face, offer reassurance, and provide a sense of connection.

Participants can meet others on a similar path, ask questions about dementia and caregiving, learn strategies to try, and hear about community resources. They'll also get some important reassurance that they are not alone on the dementia journey.

Dementia Coffee & Questions runs from 10 a.m. to noon at Balfour Covenant Church, 7741 Upper Balfour Road. Pre-registration is required. To register, call (toll-free) 1-855-301-6742 or email kwaldal@alzheimerbc.org.

The session is free thanks to partial funding by the Brian & Beverley de La Mothe Foundation, The Rix Family Foundation, The Phyliss & Irving Snider Foundation, Seacliff Foundation, The 1988 Foundation, St. Mary's Health Foundation of New Westminster, Margaret Rothweiler Charitable Foundation, Wheeler Family Foundation, Paul Lee Family Foundation, The Highbury Foundation, Jack Brown & Family Alzheimer Research Foundation, The Clark Family Foundation, Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation, Colin & Lois Pritchard Foundation, The Kapler-Carter Foundation, The Belmont Foundation, The Legion Foundation, The Lecky Foundation, Provincial Employees Community Services Fund and by the generous contributions of individual donors.

The Society acknowledges the financial support of the Province of BC.

People who are living with dementia or have questions about the disease can call the First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033.

For more information on Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, visit www.alzheimerbc.org.