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Alzheimer Society hosts helpful workshops, Walk for ALS Sunday at Lakeside

By Contributor
May 28th, 2014

Aging British Columbians are fearful of dementia but people can live well with the disease with the right care and support, says the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

More than 70,000 people in the province — many of them in the local area — live with dementia, and that number is increasing dramatically as the population ages. 

To help families, the Society runs free tele-workshops.

Heads Up: An Introduction to Brain Health, runs on Wednesday, June 4.

Before the workshop, organizers have scheduled the 2014 West Kootenay Walk for ALS is set for Sunday (June 1) Lakeside Rotary Park.

Registration is 11:30 a.m. with the walk beginning at 1 p.m.

The workshop looks at Alzheimer’s disease and how it impacts the brain, the latest research on reducing your risk for dementia, and everyday tips for improving brain health.

It is designed for people with dementia, their caregivers and the general public.
The tele-workshop starts at 7 p.m.

Connecting to the sessions is as easy as phoning toll-free 1-866-994-7745, then entering pass code 1122333 when prompted and visiting and entering as a Guest to view the presentation online.

Tele-workshops are learning sessions designed for family caregivers, but are also open to health-care providers. Recognizing that many caregivers are unable to attend in-person workshops, the sessions can be accessed by telephone and online (optional).

At the end of the tele-workshop, participants have an opportunity to ask questions and share with others who are in similar situations.

For more information about other upcoming tele-workshops or to view shortened recordings of past sessions go to

For more information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, which affect one in 11 Canadians over the age of 65, visit the Society website.

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