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Dementia Tele-Workshop gives families communication tools

By Contributor
April 19th, 2015

Changes in communication and behaviour are very common in people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

Area families can learn practical techniques for living with those changes during a free tele-workshop offered by the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Understanding Communication runs on Monday, April 20.

“As a caregiver, you may find it increasingly difficult to communicate and connect with the person with dementia,” says Jan Robson, Provincial Coordinator at the Society.

The tele-workshop for family caregivers explores how communication is affected by dementia and offers insights about effective communication strategies and ways of providing care that focus on the needs of the person.

It is offered twice on April 20, at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.

Tele-workshops are learning sessions designed for family caregivers, but are also open to health-care providers. Participants can ask questions and share with others who are in similar situations.

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

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 at

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