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December 2019

Free

Getting to Know Dementia

December 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hillside Seniors Health Centre – Yakimovich Wellness Centre, 1454 Hillside Avenue
Victoria, BC V8T 2B7 Canada
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This introductory session reviews basic information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and the impact of receiving a diagnosis. Participants will learn about the different types of support available throughout the dementia journey, including an introduction to programs and services offered by the Alzheimer Society of BC. This session is only intended for people experiencing early symptoms of dementia, as well as family members or friends who have recently begun supporting a person with dementia. Presenter: Alzheimer Society of BC –…

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January 2020

Free

Life in Long-Term Care

January 7, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Hillside Seniors Health Centre – Yakimovich Wellness Centre, 1454 Hillside Avenue
Victoria, BC V8T 2B7 Canada
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This session focuses on the process of adjustment after a person with dementia has moved into a long-term care facility. Learn about the changes to your role as a caregiver that this transition can bring, and how to enhance your visits. The session will also review strategies for working effectively with a care team and offer tips for acting as an advocate within a long-term care facility. Presenter: Alzheimer Society of BC – Victoria Resource Centre Location: Yakimovich Wellness Centre at the…

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Grieving Losses During the Dementia Journey

January 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hillside Seniors Health Centre – Yakimovich Wellness Centre, 1454 Hillside Avenue
Victoria, BC V8T 2B7 Canada
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The dementia journey requires ongoing adjustment to many changes that occur throughout the early, middle and late stages of the disease. Grief is the natural and necessary process to all of these changes that involve loss. This workshop is an opportunity to explore the loss and grief issues of the dementia caregiving experiences. There will be time for participants to consider some suggestions for weathering these losses. Presenter: Alzheimer Society of BC – Victoria Resource Centre Location: Yakimovich Wellness Centre at the…

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