Senior Life Seminar on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Senior Life Seminar on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Have you found yourself not remembering where you placed your keys?  Have you been forgetting this recently?  Many people worry that these might be signs of Alzheimer’s disease.  Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease affect people differently.  It is said that in BC there are more than 70,000 people with Alzheimer’s disease.  The sudden onset of this disease is agonizing to many people because it is not only the Alzheimer’s sufferer, but also his or her family who are struck with terrible daily complications. 

In order to build an environment based on helping one another, on Tuesday, August 23rd, 10 am to 12 pm, Tonari Gumi has invited Judy Bourn of the Alzheimer Society of BC to speak about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  Please register in advance. 

We are also starting in October a support group for family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia.  It will be held on 1st Wednesday of every month.  The support group will be conducted in Japanese. 

We are currently looking for a volunteer facilitator for the support group.  If you have experience with people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, speak fluent Japanese and want to help, please contact 604-687-2172 or services@jcva.bc.ca.


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