Alzheimer support available

Alzheimer Society of BC offers a variety of services to give you the help you need, when you need it, in ways that work for you.

After a five-month leave of absence to volunteer in Peru with my family, I am returning as the Support and Education Coordinator for the Alzheimer Society of BC in the West Kootenay.

I will be visiting all the communities and meeting those who are coping with dementia. I am well-aware that the journey with dementia poses many challenges.

For families on the journey, having an understanding of what they face can make all the difference.  The ASBC is dedicated to helping families build the knowledge, skills and confidence to live well with dementia.

In the West Kootenay, we offer a variety of services to give you the help you need, when you need it, in ways that work for you.

There are courses planned in Trail, Castlegar, Nakusp, Kaslo and Nelson, and several of these communities have monthly support groups for caregivers.  Online and print resources provide detailed information.  In September and October, Understanding Dementia, Dementia Dialogues and the Family Caregiver Series will be widely offered.

If you are interested in learning about the volunteer training to help with a Caregiver Support Group, feel free to enquire.

To learn about what is available in your area, contact me at jleffelaar@asbc.ca or call 1-855-301-6742 in Castlegar 250-365-6769

Julie Leffelaar

Castlegar