Dementia care transition tips offered in Victoria

Alzheimer Society planning new workshops for patients, families, caregivers

If you have a family member with dementia who recently moved to residential care, a workshop this week could shed some light on your changing caregiver role.

“Living in Residential Care” focuses on the process of adjustment, how to enhance your visits, working effectively with a care team and tips on advocacy. The workshop happens tomorrow (March 29) at 1:30 p.m. at the Hillside Seniors Health Centre, 1454 Hillside Ave. To register, call 250-370-5641 or email WellnessCentreRegistration@viha.ca.

Another workshop, “Understanding and Living with Dementia,” set for May 7, is aimed at individuals recently diagnosed with dementia, their families and caregivers.

Learn about the diagnosis, different programs and services available in the community, the importance of planning for the future and strategies for living well. The workshop happens at the Alzheimer Society Resource Centre, 202-306 Burnside Rd. W. To register call 250-382-2052.

For a full events listing, visit www.alzheimerbc.org.

editor@vicnews.com

Just Posted

Rebels season over after loss in Cullen Cup Final

Westshore had won ten straight games prior to championship game

West Shore fireworks courses start next week

Course required for mandatory permit

More than 900 new units planned for Langford Lake development

Council still has to sign-off on rezoning application

Hey Amazon, the bid’s in the mail: Langford mayor

The City of Langford has officially submitted its bid to become the home of Amazon HQ2.

Art has become a lifestyle for local resident

Coast Collective’s latest exhibit celebrates all things late fall

Sooke fudge company on Dragon’s Den Nov. 2

Fudge in A Round appearance on Dragon’s Den celebrated with a viewing party at the local Legion Nov. 2

Human remains found at Silver Creek property

RCMP have been searching the property in the 2200 block of Salmon River Road for the past three days

EDITORIAL: It’s time to change the sexual assault conversation

The words “Me Too” are taking social media by storm this week,… Continue reading

Pumpkins’ versatility goes beyond Halloween

Linda Geggie For the Saanich News Get this. My 13-year-old just came… Continue reading

New B.C. acute care centre opens for young patients, expectant mothers

Facility aims to make B.C. Children’s Hospital visits more comfortable

Search ramps up for B.C. woman after dog, car found near Ashcroft

Jenny Lynn Larocque’s vehicle and dog were found in Venables Valley, but there is no sign of her

Event puts pets in the picture for Halloween

Pets West holding Halloween party Oct. 29 at its Broadmead Village location

Police officer hit by car, stabbed in Edmonton attack back on job

Const. Mike Chernyk, 48, returned to work Thursday

UBC medical students learn to care for Indigenous people

Students in health-related studies to take course, workshop to help better serve Aboriginal people

Most Read