When a family member has dementia, meaningful interaction can be challenging.
A free workshop will make that challenge more manageable for the many Saanich families living with the impact of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.
Creating Moments of Joy, by the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C., will be held Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Hillside Seniors Health Centre, 1454 Hillside Ave. Pre-registration is required by calling 250-370-5641 (press ‘2’) or emailing WellnessCentreRegistration@viha.ca.
Participants will view a video based on author Jolene Brackey’s book, Creating Moments of Joy, and discuss its application to their own caregiving journey.
The workshop will also introduce techniques that can be used effectively with people in the early and late stages of the disease. Topics include dealing with the desire to “go home,” the use of treasure boxes and coping with “sundowning.”
More information on Alzheimer’s disease is available by visiting www.alzheimerbc.org.