Program provides families with skills for living with dementia

Free weekly sessions offered at the Alzheimer Resource Centre on Burnside Road

Saanich families and caregivers living with dementia can learn strategies that will help maximize their quality of life for years.

The non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. brings its free educational series Shaping the Journey: living with dementia to the area beginning on July 19. It runs for six weeks.

The series helps families build the knowledge, skills and confidence to live well with dementia. Shaping the Journey is designed specifically for people experiencing the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, as well as a care partner, family member or friend.

The free sessions run on Tuesdays from July 19 through Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Alzheimer Resource Centre, 202 – 306 Burnside Rd. W. Pre-registration is required by calling 250-382-2052 or e-mailing