Dementia conference planned for Surrey

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. will host forum May 28

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. will host the Me in Dementia: Increasing Understanding Along the Dementia Journey conference, May 28 in Surrey.

Geared towards persons with early-stage dementia, their caregivers and family members in the South Fraser region, the day-long conference is to include presentations on brain health, understanding dementia, planning for the future and a research update.

“Greater awareness can reduce fears that many people still have about dementia,” Maria Howard, Alzheimer Society of B.C. CEO, said in a news release. “The more you know, the more comfortable you are dealing with the progression of the disease.”

On average, one in 11 Canadians over the age of 65 lives with dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disease that attacks the brain and results in increasingly impaired memory, thinking, reasoning and behaviour.

The conference is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Comfort Inn & Suites (8255 166 St.). The deadline to register ($20) is May 21.

For information, call 1-855-742-4803.

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