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.

Just Posted

White Rock couple to donate blood 325th time, collectively

Anne Friendly will make her 175th donation, while her husband Kevin Klop will donate his 150th time

South Surrey mothers to launch CBD-infused water product

Three friends say benefits may include anxiety relief, pain management

4-year-old child injured in Surrey after falling out window

Child fell out of third-storey window, expected to fully recover

City of White Rock hosts official pier reopening

Event included ribbon-cutting, speeches, live music

Surrey school district to allow students to miss class for global climate strike

Students must be excused from school by parents; will be able to make up missed work without penalty

VIDEO: A moment to remember during the World Lacrosse Men’s Indoor Championship in B.C.

Diego Hernandez Valenzuela’s team lost, but he felt like a winner Saturday

Over 200 Hotel Georgia hospitality workers join ‘open-ended strike’

Unionized workers at Hyatt Regency, Westin Bayshore and Pinnacle Harbourfront have also walked out

B.C. Lions hype-man marks 15 years of cheers

Crazy P cheers, chants, bangs his drum and spreads a message of love

Hiker rescued after spending night on Crown Mountain

North Shore Rescue spotted the woman by helicopter over Hanes Valley

PHOTOS: Steller sea lion with plastic around neck rescued on Vancouver Island

Rescue staff determined the plastic band cut the protected animal’s neck approximately two inches

B.C. VIEWS: School officials join fact-free ‘climate strike’

Students, public get distorted picture of greenhouse gases

Vancouver Giants complete weekend sweep of Cougars

Back-to-back road trip victories for Langley-based team

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

B.C. woman photographs massive ant swarm on Abbotsford driveway

She asked what the ants were doing? The answer: war

Most Read

l -->