Dementia support

White Rock branch of the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. offering support and information groups

Peninsula families who are dealing with the devastating diagnosis of dementia are being offered a helping hand through the White Rock branch of the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C.

Family caregivers can learn about advocating for a person with dementia, with the help of the society’s director of advocacy and public policy, Barbara Lindsay, Oct. 24 with a tele-workshop.

The workshop will help make sense of the formal health-care system and address how advocacy can help ensure families get support, according to a news release from the society.

The tele-workshop is set to begin at 7 p.m. Visit www.alzheimerbc.org or phone toll-free 1-866-994-7745 and enter passcode 1122333 when prompted.

In addition to the workshop, the society runs free local support and information groups.

For more information, contact Avalon Tournier at 604-541-0606 or atournier@alzheimerbc.org