The holiday season is a time filled with togetherness and laughter. Sometimes, though, social gatherings can be overwhelming and may cause mixed feelings when we notice changes in friends and family members affected by dementia. Caregivers can explore strategies for minimizing stress and making holiday celebrations more enjoyable for both the caregiver and the person living with dementia. Click here to watch a webinar on preparing for the holidays.
Here are the education workshops, webinar and support groups taking place in the West Kootenays this month.
Dementia dialogues: Seeing gems along the dementia journey (film) | In this film, Teepa Snow will discuss day-to-day common challenges and will provide guidance for supporting a person living with dementia. Video screening will be followed by a facilitated discussion.
Castlegar: Wednesday, December 4, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Castlegar Health Centre, 709 10th Street
Session is free to attend; donations appreciated. Pre-registration is required and programs with low registration will be cancelled. To register, call 778-774-2133 or email email@example.com.
If you are affected by dementia, you are not alone. There are others to share the journey with you. We offer support groups for care partners and for people living with early-stage dementia. Learn, laugh and help others through mutual understanding.
Caregiver support group | Our family caregiver support group offers a safe place for people in the early stages of dementia. Learn about dementia and community resources, and connect with others on a similar journey.
Nakusp: Last Monday of the month at 1 p.m.
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Sessions are free to attend and pre-registration is required. To register, call Ruth Cordiner at 778-774-2133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other groups are currently offered in Trail, Nelson and Grand Forks. Contact us or see the First Link® Bulletin to see support groups in your community.