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Alzheimer’s family education workshop being offered in Summerside

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SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – Family, friends and caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia as well as those interested in learning more about the disease, can take part in the free dementia workshops being offered in Summerside this month.

By 2038, it is estimated that 1.13 million Canadians will suffer from dementia, up from about 500,000 who currently have some form of it. As the number of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias increases, so too, will the need for communities to adapt and become more accessible to those living with the disease.

That is why the Home Instead Senior Care office serving P.E.I. is giving Summerside area residents the opportunity to learn more about this impactful disease.

Based on input from aging and dementia experts, the free three-session program will provide community members with the education and support needed to interact with and care for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

These sessions are a part of Alzheimer’s Learning Day programs from Home Instead Senior Care.

The workshops will be held at the Inspire Learning Centre, Central St., Summerside, on Oct. 10, 17 and 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Free trainings are happening across North America to encourage communities to learn more about the disease, educate others and share what they have learned. For more information, visit AlzLearn.ca.

 

Details about October workshops:

WHEN: Tuesdays on Oct. 10, 17 and 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Inspire Learning Centre, Central St., Summerside

WHO: Family, friends and caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia

Area residents interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s and dementia

FACILITATOR: Heather Blouin, Home Instead Senior Care

TO REGISTER: Home Instead Senior Care, 902-367-3868 or

toll-free 1-866-573-8787.

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