A six-part series on dementia has been created by the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington, and donated to East Wellington Community Services (EWCS).
A grant from the Guelph Community Foundation to the Alzheimer Society allowed the creation of a lecture-style series, with presentations ranging in length from 35 to 47 minutes. Topics include: Overview of Dementia, Brain Changes, Communication, Approach, Responsive Behaviour, and Caregiving.
Robin Smart (left) of the Waterloo Wellington branch of the
Alzheimer Society presents a DVD series on dementia to
Erika Westcott of East Wellington Community Services.
“We’re strengthening the resources, and people don’t have to travel far to get them,” said Robin Smart of the Alzheimer Society. More than 10,000 people in the Waterloo-Wellington region live with some form of dementia.
There is no charge to borrow any of the DVDs – call Sherri Plourde (EWCS) at 519-833-0087 for details.
The society raises funds and provides opportunities for people to volunteer and participate in research. For more information, go to www.alzheimer.ca/ww.