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Alzheimer Society Offers Webinars for Caregivers

Alzheimer Society Offers Webinars for Caregivers

by DAVE SULZ

The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories presents a series of caregiving tele-learning opportunities.

Anyone with access to a telephone or the Internet can connect to this caregiving learning resource.

The Alzheimer’s Society partners with The Care-Ring Voice Network is the largest tele-learning and support network for family caregivers in Canada. Care-Ring Voice sessions are made possible through collaboration with community partners from across the country who create and host learning sessions for caregivers facing different situations.

This free and confidential program empowers family caregivers by providing them access to facilitated information and support through interactive tele-learning sessions. The webinars are facilitated by a health-care professional and include the delivery of caregiver-specific information and peer-to-peer networking opportunities via telephone.

“Using technology helps the Alzheimer Society of Alberta & NWT reach people isolated by circumstance or geography to access expertise and feel connected to others,” Christene Gordon, director of client services with the Alzheimer Society, said in a news release. “It’s absolutely essential that people feel they are not alone on their journey with dementia. To access these sessions, people simply need to register free of charge with the Care-Ring Voice Network.”

Dr. Tammy Hopper, associate dean of Grad Studies and Research in the Speech Pathology and Audiology department at the University of Alberta, will host the Alzheimer Society’s first webinar Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. An engaging speaker, Hopper will help session participants understand the communication changes that occur during the course of Alzheimer’s and other dementias and the need for adjusting our communication patterns throughout the continuum of the disease.

For more information and to register, visit careringvoice.com or call toll-free 1-866-396-2433.

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The Alzheimer Society reminds people that early diagnosis can help them keep their life from unravelling. Find out more at www.earlydiagnosis.ca.



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