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Alzheimer campaign features ways to help family members during COVID-19

January celebrates Alzheimer Awareness Month
Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Members of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. reminding residents that dementia doesn’t just affect the person living with a diagnosis; it affects caregivers, family, friends and their community.

How will you and your family support those close to you with Alzheimers during COVID-19 is the question Alzheimer Society of B.C. is asking Richmond residents.

Alzheimer Society of B.C. is partnering with Clark Wilson LLP for a special webinar titled “Raise your voice: Dementia, long-term care and COVID-19” on Jan. 27  as part of their annual Alzheimer Awareness Month campaign.

The webinar will feature a panel discussion on the challenges of balancing health and safety concerns and how families can support those living with dementia in long-term care to stay active.

According to the society, residents living with dementia and their caregivers are facing “more isolation than ever” and many people can help by listening to the stories of people affected by the disease.

B.C. residents can also help people affected by dementia through donations and gifts made to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. which will fund critical programs and services for those living with the disease.

For every donation made until Dec. 31, up to $85,000 will be matched by “a group of generous donors,” said the society in a media statement.

For more information on the campaign and to donate, visit Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s website.

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