Film on dementia, seminar
26 Sep 2019 / 11:24 | History:
A unique seminar that combines the film with the discussion will help guide Vernon residents who support a person with dementia.
Seeing Gems Along the Dementia Journey is a free seminar offered by the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. as part of his series Dialogues on Dementia. It takes place Tuesday, October 15th.
The seminar shares the name of a Teepa Snow film that will be seen by the participants. Snow created the GEMS States model to appreciate and support people as they progress through the brain changes of dementia.
The GEMS model compares people to precious stones and focuses on supporting and promoting the abilities of a person with dementia, providing them with environmental and interaction cues.
After the film, participants will enjoy a facilitated discussion on the common daily challenges that arise from supporting a person living with dementia. They will start with a guide on how to provide meaningful support.
See the gems along dementia The journey takes from 10 am to noon at the Chartwell Carrington Place Retirement, 4651 – 23 Street. Pre-registration is required by contacting 250-860-0305 (toll-free 1-800-634-3399) or (Secure e-mail).
Dementia dialogues are unique interactive learning opportunities. With the help of a facilitator, participants connect with each other and increase their knowledge of dementia and nursing skills.
Dementia dialogues are offered through the Alzheimer Society of B.C. First Link dementia support, which connects people with dementia and their family and friends at the B. Alzheimer Society. at any stage of the disease.
If you live with dementia or have questions about the disease, visit www.alzheimerbc.org and call the First Link dementia help desk at 1-800-936-6033 (English), 1-833-674-5007 ( Cantonese and Mandarin) or 1-833-674-5003 (Punjabi).