The Northern Health Region in partnership with Pharmasave is hosting the Alzheimer Society presentation Caring for a Family Member with Dementia Monday night. The Society’s Manitoba Program Director Norma Kirkby will be here for the presentation. She explains they are going to spend some time talking about communicating with a person with dementia but they’re also going to talk about communicating with the sources of help in the community so that as a care partner is finding that the tasks of care are maybe becoming a little more time consuming they understand the importance of getting those other community services involved so they as a caring partner can stay strong and they’ll end off by talking about caregiver self care and why it’s not selfish to care for oneself when caring for another.
The presentation takes place Monday night from 7 to 8:30 at 50 Church Street. We’ll have details on a presentation for anyone interested in learning more about dementia coming up Wednesday night on tomorrow’s news.