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Education session helps PG residents take first step towards advance care planning

What matters most when it comes to your health and personal care?

It’s an especially relevant question for Prince George residents living with early symptoms of dementia. The non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. can help them find the answer and take the first step towards advance care planning.

The society launches a brand new Dementia Dialogues session, My wishes, my care, in Prince George on Tuesday, September 6. It will be delivered in partnership with BC Centre for Palliative Care.

Participants can express their values, beliefs and wishes for their future during a guided conversation. The session is open to people living with early symptoms of dementia as well as their prospective representative, substitute decision maker or a trusted family member or friend.

Dementia Dialogues are unique interactive learning opportunities. With the help of a facilitator, participants connect with one another and increase their knowledge about dementia and caregiving skills.

My wishes, my care runs from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Prince George Alzheimer Resource Centre, 302-1811 Victoria Street. Pre-registration is required by calling the First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required to attend the program. To learn more about safety protocols, visit alzbc.org/COVID-safety.

If you are living with dementia or have questions about the disease, visit www.alzheimerbc.org and call the First Link® Dementia Helpline. Service is also available in Cantonese and Mandarin at 1-833-674-5007 or Punjabi at 1-833-674-5003. 

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