Group offers caregiver support

A support group for those providing care to Alzheimer's patients meets monthly in Grand Forks.

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias can leave family caregivers feeling isolated. However, Boundary residents are not alone. “There are other people to share the journey with you,” says Julie Leffelaar, the Alzheimer Society’s support and education coordinator for the West Kootenays.

The society runs a monthly dementia caregiver support group for area residents who “want to prepare themselves with current information that will help improve quality of life with the disease,” she says. “It’s a safe environment where you can learn, laugh and help each other through mutual understanding.”

In addition to emotional support, the group offers the chance to exchange information and friendship with others affected by dementia, access the most current information, and learn and share practical tips for coping with change.

It meets on the third Monday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Grand Forks

For more information, contact Frani at 250-442-5320 or Julie Leffelaar at toll-free 1-855-301-6742 or jleffelaar@ alzheimerbc.org

 

Just Posted

Minor injuries in car, semi accident near Greenwood

Road conditions were likely a factor in the Friday morning crash.

VIDEO: Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

Why would the B.C. legislature need a firewood splitter?

First sign of police involvement in investigation of top managers

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

Judge annuls hairdresser’s forced marriage to boss’ relative

Woman was told she’d be fired if she didn’t marry boss’s Indian relative so he could immigrate here

Liberals look to make home-buying more affordable for millennials: Morneau

Housing is expected to be a prominent campaign issue ahead of October’s federal election

Cannabis-carrying border crossers could be hit with fines under coming system

Penalties are slated to be in place some time next year

Man accused of threatening to kill ‘as many girls as I see’

Christopher W. Cleary wrote he was angry because he’d never had a girlfriend and wanted to ‘make it right’ with a mass shooting

Canadian talent abound on newly revamped Vancouver Whitecaps squad

Lineup is full of new faces after the organization parted ways with 18 players over the off-season

Most Read