Mungall hosting workshops to build dementia-friendly communities

Mungall hosting workshops to build dementia-friendly communities

Like many others, Mungall’s family has experienced firsthand some of the challenges associated with dementia.

MLA Michelle Mungall is hosting a workshop in Nelson to build a more dementia-friendly community.

“A growing number of people in our region are living with dementia,” said Mungall. “It is important that we have conversations and build our knowledge about how we can best support them and their families.”

The workshop is open to the entire community and will be presented by the Alzheimer Society of BC. Participants will learn how to recognize signs of memory problems and how to best support people with dementia in our communities.

“We are working with municipalities, professionals, corporations and volunteers to better support people with dementia through our dementia friendly communities initiative, and we are thrilled to be able to work with the community of Nelson,” says Maria Howard, CEO of the Alzheimer Society of BC.

Like many others, Mungall’s family has experienced firsthand some of the challenges associated with dementia.

“My family didn’t know how to communicate properly with my grandmother as she progressed into the later stages of dementia. It was difficult for everyone,” said Mungall. “These workshops will help people better understand the disease and make conversations about dementia easier for families and communities.”

The workshop is Thursday, June 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Nelson Senior Citizens Association Hall at 717 Vernon St.

All are welcome, but please RSVP to michelle.mungall.mla@leg.bc.ca or 1-877-388-4498.