Workshop helps families grieving losses to dementia

Alzheimer Society of B.C. creates new workshop, Grieving Losses During the Dementia Journey

  • Jul. 9, 2015 5:00 p.m.

As many Oak Bay families have found, the dementia journey requires ongoing adjustment to many changes that occur throughout the early, middle and late stages of the disease.

Grief is the natural and necessary process to all of these changes that involve loss.

To help the increasing number of families living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. has created a new workshop, Grieving Losses During the Dementia Journey.

Coming to Victoria on Wednesday (July 15), the workshop explores the loss and grief issues of the dementia caregiving experience, with time for participants to consider some suggestions for weathering these losses.

The workshop runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hillside Seniors Health Centre, 1454 Hillside Ave. The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required by calling 250-370-5641 (press ‘2’) or emailing

For more information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and resources for living with its impact, visit


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