• Date: Thursday, March 7, 2024
  • Time:
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Branch: Sooke
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Program description: It has been posited that 50 percent of seniors in North America will suffer from some form of dementia. There are many forms of dementia; the most aggressive is Alzheimer’s and it can be a tricky and confusing diagnosis. Medical writer Lorrie Beauchamp will present an update on recent research into the causes of dementia, current treatments, and why the medical community is finally starting to look in new directions. Bring your questions! No one has all the answers, but Lorrie is always happy to do further research. We need to eliminate the stigma around dementia and reduce the fear surrounding it. Lorrie would like specific questions to answer. Please contact her with your questions at lorriebeaushamp@gmail.com before the presentation. 

Program Leader: Lorrie Beauchamp 

Lorrie is a medical writer and researcher who cared for both her parents with Alzheimer’s and dementia respectively. She has a certificate in Dementia Care from the Alzheimer’s Society and a Certificate of Learning in “Understanding Dementia” from the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre. 

Number of sessions: 1

Dates and time of session: Thursday, March 7 from 1:30pm – 3:00pm.

Program Location: Sooke Library Multipurpose Room (in-person only).

To register, please make your request to Sooke Region Lifelong Learning by email: sookeregionlifelonglearning@gmail.com 

Sooke Region Lifelong Learning is a volunteer organization offering educational programs and workshops for older adults in the Sooke region. Based on the Elder College model, we provide stimulating and enjoyable learning environments which address the unique and diverse interests of participants.

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