Provincial workers coming for January dementia sessions

Help may be on the way for Flin Flon residents impacted by dementia.

Workers from the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba are slated to come to Flin Flon in the new year to hold information sessions, including a public presentation describing dementia symptoms and how to care for afflicted loved ones. The event has been in development for almost two months, said Carol Craig, a counsellor with the Flin Flon and District Assessment and Referral Service.

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According to estimates from the Alzheimer Society, over 22,500 Manitobans – more than 1 in 60 people – suffer from some form of dementia. By 2038, the society anticipates more than 40,000 people will be diagnosed with the disease or showcase symptoms.

Meanwhile, a previously announced support group for people in Flin Flon affected by or suffering from dementia is still in the works and on the lookout for people seeking assistance. Anyone who has been impacted by dementia and would like to be a part of a group or program can call Carol at (306) 362-2120.

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