Upcoming library workshop to discuss warning signs and risk factors associated with dementia

Hannah Buckie speaks during a Jan. 12 workshop about identifying the signs of dementia. (Daily Herald file photo)

Those wanting to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, but who weren’t able to attend last week’s discussion put on by the Senior’s Advocacy Centre, will have another chance Tuesday evening.

Explore Lifelong Learning and the John M. Cuelenaere Public Library are putting on a workshop called Understanding Dementia with Hannah Buckie.

Buckie, a first link coordinator with the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan said the presentation will be very similar to the one given last week.

“We talk about the different kinds of dementia that are most commonly seen, and we talk about the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s,” she said.

“That’s something people often get confused about. They use the terms (Alzheimer’s and dementia) interchangeably, but in reality the terms mean different things.”

Another big focus on the presentation, and a focus during January, as it’s Alzheimer’s month, is on the ten warning signs.

The free presentation begins on Tuesday at 7 p.m.