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Call to register for dementia care course

Participants for next week’s eagerly anticipated dementia caregiver’s course have been urged to register this coming Monday.

“Registration is set for 2pm to 7pm at the Centre on Philanthropy,” said Carol Everson, a case worker for the Bermuda Legion.

“It will take only a few minutes, and it’s very important for everyone to register so that we can know which modules you would like to attend.”

The Legion is bringing the course from July 4 to 10 at Argus insurance, courtesy of Alzheimer’s Disease International. Given the high level of interest, it has been split into afternoon and evening sessions.

A place is guaranteed for those who have preregistered — but participants are still asked to register next Monday at the Centre in Sterling House on Wesley Street.

“You will get a certificate for this course which you can use towards registering as a caregiver at Ageing and Disability Services, which then means you can get paid for caring for your family members,” Ms Everson said.

“Our concern is that soon there will be more people needing care than there are places to care for them, as the numbers needing care are always increasing.

“Hopefully, with this course, we will be able to keep people at home longer and keep them in a family surrounding.”

Places still remain open in the course, presented by Marc Wortmann of ADI, Ms Everson added.

For details, e-mail nosoldierleftbehind@hotmail.com or call 703-1020.