This fall, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. is offering Brain Health…It’s Your Business! workshops throughout Metro Vancouver. It is a unique education program aimed at increasing personal well-being, productivity and the practice of good brain health in the workplace.
Society-trained speakers deliver a 50 minute brain health presentation and guide employees through developing their own personal wellness goals. Employees learn about how to reduce the risk of developing dementia as well as the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, such as how much forgetfulness is too much?
Colleen Todd, from the ICBC Employee Wellness department, notes the workshop “was certainly very popular in that the sessions were fully booked each time. There were lots of questions and interest about how to reduce the risk of developing dementia.” She also felt that increasing the staff’s knowledge about dementia can foster empathy and understanding of the disease, and consequently insight when working with internal and external customers who may be impacted by the disease.
“At this education session I learned that it is not enough to do the same things repetitively. It is important to learn something new. I thought that because I love Sudoku that would keep my mind “young”, actually I need to challenge my brain with different styles of puzzles,” said Tamara Footman, an ICBC employee who participated in a 2010 workshop.
To organize a Brain Health…It’s Your Business! workshop or for more information, please contact Dimpel Sandhu at 604-742-4909 or via e-mail at email@example.com.