Understanding Dementia: What is Dementia?


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SafeCare BC is excited to partner with the Alzheimer Society of BC to bring you this 45-minute webinar. We will cover how dementia affects the brain and impacts communication and behaviour as the disease progresses.

In this session, you will learn about:

  • The difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • What to expect – the progression of the disease
  • The Alzheimer Society of BC’s resources for health-care providers 

This webinar is ideal for support staff, students in health care, and front-line workers or management looking for a refresher in dementia education.


It is highly recommended that, prior to the webinar, participants read Part 1: Understanding Dementia from the Building a Strong Foundation for Dementia Care guidebook.


This webinar was held on March 23, 2021 and its recording is now available as a free resource.


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  • Q: Who is the presenter for this webinar?
    A: Mariana Hudson is the Provincial Coordinator of Health-Care Provider Education at the Alzheimer's Society of B.C. She has collaborated on many education creation and delivery projects with SafeCare BC.