This FREE series, presented by SGI, will offer family members and friends caring for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia an overview of the disease. The series is available via Telehealth and will be broadcast 7-9 p.m. on October 4, 11, 18 and 25th. Topics will include: what is dementia, memory loss, coping strategies, drugs, treatment, research, planning for the future, community resources and support. To register, call 1-800-263-3367.
The Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan will host a FREE presentation on the warning signs of dementia and the services of the Alzheimer Society on Tuesday, October 17th at the Prairie River Public Library. For more information, call the Library at 306-889-4521.
InfluEnza Immunization In KTHR
Vaccine is available free of charge to everyone over the age of six months through local Public Health office by appointment only. Some local pharmacists within the health region may provide the injectable vaccine to those nine years of age and older this flu season. Children under nine years of age presenting for their first flu shot will be required to receive two doses.
Please note, only injectable influenza vaccine will be offered at public flu clinics in Saskatchewan. The nasal spray influenza vaccine (FluMist®) will not be available this year.
Beyond vaccination, people can help protect themselves against influenza through frequent handwashing, coughing and sneezing into their sleeve, cleaning surfaces often and staying at home when sick. Those who experience respiratory problems should see a doctor.
For information on influenza, symptoms and self-care, call HealthLine 811 or visit