Event: Understanding Dementia: A Challenging Journey
Understanding Dementia: A Challenging Journey
Join Maribeth Gallagher, director of Hospice of the Valley’s dementia program, for a deeper understanding of how dementia changes the brain and influences a person’s ability to think, function and behave. Learn ways to enhance quality of life, provide compassionate care and manage the stress of being a caregiver. Once a family caregiver herself, Gallagher has a doctorate of nursing practice degree and is a psychiatric nurse practitioner.
Hospice of the Valley’s Palliative Care for Dementia program helps people at all stages of the disease. A dementia educator makes home visits to connect families with community resources. Caregivers learn ways to bring loved ones comfort and joy—singing a familiar song or engaging in familiar activities. Mindfulness meditation helps caregivers learn to relax and care for themselves.
March 28, 2017
5:30 p.m. check-in • 6:15–7:45 p.m. presentation
St. Patrick’s Catholic Community Church
10815 N. 84th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
RSVP only. There is no cost to attend.
(602) 776-6795 or email firstname.lastname@example.org