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News Release: 12/28/2018

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December 28, 2018

Understanding and Supporting the Person Living with Dementia

Learn ways to enhance quality of life, provide compassionate care and manage the stress of being

a caregiver.

 Speaker: 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

express needs. Once a family caregiver herself, Dr. Gallagher has a doctoral degree in nursing and is a

psychiatric nurse practitioner.

 Thursday, January 17

Check–in: 6:00 p.m.

Program: 6:30–8:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Catholic Community

Fenlon Hospitality Center

10815 N. 84th Street

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

 RSVP by Tuesday, January 15

(602) 636-5394 or email

 Helping Families:

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 family activities. Mindfulness meditation helps caregivers learn to relax and care for themselves.

Barbara Hawes
(602) 636-5394