Understanding and Supporting the Person Living with Dementia
Learn ways to enhance quality of life, provide compassionate care and manage the stress of being
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 email@example.com
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.