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Classes, Groups and Videos

We are excited to offer in-person and online dementia education and support for all members of the community. Join us to learn more about dementia and helpful resources. There is no cost, but registration is required for each session you would like to attend.

In-Person Community Classes
WEEKLY WORKSHOPS – Know Better, Do Better

We are excited to offer dementia education and support for all members of the community. Each workshop includes time for questions and answers. There is no cost, but registration is required for each session you would like to attend.

Medication Management
Thursday, Aug. 4 • 10–11 a.m.

Exploring Options for Living
Thursday, Aug. 11 • 10–11 a.m.

Navigating the Healthcare System
Thursday, Aug. 18 • 10–11 a.m.

Meaningful Engagement
Thursday, Aug. 25 • 10–11 a.m.

Location
Dementia Care and Education Campus
3811 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Registration
Email DementiaCampusEvents@hov.org or call (602) 767-8300

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DEMENTIA EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

Saturday, Sept. 10
9:15 a.m.–Noon

Participate in this interactive presentation featuring an 8-minute experience that presses participants to perform everyday tasks as if they were living with cognitive impairment.

Location
Dementia Care and Education Campus
3811 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Registration
Email DementiaCampusEvents@hov.org or call (602) 767-8300

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Dementia patient Mary Perazzoei at Gardiner Home.
UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA: A CHALLENGING JOURNEY

Thursday, Sept. 29
Registration: 8:30 a.m.

Program: 9 a.m.–Noon
Seating is limited; please register early.

A three-hour workshop to explore dementia and its progression, learn to maintain meaningful connections and discuss ways to reduce stress.

Location
Dementia Care and Education Campus
3811 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Registration
Email DementiaCampusEvents2@hov.org or call (602) 767-8300

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Camp Connect-the-Dots

 

Saturday, Oct. 22
Children: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Teens: 10-11 a.m. Dementia simulation. Learn to interact with family members with dementia.
Parents optional workshop from 10-11 a.m. to learn how to support their children.

Make new friends and learn to connect the dots of dementia! This day of fun activities will help children explore what their family is experiencing at home, while connecting with other kids affected by dementia.

Location
Dementia Care and Education Campus
3811 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Registration
Email DementiaCampusEvents@hov.org or call (602) 767-8300.

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Dementia patient at DCEC Memory Cafe
Memory Café

Every Monday from 10–11:15 a.m.

Join us! Care partners enjoy stimulating conversation in educational and support sessions. People with dementia experience engaging activities provided by professional caregivers specially trained in dementia care. Registration preferred, but walk-ins welcome.

Location
Dementia Care and Education Campus – Education Center
3811 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Registration
Please call (602) 767-8300 or email MemoryCafe@hov.org

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Online Support Groups
Female dementia patient with son
Dementia Care Partner Online Support Group

Every Wednesdays, noon – 1:00PM

Join other care partners while remaining in the comfort of your home to discuss the stresses, challenges and rewards of providing care for a person living with dementia.

This free virtual group is facilitated by Nicole Crothers, a skilled Hospice of the Valley medical social worker with over 20 years’ experience in dementia care.

Zoom: https://hov.zoom.us/j/95549983607?pwd=bnpuWWlsSStlZFVoNnJ2azJNRDlmZz09
Meeting ID: 955 4998 3607
Password: 562327

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Mindful Connections for Dementia Caregivers

Every Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Start your Tuesdays with a fresh focus! Join Dr. Maribeth Gallagher, director of Hospice of the Valley’s Dementia Program, for a virtual “wellness get-together.” After a 5–10-minute practice to help relax and refresh, we’ll discuss any questions around dementia and your heartfelt concerns as a caregiver.

Zoom: https://hov.zoom.us/j/94357763001
Meeting ID: 943 5776 3001
Passcode: 691016

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Videos
Marabeth Gallagher
Educational Videos to Support Care Partners

Our Dementia Programs are directed by Maribeth Gallagher, a psychiatric nurse practitioner with a doctoral degree in nursing practice who has won national and international awards.

Maribeth is a featured speaker at professional conferences and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She's also been a family caregiver herself.

Learn more about living well with dementia from her presentations on topics including: meaningful engagement, music therapy benefits, understanding caregiver grief and much more.

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