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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
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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Dr. Maribeth Gallagher, director HOV's Dementia Program visits with dementia patient Sue Crawford, 100, at Gardiner Home.
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.

What are the Most Common Types of Dementia?
Thursday, June 2 • 10–11 a.m.

Interpreting the Language of Distress
Thursday, June 9 • 10–11 a.m.

Understanding the Journey of Dementia
Thursday, June 16 • 9 a.m.–Noon

Music as Medicine
Thursday, June 23 • 10–11 a.m.

Accentuating the Positives
Thursday, June 30 • 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 patient Mary Perazzoei at Gardiner Home.
UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA: A CHALLENGING JOURNEY

Thursday, June 16, 2022
Registration: 8:30 a.m.

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

Participants will:
• Understand dementia and how it progresses from early to advanced stages.
• Learn to develop strategies to make and maintain meaningful connections with the person with dementia.
• Further value the caregiver role and explore ways to reduce stress.

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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Online Support Groups
Feliciano Ordonez Gutierrez and CNA Danae Holt
Navigating Dementia Q&A

First Wednesday of the month
noon-12:30 p.m.

Dementia comes with a lot of questions. Whether you’re living with dementia or providing care to someone, it can be hard to know where to start, what services are available, or what your next steps should be in your dementia journey. Join us for a virtual 30-minute Q&A to begin untangling your questions about living well with dementia, explore community resources, and see if one of our many programs may be a good fit for you. There is no cost to participate.

Zoom: https://hov.zoom.us/j/81901890669?pwd=bVVrL0dzNEFDSEZIRzQzM2RkYll0Zz09
Meeting ID: 819 0189 0669
Passcode: 055107

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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Mindfulness Rocks Banner
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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