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Help for dementia caregivers

The following videos are excerpts taken from live educational Zoom sessions with our caregiving community.

Understanding Dementia

Join us for a 3-part general overview of the most common types of dementia and how progressive brain changes impact thinking, functioning, and behaviors.

 
The Course of Dementia
 
Focusing on Comfort
 
The Language of Distress

Behavioral expressions serve as a form of communication and often indicate the person living with dementia is experiencing discomfort in body, mind and/or spirit. We will explore methods to decode that language of distress and to maximize comfort and quality of life.

 
Meaningful Engagement

Discover person-centered approaches to meaningfully connect with the person living with dementia using sensory and spiritual strategies that can optimize quality of life.

 
Music and Dementia

Let’s discuss evidence-based approaches for using individualized music to optimize the well-being of persons living with dementia and their care partners.

 
Understanding Caregiver Grief

Grief and loss are common experiences for dementia care partners. The discussion will share research around this topic and offer evidence-based strategies for healthy coping.

 
Mindfulness for Dementia Care Partners

Mindfulness meditation practices will be woven together with dementia caregiving tips. Audio versions of mindfulness meditations will be offered for participants to practice at home.

 

A collaboration between hospice of the Valley and the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Our own Dr. Gill Hamilton is highlighted by ASU for being a leader in meeting the tremendous challenges of bringing quality educational experiences to students during the pandemic. The video credits her with designing and delivering excellent learning opportunities by imagining new concepts, catalyzing ideas and forming new solutions to create positive change for humanity.

 
Dementia Program
The Impact on Patients and Families
Comfort and Dignity
Health Care Decisions
When It's Time for Hospice
A mother and daughter's dementia care journey
Learn About Our Dementia Services

Supportive Care for Dementia

This type of care is ideal for patients who have any stage of Alzheimer's or another type of dementia.

Dementia Hospice Care

We provide specialized care for those with Alzheimer's or another dementia who are nearing end of life.

Support for Dementia Caregivers

Learn about respite services and how Hospice of the Valley can help you take care of a loved one with dementia.

Donate to Dementia Care

Help us continue our mission to provide compassionate care to all by making a donation to our dementia programs.