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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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Maribeth Gallagher with patient Sue Crawford at Gardiner Home
DEMENTIA CARE PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY CLASSES

Every Thursday from 10–11 a.m.
Methods to Optimize Dementia Caregiver Well-Being. Join us for an exploration of evidence-based approaches that dementia caregivers have found helpful to optimize their own health and well-being.

Prior to the sessions on May 5 and May 19, 9:15–10 a.m.
We offer the Dementia Moments Experience, a simulation that presses participants to perform everyday tasks as if they were living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

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

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

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

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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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