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Community Education for Dementia Care Partners

Understanding the meaning of behaviors can make all the difference when caring for someone with dementia. If you know someone who needs support, please let them know about “Behaviors Have Meanings,” a no-cost Zoom presentation. They can register for one of two dates: April 21 or 24. Dementia Program Director Maribeth Gallagher will decode behaviors that indicate distress and show ways to maximize comfort and contentment.

Wednesday, April 21; 1–2 p.m. or Saturday, April 24; 10–11 a.m.

Register by contacting Celestina Duran: ceduran@hov.org or (602) 287-3915. Event Zoom link and password will be emailed to you.

Reach our dementia team at (602) 636-6363.

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Mindful Connections for Dementia Caregivers

Every Monday at 10 a.m. for about 30 minutes.

Start your week with a fresh focus! Join Dr. Maribeth Gallagher, director of Hospice of the Valley’s Dementia Program, for a virtual "wellness get-together." We begin each session with a 5-minute practice to help relax and refresh, then we’ll discuss any questions around dementia and your heartfelt concerns as a caregiver. Feel free to share the challenges and joys of caring for your loved one.

Zoom Link: https://hov.zoom.us/j/97088368189
Meeting ID: 970 8836 8189
Passcode: 538891

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Dementia Care Partner Online Support Group

Wednesdays, noon – 1:00PM

Join other care partners for open and honest discussion about topics such as: disease progression, medical and financial planning, ambiguous loss, approach strategies and placement considerations. Learn techniques to promote connection and create a sense of safety-- while caring for your own well-being. This virtual group is led by Nicole Crothers, a skilled medical social worker with more than 20 years' experience in the field of dementia care.

Zoom link: 
Meeting ID: 955 4998 3607
Password: 562327

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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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