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Dementia Education Series

Zoom in on Dementia Education

Hospice of the Valley is continuing to offer free dementia education to view from the comfort of your office or home as a way to reach out and support our caregivers and community. Dementia Program Director Maribeth Gallagher is leading six Zoom online presentations in May and June. Each class is an hour-long and includes time for a Q&A. 
If you can't make the LIVE Zoom presentations, all videos will also be available by clicking the buttons below.

For more information: call 602-636-6336 or email DementiaCare@hov.org.
If you need assistance with Zoom, watch: Zoom Instructions Video.

ZOOM Instructions 
(use for all presentations)

Click Zoom link:
 
https://hov.zoom.us/j/98150795470 
Enter meeting ID: 
981 5079 5470

When this is not possible, join by calling:
301-715-8592 (same ID).

Series Information

Dementia Overview

10 a.m. Monday, May 4:
Join us for a general overview of the most common types of dementia and how progressive brain changes impact thinking, functioning, and behaviors.

 
The Language of Distress

10 a.m. Monday, May 11:
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.

 
Mindfulness for Dementia Care Partners

10 a.m. Monday, May 18:
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.

 
Meaningful Engagement

10 a.m. Monday, June 8:
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

10 a.m. Monday, June 15:
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

10 a.m. Monday, June 22:
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.

 
Dementia Education Resources
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Help for Dementia Caregivers

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Recommended Resources and Reading

Materials that can help you provide loving care to a loved one or family member with dementia.

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