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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.