Understanding Dementia: A Challenging Journey

Understanding Dementia: A Challenging Journey

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Date(s) - 03/28/2017
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM

St. Patrick’s Catholic Community Church


Join Maribeth Gallagher, director of Hospice of the Valley’s dementia program, for a deeper
understanding of how dementia changes the brain and influences a person’s ability to think, function
and behave. Learn ways to enhance quality of life, provide compassionate care and manage the stress
of being a caregiver. Once a family caregiver herself, Gallagher has a doctorate of nursing practice
degree and is a psychiatric nurse practitioner.
Hospice of the Valley’s Palliative Care for Dementia program helps people at all stages of the disease.
A dementia educator makes home visits to connect families with community resources. Caregivers
learn ways to bring loved ones comfort and joy—singing a familiar song or engaging in familiar
activities. Mindfulness meditation helps caregivers learn to relax and care for themselves. For more
information, call (602) 636-6363.

Understanding Dementia: A Challenging Journey

March 28, 2017
5:30 p.m. check-in • 6:15–7:45 p.m. presentation
St. Patrick’s Catholic Community Church
10815 N. 84th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
RSVP only. There is no cost to attend.
(602) 776-6795 or email events8@hov.org

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