Series for caregivers of those with dementia starts Sept. 12


Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island’s fall educational series for caregivers of individuals with advanced dementia begins Thursday, Sept. 12, from 5 to 6 p.m. at 1085 North Main St., Providence. The first of five presentations, “Dementia 101: What’s Happening to My Loved One?” will review the signs and symptoms, treatment approaches and the process and progression of the disease.

The series is a component of Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island’s “Joined in Care” advanced dementia program. Facilitated by members of the hospice interdisciplinary team, including physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, grief counselors and hospice liaisons, the series also offers the following presentations at the same time in the same location.

Sept. 19: “Keeping Yourself Healthy: Body, Mind, and Spirit”

Being a caregiver is a complex and demanding role. This workshop introduces some of the common stresses and provides options for self-care in the midst of caring for another.

Sept. 26: “Deeper Than Words: How to Connect When Memory is Lost?”

This workshop affirms the spirituality of people with dementia and offers ways of enhancing communication and connection in the midst of the changes.

Oct. 3: “Facing Difficult Decisions”

This presentation examines some of the medical and legal issues involved in caring for the individual with dementia as the condition progresses.

Oct. 10:“Facing the Changes: Dealing with Progressive Loss”

This workshop offers recognition of the multiple losses encountered through the course of dementia and provides assistance in preparing for the ultimate loss and celebration of that life.

Call 415-4659 for more information. Reservations are requested.


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