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Living with Alzheimer's and Other Dementia's
By DebraMcDonagh / January 16, 2019

MetroWest Alzheimer’s Partnership invites you to attend a panel discussion on Living with Alzheimer’s and other Dementia’s. The event is being hosted at The Dover Church in Dover, MA on January 31st from 2:30-4:00 pm

 

Living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementia can be difficult, especially on the relationships in your life. This workshop will show a brief documentary about a couple living with Alzheimer’s, followed by a panel discussion that will address signs and symptoms, strategies for living with dementia, strategies for caregivers, and resources where you can turn for help. The session will end with a guided meditation and instructions for at-home meditation, an excellent stress relieving tool for caregivers.

This workshop is free of charge and open to the public and is brought to you by: The Dover Church, Dover Council on Aging, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham, Hebrew SeniorLife, Avita of Needham, The Alzheimer’s Association MA & NH Chapter, Jog Your Memory and Mary Jo Ricketson.

PANELISTS: 

  • Dr. Gary Epstein-Lubow, Medical Director, Center for Memory Health at Hebrew 
  • Mary Jane McGill, Avita of Needham and Alzheimer’s caregiver for 16 years
  • Dr. Janet Jankowiak, Geriatric/Behavioral Neurologist and Author
  • Jess Rice, Co-Founder of Jog Your Memory 5K and daughter of Alzheimer’s patient for 12 years (and counting)

PANEL MODERATOR & CONTRIBUTOR:
  • Christine Bunnell, Alzheimer’s Association, MA & NH Chapter

MEDITATION BY:

  • Mary Jo Ricketson



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