Dealing with dementia
Dealing with dementia will be the topic of a lecture offered this month in Mount Angel.
Providence Benedictine Nursing Center Foundation will host "Help is Here! What You Need to Know When Family or Friends Have Dementia," from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 540 S Main St., Mount Angel.
The free presentation marks the 23rd annual Sister Marilyn Schwab Memorial Lecture, and is designed to help family, friends or caregivers of persons impacted by dementia. It will feature dementia experts Marian O. Hodges and Anne P. Hill, co-authors of several books on subject, including Help is Here: When someone you love has dementia.
Lecture coordinators cite Alzheimer's Association statistics that show 1-in-10 people age 65 or older experiences dementia. It has far-reaching impacts, ranging from freedom to hand finances, to ethics in business to families.
Families and caregivers in direct regular contact with people battling various stages of dementia are especially susceptible to emotional and stress issues. That prompted the Lecture Planning Committee to select this at its 2019 topic.
Hodges is the Regional Medical Director of the Senior Health Program for Providence in Oregon. She graduated from Dartmouth College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and also holds a master's degree in public health and medical ethics from the University of Washington.
Hill is a retired lawyer and author of Unforgettable Journey: Tips to Survive Your Parent's Alzheimer's Disease. She is a member of the State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease in Oregon (SPADO), and is a frequent speaker on the topic of dementia's impact in families.
The Benedictine Sisters of Mt. Angel co-host this lecture with the nursing center as a gift to the community
While free, RSVP's are requested. For information or to RSVP, call (503) 845-6841.
For information about the presenters and their dementia-related books, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.dementiahelpishere.org" www.dementiahelpishere.org.