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Duke Dementia Family Support Program

We’re still here for you! Our team is working remotely to offer education, consultation and support. Don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone (919-660-7510). 

 

Upcoming Support Group Dates 

All of our support groups are meeting using Zoom, where participants can connect by video or telephone on a smart phone, tablet, laptop or PC. If you have not previously participated in a support group, but are interested in joining now, please contact the appropriate staff member listed below.

Dementia Care Partners (for support of caregivers in the African American community: Every third Tuesday at 7 p.m., contact Tiffany for info, 919-660-7508.

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Long-Term Care Community Support Group: Every third Tuesday at noon, contact Natalie for information, 919-660-7542.

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Duke Dementia Morning Care Partners: Every second Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., contact Bobbi for info, 919-660-7509.

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Younger-Onset: Every second and fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m., contact Janeli if joining for the first time, 919-660-7565.

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Daughters: Every first and third Wednesday at noon, contact Natalie for info, 919-660-7542.

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Duke Dementia Evening Care Partners: Every second and fourth Thursday, July 8 & 22 at 6:30 p.m. contact Natalie for info, 919-660-7542.

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PLWD Group: Every third Monday at 11:00 a.m. contact Janeli for info, 919-660-7565.

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At this time, we are planning to meet virtually through the remainder of 2021. We will continue to evaluate the situation as the year progresses and offer plenty of warning if the group structure will change.


COME ZOOM WITH US!

A Program of Duke Dementia Family Support Program

COME ZOOM WITH US! is an umbrella of four virtual services to provide opportunities for engagement, connection, and stimulation for people living with dementia (PLWD) and educational webinars for their families in the face of unprecedented challenges caused by COVID-19.

Come Sing with Us!

Click here to see former performances. Enjoy and watch them as often as you would like. 

 

Caregiver Connections

How is Dementia Diagnosed?

Wednesday, September 22nd from 1-2 PM EST

As families begin to notice changes in memory and thinking in a loved one, they may wonder about dementia and how they can have their family member assessed. This important presentation will explore the steps by which a diagnosis is made, including newly-available spinal fluid and PET scan tests:

  • Reviewing medical and family history
  • Physical exam
  • Cognitive and neuropsychological tests
  • Brain scans
  • Laboratory tests

Speaker: Dr. Andrea Bozoki, MD at UNC Hospital

Dr. Andrea Bozoki, a neurologist, is chief of the UNC Division of Memory and Cognitive Disorders, and Professor of Neurology at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She is also the Outreach and Engagement Core Leader for the Duke-UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

Andrea Bozoki, MD | Department of Neurology

Can’t attend the live event? Don’t worry, all Caregiver Connections webinars are recorded and links to presentations will be available on our website, along with information on upcoming events.

Want to share the event flyer? Click here.

On the day of the event, click on this link to access the free event or call-in by dialing 1-646-876-9923, Meeting ID: 965 7747 1018; Password: 3513

 

 

Caregiver Connections: An Educational Webinar Series with the Experts. Take a look at our Caregiver Connections tab to view past presentations from the experts.


Upcoming Programs Events and Engagement Opportunities

EVENTS

Free Skills: A Training Series for Family Caregivers

–> Wednesday, September 15, noon-1 p.m.

No cost to attend. Registration requested.

Click here to register.

This series is offered in collaboration between the Durham Center for Senior Life and Dementia Inclusive Durham. The series consists of four, once a month, one-hour webinars via Zoom. Melanie Bunn, RN, MS will cover the following topics for the upcoming programs:

–> Wednesday, September 15: Skills to Address Common Challenges in Caregiving

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

-> Six consecutive Mondays, October 11 – November 15, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

White Memorial Church, 1704 Oberlin Rd., Raleigh

Contact Lisa Hoskins for more information and to register. 919-460-0567

View the full flyer here.

The curriculum, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, is an educational program that provides caregivers with tools and strategies to better cope with their unique challenges. Classes are conducted by The Center for Volunteer Caregiving and Resources for Seniors

 

ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITES

Orange County Memory Cafe
–> Tuesday, September 7, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the Passmore Center
–> Monday, September 13, 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the Seymour Center
Kendall Kopchick, 919-245-4278


The Duke Dementia Family Support Program provides consultation, education and support to people living with dementia and their care families. We also consult with professionals caring for people living with dementia and Duke employees seeking help with elder care decisions.