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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.

African American Dementia Care Partners Support Group: 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 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 2022. 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 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

Dementia 101 with Dr. Daniel Parker, MD, Duke Geriatrician

Wednesday, January 26th at 1PM

For the start of the New Year, we thought it would be worthwhile for us to review the basics of a memory loss diagnosis. This educational webinar will focus on the differences between mild cognitive impairment and dementia, the possible causes, how each diagnosis is made and what treatment options are available. Join us for an informational session with Duke Geriatrician, Dr. Daniel Parker.

Daniel Christopher Parker | Scholars@Duke

 

Dr. Parker is a geriatrician, memory disorders specialist, and physician scientist at Duke. Dr. Parker diagnoses and manages cognitive impairment at the inter-professional Duke Memory Disorders Clinic.

His research interests center on understanding how diet and exercise improve brain health and reduce the risk of developing dementia.

 

Click on this link to access the Zoom presentation the day of the event. Or call in by dialing 1-646-876-9923; Meeting ID: 965 7747 1018; Password: 3513

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Upcoming Programs Events and Engagement Opportunities

 

Engagement Opportunities

Music and Memory Hosted by Jewish For Good 

Each program will include a live musical performance and utilize music and reminiscence. This program will meet monthly for three remaining sessions. Over Zoom, it will be led by music therapist, Alie Chandler from Ossia Therapy. To register please contact Jordana Brown, 919-354-4924. There is no cost to attend, no affiliation with Jewish For Good required, and open to residents outside of Durham County.

Memory Club Hosted by Jewish For Good

Wednesday, January 19, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. via Zoom. Register by emailing Jordana Brown. Meet up with the JFG Helping Department staff and friends to check-in and engage in stimulating conversation and activities.

Memory Cafe Hosted by Jewish For Good

Thursday, February 3, 10:00 a.m. – noon via Zoom. Register by emailing Jordana Brown. Meet up with the JFG Helping Department staff and friends to check-in and engage in stimulating conversation and activities.

Orange County Memory Cafe 

Thursday, January 20, 2 p.m at the Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705

Register by Tuesday, January 18 at 5 p.m.  to Kendall Kopchick, 919-245-4278

Open to all and not required to live in Orange County to participate.

Reflections Art Talks with the Nasher Museum of Art

The Nasher Museum of Art is now offering both virtual and in-person tours. If you are interested in learning more about this free engagement opportunity, please contact Natalie.


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.