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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

Graying with Grace

Speaker: Scott Grant, Certified Senior Advisor and Founder of Graying with Grace

Wednesday, May 25, 10:30 a.m.

Have you considered how technology might assist you in your role as caregiver? This webinar will introduce care partners to a variety of products to make caregiving easier. Products discussed will include those that can help with medication management, fall detection, wandering, and more.

 

Scott Grant is the founder and editor of Graying with Grace, a site to help seniors and their caregivers make smart decisions about their care. Graying with Grace offers product reviews on aids that increase independence for seniors. Mr. Grant is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) and a Certified Rehab Technology Supplier (CRTS).

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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.

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 and Password: 3513


Upcoming Programs Events and Engagement Opportunities

Event Opportunities

 

Alzheimer’s Association NC Chapter Education Programs 

The North Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association has a variety of webinars coming up over the next few weeks.

Thrive with Pride Monthly Series: Discusses various topics related to brain health, caregiving, and unique issues that impact the LGBTQ+ community. Click here to view flyer. Register by calling 1-800-272-3900.

Into the Deep End: Dementia, Veterans, and Caregiving Series. This 4-part series focuses on challenges that caregivers may face every day, with special emphasis on issues unique to Veterans. Click here to view flyer. Register by calling 1-800-272-3900.

 

Engagement Opportunities

Reflections Art Talks 

The Nasher Museum of Art is now offering both virtual and in-person tours through their Reflections: Alzheimer’s Program. 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.