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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.

Flat Calendar Icon | Calendar icon, Calendar logo, Calendar designLong-Term Care Community Support Group: Tuesday, June 15 at noon, contact Natalie for information, 919-660-7542.

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Flat Calendar Icon | Calendar icon, Calendar logo, Calendar designDuke Dementia Morning Care Partners: Tuesday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m., contact Bobbi for info, 919-660-7509.

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Flat Calendar Icon | Calendar icon, Calendar logo, Calendar designYounger-Onset: Tuesday, June 8 & 22 at 7 p.m., contact Bobbi if joining for the first time, 919-660-7565.

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Flat Calendar Icon | Calendar icon, Calendar logo, Calendar designDaughters: Wednesday, June 2 & 16 at noon, contact Natalie for info, 919-660-7542.

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Flat Calendar Icon | Calendar icon, Calendar logo, Calendar designDuke Dementia Evening Care Partners: Thursday, May 13 & 27 at 6:30 p.m. contact Natalie for info, 919-660-7542.

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Flat Calendar Icon | Calendar icon, Calendar logo, Calendar designPLWD Group: Monday, June 21 at 11:00 a.m. contact Natalie for info, 919-660-7542.

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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

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

Mark Your Calendars for the Upcoming Webinar:

Guardianship in Dementia: Perspective from a Professional Guardianship Provider

Thursday, May 27th from 1 – 2PM EST

May’s Caregiver Connections will focus on the important topic of guardianship. While not the preferred option for families, it’s important to know what it is, how to prepare and what your options are. Join the webinar to learn more and ask your own questions. Objectives to be covered include:

  • Defining guardianship
  • Reviewing types of guardianship in NC
  • Discussing alternatives to guardianship
  • Explaining the process of appointing a guardian
  • Addressing common misconceptions about guardianship

Speaker: Meike Wiest, MSW, CMC at Arosa

meike wiestMeike Wiest, MSW, CMC, is originally from Germany, where she received a Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Lueneburg. She relocated to the US in 2005. After 7 years as a care manager for Medicaid clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities, she began her work in adult guardianship in 2012.

Meike has been certified by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers and is an Advanced Member of the Aging Life Care Association. She is married and the mother of one daughter.

Click on this link 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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Some Information has Moved! 

Be sure to click below to stay tuned to regularly updated info on Engagement Activities, Suggested Reading and Covid & Dementia. Check back regularly as we continue to update the below pages.

 

                          

Engagement & Activities                               Suggested Reading                                    Living with Dementia During Covid-19


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.