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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). 

 

Caregiver Collective Wisdom

Check out our new addition to the website, Caregiver Collective Wisdom! We asked e-news readers and support group attendees to tell us, “What do you wish someone had told you?”. On this page, you can read through the wisdom and compassion of the responses, with a range of practical caregiving advice and honest reflections on caring for a loved one with dementia.

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. and fourth Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. (in-person), contact Tiffany 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 Concerned For Aging Relatives: Every first and third Wednesday at noon, contact Bobbi 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.


Caregiver Connections

Long-Term Care Insurance

Speaker: Bill Comfort, Owner of Comfort Long-Term Care

Thursday, December 15th at 1:00 PM EST

This presentation will cover a brief overview of long-term care insurance, the key steps to filing a claim, how to navigate a denial, and when to start using coverage and why it’s best not to wait. Tune in to learn how to plan ahead!

Bill Comfort is an independent insurance broker specializing in long-term care insurance (LTC) insurance with more than 30-years of experience. In addition to his Comfort Long Term Care insurance business, he trains financial advisors on LTC planning through the CLTC® designation program and consults with home care agencies across the country on how to help clients navigate the LTC claims process. He has also served as an expert witness in LTC claims lawsuits against insurance carriers.

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Programs Events and Engagement Opportunities

Event Opportunities

Stay tuned for upcoming December events!

 

Engagement Opportunities

Orange County Memory Cafe on the Move

Friday, December 9, 11 a.m.
Orange County Historical Museum (Hillsborough)
Join OCDOA staff for a fun social engagement opportunity.
Register with Kendall Kopchick, 919-245-4278. Open to people living with dementia and care partners; not required to live in Orange County to participate.

Hello! Care Partners

Weekly on Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. – noon (virtual)
A weekly online social engagement for people living with mid-stage dementia. Connect with others in small group for conversation supported by pictures, and poetry.
Register with Lisa Meinert, 919-245-4251. Open to all and not required to live in Orange County to participate. View flyer here.

 

Reflections Art Talks 

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University 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.