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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 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 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

Medicaid’s Five-Year Look-Back Rule

Tuesday, October 19th from 10-11 AM EST

Are you planning on applying a loved one for nursing home Medicaid? Then you won’t want to miss this month’s Caregiver Connections as local attorney, Jonathan Williams, explains the elusive Five-Year Look-Back period, what it is, when it starts, how to avoid penalties and how to plan for it.

Jonathan Williams, Attorney at Clarity Legal

Jonathan Williams is an elder law and estate planning attorney based in the Triangle area. He enjoys educating his clients about the law so that they can have the peace of mind of knowing that the planning they undertake now will reduce the burdens of time, effort, and expense that often fall upon family members when proper planning is left incomplete or inadequate.

He holds three degrees from Wake Forest University, including his law degree. He is aco-author of The Ultimate Caregiver Guide, a guide to the practical aspects of caregiving, including legal issues, managing finances, arranging caregiving resources, and other issues.

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

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

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, October 5th, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the Passmore Center
–> Monday, October 11th, 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the Seymour Center

View the full flyer click here.

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.