Program: Understanding End-of-Life Care For Persons With Dementia

EDISON – One of the most difficult stages in dementia care is coping with the physical, emotional and cognitive changes and challenges that occur during the end-stage of life.

On Wednesday, April 10, the EARS (Educate, Advocate, Reduce Stress) for Caregivers Program will present “Understanding Hospice and End-of-Life Care for Persons with Dementia,” a program featuring Tracy Grafton, LSW, of Haven Hospice. The presentation and discussion that follows will cover the invaluable assistance that hospice care can provide to help ease the emotional and physical burdens on family caregivers and on their loved ones who suffer from dementia.

This event is part of the 2013 Caregiver Education Series offered by the EARS for Caregivers Program at the Comprehensive Services on Aging (COPSA) Geriatric Services program at the UMDNJ-University Behavioral HealthCare. To register, call Susan Schwartz (1-866-300-3277) or Dale Ofei-Ayisi (1-732-235-8452).

WHAT: “Understanding Hospice and End-of-Life Care for Persons with Dementia”
WHEN: Wednesday, April 10, from 1 to 3 p.m.
WHERE: COPSA Geriatrics Services at UMDNJ-UBHC, 100 Metroplex Drive, Suite 200 (on Plainfield Ave.), Edison, NJ

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