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The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

| Date Posted: 3/19/2015

Hospice Presentation: The Longest Loss:  Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Wednesday, May 20

Registration 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Presentation 1 to 4 p.m.

This presentation is free. Participants can receive 3.0 contact hours for an additional fee of $15 (must go online to order and pay).

When the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, grief doesn’t wait for death. Grieving can begin before a formal diagnosis or in the doctor’s office when patients and families receive confirmation of illness. Over a span of what may be a decade or more, multiple losses associated with dementia become a pervasive part of everyday life for millions of patients, families and friends. After the death, survivors’ grief may be complicated by the nature of a lengthy disease process that has changed their relationship with the deceased. Through a combination of candid, compelling interviews and unscripted in-studio discussions, experts will identify how medical and social service professionals can best improve care for patients, families and themselves while coping with loss and grief associated with these progressive illnesses.

FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Administration Building,

251 Campground Road, Building 251B

RSVP required by May 13.  Please call (910) 715-6000 for information and to register.

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