Caring for elderly family member? Hope Hospice has free education series to help

Caring for elderly family member? Hope Hospice has free education series to help

Caring for elderly family member? Hope Hospice has free education series to help
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Aug. 8, 2023) — If you’re caring for an elderly family member, Hope Hospice is here to help with a free education series, now offered as interactive classes through Zoom.

Attend the live webinars for a chance to ask questions of the presenters, or watch recorded versions posted to our website a few days after each presentation.

Register at Questions? Call (925) 829-8770.

August 10, 10–11:30 a.m. | “Dementia vs. Normal Aging”

As we age, our brains and our bodies undergo changes. We may experience instances where we process information more slowly, or we may have trouble recalling names or dates; these can be examples of typical age-related changes. But what are the indicators that these changes may be due to something more serious such as mild cognitive impairment or dementia? When might it be time to visit the doctor for an evaluation? Hope Hospice’s dementia specialists will discuss these questions and more.

September 14, 10–11:30 a.m. | “Dementia Basics”

Since dementia dramatically changes the ways that individuals think, perceive, communicate and behave, caring for a loved one with dementia presents a unique set of challenges. Hope Hospice’s dementia specialists will discuss the nature and progression of dementia and the various diseases and conditions that can produce its symptoms. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the ways in which dementia can impact the brain and behavior.

October 12, 10–11:30 a.m. | “End-of-Life Legal and Financial Issues”

When facing the incapacity of a loved one, reliance on professionals will ensure that families receive the most accurate information about options and protection. An elder law attorney will share introductory information about establishing powers of attorney, trusts and wills, paying for long-term care and accessing government assistance programs.

November 9, 10–11:30 a.m. | “Medicare: An Overview and Updates for 2024”

Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people age 65+ and those with disabilities doesn’t have to be confusing. A guest presenter from Alameda County’s Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) will share information about coverage, options for supplementing Medicare, and changes for 2024.