Hope Hospice offering free Family Caregiver classes

Hope Hospice offering free Family Caregiver classes

Hope Hospice offering free Family Caregiver classesCONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (June 19, 2022) — 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.

Recordings of past events are available on our website, too. Register at HopeHospice.com/family. Questions? Call (925) 829-8770.

July 14, 10–11:30 a.m. | “Handling Grief and Loss”

No matter how thoroughly one has prepared for the inevitability of death of a loved one, when the time comes it still can be a shock to the system. In this webinar, a marriage and family therapist will discuss the complexities of grief and loss, including anticipatory grief and ambiguous loss. Participants will be provided with coping strategies to help them both during the final stages of life and after their loved one has passed.

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

Have you ever worried whether some of the memory challenges you or a loved one are experiencing are “normal?” Could they be a sign of something else? 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 other food for thought.

September 8, 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. Also, they will cover 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 13, 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 information about establishing powers of attorney. Also, they will cover trusts and wills, paying for long-term care and accessing government assistance programs.

Hope Hospice is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It has served the Tri-Valley and neighboring East Bay cities since 1980. Tax ID 94-2576059. For more information, visit www.HopeHospice.com or call (925) 829-8770.