Dementia Conversations

Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association®

This class is designed to help the family caregiver discuss challenging and often uncomfortable topics around Alzheimer’s and dementia with family members. Such as:

  • Going to the doctor to get a diagnosis or medical care
  • Deciding when it is necessary to stop driving
  • Making plans for managing finances and legal documents to be sure your loved one’s wishes are carried out and the costs of future care is covered

There rarely is a "right" time for these discussions, but the sooner they can take place, the better. Join us and learn some tips for breaking the ice and setting the stage for meaningful and productive conversations about dementia.

Featured Speaker, Sarah Holland, MSW, MPH, is the Alzheimer’s Association, Oregon chapter’s Director of Programs.

Register online or by phone at 503.988.8210.

Other classes in the series include:

  • Wednesday, May 18: Creating Home as You Age (A discussion to help you assess your/your loved one’s current living situation, available options as you age and how to adapt your living situation as you age.)
  • Wednesday, Sept 14: Legal Issues for Family Caregivers (Geoff Bernhardt, J.D., elder law specialist, helps you better understand how to prepare for the financial, health care and care needs of a loved one as they age.)
  • Saturday, November 12: All day conference—varied topics to be presented

All classes are held at the Providence Portland Medical Center in the Cancer Center Amphitheater. For more information about upcoming events, contact Rika Bering at 503-215-6556.

Events are sponsored by Multnomah County Aging, Disability and Veteran Services Division; AARP; Alzheimer’s Association, Oregon Chapter; and Providence ElderPlace.