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Dementia Caregiver Support

Hospice of the Valley’s Dementia program provides education, support and services for family caregivers. We teach ways to reduce challenging behaviors and to create pleasant interactions with your loved one throughout the disease’s course.  

Support Group

Hospice of the Valley, in collaboration with Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI), has created a monthly support group to help care-partners of persons with Frontotemporal dementias (FTDs) cope with the unique challenges of non-Alzheimer's Disease dementias. This is the first support group of its kind in Arizona for families affected by FTD. Called COPE (Compassionate Outreach Program & Education), the group meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. at BAI. Information: dementiaprogram@hov.org or 602.636.6363.

To find local support groups for caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease, visit the Alzheimer’s Association’s Desert Southwest Chapter support groups page.

Respite Care

Providing care to a person with dementia is a long-term responsibility. There may be a time when the caregiver may simply need a rest or a break for another reason. Hospice of the Valley has inpatient hospice homes Valleywide where the patient can stay for up to five days, giving caregivers a respite.

Dementia Resources

Visit our Dementia Program portal for a host of resources to help caregivers understand the disease and more effectively communicate with individuals affected by dementia.