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Classes and Support Groups

We are excited to offer in-person and zoom education classes and support groups for all members of the community. Join us to learn more about dementia and discover helpful resources. There is no cost, but registration is encouraged for each session.

Community Classes
Dementia Bytes

Thursdays, Noon–12:45 p.m.
We are excited to offer a virtual dementia education class for working professionals every Thursday at noon. Simply log in to Zoom during your lunch hour and enjoy a weekly conversation to help you navigate the challenging dementia journey.

Format: 20 minutes of education followed by 25 minutes of general dementia Q&A. 

Click to Join Zoom  –  Meeting ID: 874 8226 4963 Passcode: 401031

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Dementia Experience and Education

Saturday, March 9 • Noon–3 p.m.
Saturday, May 11 • Noon–3 p.m.
Walk-ins always welcome.

Participate in this interactive presentation featuring an 8-minute experience that presses participants to perform everyday tasks as if they were living with cognitive impairment. This simulation will be followed by a general review of the most common types of dementia and how progressive brain changes impact thinking, functioning and behaviors.

Location
Dementia Care and Education Campus
3811 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Registration
Email events@dementiacampus.org or call (602) 767-8300

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Fitness Friday

Fridays, 10–11 a.m.
Offered at no charge. Registration preferred, but walk-ins welcome.

Research shows that staying active is one of the most important strategies to keep our brains healthy and strong. Join us each Friday for exercises led by the campus occupational therapist. Calli Carlson, OTR/L, CLT, works with clients of all ability levels. She focuses on movements that help improve mood and well-being, increase strength to reduce risk of falls, and enhance self-confidence through activity mastery. Caregivers, family members and their persons living with dementia are all welcome to attend this fun and upbeat morning group.

Location
Dementia Care and Education Campus
3811 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Registration
Email events@DementiaCampus.org or call (602) 767-8300

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Dementia patient at DCEC Memory Cafe
Memory Café

Every Monday • 10–11:15 a.m.
2nd Saturday of the month • 10–11:15 a.m.
starts March 9, 2024

Join us! Care partners enjoy stimulating conversation in educational and support sessions. People with dementia experience engaging activities provided by professional caregivers specially trained in dementia care. Registration preferred, but walk-ins welcome.

Location
Dementia Care and Education Campus – Education Center Memory Cafe
3811 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Registration
Please call (602) 767-8300 or email MemoryCafe@dementiacampus.org

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Online Support Groups
Female dementia patient with son
Dementia Care Partner Online Support Group

Every Wednesdays, noon – 1:00PM

Join other care partners while remaining in the comfort of your home to discuss the stresses, challenges and rewards of providing care for a person living with dementia.

This free virtual group is facilitated by Nicole Crothers, a skilled Hospice of the Valley medical social worker with over 20 years’ experience in dementia care.

Zoom: https://hov.zoom.us/j/95549983607?pwd=bnpuWWlsSStlZFVoNnJ2azJNRDlmZz09
Meeting ID: 955 4998 3607
Password: 562327

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Mindful Connections for Dementia Caregivers

Every Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Start your Tuesdays with a fresh focus! Join Dr. Maribeth Gallagher, director of Hospice of the Valley’s Dementia Program, for a virtual “wellness get-together.” After a 5–10-minute practice to help relax and refresh, we’ll discuss any questions around dementia and your heartfelt concerns as a caregiver.

Zoom: https://hov.zoom.us/j/94357763001
Meeting ID: 943 5776 3001
Passcode: 691016

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Memories of the heart...when a loved one dies of dementia

Now Virtual
1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
10:30 a.m.–Noon

To register, and for Zoom link, please call (602) 636-5390.

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