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Dementia Caregiving

challenging journey

Hospice of the Valley has two programs to support families caring for a loved one with dementia. We understand how frustrating it can be at times... and how it's easy to feel overwhelmed.

You’re not alone. We can help.
LATE STAGE DEMENTIA

We help family members caring for a loved one with late stage dementia, who are on our hospice service. The cost is covered by Medicare and most insurance plans.

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EARLY AND MID-STAGE DEMENTIA

Our Palliative Care for Dementia program helps those caring for loved ones in the early and middle stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia, not on hospice. This program is funded through private payment from the patient/family and by grants.

Palliative Care
for Dementia

Help for Family Members Caring for a Loved One with Dementia
Our social workers

We lend emotional support. Social workers assist with medical decisions like living wills and recommend community resources. They help you meet the challenges of caring for someone who can’t communicate daily needs.

Our chaplains

We bring family caregivers spiritual comfort. Sometimes it’s a quiet presence beside you, bringing solace through empathetic listening and conversation. If desired, our chaplains comfort with prayer, meditation and music.

Our physicians and nurses

We help keep loved ones comfortable and provide medical expertise to overwhelmed family members. Our doctors and nurses educate caregivers about what to expect as dementia progresses.

RESPITE FOR CAREGIVERS

There may be times when caregivers simply need a rest or a break. We have the only inpatient home designed exclusively for those with dementia. Loved ones can stay at Gardiner Home for up to five days to provide relief to weary caregivers.

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MINDFULNESS FOR CAREGIVERS

Mindfulness meditation has been scientifically shown to reduce stress, chronic pain, insomnia, even depression in caregivers who are often overwhelmed by exhaustion and loneliness.

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CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS

There are community education events and monthly support groups to help caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's Disease and several other types of dementias. 

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Alzheimer’s Association Support

Caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease can find help on the Alzheimer’s Association’s Desert Southwest Chapter support groups page.

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Duet Caregiver Support

Duet helps families cope with the responsibility of caring for a loved one with dementia with workshops, mentoring and community support groups. 

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CADA Caregiver Support

Central Phoenix Advocates for Dementia Awareness (CADA) holds monthly socials and quarterly talks featuring dementia speakers. Suzette Armijo at (602)478-6972 or check CADA's fb page.

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Learn About Dementia

Stages of Dementia

Understand changes in memory, thinking and function in individuals with dementia.

Understanding Dementia Behaviors

Learn about what can cause challenging behaviors, and how to deal with them.

Dementia FAQs

The top questions that caregivers ask when learning about dementia.

Education Videos

Personal stories and educational videos for caregivers.

Communication Tips

Important strategies to help you communicate with someone who has dementia.

Personal Care

Ways to care for a loved one with dementia.