They often refer to caring for someone with dementia as “the long, sad goodbye.” The reason being is that you are slowly losing pieces of your loved one as the disease progresses. It can be a very challenging experience and one that can take a lot out of you the caregivers. Here are a few tips to help you manage your grief while saying goodbye.
Hoag Hospital, Saint Joseph Health, The Caregiver Resource Center, and Alzheimer’s Family Center (AFC) are proud to present the 15th annual Spirituality Conference. This conference examines the role of spirituality in providing whole person patient health care. Through speakers and a panel discussion, we will explore spiritually based care approaches as they apply to issues of mental health, religious and cultural competence, family caregiver needs, and lifestyle medicine. Attendees will consider coping and care strategies for those at home or in the hospital setting through the lens of unity, health and hope.
Marshall Moncrief, LMFT
Carol Bakhos, PhD
Faith Roberts, MSN,RN, FCN
Rabbi Ellie Spitz
Cindy Mueller, RN
The University of California, Irvine- Pacific Ballroom
311 W. Peltason Dr, Irvine, CA 92697
Registration is $50 and includes breakfast, lunch, and free parking.
If you would like more information, please contact: Beatriz.Camacho@hoag.org or Susan.Johnson2@hoag.org.