Help is Here: When Someone You Love has Dementia Portland,OR

February 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Providence Portland Medical Center
4805 Northeast Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97213

Are you a caring for an aging loved one, expect to do so in the next few years, or if you are concerned about your own future? Join AARP Oregon, Multnomah County Family Caregiver Support Program and Providence Elderplace on February 26th for “Help is Here: When Someone You Love has Dementia,” a free community education forum.

Often families are confused and anguished about so many new situations that they encounter on their journey with a person with dementia, this forum will help you understand what to expect and provides simple strategies to care for their family member. Hear from renowned Portland geriatrician Dr. Marian O. Hodges and Ann Hill, a family caregiver and daughter of one of Dr. Hodges’ patients, who have written a book of the same name, “Help is Here: When Someone You Love has Dementia.”

What:              Help is Here: When Someone You Love has Dementia
When:             Thursday, February 26, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where:            Providence Portland Medical Center, (Cancer Center Amphitheater)
4805 NE Glisan St., Portland, Oregon

Check in begins at 5:30, refreshments provided. Space is limited. Register today.

To register:

Learn about:
• Things to think about soon after a family member is diagnosed with dementia, such as how to make a house safe
• How to communicate more effectively with a family member who has dementia so that there are fewer stressful conversations and more happy days
• Things to think about as dementia progresses, including how to manage some of the challenging behaviors of later dementia
• How the family caregiver can communicate more effectively with other family members
• How the family caregivers can take care of themselves – a critically important consideration

This forum is part of the Navigating the Journey, 2015 Caregiving Series. For other events, please visit

Please bring two cans of food and join us in our fight against older adult hunger in Oregon.