Partners in Caregiving

An estimated 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH) and Good Shepherd Community Care have partnered to offer a three-part, free community lecture series to provide education and support for caregivers and individuals facing the challenges of this disease.

All lectures are from 6:30 – 8 p.m. and held in Shipley Auditorium, Second Floor, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, 2014 Washington Street, Newton. Q&A session will follow each lecture. Parking is free.

Registration is not required. Open to the community.

MONDAY, MAY 6, 2019
Healthy Brain Aging and Alzheimer’s Dementia: Is Prevention a Reality?
Brent Forester, MD, Chief; Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, McLean Hospital

Supporting the Care Partner and Navigating Resources
Julie McMurray, MA, LMHC; Alzheimer’s Association

THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019
Sleep and Aging
Aran Kadar, MD; Medical Co-Director, NWH Sleep Center

SIM: Safety, Independence and Mobility; Living with Alzheimer’s Dementia
Kathleen Strand, PT, MSPT; Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Sonia Smith, Senior OT; Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Life Goals: Navigating the Health Care Proxy and Advance Care Planning
Julia Ragland, MD; Director of Palliative Care Education, NWH

Decision-Making Capacity
David Wolfe, MD, MPH; Chair, Department of Psychiatry, NWH

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