My Demented Mom

5 million Americans suffer from Dementia. My mom is one of them. A site for young adult caregivers struggling and coping with "the long goodbye."

Couple of Phoenix-area happenings that I wanted to share… maybe you can help us spread the word.

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EVENT 1 (12-3 p.m.)

My friends at the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute are hosting a 3 hour program for friends and family of loved ones with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD, sometimes called Pick’s disease) to help them better understand and cope with the symptoms, disease progression and the kind of care required. You’ll hear from experts in the field of this dementia, get your questions answered and meet others who are in the same boat.

Remember, you may feel like you’re an island unto yourself when dealing with this, but you are never alone. You just have to take that step, and this is a great first step.

Space is LIMITED, so register for this workshop STAT. Email Deidra Colvin at Deidra.Colvin@bannerhealth.com

EVENT 2 (6-8 p.m.)

YAAA!, Young Advocates for the Alzheimer’s Association, will be hosting its supportive social starting at 6 p.m. at Cheuvront Restaurant & Wine Bar. YAAA! is for younger adult caregivers (18-39) and the intent is to focus on advocacy at the state and federal levels… This is your chance to make your voice heard! Our mix and mingle starts around 7 p.m… this is a great opportunity for caregivers, friends and family to connect, talk to people in the field and find a real support system here in the Valley.

2 thoughts on “Live in PHX? Then Save the Date: May 10

  1. Thinking of you on this Mother’s Day eve. You are an amazing daughter who’s Mama raised her right. You are not sitting in a corner in a snit over the fact that you’ve “lost” the mother you knew…you are now an advocate and an activist who is doing something for lots of others. So even if she doesn’t grasp that its Mother’s Day – there are other Mothers that see you and love what you’re doing. I’d be proud to have you as a daughter. So in the absence of your Mother’s voice – listen to a complete stranger and know that the efforts you are making to inform and instruct is an amazing legacy that honors your mother.

  2. thank you so much wendy! it was a so-so day… sigh…………

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