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Dementia, Challenging Behaviors and the Holidays

Dementia, Challenging Behaviors and the Holidays

Start Date: Nov 30, 12:00 PM

End Date: Nov 30, 1:00 PM

Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care Annex
2314 NW Kings Blvd., Suite B Corvallis Oregon

Brown Bag Lecture Series

Bring your lunch. Cookies and beverages provided.

Will you be spending time over the holidays with someone with dementia? Would you like tips on interventions that can improve family relationships during the holidays?

The holidays can be stressful when caring for someone with dementia, as well as for the dementia patient themselves. This presentation will provide some background on the causes of “problem behaviors” that may cause stress on families during the holidays. Dr. Kao will discuss non-drug interventions that can enhance care and improve our relationships with individuals who have dementia.

Dr. Kao will speak to questions that were submitted by actual caregivers and family members of people with dementia. Caregivers and relatives submitted a number of questions about specific behaviors or situations they encounter that can be difficult to handle. 

About Dr. Kao

Helen Kao MD is Medical Director of Clinical Innovations at Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care, and Associate Professor of Geriatrics with University of California San Francisco. She has over 10 years of experience caring for patients with dementia, and their families.