Impact 75: Dementia Care: The Individual, the Family, and the Church
February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Dementia Care: The Individual, the Family, and the Church
Dementia can have a significant and dynamic impact on individuals and their families. Changes in memory, problem solving, and communication affect family interactions in everyday contexts. However, living with dementia also offers transformational opportunities to reframe issues of identity and family caregiving. In this talk, Dr. Angela Roberts will share practical strategies for addressing communication challenges, exploring ways in which reframing expectations around communication and meaning can reduce caregiving burden and promote better quality of life for persons living with dementia.
Impact 75 is our congregation’s response to real-life concerns that our pastors are hearing from church members.
This is our second in a series of 75-Minute Vital Conversations. The first was on adult children with increased responsibilities for their parents. View it here.
Do you have a concern that could be addressed in a professionally-resourced 75-minute conversation? Let us know!
Angela Roberts is Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Communication, Northwestern University. Her interests are in age-related language and cognition changes, and acquired cognitive-communication disorders in adults with neurodegenerative disorders. Her research includes the neurological and behavioral characterization of language and communication profiles in these populations, in addition to the design and evaluation of therapy interventions and caregiver education programs. Her research is informed by a 25-year clinical career as a speech-language pathologist. Angela received her Ph.D. in Health and Rehabilitation Science from the University of Western Ontario and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Cognitive Neurology at the Lawson Health Research Institutes.
Invite friends, co-workers, neighbors, and family members – anyone you think could benefit from this conversation.
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