Lunch and Learn - Dementia Family Perspectives: What's Hard? What Helps?
January 15, 2019 –
In the second presentation of the 2018-19 Series on "Dementia Perspectives", Lisa Gwyther will speak from the diverse perspectives of family members of individuals living with dementia, covering how and why family perspectives may differ from each other and from the individual living with cognitive decline. She will summarize what we know about common risks of distress to the health of dementia family caregivers and what sustains family resilience as care needs and preferences change over time.
Lisa Gwyther, MSW, LCSW is a social worker with 40 years of experience in aging and Alzheimer's services. She founded the Duke Center for Aging's Alzheimer's Family Support Program and co-founded the national Alzheimer's Association. She is an associate professor in the Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Lisa has published over 150 research journal articles, book chapters, and books on dementia and family care, and received two documentary film awards and two NC awards for innovations in demential services.
Light snacks will be provided by Waltonwood Lake Boone. The Lunch and Learn 2018-19 Series is made possible by a partnership between Resources for Seniors, Wake County Community Resource Connections of Aging and Disabilities, and The Center for Volunteer Caregiving.
To register, email or call Nancy Francis at 919-460-0567 or firstname.lastname@example.org.