Dementia Discussion

When:
September 20, 2017 @ 5:30 PM
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 A discussion about the different types of dementia, common behaviors, progressive stages and supportive services will be held at 5:30 p.m., September 20, at The Hickman Friends Senior Community, 400 N. Walnut St., West Chester, Pa. Doors open, with light refreshments served, at 5 p.m. All are welcome.

“Caregiving is uniquely challenging for those whose loved ones suffer from dementia,” said Pamela Leland, Executive Director at The Hickman. “Family members often feel overwhelmed and isolated.”

“It’s important to start planning for supportive services early, to avoid having to make important decisions in a panic,” said Wendy Hunt, BS, RRT; Clinical Services Liaison from Holisticare Hospice, who will lead the discussion.

According to the Institute for Dementia Research and Prevention, an estimated five million Americans have age-related dementia and that number is expected to rise as the population ages.

This presentation is one in a series of four Sip & Sit community service events to be hosted by The Hickman. Those planning to attend are asked to call 484-899-0547 or email kshoemaker@thehickman.org a week in advance to reserve a seat.

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About The Hickman
The Hickman is a non-profit personal care community located on a residential street in the heart of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Guided by Quaker values and tradition, The Hickman provides compassionate, individualized care to older adults in an affordable, home-like environment. A new building, set to open in early 2018, will add 74 studio and one-bedroom suites to the community, including a secure dementia unit on the first floor. For more information or to schedule a personal tour, visit www.thehickman.org or call 484-899-0547. “When you’re here, you’re home.”

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