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Dementia Support

While the effects of dementia can be difficult and frightening for the patient, it can also be very challenging for family members who aren’t sure where to turn for dementia support. Watching a loved one begin to struggle with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating is hard. Family members may also find it difficult to interact in meaningful ways with their loved one as his or her memory and other skills decline.

Wings of Hope is here to help anyone in our community who needs it, even if the patient is not on Hummingbird Hospice services. We offer education to family caregivers and medical professionals about dementia and its varied symptoms, and how to provide the best care to persons living with the condition.

Support for medical professionals

Oftentimes, the family physician is the person who delivers the unfortunate diagnosis of dementia. Your patient and their loved ones look to you to help them process the news and to know what to do next. However, general practice doctors may not have the expertise or resources that families need at this vulnerable time. Wings of Hope is here to help them navigate this journey. 

Support for family caregivers

Most family members who care for a loved one living with dementia find themselves unexpectedly in that role. It is quite common to feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and unsure about how to handle your loved one’s changing needs. Wings of Hope is here to support you by facilitating a conversation group for those who care for a family member living with dementia.

In addition to meeting others with a shared experience, you will learn more about how dementia affects the brain and body and some ways that you can adjust your care tactics to improve the quality of life for your loved one. Wings of Hope’s partners with Hummingbird Hospice specialists and facilitates support groups by guiding conversation about our shared experiences in caring for a loved one living with dementia, as well as providing dementia related education. There is no cost to participate, but advance reservations are required. Please email your request or call Hummingbird Hospice at (210) 908-9774 on weekdays, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

 

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