Dementia: Patient and Family Perspective
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- Identify the multiple roles family caregivers experience when navigating a loved one’s dementia diagnosis.
- Question how providers can better relate to the challenges for families navigating a dementia diagnosis.
- Identify the impacts of Alzheimer's on individuals and their family caregivers.
- Assess the challenges facing those with Alzheimer’s and their family caregivers.
- Discuss and recommend initiatives that would address the challenges.
- John and Terri Hale, The Hale Group
Terri and John are the co-owners of The Hale Group, an Ankeny-based consulting and advocacy firm focused on aging and caregiving challenges. They are also family caregivers; part of the large invisible army who know the challenges, heartache and stress that come along with caregiving responsibilities. They, like so many caregivers, juggle their caregiving responsibilities with other roles: parent, spouse, grandparent, employee/business owner, sibling, board member, community volunteer, etc.
They are a face and voice for caregivers across the state. They have hosted a special program on Iowa Public Television about caregiving challenges, were featured in a front-page Business Record article about how Iowa companies are responding to employees’ needs as caregivers, and regularly speak to a variety of audiences – including employees at their worksites – about the challenges and joys of caring for loved ones.
Terri has nearly 40 years of experience in communications and public relations, most recently as assistant director of public relations at Principal Financial Group. John has over 40 years of experience in city, state and federal government, in the academic and nonprofit arenas, and in consulting and advocacy.
- Dick Goodson
- Kerry Goodson
- Bob Meddaugh
Volunteer and Advocate for the Alzheimer's Association
Relevant to the content of this CME activity, the speakers indicated they have no financial relationships to disclose.
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