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Adult Day Health Center ‘Facing the Challenges of Aging’

5/3/2013

​​The Adult Day Health Center (ADHC) at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center will host a talk by Tedd Judd, PhD, as part of the ADHC lecture series, “Facing the Challenges of Aging,” titled “Caring for the Person with Dementia – with Dignity, Understanding and Joy.”

Dr. Judd, a neuropsychologist practicing in Bellingham, will discuss changes in societal attitudes that affect how care is provided for those with dementia. 

“In the past 15 years, advances in the biology of dementia have made headlines,” said Dr. Judd. “But equally important has been the quiet shift in attitudes, knowledge and collective wisdom that has transformed caregiving. While no one wants dementia, families affected by dementia can still have lives of dignity, understanding and joy.”

The presentation will be 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at the ADHC, 809 E. Chestnut in Bellingham. The talk is free and open to the public; however, due to space limitations RSVP is required by Tuesday, May 14. Phone 788-6410 to register for the talk. 

The Adult Day Health Center provides nursing, therapeutic exercise and activities to support older adults and people with disabilities or long-term illness, and enable them to remain in their homes. The ADHC also provides a variety of caregiver support services including support groups, staff consultation and education. Through collaboration with other community care providers, the Center helps ensure that families who live with chronic illness or disability are provided the help they need.​

 
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