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Workshops navigate journey of dementia

Hospice of the Valley has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Grayhawk Classic Residents’ Foundation at Vi at Grayhawk that will support educational workshops focused on dementia.

The grant will be used to develop and deliver six community education workshops, “Understanding the Journey of Dementia.” Participants will learn to customize techniques for interacting with people with dementia and to provide sensory experiences such as aromatherapy, dance and touch.

The project also includes a presentation about planning ahead for healthcare decision-making for people with dementia, including ethical issues that may arise. A presentation is scheduled 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Hospice of the Valley’s administration building, 1510 E. Flower St.

The workshops and presentation will be open to the public at no charge. Reservations are requested by Nov. 14: 602-636.-5391 or events5@hov.org. For information, call 602-636-2236.

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