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March 2017

Finding Gratitude and Positive Meaning in Family Caregiving

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center (Baldwin Auditorium), 303 E. Superior St.
Chicago, IL United States
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Register Featuring Barry J. Jacobs, Psy. D. and Julia L. Mayer, Psy.D.  Dr. Jacobs and Dr Mayer are the co-authors of the newly released AARP Meditations for Caregivers — Practical, Emotional and Spiritual Support for You and Your Family. More than 43 million Americans are currently estimated to be serving in caregiving roles, and that number —as well as the stresses that accompany it —are expected to rapidly increase each year. Though caregiving is undoubtedly difficult, Dr. Barry Jacobs and Dr. Julia Mayer say…

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May 2017

Starting the Conversation: Identifying Values and Goals at the End of Life

May 25
Wellness House, 131 N. County Line Road
Hinsdale, IL United States
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This introduction to end of life decision making is an interactive conversation intended to: 1) start a dialogue about why this topic is so imperative to discuss 2) address common barriers many face when attempting to address the issues 3) inform attendees about the multiple components of a comprehensive dialogue 4) identify values and goals essential to understanding and communicating care preferences This session’s focus is to enhance comfort and confidence in creating and communicating a “quality of care plan” that accepts our mortality, identifies goals of care…

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June 2017

Caring Options: Hospice, Palliative Care Comfort and Dignity

June 22
Wellness House, 131 N. County Line Road
Hinsdale, IL United States
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What are the differences between hospice and palliative care? Which symptom controls are available from an early phase of a serious illness and not only at the end of life? After learning to recognize the common barriers doctors face in proposing these options to their patients, attendees will be empowered to know how and when to raise the issue with their care team or to be able to initiate a conversation about these services with loved ones. This is the third…

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