Dementia Expert to Speak in Branson, Monett

thumb_e913be4961507f6Mary Sharp is an internationally respected consultant to caregivers of people who have dementia. Her presentations have been standing-room-only in places like New York City, Dallas, Seattle… and southern Missouri.

She has inspired caregivers across the US and Canada as well as in Scotland, Ireland and Fiji. She is coming because her good friend and fellow advocate for excellence in elder care, Janet Gard, has arranged (through her company, Hospice Compassus) to sponsor and host this very special meeting.

The title of the program is “Making Beautiful Moments.” The presentation is targeted to members of families (and friends) who have a loved one with a form of dementia. Currently, one-third of Americans die of dementia (particularly Alzheimer’s disease). That number will increase dramatically in the next 20 years.

Approximately 75% of people with dementia are cared for at home. In addition to the emotional pain and physical fatigue of 24/7 care, Sharp says the most debilitating aspect is the frustration of not being able to communicate in usual ways.

Sharp’s presentations focus solely on aspects of communication and making life less stressful. Hers is a “been there, done that” reflection of what she learned during the 15 years she cared for her mother and the following 10 years in which she has worked with family and professional caregivers around the world.

The generous sponsorship of Hospice Compassus, means there is no charge to attend. The meeting are scheduled in each city.

Wednesday, September 17 5:30-8:00 pm, and Thursday Sept 18 9:00-11:00 am

Victoria Plaza

3044 Shepherd of Hills Expressway Ste 100

Branson, Missouri 65616

and

Friday, September 19 9:00-11:00 am and 2-4 pm

Monett Park South

Hwy 37-60

Monett Missouri 65708

It is requested that you call 417-335-2004 for Branson program and 417-235-9097 for Monett program if you plan to attend. A handout will be provided and the meeting planners would like to know how many to print.

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