Webcast on Alzheimer’s and Dementia Grief Set for April 22

Posted: 4/9/2015

Brookings Health System, Edgewood Vista and United Living Community will present, The Longest Lost: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia webcast on Wednesday, April 22 from 12:45 to 4 p.m. at Brookings Health System’s hospital, conference rooms A and B.

The webcast from the Hospice Foundation of America explores the ways Alzheimer’s disease and other kinds of dementia cause losses both during the life of a patient as well at the patient’s death. The grief experienced by both the patient and the family can be long and complex. This program will suggest ways in which professional persons can help others and themselves cope with the effects of these illnesses.

The program will benefit professionals at all levels, including nurses, social workers, and counselors; professionals working in hospice, long-term or home care; and individuals who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

Advanced registration is appreciated by April 17. A $5 registration fee is required which may be paid the day of the event. To register or learn more, please contact Pastor George Gehant at (605) 696-7505 or ggehant@unitedalive.com.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, Arlington Medical Center and White Medical Clinic. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.