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Free monthly lecture series

Every month Dementia Friendly Tempe Presents covers a specific topic about dementia that is presented by a professional in the field. These free education lectures will help raise community awareness of memory loss conditions and help families access available resources.

2nd Wednesday of each month
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road

The lectures are free but please register by calling 602-839-6850 to register or BannerAlz.eventbrite.com

Check the DFT Calendar for upcoming events.

July 10 - Return me safe: Tempe Police and Fire Medical Rescue departments' programs

Tempe has a number of safety programs to help its residents.  Team REUNITE is a program to identify, locate and return a lost person who cannot provide personal information.  Also learn about Smart 911, Lock Box and Via of Life safety programs.  Hear from a Tempe Patient Advocate nurse and learn more about fire prevention measures.  

August 14 - Ambiguous Loss: living with uncertainty

Caring for someone with dementia creates ongoing awareness of the loss of a person who is physically present but psychologically different from who they were.  This can be confusing and overwhelming for family members.  We provide strategies to infuse hope and meaning to one's life while providing care.  BAI social worker Susie Favaro, LCSW, facilitates the class.

A note about the Medical Marijuana and Dementia lecture 

f you were unable to attend the June 12 Medical Marijuana and Dementia lecture, it was videotaped and a link soon will be posted to tempe.gov/DFT under Videos.