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Long-Term Planning Health Seminar

Long-Term Health Planning Seminar: Learning more about dementia

Most commonly family members and friends are providing care for people living with dementia.  This can be overwhelming and create physical, emotional and financial stress to families.  The World Health Organization says that dementia has significant social and economic implications in terms of direct medical and social care costs, and the costs of informal care.  In 2019, the estimated total global societal cost of dementia was $1.3 trillion, and these costs are expected to surpass $2.8 trillion by 2030 as both the number of people living with dementia and car costs increase. 

So what can you do to lessen this pressure? 

Purdue Extension will be hosting Dr. Darcy Lash who will be sharing on dementia and what you can do to plan and prepare to ultimately offer support and improve the lives of people with dementia and their caregivers and families.  The seminar will be held on Wednesday October 20, 2021 at the Benton County Annex at 6:00 pm.

Additionally Dr. Lash will be discussing the following topics as time allows:

  • Long term care insurance.
  • Cost of nursing home for acute rehab.
  • Cost of nursing home for memory care.
  • Cost of nursing home for long term skilled care.
  • What does regular Medicare cover?
  • Does dementia get better with medication and therapy?
  • What is hospice?
  • What is palliative care?
  • What is a POA?
  • What is a DNR/DNI?
  • Is dementia fatal?
  • Things to anticipate with a dementia patient.
  • What happens when you cannot take care of the patient at home anymore?
  • Types of dementia and symptoms.
  • COVID, why get vaccinated?


Please join us for this informative seminar by RSVP to the Extension office, 765-884-0140. 

It is the policy of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service that all persons have equal opportunity and access to its educational programs, services, activities, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran. Purdue University is an Affirmative Action institution. This material may be available in alternative formats.

If you are in need of a reasonable accommodation to attend this program, please contact Kelsie Muller, Extension Educator prior to the meeting at 765-884-0140 or by October 13, 2021. 

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