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Dementia’s Long Goodbye: Strategies for Caregivers


Rev. Hugh Lagan, SMA, Psy.D., offers practical strategies for navigating the challenges of caring for someone living with dementia.

1 hour

Product Description


Caring for someone living with dementia can be a lonely and overwhelming experience. Rev. Hugh Lagan, SMA, Psy.D., explores the stages of the journey with dementia from a person-centered perspective and offers strategies for ensuring the best quality of life possible for men and women living with dementia and those who are caring for them.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Better understand the “dementia journey” and its many forms;
  2. Learn practical ways to balance priorities as a caregiver, avoiding burnout and honoring self-care; and
  3. Identify strategies for navigating common dementia challenges and end-of-life issues.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. Why do so many people who are caring for loved ones with dementia feel so alone?
  2. What supports do I have in place for my own care?
  3. How can I manage the emotional stress that I am experiencing as a caregiver?