Dementia at End of Life ~ Webinar

dementia at end of life

With Lori Smith & Patty Brennan

Lori shares practical tips for doulas and other caregivers in the art of support for a person with dementia at end of life. Topics include:

  • The EOLD/caregiver’s role in identifying pain
  • Communication challenges in expressing pain
  • Observing and identifying signs of pain
  • Creating a comfortable environment
  • 4 main triggers causing distress for a person with dementia

Lori Smith, MA brings 24 years’ experience working in a variety of elder care models, including adult day care, home care, long-term care, memory care, and more. For the past 12 years Lori has specialized in family dementia care and educating families to help them keep loved ones at home for as long as possible. Lori recently completed Lifespan Doulas’ End-of-Life Doula Training program.

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Patty Brennan

Patty is the owner and visionary force behind Lifespan Doulas. For 40 years, she has been a doula, midwife, educator, author, nonprofit executive, and entrepreneur. Patty has personally trained over 2,000 people to become doulas. She is the author of The Doula Business Guide: How to Succeed as a Birth, Postpartum or End-of-Life Doula, 3rd Edition.