Are you caring for someone with dementia?

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Finding Meaning and Hope is a free discussion series for dementia family caregivers.

Finding Meaning and Hope

Join a group of fellow family caregivers to discuss how to regain hope and build resilience when dealing with the complexities of ongoing loss associated with caring for someone with dementia. In the Finding Meaning and Hope series, you will learn skills to help you stay strong, healthy, resilient, and positive as you navigate your caregiving journey with healing and hope.

This 10-week discussion series features videos based on the groundbreaking book, Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope While Coping with Stress and Grief by Pauline Boss, Ph.D., a leading expert on caregiver grief. Built on solid research and years of practical experience, it offers real help in dealing with the challenges, losses, and rewards of being a family caregiver of someone who is, or is becoming, psychologically absent.

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About the Discussion Series:

Series Length: 10 Weekly Sessions (Each session is 90 minutes)

Location: Virtual and In-person

Cost: Free for family caregivers

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Upcoming Series 2023:

Window Rock, AZ
Navajo Nation Museum

Tuesdays, Feb. 14 – April 18
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Register with Valerie: (505) 608-0540

Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale Bible Church

2nd & 4th Mondays, Feb. 13 – Aug. 14
10:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Register with Elly: (602) 300-6634

Wednesdays, Feb. 22 – May 3
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Arizona Time)

Register with Celestina: (602) 767-8300


Wednesdays, Mar. 1 – May 3
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Arizona Time)

Register with Brian: (928) 679-7306​


Wednesdays, Apr. 12 – June 14
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Register at: 

Don’t see a series that you can attend?

Contact Justin McBride at to find out about more upcoming series.

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