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We are a group of citizens dedicated to helping individuals live with dignity, comfort and peace as they near the end of life. Our mission is to serve as a broad-based community network to educate the members of the community and advocate for people with life-threatening illnesses and end of life concerns.

We are delighted to have you join us.

The next Mid-South Coalition for Comfort Care and Bioethics (MCCCB) Community Meeting will be held from 5:30 - 7:30 PMon Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at Trezevant Terrace, located at 3437 Waynoka Avenue.  The program will be entitled Obstacles to Providing Comfort Care in the Mid-South.  The speaker will be Sherry White, RN, BSN, BSW, Community Education Nursewith Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care.

Sherry has worked for Crossroads for 11 years  in various roles, including Case Manager, Staff Development Coordinator and Marketing/Community Education.   Prior to that, she worked in geriatric and psychiatric facilities as a social worker or nurse in for almost 30 years.  She will be leading the audience in a discussion to explore the barriers to providing the highest quality care and ways to overcome these challenges.  Issues to be address include the following:

1) How to get the word out about to providers and the public about resources and programs.
2) Knowledge Deficits
3) Cultural Beliefs 
4) Fears of losing control or other benefits 
5) Compliance/Resistance

 

Schedule of 2016 MCCCB Consumer Education Presentations ---FLYER

MCCCB Consumer Education Presentation, Saturday, July 23, 2016
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM in Meeting Room A of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library located at 3030 Poplar Avenue.

Aging and Dementia: Knowing The Difference with J. J. Doughtie, Assistant Director, Alzheimer's Day Services of Memphis

The program will include a talk about the aging process and the differences dementia brings to that natural process. Then participants will go through a group dementia sensitivity experience where most of the audience will watch while 3 - 4 individuals will have a virtual dementia experience. During this process, participants will get to experience first hand some of the changes that take place with aging and with dementia.

This program's FLYER

 

Audio recordings of the talks and discussion from the programs on:

Resources for Managing Care at Home

Deciding on a Nursing Home, Assisted Living or an Independent Living Community

Early Onset Dementia - Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

End-of-Life Care for People with End-Stage Liver Disease

Journeys In Caregiving: Personal Stories and Resources

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NOTES on Dr. Shade's presentation entitled "Hope and Meaning Near the End of Life" Dr. Shade teaches Philosophy at Rhodes College.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We send out a monthly Comfort Care Update and periodic announcement of events of interest via listserver. To join our e-mail list and be kept up to date with our meeting times and places, e-mail Emily at efoxhill (at) aol (dot) com and ask to be added to the Comfort Care e-list.