Posted by Beth Soltzberg

Salsa, Sangria, and DementiaLast Thursday, 15 people gathered in a festive, private room at Jose’s Mexican Restaurant in Cambridge to delve into the difficult topic of coping with a parent’s dementia. Joanne Peskowitz, care manager for JF&CS Your Elder Experts, and I facilitated a lively discussion that ranged from laughter to tears as participants shared their concerns and hard-won wisdom.

Those involved in a parent’s care are often juggling many responsibilities. They are dealing with an ongoing emotional and practical upheaval, but they tend to have very little time to get support. By holding this event in a wonderful restaurant with delicious food, we hoped to offer a nice evening out along with support and information.

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