Walla Walla Community Hospice
serves Walla Walla (WA), Columbia (WA), and N.E.
Umatilla (OR) counties.
Walla Walla Community Hospice does not discriminate in providing services on the basis of race,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, color, age, disability, or ability to pay.
Hospice Foundation of America 22nd Annual Living with Grief® Program
The Longest Loss: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Providence St. Mary Medical Center
Providence Room, Level 1
When the diagnosis is Alzheimer's disease or other dementia, grief doesn't wait for death. Grieving can
begin in the doctor's office when patients and families receive confirmation of illness. Over a span of
what may be a decade, multiple losses associated with Alzheimer's disease or dementia become a pervasive
part of everyday life for millions of patients, their families and friends. After the death, survivors'
grief may be complicated by the nature of a lengthy disease process that has changed their relationship
with the deceased. Through a combination of candid, compelling interviews and live, in-studio discussion,
experts will identify how medical and social service professionals can best help patients, families and
themselves cope with loss and grief associated with these progressive illnesses.
This program is sponsored by Walla Walla Community Hospice and Providence St. Mary Medical Center as
a free community service.