Embracing Death for a Fuller Life
2021 Virtual Conference Series
Universal Series Sponsor The Connie Hillman Family Foundation
2021 End-of-Life Conference Series
Welcome to our 21st year of providing End of Life (EOL) education to our community!
We invite you to reduce your fear of death through fun and engaging events, as well as heartfelt conversations.
Join us to explore the creative ways community members and standard-bearers are engaging with end of life.
All are welcome to this free series of events. If you have an idea for a session that you'd like to see, please let us know!
We can be reached with questions and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEMENTIA: The Struggle is Real
Thursday, April 15th, 2021 6 - 7 pm (MST)
80% of people with dementia have behavioral challenges, including agitation, during their disease progression.
Current management of these behaviors with prescription drugs do not always work and the lack of clinical studies can be frustrating. In the context of Casa de la Luz Hospice’s innovative agitation program, Dr. Rebecca Powell and Piper Frithsen will share practical, non-pharmacological approaches to treating dementia behaviors and their underlying causes like boredom, restlessness, and sensory overload.
Dr. Rebecca Powell, MD, HMDC, Associate Medical Director
Piper Frithsen, M. Admin, RN, Administrator
Dr. Rebecca Powell, MD, HMDC
Associate Medical Director
Dr. Powell is certified in internal medicine and has recently obtained her certification as a hospice medical director. She is the founder and chairperson of the Casa de la Luz Agitation Consult Team (ACT), an innovative program that researches and recommends non-pharmacological interventions for treating agitation in patients with dementia.
Piper Frithsen, M. Admin, RN
With nearly 25 years of nursing experience including a variety of bedside and leadership positions, Piper is an active member of the Casa de la Luz Agitation Consult Team (ACT). She has enjoyed watching the success of the program and the positive outcomes in both our hospice and palliative care patients and families.