Live chat with expert: Diane Hendricks

Join expert Diane Hendricks and your host Lakelyn Hogan to get answers to your “What now?” questions after receiving a dementia diagnosis from a doctor. Whether you are currently living with dementia yourself or if you are caring for a loved one with dementia, this chat is for you. We’ll discuss:

  • Tips for sharing the diagnosis with family and friends
  • Stages of dementia and what to expect
  • Considerations for putting together a long-term care plan
  • How to find support
  • And more!

About the expert

Diane Hendricks
Diane Hendricks is a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of health care intra-professional team experience in a variety of settings serving adults. She currently serves as a clinical social worker at NM Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology; and contracted to the Alzheimer's Association as a Care Consultant and Educator. She completed 8 years as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, College of Public Affairs, teaching the Hospice Course. Her past experience as a social work/recreation consultant for a large Long Term Care corporation for over 14 years and as a Hospice Social Worker for 13 years has allowed her to gain an understanding of the complexity of older adults and how psychosocial issues impact the individual and the family. She has presented nationally and internationally on a variety of subjects including Grief, Adult Bereavement, Obtaining a Dignified Dementia Diagnosis, End of Life Care, Communications, Needs of the Younger Onset Dementia Individual, Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Dementia, Family Dynamics in Face of a Health Crisis, and Interdisciplinary Team Approach in Transitional Care.