For Immediate Release
October 22, 2007
Bonnie Lawrence, Family Caregiver Alliance
blawrence at caregiver dot org
TWO NEW PHONE WORKSHOPS HELP FAMILIES
RING IN NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH IN NOVEMBER
SAN FRANCISCO–Families caring for a chronically ill or disabled loved one are invited to pick up their phones and celebrate National Family Caregivers Month with two free TeleCaregiving Workshops sponsored by Family Caregiver Alliance and California’s Caregiver Resource Centers. These telephone workshops make it easy to learn practical skills from expert instructors and enjoy the company of other caregivers without having to leave the comfort or convenience of your home or office. All you need is a phone!
California caregivers and family members of someone diagnosed with a chronic or disabling health condition.
HERE BUT NOT HERE—FINDING HOPE WHEN A LOVED ONE HAS MEMORY LOSS
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 from 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Speaker: Pauline Boss, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, therapist, and author.
Description: Families caring for relatives with disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, Parkinson’s disease or traumatic brain injury often feel sad as they see loved ones lose their memory and the capacity to care for themselves. Dr. Boss calls this sadness “frozen grief,” or “ambiguous loss.” Learn how to build resiliency and hope as you live with loss that is unclear and seems to have no ending.
PREVENTING PROBLEMS WITH MEDICATIONS: SAFE AND COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 from 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Speaker: Richard “Ron” Finley, B.S. Pharm., R.Ph. Lecturer, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, UCSF School of Pharmacy.
Description: Caregivers can play a key role in managing cost-effective drug therapy that is safe and effective. Learn the basics on safe use of medications; symptoms associated with a medication-related problem; how a pharmacist can help minimize adverse drug reactions; and sure-fire ways to save money on drug bills.
Call in from your home or office. Registrants will be provided with a toll-free phone number and instructions for dialing in to the workshop.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Preregistration is required. Register online at www.CaliforniaCRC.org. From the homepage, click on the link “Upcoming Workshops--Register Today!” Or contact the TeleCaregiving Registration Hotline at (800) 445-8106. Ext. 450.
TeleCaregiving Workshops are a program of Family Caregiver Alliance and California’s statewide system of 11 Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs) as part of a series of special events celebrating National Family Caregivers Month in November. Funding is provided by the California Department of Mental Health.
For a complete list of Caregiver Resource Centers and the regions they serve, visit www.CaliforniaCRC.org. Previously recorded TeleCaregiving workshops are available online on the Family Caregiver Alliance website at www.caregiver.org under “Fact Sheets & Publications.”
FCA is celebrating its 30th Anniversary of Service to Caregivers.
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