FCA Class

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This free six-part class offers new skills and tools for family caregivers of those with a chronic health condition such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, or stroke.

At Powerful Tools, you will learn how to:

· Reduce stress.

· Make difficult caregiving decisions.

· Communicate more effectively during challenging situations.

· Prevent caregiver burnout.

There Must be a Better Way Than This!

Join FCA for a special one day class offering new skills and tools for family caregivers who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.

In this class you'll learn tips and strategies for understanding and communicating with someone affected by dementia. 

You'll also have the opportunity to learn

  • how to handle difficult behaviors.
  • how dementia affects a person's ability to understand and communicate.
  • how to feel more confident in your caregiving role.

 

Difficult Conversations About Difficult Decisions

A FREE Workshop on talking with a loved one about end-of-life care

When you’re caring for a loved one with a chronic illness, you and your family will eventually face some difficult decisions. Anticipating the situations that may arise can help you honor your loved one’s healthcare wishes and avoid having to make tough decisions during a crisis. Topics at this workshop include:

It Takes Two! A Refreshing Approach to Understanding and Coping With Dementia Behavior

This four week class offers new skills and tools for family caregivers who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.

In It Takes Two!, you will:

  • Learn more about your relative’s ability to understand and communicate.
  • Learn new skills to handle troubling behavior.
  • Feel more confident and positive about your caregiving role.

It Takes Two! A Refreshing Approach to Understanding and Coping With Dementia Behavior

This four-week class offers new skills and tools for family caregivers
who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.

In It Takes Two!, you will

  • learn more about your relative’s ability to understand and communicate.
  • learn new skills to handle troubling behavior.
  • feel more confident and positive about your caregiving role.

Communicating and Advocating With Medical Professionals

Navigating our health care system for the first time can be a daunting experience, often leaving family caregivers confused and frustrated by an unsympathetic and bureaucratic system. This workshop will help to clarify the current realities of the health care experience for caregivers. Participants will learn to use effective communication techniques, and powerful communication tools to be a better advocate for the person for whom they are caring with health care professionals.

General Caregiver Support Group in Alameda County

Join FCA for an ongoing monthly support group for
family caregivers on the third Wednesday of each month.

To register and for more information: Please contact Amanda Hartrey, LMFT, Family Caregiver Alliance at 415-434-3388 ext. 334 or email [email protected]

Please call to register before going to this support group.

Taking Care of SoMEone Else

A workshop for those dedicated to the care of others—but who put their own health and social needs on the back burner.

One of the greatest challenges of being a family caregiver is maintaining one’s own physical and emotional health—all too often, caregivers neglect their health and well being. We cannot stop the impact of a chronic illness on a loved one. However, we, as caregivers, need to be responsible for our own self-care.

 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This free six-part class offers new skills and tools for family caregivers of those with a chronic health condition such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, or stroke.

At Powerful Tools, you will learn how to:

· Reduce stress.

· Make difficult caregiving decisions.

· Communicate more effectively during challenging situations.

· Prevent caregiver burnout.

 

There Must Be a Better Way Than This!

Join FCA for a special one day class offering new skills and tools for family caregivers who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.

In this class you'll learn tips and strategies for understanding and communicating with someone affected by dementia. 

You'll also have the opportunity to learn

  • how to handle difficult behaviors.
  • how dementia affects a person's ability to understand and communicate.
  • how to feel more confident in your caregiving role.

 

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