FCA Class

It Takes Two! A Refereshing 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




Preserving Senior's Homes: Nuts & Bolts About Medi-Cal Recovery - Webinar

FCA presents a webinar on Medi-Cal benefits and protecting assets. Seniors sometimes hold back from claiming Medi-Cal coverage out of concern that, after they pass away, state collections might keep heirs from claiming the family home. Medi-Cal claims against estates are a real possibility but there are steps to take that may protect assets for a family's next generation.

Myths and rumors in this area keep too many seniors from obtaining needed benefits. Learn more about eligibility for Medi-Cal benefits and what asset protection steps may be available.

LGBT Older Adults and Dementia Care: A Consumer Perspective Webinar

FCA brings you a special webinar on dementia and the LGBT older adult population that is grounded in evidence-based literature, causal observation, and anecdotal experience from the perspective of someone with Alzheimer's in the LGBT community. The goal of this webinar is to highlight selective critical issues facing aging LGBT Dementia Consumers and offer concrete creative ideas to help improve dementia care.

Presenter: Lou A. Bordisso, Ed.D., LMFT:

Communicating and Advocating with Medical Professionals

It is quite likely that you as the family caregiver have found yourself gradually assuming, month-by month, the role of taking care of your loved one as dementia or other disabling illness has taken hold, and a first encounter with the health care system has left you confused and with a feeling of the system being very impersonal.

There Must Be a Better Way Than This

There Must be a Better Way Than This! Offers tips for understanding and communicating with someone affected by dementia. Losing the ability to communicate can be one of the most frustrating and difficult challenges for people with dementia. As caregivers, we're often at a loss as to how to talk with and respond to a loved one affected by dementia. This 2-hour workshop teaches you new strategies to handle difficult behaviors and how to remain connected with your family member.

Memory Care for Caregivers

Learn about...

  • Normal aging memory loss
  • Dementia and Alzheimer's disease
  • Supportive resources that boost memory
  • Day and/or residential care

Speaker: Christina Irving, LCSW, Family Caregiver Alliance

For more information, contact Audrey Dang at SteppingStone, 415-974-6784, ext 16.

Dementia 101 for the Caregiver

This discussion will cover basic understanding of dementia and how it affects an individual and some tips for caregivers on how to cope with these changes.

Presenter: Christina Irving, LCSW, Family Caregiver Alliance

Please contact Kathleen Beasley for more information at (650) 591-8286 or [email protected]




Relationships: The New Medicine for Dementia- Webinar

This webinar is designed to teach non-pharmacologic interventions for the treatment of people with dementia. We will discuss the risks and dangers of using psychotropic drugs for elderly people with dementia and methods for finding and resolving the true cause of a person with dementia’s problematic behavior. We will focus primarily on the importance of creating a culture of comfort in care settings. This webinar is open to caregivers as well as professionals.

Webinar Objectives – At the end of the course, attendees will know how to:

VA Caregiver Program Webinar

Family Caregiver Alliance presents a webinar on the benefits that are available to those taking care of a veteran. The purpose of this webinar will be to introduce caregivers and clinicians to the VA Caregiver Program, and provide an overview of Caregiver Support Services offered through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.



•Increase understanding of VA Organization, and the role that plays in Caregiver and Veteran system navigation.

Harvesting the Spiritual Fruits of Caregiving as a Way to Cultivate Wellness Webinar

Family Caregiver Alliance is partnering with Seasons of Care™ (SOC) to bring you a webinar designed to provide tools on caring for the caregiver. This webinar is open to caregivers as well as professionals.    Seasons of Care™ is a care-for-the-caregiverprogram that integrates the spiritual dimensions of caregiving to promote wellness for caregivers using  trusted wellness tools of the contemplative and expressive arts.


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