Classes & Workshops

What's Up, Doc? Communicating Effectively with Health Care 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 1-day workshop teaches you new strategies to handle difficult behaviors and how to remain connected with your family member.

Se Necesitan Dos

Comparta con nosotros esta clase de 4 semanas (un dia cada semana) especialmente desarrollada para cuidadores de adultos con la enfermedad de Alzheimer y otras demencias relacionadas. Venga preparado para buena compania, algunas risas, informacion y comunicacion.

Taking Care of SoMEone Else!

A dynamic 2-hour workshop for YOU, the caregiver! The caregiving of your family member may extend over many years, and the tendency may be to set your life aside during this time. You are invited to stay open to change, to think about other ways you might be handling your caregiving situation, and how you can take action on YOUR OWN behalf by learning a few tools to help YOU take care of YOU!
Subjects covered are: steps to identify sources of stress and how to manage them, negative self-talk, inability to ask for help, and identifying what we can and cannot change.

Retreats

Retreats are scheduled throughout the year and are planned specifically for the family caregiver as either a 1-day or 2-day respite from caregiving for their loved ones.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

It's not easy balancing your caregiving role and other parts of your life when you care for someone with a chronic health condition such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's or stroke. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a FREE, six-week class (1 day a week) giving caregivers invaluable tools to help reduce stress, make difficult decisions, communicate more effectively in challenging situations, and most importantly, prevent caregiver burnout!

La Salud Para Los Cuidadores Familiares

Alzheimer's Association, Family Caregiver Alliance y OnLok Lifeways presentan este evento: es gratis se ofrecerá en español. Se ofrecerá un desayuno ligero.
Temas del taller:
    •    Introducioón a la demencia y problemas de la memoria
    •    Nutricion y estilo de vida saludable en el cuidador
    •    Manejo del estres en el cuidador

It Takes Two

It Takes Two: A Refreshing Approach to Understanding and Coping with Dementia Behavior

This is a free, 4-week class (one day a week for 4 consecutive weeks) to help the caregiver of someone with memory loss better understand and communicate with their family member by learning more about their ability to understand and communicate. Caregivers will learn new ways to respond to troubling behavior, and feel more confident and positive about their caregiving role. Come prepared for good company, laughter, information and communication.

Decisions, Directions and Reflections: When To Move Your Loved One to a Care Facility

Placing a loved one in a nursing home can be one of life's most difficult decisions—one that can stir up feelings of self-doubt, anxiety, intense guilt, and above all, a feeling of abandoning your family member. In this workshop you will learn how to acknowledge your true feelings, put any "broken promises" into perspective, and to recognize the reality of your situation in order to take positive action, respect your own life and needs.

Como Controlar la Frustracion: Una Clase para las Personas que Atienden a un Enfermo

Uno de los desafios mas grandes en la vida de una persona es tener que atender a un enfermo. Parte del desafio son las emociones agradables y desagradables. Esta clase da informacion sobre como distintos aspectos y situaciones de la atencion a un enfermo pueden ser causa de reacciones emocionales. Ofrecemos esta clase en ingles tambien.

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