Sometimes sharing and communicating with family members about caregiving for a loved one can be challenging. Learn how to foster agreement, encourage cooperation, and receive tips for more effective communication within families at this workshop.
Learn about family dynamics
Hear about communication skills that promote cooperation
Learn new coping strategies and conflict resolution skills
SPEAKER: Christina Irving, LCSW, Family Consultant Family Caregiver Alliance
Whether you live hundreds of miles away or are just across town in your office, chances are you worry about the safety of an ill or elderly relative or friend at home alone. It's always in the back of your mind: Why isn't mom answering the phone? What if dad fell or had a heart attack and no one knows? What if he turned the stove on and forgot? Will mom wander outside and lose her way?
Have you ever experienced memory problems? Do any of your family/friends suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, or are overwhelmed by the caregiving tasks? Welcome to a free English/Cantonese bilingual health seminar. It will help you better understand Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, equip you with practical tips in caring for one affected by it, plus more information on community resources that you might need in reaching out for help.
It was the beginning of 2013 and my husband and I hit rock bottom. Once again, another medication did not work. This was the 10th medication in 10 years my husband tried to relieve his chronic pain. He was depressed, angry, and began to talk about divorce.