Cancer Caregiving

There is no work more important, more challenging or more meaningful than caring for a loved one who is ill.  When a partner, parent or friend gets a cancer diagnosis, your new role as caregiver can feel as frightening as the diagnosis. This seminar will feature experts in the community that can offer caregivers of all types tools, support, and information on how to embrace this important role without sacrificing one’s own well-being in the process.

Coping with the Unique Challenges of Adults with Brain Disease: A Caregiver’s Workshop

Family and friends of patients with all types of brain disorders often struggle with  similar  issues in  caring  for  their loved  ones. In  this  free  workshop, caregivers  will  receive  practical  information  from  nurses, physicians, and 
other professionals on caring for patients with illnesses that affect the brain, including brain tumors, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and injuries to the brain caused by trauma or stroke.  

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The Diverse World of Family Caregiving

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Family Caregiving for Older Adults will be holding a public workshop on the diversity of family caregiving issues. The event will be held Friday morning (8:30 am to noon), April 17 at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies in Irvine, CA and will also be webcast.

Three expert panels will explore:

Technology Coming of Age: In-Home Caregiving

Richard G. Caro, Co-founder, Tech-enhanced Life, PBC
Brad Kreit, Research Director, Institute for the Future
Christina Irving, LCSW, Family Caregiver Alliance
Moli Steinert, Executive Director, SteppingStone Adult Day Health - Moderator


Know Your Rights: Social Security and the LGBT Community

Learn how you might be eligible for additional monthly Social Security benefits, including spousal, children’s and survivors’ benefits, since the 2013 Supreme Court’s Windsor decision.

6:30–7:00pm: Complimentary reception with light refreshments
7:00–8:30pm: Panel discussion

Welcome: Congressman Mike Honda (CA)
Special Greeting: Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA)
Moderator: Wiggsy Sivertsen, BAYMEC Co-Founder

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

This three 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


Grupo de Apoyo en Español (Monthly Spanish Support Group)

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Loving Dementia Care: Learn the Skills You Need to Succeed

1. Describe the different types of dementia
2. Discuss physical andcognitive interventions and to reduce the morbidity associated with dementia
3. Discuss different behavioral symptoms associated with dementia and strategies to assess and manage them

First Meeting: FCA's General Caregiver Support Group

General Support Group for Family Caregivers Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month!




Wednesday: February 18, 2015







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