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Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) Palliative Care and Bereavement Program

The VPH Palliative Care and Bereavement Program serves end-of-life patients and their families by addressing physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual issues associated with illness and dying.

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Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH)

Coping with Caregiving. REACH I

REACH I is a research project which explores the effectiveness of different interventions to reduce burden and distress of family caregivers. It includes a train-the trainer education program which focuses exclusively on self-care for dementia family caregivers.

Organization:

Stanford University School of Medicine Older Adult and Family Center

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 Caregiving

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 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.

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