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Fall 2012 Class Series for Caregivers and Care Partners

Easing the Stress of Dementia with Mindfulness


Dementia Caregiving can be very stressful. Learn how mindfulness, or the ability to be present in the moment, can help you de-stress while creating the most favorable condition for your care interactions. During this two-hour overview you will learn the basics of mindfulness practice, as well as a new, deeper understanding of the dementia experience. This class is offered FREE of charge thanks to generous grants from the Sequoia Healthcare District and the Peninsula Health Care District. Classes are not for professional caregivers. To register for this class please call 650.592.9325 . This class will be offered at the following locations:


1.     Date : Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Time : 9:30-11:30am Location : Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94061

2.     Date : Monday, October 1, 2012 Time : 9:30-11:30am Location : Sequoia Health and Wellness Center, 749 Brewster, Redwood City, CA 94063

3.     Date : Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Time : 7:00-9:00pm Location : San Carlos Library, 610 Elm Street, San Carlos, CA 94070


Instructor : Marguerite Manteau-Rao, is the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and new Case Management Supervisor at Catholic Charities CYO San Carlos Adult Day Services. She is a Mindfulness based psychotherapist, and ATR (Registered Art Therapist), also trained in cognitive therapy and mindfulness practice. She is the co-founder, of the Presence Care Project, a new, innovative mindfulness-based dementia care program for care partners of persons with dementia.


How to Best Help Alzheimer's Caregivers? Teach Them Mindfulness


It Takes Two - A Refreshing Approach to Understanding and Coping with Dementia Behaviors


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 this four-week class you'll learn more about your relative's ability to understand and communicate, learn new skills to handle troubling behavior and feel more confident and positive about your caregiving role. This class is offered by the Family Caregiver Alliance.


Dates/Time : Thursday's October 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012 (4 weeks) 3:00-5:00pm


Location : Catholic Charities CYO San Carlos Adult Day Services, 787 Walnut Street, San Carlos, CA 94070


Speaker : Christina Irving, Family Consultant, Family Caregiver Alliance


Cost : Donations accepted. Limited respite may be available at San Carlos Adult Day Services. Please ask for more information. Group size is limited and preregistration is required. Please call to register today!


To Register : Call Christina at 800.445.8106.


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