Classes are 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 a class please call 650.592.9325 .
New Dementia Care Strategies for Family Caregivers - This two-hour overview introduces the latest, most effective strategies for dementia care, and will be helpful for caregivers with all levels of experience. Among the topics we will cover are: basics of dementia, mindfulness based stress reduction, activities of daily living, challenging behaviors, how to engage your loved one, and where to find extra information and assistance.
Date: Monday, May 13, 2013 Time: 9:30-11:30 am Location: Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Avenue, Redwood City
Instructor: Marguerite Manteau-Rao, is the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and 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.
Keeping Your Loved One Engaged at Home: Strategies for Dementia Caregivers - Few of us are prepared for the challenges of caring for a family member or friend, especially when memory loss and confusion are part of the picture. During this class the topics we will cover are: enhancing activities based on a person's skills, abilities, and interests; utilizing effective communication; strategies to make your loved one feel valued by providing opportunities to contribute; and where to find resources in the community. This class will be offered at the following locations:
Date: Wednesday July, 10 2013 Time: 9:30-11:30 am Location: Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Avenue, Redwood City
Date: Monday, August 19, 2013 Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Location: San Mateo Senior Center, 2645 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo
Instructor: Carly Cullimore, MSW, Case Management Coordinator and Social Worker at Catholic Charities CYO San Carlos Adult Day Services.
10 Ways You Can Help a Loved One With Alzheimer's Survive Hospitalization
By Marguerite Manteau-Rao, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CEO of Presence Care Project and Case Management Supervisor at Catholic Charities CYO San Carlos Adult Day Services