Powerful Tools for Caregivers

TAKING CARE OF YOU: POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS 6 Tuesdays, beginning October 3rd (9:30 am – noon) A 6-session workshop for family caregivers to help you: Learn to Relax | Reduce Stress | Communicate Effectively Reduce Guilt, Anger, and Depression | Make Difficult Decisions Registration fee of $35 includes The

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Wine Down and Big Heart Awards 2017

Friendship Center, south coast’s only non-profit, fully licensed adult day services program, is pleased to announce its 7th Annual Wine Down. This casual yet festive event will feature local vintners/breweries pouring their wines and beers for tasting: Buttonwood Farm Winery Fess Parker Winery Gainey Winery Lucky Dogg Winery Pegasus Estate

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Regarding Intimacy – Love in Times of Dementia

Regarding Intimacy – Love in Times of Dementia By Luciana Mitzkun PRINTABLE ARTICLE Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of progressive dementia often have a profound impact on spousal relationships. While one spouse gradually becomes a care receiver and the other a caregiver, the very nature of their bonding ties begins

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Art program for people with memory loss and their care partners

ART TALKS is the creative space where people affected with mild memory loss paired with their partners come together to advance memory and communication through participation in art workshops. ART TALKS stimulates communication, promotes socialization, and protects against isolation. Additionally, it provides a nurturing environment where people develop skills and

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Minimizing the Risk of Falling

We may take walking for granted, but we are not born with the ability to walk. Learning to walk requires a lot of practice, taking a long time before a child walks with confidence. Walking requires navigation skills, coordination of muscles and balance, and precise brain management of incoming and

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