The Valley Women’s Club of San Lorenzo Valley
SLV Caregivers Support Group Meeting

SLV Caregivers Support Group Meeting, Dec. 1, 2022

Thursday, December 1st, 2022, from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM The Valley Women’s Club Office in the Highlands Park Senior Center8500 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA Please join us for coffee, tea, and snacks! Brad Beaulieu, of Hospice of Santa Cruz County, will be there and will be discussing and answering questions about how Hospice can help family

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Caregivers Support Group

The SLV Caregiver Support Group Returns!

Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM The Valley Women’s Club Office Highlands Park Senior Center 8500 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA Please join us for coffee, tea, and snacks! Local Alzheimer’s expert, Jill Ginghofer, will be there and will be discussing and answering questions about “sundowning” and other dementia-related issues. After

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Dementia Support Tips

Nira Rittenberg, an occupational therapist at Baycrest, offers these tips to help caregivers manage their parents’ dementia. 1. Longer visits are not always better. Keep the visits short and don’t try to squeeze too much into it. Better to come again and leave when things are going well, rather than staying when the person is overtired

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My Rights as a Caregiver

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform I have the right… to care for myself. This is not an act of selfishness.  It will give me the capacity of taking better care of my relative. to seek help from others even though my relative may object.  I recognize the limits of my own endurance and strength. to

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A, B, C’s for the Care of People with Dementia

From the Alzheimer’s Association A – AGREE Don’t argue Have a positive approach Ignore the negative B – THE BRAIN IS BROKEN Difficult behaviors are caused by brain damage Blame the disease, not the person People with dementia cannot learn new things People with dementia cannot just “try harder” C – CALM CARE Remember that

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