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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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2019 in Review, Valley Women's Club of SLV

2019 in Review by Sheila DeLany, VWC President

Dear Valley Women’s Club members – and you all are dear to me! Your membership is essential: to the Club, to the work, to the Valley. Your voices make us heard; your participation makes us effective; your dues and donations make us thrive. We belong to the VWC because we are passionate about the future

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Caregiver Support: How to Prioritize Your Day • Feb 8th, 2018

Develop your own flexible, prioritized daily caregiving schedule that is unique to your individual situation. Caregiver workshop with Del Mar Resource Center for Caregivers, Thursday, Feb. 8th at Highlands Park Senior Center in Ben Lomond. 2:00-3:30pm. Free. Pre-register at 831-459-6639 or www.delmarcaregiver.org

The VWC’s Caregiver Support Group Fills a Big Need in the Valley

The pressure on individuals providing care for an ill, disabled or dying family member is enormous. Having to BE there 24/7, alert to meet needs and deal with problems, trying to do errands, dealing with lack of sleep with no opportunities to relax or take a walk can affect the caregiver’s health adversely.