Workshop aims to build better caregivers

By From page A6 | August 08, 2014

Local caregivers can be part of a research project created at Stanford University and sponsored by Dignity Health.

Building Better Caregivers is a workshop for caregivers who are taking care of a loved one who has memory loss. This free workshop meets for 2 1/2 hours weekly, for six weeks, and is facilitated by two trained peer leaders.

Pre-screening will be performed as part of registration into the workshop and study. To learn more and register, call Sydni at 916-851-2793.

The sessions will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 2-Oct. 7, at the Yolo Adult Day Health Center, 20 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Light refreshments will be provided by Dignity Health.
During the workshop, participants will learn how to break the caregiver stress cycle and manage difficult behaviors; communicate better with family, friends and their health care team; find help when they need it and take better care of their own health; and design a personal self-management program.

Enterprise staff

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