Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Middle Stage
This two-part series led by the Alzheimer's Association will provide practice answers to the questions that arise in the middle stage of Alzheimer's Disease. Sesions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays, March 14 and March 21 at the Glenner Memory Care Center Encinitas (335 Saxony Road, Encinitas CA 92024). To register, call (800) 272-3900.
How Do I Do This? Caregiving at Home
Family caregivers can learn and practice the basics of caring for a loved one at home including transfers, personal care, proper body mechanics and more. Learn from a registered nurse how to physically care for your loved one and how to protect yourself from injury. Cost is $10 and the session will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 at Sharp Grossmont Hospital's Brier Patch Campus, Classroom 13/14 (9000 Wakarusa Street, La Mesa CA). Registration is required by calling (800) 827-4277 or visiting www.sharp.com.
The Power of Touch: Healing for the Family Caregiver
Family caregivers learn essential tools for self care and relaxation, techniques to enhance the care you provide your loved one and simple healing touch techniques. Program includes lecture, hands on demonstration and audience participation. Presented by Lisa Goodman, Integrative Care Coordinator, Sharp HospiceCare on Thursday, April 4 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Grossmont Healthcare District’s Herrick Library, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com.
Life Estate Gift Annuity vs. Reverse Mortgage
Learn how to get income from your home. If you or your parents are “house rich and cash poor and would like to receive a meaningful income without moving, then you need to attend this free informative seminar. A free consultation is available. Presented by Norm Timmins, J.D., Gift & Estate Planning Director, Sharp HealthCare Foundation on Thursday, April 11, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Pt Loma/ Hervey Branch Library, 3701 Voltaire St., San Diego. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com.
Finding the Balance in Caregiving
Learn ways to be a better caregiver at this information-packed workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12 at the College Avenue Baptist Church (4747 College Avenue, San Diego CA 92115). Brought to you by the San Diego Caregiver Coalition, this free event includes a continential breakfast and lunch. Topics include managing balance and body mechanics, hiring a caregiver, understanding memory loss and dementia, managing the emotional side of caregiving, driving and legal and financial issues to consider. There also is free adult care for your loved one with advanced registration. To sign up, call (800) 827-4277 or visit www.sharp.com.
Addressing Beahvior Through Compassionate Communication
Learn to articulate tips to improve communication skills with memory-impaired adults. Identify techniques to cope with challenging behaviors. Presented by Holly Pobst, Community Education Manager, Alzheimer’s Assoc. on Monday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Grossmont HealthCare District Conference Center, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com.
Living a Brain-Healthy Lifestyle
The health of your brain plays a critical role in almost everything you do. Learn to identify brain healthy foods, understand how physical exercise can improve brain health and learn mentally challenging activities and how they strengthen brain cells. Presented by Holly Pobst, Community Education Manager, Alzheimer’s Assoc. on Tuesday, April 16, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion, Classroom B, 3075 Health Center Dr., San Diego. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com.
Planning Ahead for Future Healthcare Needs
This free conference will provide participants with the tools to help identify values, goals of care and the communication skills required to select an appropriate health care agent for future health care needs. Hear guest physicians share their own thoughts on their Advance Directives! Join the movement towards educated and informed health care planning and decision making. Tuesday, April 16, 9:30 to 12 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 2111 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com
Living with Chronic Illness: A Free Conference for Seniors & Families
Have you or your loved one been diagnosed with CHF, COPD, dementia, Parkinson’s or another chronic illness? Learn about steps you may need to take in order to receive the care and treatment you would like. Live to your maximum potential. Thursday, April 17, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Dr., La Mesa. Free continental breakfast and lunch. Reservation required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com.
Managing the Challenging Behaviors Caused by Cognitive Impairments
Part of the Southern Caregiver Resource Center's Caring for the Family Caregiver series, Alejandra Ceja-Aguilar, director of education and outreach for SCRC, will lead this talk from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 26 at First Unitarian Universalist Church (4190 Front Street, Room 113, San Diego CA 92103). Parking validation will be provided. For more information, call (800) 827-1008.