Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Free Caregiver Events in October Throughout San Diego County

"Living a Brain Healthy Lifestyle"
Learn from the Alzheimer's Association the lifestyle choices you can make to help maintain your brain's functionality as you age. The session will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8 at the San Diego Public Library in Lakeside (9839 Vine Street, Lakeside, CA 92040). Register at (800) 272-3900.

"Healing for the Family Caregiver: Essential Tools for You and Your Loved One"
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. The presentation led by Lisa Goodman of Sharp HospiceCare, will be held 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday on October 9, November 13 and December 18 at Grossmont Health District's Herrick Library (9001 Wakarusa Street, La Mesa, CA). Register at (800) 827-4277.

"Driving & Dementia"
This popular presentation from the Alzheimer's Association will take place 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 10 at the La Mesa Community Services Building (4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942). Register at (800) 272-3900.

"Addressing Behavior Through Compassionate Communication"
Discover the different ways to most effectively communicate with someone who has Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. The session will be held 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15 at the Alzheimer's Association (6632 Convoy Court, San Diego CA 92111). Register at (800) 272-3900.

"Managing Holiday Stress"
Find techniques and tactics to help family members best cope with the stress that comes with the upcoming winter holidays (and all the family-focused holidays to follow). This session will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 16 at the Joslyn Senior Center (210 Park Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025). Register at (800) 272-3900.

"2014 Health Care Reform"
Silberado Senior Living in Escondido is hosting a private presentation on 2014 Health Care Reform by Kasha Fadaie, president, Fadaie Insurance Services, Inc. from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 17 at Silverado Senior Living Escondido (1500 Borden Road, Escondido, CA 92026). Space is limited, and light refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. for you and your guests by October 11 to (760) 737-7900.

"The Diagnosis, Management and Treatment of Frontotemporal Dementia"
Do you have a family member or friend with frontotemporal dementia? Then you may wish to attend this free conference featuring a keynote from Dr. Douglas Galasko, a professor of neurosciences and director of the UCSD Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. Other speakers will address treatments and management tips. The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 19 at First United Methodist Church's Linder Hall (2111 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108).

"How Do I Do This? Caregiving at Home"
Learn and practice the basics of caring for a loved one at home including transfers, personal care, proper body mechanics and more. The presentation will be led by Roselind Duddy, R.N., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 19 at Sharp Grossmont Hospital's Brier Patch Campus (9000 Wakarusa Street, Classroom 13/14, La Mesa, CA). Register at (800) 827-4277.

Planning a Green Retirement
Hear from experts on managing your credit and debt to make the most of your savings and plan for a sound financial future during this free event from AARP. It runs 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Satuday, October 19, at the Energy Innovation Center (4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92117). To register, call (877) 926-8300.

Resources and Tools for Family Caregivers
Family caregiers can learn about health and community resources, placement options, support groups and more during this presentation by Andrea Holmberg of the Sharp Senior Resource Center. It's being held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, october 28 at the Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center (9001 Wakarusa Street, La Mesa, CA). Also discussed will be emotional issues people face when caring for a loved one and caring through the holidays. Register at (800) 827-4277.

4th Annual Brain Health Forum
The San Diego Dementia Consortium presents its annual Brain Health Forum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 10 at the San Marcos Civic Center's Main Hall (1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069). Presentations will be giving on "Maintaining Your Brain Health," "Successful Aging," and "What's Cancer Got to Do with Alzheimer's Disease?" along with a Tour de Cuisine Lunch featuring food fare from area senior communities. To register for this free event, call (760) 796-6823 or visit www.sddementiaconsortium.org.


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