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Education Where You Need it

At ElderConsult we recognize the critical role that education plays in the challenging task of caring for elders. We understand that needs and schedules vary so we provide choices online and in person.

DECEMBER, 2019 | CAMPBELL, CA | MONTHLY WORKSHOP

Cancelled — Happy Holidays

January 28, 2020 | CAMPBELL, CA | MONTHLY WORKSHOP

Caregivers New Year — Time for YOU!

Speaker: Stephanie Howard

Care partners give so much to others, but still need time for themselves to keep in balance. How does a care partner carve out time for themselves? Why is this so important? What are some resources to help? We will share tips and strategies that have worked for others, and suggestions for planning short and longer times of care for YOU.

February 25, 2020 | CAMPBELL, CA | MONTHLY WORKSHOP

Finding a Caregiver—Where do I Start?

Speaker: Stephanie Howard

Start with a list – what specifically do you need? What does your loved one need? Which is better, going through an agency or hiring a private caregiver? Why? We will offer suggestions on how to evaluate a potential caregiver and how to manage caregivers.

March 31, 2020 | CAMPBELL, CA | MONTHLY WORKSHOP

Dealing with Caregiver Guilt, Stress and Burnout

Speaker: Stephanie Howard

Being a caregiver for a loved one with dementia is a tough job and many caregivers feel guilt, stress and burnout. We will offer some ideas and tips to help alleviate these. There is help available to mitigate the negative and help you feel less guilt, stress and avoid burnout. We will also share with others in the group ‘what works’ and ‘how to’.

April 28, 2020 | CAMPBELL, CA | MONTHLY WORKSHOP

Dementia Simulation—What Does it Feel Like to Live with Dementia?

Speaker: Stephanie Howard

This interesting, interactive experience will give you a good idea of the frustration and fear that many living with dementia feel every day. We will offer volunteers an opportunity to ‘suit up’ temporarily and try to do simple tasks when burdened with sensory deprivation that mimics the sensations of dementia.

After the simulation, we will discuss observations and feelings and how better understanding can make better caregivers.

May 26, 2020 | CAMPBELL, CA | MONTHLY WORKSHOP

Understanding Hospice—What it Means, How it Works, Support at Home

Speaker: Stephanie Howard

Hospice care is a type of care and philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill patient’s pain and symptoms, and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs. We will have representatives from three hospice organizations on hand to answer questions and provide information.

June 30, 2020 | CAMPBELL, CA | MONTHLY WORKSHOP

The Journey—Understanding the Progression of Dementia and What to Expect

Speaker: Stephanie Howard

What is dementia and how does it progress? Caregivers and families can provide the best support by understanding the ‘journey’ as dementia goes from mild through to the late stages. Being prepared and understanding what is happening gives caregivers tools to manage the disease better, help their loved one better, and help themselves. Knowledge is a key component.

Past Topics

  • This Is So Hard: Difficult Behaviors
  • Dementia Simulation‚ How Does it Feel?