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United HomeCare’s “Stress-Busting” Program Brings Relief to Caregivers
October 10, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm| Free
When: Stress-Busting for Family Caregivers will be presented October 10 through December 12 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. every Thursday
United HomeCare® (UHC), South Florida’s leading home health community organization, will present a series of free workshops aimed at helping caregivers cope with the emotional and physical stress generated by the daily routine of caring for a family member suffering from Alzheimer’s and other debilitating dementia.
The innovative Stress-Busting for Family Caregivers program was developed at the University of Texas Health Science Center and comes to Miami for the first time. Caregivers completing the program improve their caregiving skills and report they have significantly lowered the strain generated by the responsibility of taking care of a loved one weakened by Alzheimer’s or other dementia.
The nine-week course is taught by certified Stress-Busting for Family Caregivers instructors and covers the following key topics:
• Stress and Relaxation
• Dealing with Challenging Behaviors
• Grief, Loss, and Depression
• Coping with Stress
• Positive Thinking
• Taking Time for Yourself
• Choosing a Path of Wellness
In addition, registered program participants will receive the following material:
• A Path to Wellness Caregiver Guide
• Meditation Audio CD
• Relaxation Strategies DVD