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Resilient living: First Steps education series
Why attend “Resilient Living with Dementia: First Steps”?
Participants share their story before and after attending Resilient Living with Dementia. This is a free six-week educational series where you can learn more about dementia and the first steps you can take to feel more prepared to live well with or care for someone living with dementia.
Resilient living: next steps workshops
Capturing a Legacy: Creating Life Story Books and Videos
By remembering the past you enrich the future. Everyone has a story to tell, including people living with dementia! Learn how to capture your loved one’s life story using The Legacy Storyteller Program. Give people the opportunity to share their rich histories, and capture these stories for a lifetime. The final end product- a printed photo book or video- will be a treasure of preserved memories for all to learn about your loved one’s life. Do you have children or grandchildren in middle school, high school, or college? Have them join in as this is a great family project!
Adaptive Strategies for Dementia
Learn adaptive strategies designed to assist caregiving and living with dementia.
Are you struggling in your caregiving role? Uncertain how to manage certain situations? Perhaps you have tried different strategies that don’t work and/or only increase stress and frustration. Stress reduction techniques, coupled with adapted communication and environmental changes can make a big difference! Learn adaptive strategies from LiveWell’s occupational therapists and get to the root causes of the distressing emotional reactions or atypical actions of the person with dementia you care for/about.
The Balancing Act: Staying Active and Seeking Downtime
Designed for both persons living with dementia and care partners, this session will help participants answer the questions, “How can one balance two seemingly opposing perspectives: staying active and seeking downtime?” This session will seek to answer that question and more. On the uneven ground of a pandemic, paying attention to one’s emotional, physical, and social needs through activity and rest can bring us much needed stability.
This Moment, This Day
Designed for both persons living with dementia and care partners, this session will help participants to manage the stress of the current world. Many of us ask “How long with this last?” Learn practical strategies to help both ourselves and family members with dementia to live each day with intention and purpose.
Building Your Support Team: Share The Care™
Receiving help can make a profound difference in your life, yet there may be many barriers preventing you from asking for help. This session will introduce you to Share The Care™, a system designed to help you create a strong support network with shared caregiving responsibilities. You don’t have to do this alone; let us help you to build your caregiving team! Designed for both people living with dementia and their care partners, this session will explore why and how to ask for help.
Building Your Support Team in Uncertain Times
Often, people are told to ask for support, but they don’t always know how to make the ask. How you ask for help can make a big difference when it comes to receiving it.
Individuals living with dementia and their care partners will:
Explore reasons why asking for help can be difficult
Identify areas in which help is needed
Identify opportunities to expand support networks
Learn how to ask for support
This program is specific to support and dementia. Viewers who learn to expand their support network may not feel so alone, feel less stress and strengthen relationships and resiliency.
Resilient living tips
Asking For Help
Often, carepartners and/or people living with dementia need to ask for support, but don’t always know how to ask, who to ask or what to ask for. Here, we will explore sources of support, areas in which help is needed, and how to ask for support. (11 minutes)
Body Scan (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)
A mindfulness based body scan is a form of meditation that helps expand mind/body awareness, release tension and quiet the mind. This 30 minute audio meditation is presented by Jennifer Terray, MSN, RN, and Director of Nursing Services at LiveWell
Three-Minute Breathing Space Responsive
Practice the Three-Minute Breathing Space Responsive as a way to respond to difficult moments in life. This series of mindful reflections is presented by Daniel Belonick, LCSW, MDiv, Director of Counseling Services at LiveWell.
Working with Ambiguity
Developing clarity during uncertain times. This series of mindful reflections is presented by Daniel Belonick, LCSW, MDiv, Director of Counseling Services at LiveWell.
Explore how change and stability can coexist in this mindful reflection presented by Daniel Belonick, LCSW, MDiv, Director of Counseling Services at LiveWell.
Nearing in a Time of Social Distancing
Remain connected during this brief time of social distancing.This series of mindful reflections is presented by Daniel Belonick, LCSW, MDiv, Director of Counseling Services at LiveWell.
Finding the Ground
This is the first video in a series of mindful reflections presented by Daniel Belonick, LCSW, MDiv, Director of Counseling Services at LiveWell.
Self Compassion Break
Take a self compassion break. Explore positive emotions while reducing negative emotions and stress. This series of mindful reflections is presented by Daniel Belonick, LCSW, MDiv, Director of Counseling Services at LiveWell.
Three Minute Breathing Space
Enjoy a three minute breathing space. . Explore positive emotions while reducing negative emotions and stress. This series of mindful reflections is presented by Daniel Belonick, LCSW, MDiv, Director of Counseling Services at LiveWell.
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To Whom I May Concern® Performance
To Whom I May Concern is an interactive theater program designed to give voice to people who have recently been diagnosed with a progressive brain illness such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Using their own words and scripting, these individuals share their stories and experiences with audiences made up of family members, peers, friends, care partners, and professionals. Working with a professional moderator and writer, in groups online or in person, clients are able to create their own narrative, expressing their fear, anger, frustration, hope and determination — often with humor and love.