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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013 10:06 AM

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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

When: Stress-Busting for Family Caregivers will be presented October 10 through December 12 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. every Thursday

Where: United Way of Miami-Dade County, 3250 SW 3rd Avenue in Miami

Cost: Free - Program costs are covered by United HomeCare through grant funds awarded by the Older Americans Act and administered by the U.S. Administration on Aging and Alliance for Aging of Miami-Dade County.

*Register by calling Blanca Ceballos, Manager, United HomeCare, at 305-716-0710.


3250 SW 3rd Avenue in Miami, 33129    google map | yahoo map

• Location: Miami, United Way of Miami-Dade County

• Post ID: 23778840 miami
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