The Link Between Chronic Pain & Dementia

The New York Times published details about a research project that suggests there may be a link between chronic pain and an increased risk of dementia, read more  HERE
August NEWS FROM OPICA

OPICA provides comprehensive, personalized services for adults challenged with memory loss, and for their families. We thank you for sharing this news with others.
6 Things People with Alzheimer's Wish You Knew

"I enjoy the same things I used to..."  While people with dementia forget facts, they can often remember and enjoy many activities including drawing, painting, dancing, yoga, meditation, matching games and even story telling. Read  more   HERE .

A Los Angeles Times article proposes that 1 in 3 cases of dementia is linkable to factors like inadequate education, obesity, hearing loss, and smoking. These factors are preventable, read what researches suggest we do, click  HERE

Meditation is the antidote for chronic stress because it resolves emotional and biological consequences of prolonged stress, click  HERE to know more.
Mindfulness-Based Art Workshop August 13th

This workshop, conducted in a studio environment, is designed to foster reflective practices, respite, and enjoyment for participants. 
 
The topic for August's workshop is:  Creating Connection to Self and Others,  click HERE  to learn more.

Why I Chose Dementia Care

I came to OPICA as a trainee, I was blown away by the love within this population. I am inspired by such full lives and how our members have so much to share and teach. It has been nice helping them know that they are seen.

My Favorite Things About Working at OPICA

How much the staff cares. For us, it's not just a job, but a place we can  make a true difference. It is very fulfilling making an impact every day.

"Hold on to Me"

Experience the joy our members experience in this touching video by Mondo Cozmo starring Anna Faris, filmed at OPICA, click  HERE.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers LEADER TRAINING

Learn how to facilitate "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" in your community.  This two-day leader training prepares and certifies PTC class leaders to successfully co-lead the six-week series.

Presenter  Carol Hahn, MSN, RN delivers t his training next on:




Wednesday  October 11th 
Thursday October 12th



8:00 AM - 5:00 PM




Atria Hillcrest
405 Hodencamp Road
Thousand Oaks, CA91360

Learn more about this workshop  HERE.
Notecards Featuring Original Art by OPICA Members

With a minimum donation of $25, you can order a set of four beautiful cards created by OPICA members. Each one includes a photograph and brief biography of the artist on the back. Every time you send a card, you help bring awareness to the individuals coping with cognitive impairments. Click HERE for more details.
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