For clients with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, baths and showers can be upsetting for several reasons. Understanding common facts for dementia clients can arm CAREgivers with the ability to resolve fear, reduce frustration, and elevate safety for their loved one.
Read more HERE or visit our DementiaSupport@OPICA board on Pinterest for more techniques, activities and information about meeting the specific needs of people with dementia. xt Link
The Power of Music for Dementia Clients
Music has the capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity... despite dementia. Henry's story will make you a believer, watch it
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
OPICA is proud to support the path to certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. We will host this 8-hour class for health care professionals to provide fundamental instruction on dementia and dementia care. We prioritize and inspire compassionate dementia support because we know how quality care enhances the quality of life for dementia clients.
This is the required seminar for those pursuing CDP® certification. Please visit the NCCDP website at
nccdp.org to learn more about the certification process or feel welcome to join us just for the education.
I love working with and helping people who are living with the challenges that come with memory loss. I am especially enthusiastic about programs for people with early memory loss, I have designed and started several of these groups including art therapy support groups.
My Favorite Part of Working at OPICA
The people. OPICA members, staff and our generous volunteers.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Acquire the tools you need to Care for yourself while Caring for a loved one. Learn techniques that help you reduce personal stress, communicate your needs effectively and manage emotions while coping with difficult situations. You will also learn the best approaches for comforting and gaining compliance from a person with dementia.
This six week series is free of charge, made possible by OPICA's generous donors. We have two locations starting this series in June, learn more HERE
Daily Napping Could Help Save Your Life
While many behold napping as something lazy people do, research supports that napping regularly for 15-20 minutes at a time helps productive people stay healthy and be more vibrant. Read the full story from our CAREgiver TOOLBOXboardon Pinterest or at the source HERE