It is essential that families understand why aggression in people with dementia arises and what to do to reduce frustration. View a powerfully informative video lecture by UCLA psychologist Linda Ercoli, PhD  HERE

OPICA provides comprehensive, personalized services for adults challenged with memory loss, and for their families. We thank you for sharing this news with others.
beyond alzheimer's, the artist within

Our eighth annual Art Show celebrates OPICA's artists as they proudly present their paintings to friends, family, and members of the community. Proceeds from artwork sold benefits OPICA's Counseling Center.

Please join us October 7, 2017 
Click  HERE for details .

People with dementia can make great use of touchscreen devices utilizing "Apps" that create meaningful interactions and provide helpful activities that engage and often support memory, to learn more click  HERE
Why does music memory outlast most other memories?

For many with dementia, recalling the name of a loved one is often difficult, if not impossible. Yet this group can often recall the lyrics to many songs. Learn why  HERE .

A major challenge for caregivers is finding the time and energy to take care of you, but research clearly shows that self-care improves your health and your ability to care for your loved one,  click  HERE to know more. For helpful Self-CARE tips and activities, visit our CAREgiver TOOLBOX board on Pinterest. 
Mindfulness-Based Art Workshop September 17th

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

Battling Early-onset Alzheimer's

Alan Romatowski shares his progress, two years after being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, click  HERE and scroll down our video page to view this video.
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.
Add a leaf to
OPICA's Tree

Send a tribute to someone in their honor, or in memory of someone they loved and lost. With your tribute gift, a leaf with your message will be added to OPICA's tree on the north wall of the main room, visible to everyone as they enter the room. A special tribute card will be sent to the person you honored in acknowledgment of your gift. Click HERE for more details.