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Can Brain Training Exercises Really Prevent Dementia?

According to the Time Magazine, it can... 
Read more and see video HERE.
Is Napping Good For You?

While many think of napping as something lazy people do, research tells us that napping regularly helps productive people stay healthy and be more vibrant, find out why  HERE.

Using Art to Explain Alzheimer's to Children

In this 4-minute video, see why the book Why Can't Grandma Remember My Name? uses art produced by children alongside art produced by Alzheimer's patients to explain Alzheimer's disease to children, view HERE.
Mindfulness-Based Art Workshop March 12th

This monthly workshop, conducted in a studio environment, is designed to foster reflective practices, respite, and enjoyment for participants. 

The topic for March's workshop is:  The Practice of Self-Care,  for more details click  HERE.
Why I Chose Dementia Care

At a time when I experienced loss and tragedy, I had wonderful therapists help me  and  motivated m e  to become a therapist .  After spending time  with elderly and terminally ill individuals I  felt  that they  were in greater need for  care, compassion and empathy.

My Favorite Part of OPICA

At OPICA I hold hands with my clients, look in their eyes, hug them, dance with them, and really, really get to know them. Being here is therapeutic for me.   
Notecards  Featuring Original Art by  OPICA  Members

We are proud to introduce our newly designed note cards featuring artwork created by OPICA Members. Support OPICA with a gift of $25 to be awarded this set of four beautiful cards, click HERE  to learn more. 
Powerful Tool for CAREgivers

Learn how to Care for yourself while Caring for a loved one. You will learn techniques to:
  • Reduce personal stress
  • Communicate your needs effectively
  • Manage emotions while coping with difficult situations
  • Use best approaches for comforting and gaining compliance
This series is offered Six Consecutive sessions. 

Six Wednesdays:
March 8 - April 12, 2017

1 PM to 2:30 PM

Palms Rancho Park Library
2920 Overland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064

To learn more about this workshop, click HERE
Juggling CAREgiving Alongside Employment

42% of working Americans have at some point in the past five years been a CAREgiver to an elderly or chronically-ill family member. How to manage your job and care responsibility is not intuitive, learn helpful tips   HERE .
Respite Groups keep CAREgivers Healthy

OPICA's Support groups impart information and much deserved comfort. If you or someone you know is caring for a loved one with memory problems, OPICA's supportive services are open to the public and offered five days a week, read more HERE.