Caregiving and Health

Programs and resources on caregiving and staying healthy:

Well-Being Tips: Stress Management for Family Caregivers
Wednesday, November 18, 11:00 am to 12 Noon
As caregivers, we always have to balance managing the needs of the people we care for and taking care of your own needs. Unfortunately, our own health and well-being as caregivers often suffers as responsibilities and tasks pile up. This session will focus on key aspects of well-being, and how to make time for daily check-ins with yourself. We will focus on building on your current coping and stress management activities. In this webinar you will learn about:

  • Components of well-being
  • Ways to check in with your own well-being
  • How to build upon the stress management and coping strategies you already use

Registration  These classes are open to family caregivers in the San Francisco Bay Area and specifically for family caregivers, not providers.

COVID-19 fact check website, UCSF

In an era of fake news, it’s important to find the facts. This can become more complicated when there are misunderstandings about terminology (“airborne” vs “droplet-borne”) or when research is still ongoing. Learn the facts and myths so yu can prepare better and keep others informed. 

A team of two dozen UCSF medical students and a designer created a website, COVID-19 Fact Check, which busts myths about COVID-19 with clear and illustrated examples. Read more here.

Growing Older in Your Home Video

Growing Older in Your Home

When I'm 64 Podcast

A new podcast about Caregiving sponsored by Stanford Center on Longevity, hosted by Ken Stern.

How do we take care of each other during a pandemic? A health care crisis? When we’re 24 or 64? Join us as we hear from caregivers and experts as we tackle the challenges of looking after the people we love.

Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety
Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty. Created by Shine, an award-winning app and community that will help you struggle less with anxiety. To learn more, visit: join.shinetext.com.

Meditation for BIPOC

Liberate Meditation App for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). This app was created by and designed for the BIPOC community.

SAGE, Lambda Legal, and Human Rights Campaign conducted a webinar to discuss the tools, supports, and solutions for older LGBT people navigating the COVID-19 pandemic

Be PREPARED: Take Control

Medical Planning Guide for EveryoneWe are all in this together.
You can do your part by making a plan.
This plan can help you, your family, friends, and your medical providers.
Other verisions also available in Spanish and with CA resources.

 

Alzheimer's Association Online Education Programs

The Alzheimer's Association offers a number of Alzheimer's and dementia courses available online, 24 hours a day at no cost. (also available in Spanish)

Courses include topics on warning signs and understanding Alzheimer's and demenita, challenging conversations and effective communication strategies, planning for and living with dementia, and more.

Family Caregiver Alliance National Center on Caregiving

Caring for yourself is one of the most important—and one of the most often forgotten—things you can do as a caregiver. When your needs are taken care of, the person you care for will benefit, too.

Relaxation for Caregivers Series

Self-Care for Family Caregivers

COVID-19: Tips for Dementia Caregivers

Most likely, dementia does not increase risk for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus, just like dementia does not increase risk for flu. However, dementia-related behaviors, increased age and common health conditions that often accompany dementia may increase risk. Resources from the Alzheimer's Association.