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Dealing with Dementia provides attendees with a handy book to help them throughout the journey.


“Healthier Living” Chronic Disease Self-Management Program 800-900-8582
Do you have a chronic health condition or care for someone who does? The award-winning Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is based on research conducted at Stanford University. Take the first step to manage ongoing health conditions with easy methods to reduce fatigue, anxiety and sleep loss.

VIRTUAL ONLY: Session Zero scheduled for March 2 (Th) 11 a.m.-noon  I  R  I  NC
March 9-April 13 (T) 11 a.m.-noon I  R  I  NC      

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program 805-388-1952, ext. 100
This six-week series is designed to teach practical skills for managing chronic pain, moderating symptoms and staying motivated to overcome the challenges of living with ongoing health conditions. This program is for adults living with chronic pain due to illness or accident. 
VIRTUAL ONLY: Session Zero scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 17, 10-11 a.m.
Tuesdays, Jan. 24-Feb. 28, 10-11 a.m​.; 6-w​eek series. Please call to register or register below by selecting "Health Management." No charge.

Diabetes Self-Management Program  800-900-8582
An award-winning series based on research conducted at Stanford University is designed for anyone with Type 2 diabetes. Learn methods to reduce fatigue, pain, stress and fear through exercise and healthy eating, and to effectively manage the disease to improve quality and outlook on life.

VIRTUAL ONLY: Session Zero scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 8, 10-11 a.m.
Wednesdays, Feb. 15-March 22, 10-11 a.m​.; 6-w​eek series. Please call to register or register below by selecting "Health Management." No charge.

Dealing With Dementia 805-388-1952, ext 100
The Dealing with Dementia Program was developed by the Rosalynn Carter Institute as an evidence-informed educational support program for caregivers of people living with dementia. This 4-hour workshop highlights topics such as the caregiving experience with an easily understandable explanation of dementia, best practices in caregiving, and problem solving with dementia behaviors. Learn tips for caregivers to find time for self-care and stress management. Completed workshop participants will receive a comprehensive manual for dementia caregivers. Spanish and English available. 

Two-part class. You must attend both sessions to complete it.

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m. AND Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Please call to register or register below selecting "Health Management." $25 (cost of materials).

Dementia Live 805-388-1952, ext 100
Dementia Live is a high impact, dementia simulation experience that immerses participants into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it’s like to live with cognitive impairment and sensory change. Participants are outfitted in specialized gear and given a series of tasks to perform. The challenges and struggles one faces become very real to the participant, triggering heightened empathy and understanding, creating a catalyst for meaningful communication and improving quality of care.

Friday, Feb. 3, between 9 a.m. and noon (1-hour long; sign up for 9, 10 or 11 a.m.)

Please call to register or register below selecting "Health Management." No charge.

Depression and Caregiver Burden Screening 800-900-8582

It is well-documented that long-term, unrelieved caregiving duties, especially when caring for loved ones with dementia, can have negative impacts on the health, personal, social and/or financial well-being of the caregiver.  Depression and a sense a well-being become significant factors to evaluate. 

The Caregiver Center utilizes the Zarit Burden Interview to assess a caregiver's perception of "burden" to see if those areas are being affected, with a focus on depression, mental health, negative affect, social support, stress and coping (American Psychological Association), as well as the PHQ-9 Depression Screening tool.

The PHq-9 is a "multipurpose instrument for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and measuring the severity of depression" (National Institute of Health), and utilizes a brief self-report tool.  The tool rates the frequency of symptoms which factors in the scoring severity index.

Camarillo Health Care District's use and/or results of the PHQ-9 is not a diagnosis.  It is outside of the District's scope to diagnose.  Self-reported answers indicate scores that can be measured against the categories listed on the tool, with further desription. It's imperative that you consult your physician for symptoms of depression.

Friday, March 3, 9 a.m.-noon, in one-hour blocks

UCLA Memory Training (805) 388-1952, ext. 100
Techniques taught in this course are based on research at UCLA and focus on organization, association and imagery to make information easier to recall.

Tuesdays, March 21-April 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; 4-week series; $40/$44 material cost. 

Dental Screenings Dr. Eric Tamsut, DMD 805-388-1952, ext. 100
Good oral health is related to good overall health. Regular dental screenings can help recognize issues and provide opportunity for proactive and preventive care. During your 15-minute screening, Dr. Eric will visually examine your teeth, mouth and gums, and answer your dental questions.

Fourth Tuesday of each month with appointments between noon and 2 p.m. Please call to register. No charge.

Nutrition Counseling One-on-One Appointments 805-388-1952, ext. 100
Meet with Patti Jaeger, registered dietitian from Area Agency on Aging, to discuss your specific health topic. Topics include controlling blood pressure, lowering cholesterol, enhancing bone health and eating healthy on a budget. Participants must be 60 or older.

Second Tuesday of each month 1-4 p.m. Please call to register or register below selecting "Health Mangaement."

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