March 26, 2021

Mindfulness-based Dementia Care

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Thank you for your interest in our Mindfulness-based Dementia Care program.

“I feel and know in my being that this knowledge and experience is really the only way to successfully travel through this journey of caregiving.” – MBDC participant

Join us for an 8-week virtual program designed for family caregivers of adults living with memory loss. Learn how the practice of mindfulness can help you cope with the challenges and stresses of dementia care. Stress can be mentally draining, physically damaging, and emotionally overwhelming. Mindfulness offers invaluable resources and coping practices that can improve the wellbeing and quality of life of both you and the person in your care. We currently do not offer our programs to professional caregivers.

This eight-week virtual course is a program of the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center Wellness Initiative and is led by Laura Rice-Oeschger, LMSW. Laura holds advanced professional certifications in aging, dementia and contemplative clinical care and has extensive professional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Dementia Care (MBDC). Classes meet every Wednesday virtually and weekly attendance is required for course participation. Some practice and watching online content between classes is also expected. You will be rewarded with a transformative experience to help sustain you over your care journey.

With generous support from MADC donors, we are able to offer this program free of charge. An encouraged donation of $50 will help cover the cost of materials. Any donation amount is appreciated. (The average fee for mindfulness-based programs around the country is ~$400.)

To learn more about our other Wellness Initiative programs, click here.

Registration is closed for our Spring 2021 session. Look back here for more information on future sessions.