Critical Skills to Guide
Family Clients Through
the End State of Dementia
workshop covers the main aspects of Presence Care, a mindfulness-based
model of dementia care that can be used throughout the various stages
is an experiential workshop with role playing of various care situations
April 28, 2012
9:30am - 1:30pm, (with light snacks)
Alliant International University
One Beach Street ~ San Francisco
4 CE Hrs
Manteau-Rao is a licensed clinical social worker and
registered art therapist with a mindfulness-based psychotherapy private
practice in Palo Alto, CA. She is also a student of mindfulness
meditation, a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) instructor, and
Zen Hospice volunteer.
She is a consultant for communities and individuals involved in
dementia care and is a frequent guest speaker on the Presence Care
Project at various care communities throughout the Bay Area.
of the Class.
This introductory workshop will cover four main aspects of Presence
1) mindfulness practice as a a way to reduce stress often associated
with dementia care,
2) mindful relating as a powerful way to engage the person with
dementia, particularly during the end stage when the person may no
longer be able to communicate with words,
3) experiential understanding of the reality of the person with
dementia and ways that it can be used to prevent or deal with distress,
4) why and how to use the support of a mindful care community.
for a loved one with dementia frequently leads to burnout, depression,
anxiety, and a wide range of stress-related conditions. This
workshop will show you how to help your family clients:
1. learn techniques and a way of being with their loved one that can
lead to greater well-being
2. learn a model of care that can substantially reduce stress for
3. utilize available community support resources
Who Should Attend?
A comprehensive nine-week Presence Care
professional training will be available Fall, 2012