The Presence Care Project is a non profit organization with the mission to promote greater ease – less stress and greater well-being – in dementia care, both at home and in care communities. This is accomplished by bringing the Presence Care Approach in the form of training to the whole spectrum of individuals and organizations involved in dementia care: assisted living communities, home care and home health agencies, families and persons living with dementia, caregiver associations, health care providers, geriatric care managers, cultural institutions, faith-based organizations. The Presence Care Training is tailored to meet the specific needs of different settings and organizations, and includes the 8-week Mindfulness Based Dementia Care program.

Unlike other forms of training that are skills-based only and tend to be quickly forgotten, the Presence Care Approach results in sustained attitudinal changes aimed at benefiting care partners throughout the long journey of dementia. The Presence Care Training includes the only mindfulness-based program designed specifically to meet the unique challenges of dementia care.

The Presence Care Project is in the process of facilitating the Community Cooperative Adult Day Program Network. The mission is to create a supportive, dementia friendly community by engaging care partners in providing services in community-based, affordable co-op adult day programming. The network will consist of programs that are engaging, supportive and enhance overall quality of life for people living with dementia. During October of 2017 the first of such programs will be launched. The Memory Care Café is starting the Memory Care Co-op in San Francisco in collaboration with the Presence Care Project and the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center. To learn more about the Cooperative Network please click here.

Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care Guide
Now Available:

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A Mindfulness-Based Guide for Reducing Stress and Making the Best of Your Journey Together

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia is a unique and compassionate guide that offers an effective mindfulness-based dementia care (MBDC) program to help you meet your own needs and lower stress levels while caring for your loved one.

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The 3 Pillars of Presence Care:


Care partners learn to incorporate
mindfulness practice into their every-day lives. Mindful presence, or the ability to be aware of the present moment, on purpose and without judgment, has been scientifically proven to be an
effective stress-reduction strategy.

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Through lectures, group sharing, mindful enquiries, and hands on activities, care partners learn to adopt an integrative view of dementia. This integrative approach combines both biomedical and experiential models of care.

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Third, care partners learn to develop a mindful care community and strategies to develop such a community. Although simple, mindfulness practice is hard to sustain without the support of a community of practice.

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