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Mindfulness-based Dementia Care program at UCSF’s Osher Center

By Marsha Peoples, April 24, 2013

Marguerite Manteau-Rao will be leading a Mindfulness-based Dementia Care eight-week program at UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and a free information session will kick things off on Thursday, April 25th. If you’re caring for someone with dementia, and looking for the best ways to cope and to provide quality care, this program is for you. Specifically designed for professional and family caregivers of persons with dementia, it is also appropriate for health care professionals serving dementia patients.

Learn how the practice of mindfulness can help you cope with the challenges and stresses of dementia care, and also greatly improve the experience of the person in your care. This intensive course requires that you practice in between sessions. You will be rewarded with a transformative experience that will sustain you over the long course of the dementia caregiver journey.

Marguerite Manteau-Rao, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and clinical supervisor with expertise in dementia caregiver training. She is the CEO and co-founder of the Presence Care Project and a contributor to Huffington Post.

Info session and all classes located at:

UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

1545 Divisadero Street, 5th Floor

Free Information Session:

Thursday, April 25, 2013: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Anyone interested in this program is strongly encouraged to attend the free information session.

Class Dates:

Thursdays, May 9 – June 27, 2013

7:00 – 9:30 pm

Daylong retreat: Saturday, June 15, 2013

9:30 am – 4:30 pm



$295 plus $25 materials fee

Institutional group discount available


For questions, call 415.353.7718 or email classes@ocim.ucsf.edu.

Register online or find more classes at www.osher.ucsf.edu/classes-and-lectures