The UCSF Neuro-Oncology Caregiver Retreat will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 9:00am to 4:00pm. This year's theme is "Fostering Resilience Through Knowledge & Self-Compassion," with the following topics and activities planned.
Brain Tumors 101: Effects of a Brain Tumor on the Caregiver
Dr. Jennie Taylor and Margaretta Page, RN will offer a brief neuro-anatomy and neuro-physiology review with attention to the implications of tumor location and the side effects of regularly prescribed medications on patient’s physical, emotional, and cognitive function and their impact on the patient, the caregiver, and the patient-caregiver relationship.
Taking Care of Your Body: Exercise for Caregivers
Avoid Inactivity: Learn by doing and talking through the key components of a well-balanced exercise program. We will also discuss a few simple things to help you prioritize
time and stay motivated with exercise.
Taking Care of Your Soul: Tools for Self-Compassion
Share your story and connect with fellow caregivers going through similar experiences
Relax and take advantage of complimentary massage services provided by certified therapists from Touch Wellness