UCSF Neuro-Oncology Caregiver Retreat
The UCSF Neuro-Oncology Caregiver Retreat is an annual event, for caregivers of brain tumor patients. The retreat is designed as a restorative day where caregivers can connect and learn practical information to manage the challenges that can arise from supporting their loved ones in a warm and nurturing environment. Each year, the day-long event includes informational and emotional support sessions, as well as self-care activities like chair massages.
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
Photos from the 2018 Caregiver Retreat
Read about the 2018 Caregiver Retreat here.
The annual retreat is provided at no charge and supported by donations to the UCSF Neuro-Oncology Gordon Murray Caregiver Program.