Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care (MBDC)

A Program for Family Caregivers
Taught by Michelle Barclay

For the past 25 years, Michelle has provided aging-related education & consulting to help older people thrive, especially those with chronic conditions including dementia.

Mindfulness  is a skill that involves training your brain to pay attention to the present moment with nonjudgmental awareness,   acceptance, openness & curiosity of “what is.”

MBDC  is a mindfulness-based program created specifically for dementia caregivers.

Learn  new skills that can help you cope with the challenges and stresses of  dementia care, and may greatly improve the quality of life for you and the person in your care.

 8-Week Course

Created specifically for dementia caregivers, MBDC includes a series of classes over 8 weeks, plus a one-day retreat. Classes will be held on Tuesdays: January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, March 3, 10,17, from 10 am until noon. The retreat will be held on Saturday, March 7 from 9:45 am to 4 pm.

Michelle Barclay will teach this class through inter-active television with Kay Grindland as local host. Michelle will join us to lead the retreat in person. The course is made possible through collaboration with Cook County Higher Education and funding from the Cook County Community Fund and Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation.

Cost for the program is $200 with $100 scholarships available on request.

To learn more about the class, contact Kay Grindland at Care Partners at 387-3788. Click here for an event brochure. To register call Cook County Higher Education at 387-3411 or online at