Since my husband was diagnosed last year with dermatomyositis, I’ve scoured the Internet looking for resources to help us adjust to our new reality. Today, I found this site, operated by Stanford University, which offers online classes. I’ve pasted information and links below. The next class starts in May.
My Tool Box is the Chronic Disease Management Program (CDSMP) developed at Stanford University and is now offered in more than 9 languages throughout the world. Trained and certified volunteers who have chronic diseases themselves facilitate the workshops. More than two decades of research shows that CDSMP can make a real difference; participants’ who complete the workshop often feel less fatigue and pain, have fewer emergency room visits and hospital stays. Many people find they have higher energy levels, use better coping strategies, and feel greater confidence when communicating with health care professionals.