Many caregivers cannot leave home due to caregiving responsibilities. You can participate in a web-based seminar — or webinar — from the privacy of your home. Join either live or view the archived version within a few days of the live webinar (in most cases). Most webinars listed are free. Here are webinars that may be of interest to caregivers in September 2016…
What do you need to participate? All you’ll need is an internet connection and a computer with speakers. Or you can watch online and use your telephone for the audio portion of the program.
Why register? We recommend you register in advance so that you’ll receive via email reminders about the webinar. And you’ll receive email notification when the archived recording is available online.
Know of other Parkinson’s webinars with guest speakers that we haven’t listed? Please contact Steven Russell.
Wednesday, September 7th, 10:00-11:00am Pacific Time
“Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s”
Presenter: Lakelyn Hogan, Caregiver Advocate, Home Instead Senior Care
Program: Rather than focus on Alzheimer’s symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and possible cures, this session emphasizes the dignity of individuals with dementia, and highlights care strategies that can help them have a more fulfilling life. This will help caregivers cope with the difficulties of caregiving, and teaches caregivers how to successfully manage behaviors and positively engage with loved ones
Hosted by American Society on Aging and Home Instead Senior Care
Monday, September 19th, 9:00am-4:00pm Pacific Time
“NPF Caregiver Summit 2016”
Program: Can’t make it to Portland for this event which is being held in conjunction with the World Parkinson Congress? Sign up for this free webinar which will include all of the general session programs.
Hosted by the National Parkinson Foundation
Archive version of this program will be posted to Parkinson.org website soon after the event.
Tuesday, September 20th, 4:00-4:30pm Pacific Time
“Cultivating Patience for Caregivers”
Presenter: Janet Edmunson
Program: One of the most frequent challenges that caregivers mention to me is patience and lack thereof. I found it also difficult to use patience during the difficult days of caregiving…and even on the easy days! Caregiving inherently takes time that we often don’t have and emotional strength that has already been tapped. The constant strain of caregiving on our mood and outlook can thrust us into impatience without much effort.
Wednesday, September 28th, 9:00-10:00am Pacific Time
“Weeding Your Life’s Garden”
Program: As we continue down the path of caregiving we notice many “weeds” growing in our life’s garden. These “weeds,” whether people or discussions we are avoiding, family dynamics, dealing with a difficult diagnosis, etc., can block our path. Learn how to prune these “weeds” and clear a path to a better life for you and the person you are caring for.
Hosted by: CareGiving.com