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). All webinars listed are free. Here are webinars that may be of interest to caregivers in February 2017…
Sunday, February 5th, Noon, Pacific
“Caregiving, a Six-Act, 24 Minute Performance”
Program: Six family caregivers will each tell a four-minute story which reflects a stage of the caregiving experience. The performance is based on The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey (my colleague Denise Dagan reviewed the materials in this program in an email in September 2016).
Wednesday, February 8th, 10:00am, Pacific
“Making Home Safer for Seniors”
Program: If you’re worried about the safety of older adults who are living at home, it could be for good reason. Falls are among the leading causes of injury and death at home. Simple home modifications can reduce accidents for older adults living at home. This web seminar will outline the many ways eldercare professionals can help educate families and older adults about safeguarding their homes. Also detailed will be a home-safety checklist and affordable home fixes.
Presented by American Society on Aging
Wednesday, February 15th, 11:00am, Pacific
“Lewy Body Dementia: The Importance of Comprehensive Care and Support”
Program: This webinar provides an overview of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) and how it differs from Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s. Attendees will learn the symptoms of and treatments for LBD and how the disease affects caregivers. A person living with LBD will share first-hand experiences and compensatory strategies.
There are no archived webinars for this series.
Wednesday, February 22nd, 9:00am, Pacific
“Ending the Guilt Trip”
Program: We can feel guilty for just about everything. We feel guilty what’s out of our control, like the weather, and what’s in our control, like the choices we make to keep our life on track. We feel guilty for our good health and our ability to have fun. The guilt just piles on. The problem with all that guilt is that it details our life. During a time we fight to stay in our life, our guilt sabotages all our attempts. We live our best lives when we keep guilt in our rear view mirror. In this 45-minute webinar, Denise will help you face the guilt that detours you and steer you in a better direction.
Presented by: CareGiving.com
Presenter: Denise Brown
Thursday, February 23rd, 11:00am-12:00pm, Pacific
“8 Steps to Caregiver Empowerment, Growth and Well-Being”
Program: Have you lost your sense of self since becoming a caregiver? Has caregiving taken a toll on you mentally and/or physically? Do you want more control over your life, but feel powerless to change? Have you become “stuck” and just cannot move forward? Military Veteran Caregiver, Debbie Sprague felt that way too, and over the course of many years she was able to research, learn and practice tools to take her life back through empowerment, personal growth, and learning to cherish her own needs for well-being. Debbie’s mission is to help other caregivers get to this place much quicker than she did by sharing what she learned. During the webinar you will learn these steps, and how you too can uncover your power, and gain trust in your ability to create a unique life that works for you, and your family while honoring the person that you care for.