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 May 2017…
Wednesday, May 3, 10:00-11:00am
“Seniors and Medication Management”
Program: Research by Home Instead Senior Care and others indicates that as the number of prescription medications a person (ages 70 or older) takes increases, so do challenges with medication management and potential health risks. Register for this web seminar to discover how medication can jeopardize an older adult’s health and independence. Learn about solutions that could help families and their older loved ones pinpoint potential threats and start the conversations that can potentially lead to effective solutions.
Presenter: Lakelyn Hogan strategic partnership representative, Home Instead Senior Care
Presented by: American Society on Aging and Home Instead Senior Care
Saturday, May 6, 10:00am-2:00pm
“The Moving Conference”
The Moving Conference is all about living your best quality of life whether you are a person with Parkinson’s or a spouse, partner or family member. A day filled with movement, education and resources whether you have Parkinson’s OR you care about someone who does.
People with Parkinson’s will enjoy an array of exercise programs focused on Parkinson’s symptom management. Classes include Rock Steady Boxing, Tai Chi and Power Forward Boot Camp.
Partners and family members will learn strategies to care for themselves and their loved ones with Parkinson’s. Presentations will focus on three topics Spectrum of Care (overview of caregiving options from home to skilled nursing and memory care), self-care without guilt, and questions of safety and judgment.
Presenters: To be advised at time of event
Presented by: Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation
Archived webinar will be available after the event.
Tuesday, May 16, 10:00-11:00am
“Providing Safe and Effective Nutrition for People with Dementia”
Program: As we age, our nutritional needs change, and concerns arise around safety and feeding abilities. This presentation will identify the unique concerns and needs of people with dementia, and provide tips on how to assist in addressing these needs. In addition, the web seminar will describe challenges of using Meals on Wheels for people with dementia.
Presenters: Janet McKee, President and Proprietor of Nutritious Lifestyles and Liz Weaver, MS, LSW, Southern Maine Agency on Aging .
Presented by: American Society on Aging and the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center, Administration for Community Living
Tuesday, May 23, 10:00-11:00am
“Recognizing the Impact of Genitourinary Symptoms in PD”
Program: Urinary tract symptoms are common in Parkinson’s disease (PD), affecting 27 percent to 64 percent of people with PD. Symptoms may include incontinence, urgency, frequency, nocturia, post voiding dribbling, a weakened urinary stream and a sense of incomplete emptying of the bladder. Symptoms may cause a host of cognitive, affective and behavioral changes for those experiencing these embarrassing issues. This web seminar will discuss genitourinary symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, their impact on one’s quality of life, and prompt nurses to assist patients with education, care and referral.
Presenters: Moderator is Gwyn M. Vernon, MSN, RN, CRNP, Co-Founder and National Director of the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at PDF
Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, Professor, Villanova University College of Nursing
Joanne P. Robinson, PhD, RN, FAAN, Founding Dean and Professor, Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden
Presented by: American Society on Aging and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
Archived webinars are not maintained for this webinar series.
Wednesday, May 31, 9:00-10:00am
“Finding and Embracing Your Answers”
Program: Caregiving can feel like an experience which brings up a lot of questions without offering many answers. In this webinar, Denise will prompt you to take a closer look at your questions and share a perspective which helps you listen for an answer.
Presenter: Denise Brown, founder, CareGiving.com
Presented by: CareGiving.com
“Dementia Proofing Your Home”
Program: Accidents in the home are one of the major reasons for the hospitalization of someone with a dementia. Hospitalizations are particularly fraught for an individual with dementia and their caregiver, as these may result in negative outcomes, including speeding up the disease itself.This webinar will identify common dangers in the home for an individual with dementia, and explain ways that a home can be made safer so that accidents and medical emergencies can be prevented. Rooms in the house where the greatest danger is found are specifically addressed, in addition to strategies to combat wandering outside the home.