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 day of the live webinar (in most cases). All webinars listed are free. Here are some webinars that be of interest to caregivers in October 2017…
Wednesday, October 4, 10:00-11:00
“Preventing Senior Scams”
Program: The way con games are played may change over time, but the practice of defrauding consumers is nothing new. When the target is an older adult, however, the stakes have never been higher. Senior scams can cost older adults everything from their life savings, to their homes, to even their lives. The growing incidence of senior fraud is putting many older adults in harm’s way, threatening to strip them of their assets, independence and trust. This web seminar will examine the ins and outs of senior scams, as well as explaining the most common scams. It will also offer real-world advice on preventing and reporting scams against older adults.
Monday, October 16, and Tuesday, October 17, 5:00am-1:45pm
“Research Summit on Dementia Care: Building Evidence for Services and Supports”
Program: Livestream of 2017 National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers. A live webcast of the Research Summit being held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, on Monday and Tuesday, October 16-17, 2017. The goal of this research summit is to identify what is known and what will need to be known in order to accelerate the development, evaluation, translation, implementation, and scaling up of comprehensive care, services, and supports for persons with dementia, families, and other caregivers. The summit is focused on research that is needed to improve quality of person- and family-centered care and outcomes across care settings, including quality of life and the lived experience of persons with dementia and their caregivers. The term ‘caregivers’ refers to family members, neighbors, friends, fictive kin, and formal, paid caregivers.
Whether or not you can attend the livestream of the Summit please complete registration so you will be forwarded a link to the Summit archived recording.
Special note: Pay particular attention to the early morning events (Sessions I and II on Monday and, if interested in participating in research studies (whether patient or caregiver), watch Sessions III (Monday late morning) or Session IV (early morning, Tuesday). There are some excellent presenters and topics and all information presented is based on the latest, taxpayer-supported research.
Presenters: Here is a link to the agenda
Webcast archive will be available 2-3 weeks after the livestream of the event