November 2017 Webinars about Caregiving

November 2017 Webinars about Caregiving

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 November 2017…

Wednesday, November 8, 9:00-10:00am

“Building and Balancing Your Role as a Parkinson’s Caregiver”

Program: Caregivers are key partners and advocates for people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). For many, the caregiver role may be new territory leading to unexpected changes. In this webinar, we will:

  • Explore ways relationships and roles could evolve between caregivers and people with Parkinson’s,
  • Address the importance of care partners as health care advocates, and
  • Discuss strategies to meet individual needs, navigate challenges and maintain relationships.

Presenters: Soania Mathur MD (retired), person with Parkinson’s, moderator;
Penny Blaisdell, caregiver for her husband;
Amy Lemen, LCSW, program director, the Fresco Institute
Tangela Marsh, RN, BSN, Parkinson’s disease Advocate, AbbVie, Southeast USA
Chad Fox, husband, father, active Team Fox member Marathon

Presented by: Partners in Parkinson’s


Archived webinars


Wednesday, November 8, 10:00-11:00am

 “Support for the Working Family Caregiver”

Program:  Six in 10 caregivers report being employed at some point in the past year while caregiving, according to the report “Caregiving in the U.S.” Among them, 56 percent worked full time and, on average, they worked 34.7 hours a week. When it becomes difficult to balance caregiving with work, or if the demands of work conflict with one’s caregiving responsibilities, some caregivers make changes to their work situation. This web seminar will outline how resources, tools and support can help to empower working caregivers and improve the quality of both their personal and professional lives.

Presenter: Lakelyn Hogan gerontologist, caregiver advocate, Home  Instead Senior Care

Presented by: Home Instead Senior Care and American Society on Aging


Archived webinars


Monday, November 20, 4:00-4:30pm

“Handling Holiday Stress While Caregiving”

Program:  Life and responsibilities don’t stop for us to celebrate the holidays. Instead, we add them onto our already full plate as caregivers. In this webinar, Janet Edmunson will share some tips to help caregivers cope with the stress of the holidays while finding ways to make them meaningful.

 Presenter: Janet Edmunson, M.Ed.


Note that webinars are often on Janet’s website for several weeks after the original broadcast. There is not a permanent archive of Janet’s webinars.