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. All times listed are Pacific Time. Here are webinars that be of interest to caregivers in April 2018…
Wednesday, April 4, 10:00-11:00am
“Healthy Nutrition for Older Patients”
Program: The importance of proper nutrition for older adults cannot be understated. Poor nutrition can affect the mind, the body, the immune system and energy levels in ways older adults and their families may not be aware of. The more families know about the aging factors that can affect eating habits, the easier it will be to ensure their older adult loved one maintains a healthy diet.
Presenter: Lakelyn Hogan, gerontologist, caregiver advocate, Home Instead Senior Care
Presented by: American Society on Aging and Home Instead Senior Care
Wednesday, April 18, 10:00-11:00am
“The Case for Palliative Care for People with IDD and Dementia”
Program: Pain management and palliative care are often difficult to access for people with both intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and dementia. This web seminar uses recent work from the International Summit on Intellectual Disability and Dementia, which defined advanced dementia, proposed how palliative care services (including hospice) may be used and made recommendations for completing advanced directives and advance care planning prior to the extensive progression of dementia.
Presenters: Mary Hogan, MAT, of the NTG (National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices)
Philip McCallion, director and professor, Temple University School of Social Work
Presented by: American Society on Aging and the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center
Wednesday, April 25, 9:00-10:00am
“Healing from Support Fatigue”
Program: Only you can do it all, and all correctly, right? Of course not. Find tips and ideas to help you overcome your constantly tired state due to providing care and support for your loved one. Nothing is more important for this process than taking care of yourself first.
Presenter: Denise M. Brown, Founder, CareGiving.com
Presented by: CareGiving.com
Wednesday, April 25, 11:00am-12:00pm
“Alzheimer’s Disease and Caregiver Support: How to Keep the Glass Half Full”
Program: Valuable for anyone caring for someone living with dementia. In this webinar, we will identify the issues and challenges that confront the spouse/partner caregiver of a person living with dementia at each stage of the illness. Common themes will be highlighted and the importance for family caregivers to appreciate and respect individual differences—as they chart the course of their caregiving journey—will be demonstrated.
Presenter: Cynthia Epstein, LCSW
Presented by: Family Caregiver Alliance