June 2018 Webinars about Caregiving

June 2018 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 is a webinar that be of interest to caregivers in June 2018…


Tuesday, June 5th, 4:00-4:30pm

“Persisting in the Face of Caregiver Difficulties: Moving from pessimism to optimism”

Program: Some caregivers, when faced with a setback or challenge, tend to blame themselves and feel like this difficulty is pervasive and permanent. That describes a pessimistic explanatory style. However, it doesn’t serve us well and only deepens the hole we may feel we are in. Learning how to adopt an optimistic explanatory style can lift us out of that funk and toward motivation to persist in the face of our day-to-day difficulties as caregivers. Learn the science and practical application of switching from pessimism to optimism.

Presenter: Janet Edmunson, M.Ed.

Presented by: Janet Edmunson

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Archived webinars are not currently offered for this series. Programs are usually available for the next month or so after webcast.

 


Wednesday, June 6, 10:00-11:00am

“Understanding the Aging Brain”

Program: The brain is a complex organ, and like the rest of our bodily organs, it ages over time. While the brain ages a little differently for everyone, there are some common effects. Some people may develop brain aging diseases that abnormally affect memory, cognition and functioning. People affected by brain aging diseases may exhibit symptoms that interfere with daily life. These symptoms can be scary and overwhelming to older adults and their families. Learn about resources to help your family and loved one navigate these brain changes.

Presenter: Lakelyn Hogan, gerontologist, caregiver advocate

Presented by Home Instead Senior Care and American Society on Aging

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Archived webinars

 


Thursday, June 21, 10:00-11:00am

“Finding Hope: Changing Roles and Responsibilities of the Care Partner”

Program: This webinar focuses on providing care partners with strategies for coping with the family role changes that occur after a diagnosis of a chronic or progressive illness.

Presenter: To be advised at time of broadcast

Presented by: Synergy Home Care

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Archived webinars are not currently available.

 


Thursday, June 21, 11:30-12:30

“Beyond the Clinic Doors: Advocating for Yourself in the Healthcare System”

Program: Webinar participants will learn ways to advocate for themselves within the healthcare system, develop questions to ask doctors, learn when or why to change providers, and how to have a voice with healthcare professionals.

Presenter: To be advised at time of broadcast

Presented by: Synergy Home Care

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Archived webinars are not currently available.

 


Thursday, June 21, 1:00-2:00pm

“Understanding the Stages of Alzheimer’s and Dementia and Their Impact on Caregiving”

Program: This webinar will help enhance one’s understanding of how the stages of Alzheimer’s impact the plan of care for in-home and community-based services. Participants will learn about resources and adaptive devices to assist those with cognitive declines and how changes to the environment can enhance the quality of life.

Presenter: To be advised at time of broadcast

Presented by: Synergy Home Care

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Archived webinars are not currently available.

 


Thursday, June 21, 2:30-3:30pm

“Community Resources from A to Z: Navigating the Maze of Senior and Chronic Care Resources”

Program: Most seniors now receive care in their own homes provided by paid and unpaid caregivers. This webinar will provide participants with tools to evaluate the needs of an older adult living at home and understand the costs and benefits of different resources including in-home care, nutrition options, socialization programs, transportation and home modifications.

Presenter: To be advised at time of broadcast

Presented by: Synergy Home Care

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Archived webinars are not currently available.

 


Tuesday, June 26, 10:00-11:00am

“Finding the Balance: Enhancing Self-Efficacy in Persons Living with Dementia”

Program: Few attributes of personhood are more zealously protected than self-determination, and few fears more troubling than the fear of losing independence. For people with dementia this can be particularly intense. Using stories taken from experience, Dr. Wehry will illustrate why preserving autonomy and enhancing self-efficacy in people with dementia are important.

Presenter: Dr. Susan Wehry, geriatric psychiatrist, chief of Geriatrics, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Presented by: Administration for Community Living

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Wednesday, June 27, 11:00am-12:00pm

“Caregivers in the Middle: A Guide for Family Caregivers of Children and Individuals With Dementia”

Program: Family caregivers often balance the challenging role of parenting child(ren) while also providing care to a family member living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. This webinar will provide caregivers with strategies for understanding the perspectives of children during the caregiving experience and discuss ways of promoting the well-being of the entire family.

Presenter: Ali Molaie,MA, doctoral student, caregiver coach, University of Nevada, Reno

Presented by: Family Caregiver Alliance

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Archived webinars

 


Thursday, June 28, 11:00am-11:45am

“The Family Caregiver’s Stress”

Program: Caring for a family member or friend is stressful. Caregiving stress is an epidemic in our communities. To raise awareness of caregiving stress, we’ve asked family caregivers to rate their stress level and indicate the source(s) of their stress in our simple caregiving stress survey. In this webinar, Demise M. Brown, founder of CareGiving.com, will share the current results of their ongoing survey and share thoughts about what’s needed to minimize the stress. Survey results were last shared in a 2016 webinar.

Presenter, Denise M. Brown, founder, CareGiving.com

Presented by: CareGiving.com

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Archived webinars