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 August 2018…
Tuesday, August 7, 10:00-11:00am
“Caught in the Middle: How to Cope as a Sandwich Generation Caregiver”
Program: Are you juggling the care of your parents and kids while trying to focus on your job, too? If so, you are probably in the caregiving sandwich and you’re not alone. Nearly half of adults from 40-60 are carting for both an aging parent and child and most are also in the workforce. Is there a way for sandwich generation caregivers, whether you are a daughter, son, spouse or partner, to manage it all without feeling guilty and depleted? The answer is YES!. Don’t miss this lively and dynamic webinar in which you will learn important caregiving strategies and fins ways to take care of yourself, too.
Presenter: To be advised at time of webcast
Presented by: The MIT Work/Life Center
Thursday, August 9, 10:00-11:00am
Program: For some members of our society, legal protection may be necessary even after they have entered adulthood. These individuals may have been injured in an accident, continue to live with a debilitating physical or mental illness or have another condition that prevents them for caring for themselves. In these cases, a guardianship may be established. This webinar will focus on situations in which a guardianship may be necessary, and how to avoid a guardianship proceeding, and the impact that moving between states can have on an individual that has been subject to a guardianship proceeding.
Presenter: Britt Burner, Esq., Burner Law Group, P.C., practicing in the areas of elder law, estate planning, guardianships and trusts and estates. She is chair of the NYC Bar Association’s Committee on the Legal Problems of the Aging.
Presented by: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Tuesday, August 14, 11:30am-12:30pm
“Creating a Safe Living Environment: Safety Adaptations for People with Dementia”
Program: For a person with memory loss, changes in perception, behavior and abilities can lead to safety issues. Find out how each room in the home or care community can pose unique hazards, and how to create a calm and safe environment for the person with memory loss, including the use of adaptive equipment. An overview of the changes in abilities that affect daily living (ADLs) and recommendations that help caregivers succeed in various scenarios will also be covered.
Presenter: Leslie Gibola, OTR/L, ATP, licensed Occupational Therapist with over 30 years of professional experience.
Presented by: Alzheimer’s Orange County
Webinars may be archived-please participate in program for more details.
Wednesday, August 29, 11:00am-12:00pm
“Preventing Burnout for the Dementia Caregiver”
Program: Any kind of work, regardless of how enjoyable or personally meaningful it may be, can lead to burnout. And, it is well-documented that the stress of caregiving, especially without respite or a predictable conclusion, often leads to health problems, including depression and cardiovascular disease. Caregivers often view self-care, hobbies, and enjoyment of pastimes an unnecessary indulgence. This webinar will help caregivers understand the importance of self-care and how it can foster positive caregiving experiences without burnout.
Presenter: Daniel Paulson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Central Florida. As a faculty member at UCF, Dr. Paulson traches in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program and directs the Orlando Later-Life Developmental Research Lab where his research focuses on both dementia caregiving and late-life depression.
Presented by: Family Caregiver Alliance