October 2018 Webinars about Caregiving

October 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 October 2018…

Wednesday, October 10, 10:00-11:00am

“Preparing for Loss: Death, Dying and Grieving”

Program: As humans, we would like to think we have an infinite amount of time on this earth. However, the reality is, our time will eventually run out. Regardless of what people think about death, many individuals don’t feel comfortable talking about death, dying and grieving. While talking about death is not easy, end-of-life planning is vital to ensuring the individual’s wishes are carried out, It is especially important that all is in order to ease the burden of decision-making on their loved ones

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

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


Archived webinars


Thursday, October 11, 10:00-11:00am

“Potential Risks and Benefits of Hospitalizations for Persons with Dementia”

Program:  Our presenter will discuss the impact on hospitalizations for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. She will identify ways that cognitive, behavioral, and functional symptoms of dementia increase a person’s risk for hospitalization. In addition, she will explore the challenges and potential harms associated with hospitalization for persons living with dementia. Lastly, she will review issues associated with hospital discharge and post-hospitalization care transitions

Presenter: Sara Dulaney, Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in San Francisco

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America


Archived webinars


Thursday, October 11, 6:30-8:00pm

“Conquer Your Fears at Every Stage of the Caregiving Journey”

Program: Are you prepared for what is to come along your caregiving journey? This webinar will help you discover the following stages of caregiving and what you should know for every part of the journey: Pre-caregiving and its early stages, Middle and Final stages. A question and answer period will follow the presentation

Presenter: Janet Dunnett, caregiver ninja, author of “The Dwindling. A Daughter’s Caregiving Journey to the Edge of Life”

Presented by: Huddol (note-you must join the Huddol community to be able to access this program)

Register (requires Huddol community membership to register)

Archived webinars are available on the Huddol website


Wednesday, October 17, 9:00-10:00am

“When Your Loved One is Hospitalized”

Program: From admission to discharge, learn what any caregiver needs to know when his or her loved one is hospitalized

Presenter: To be advised at time of webcast

Presented by: Fairfax Family Caregiver Support Program


Archived webinars are usually available. A link will be sent to those who register for the webinar


Thursday, October 18, 4:00-5:00pm

“Caregivers’ Search for Meaning”

Program: Viktor Frankl, a holocaust survivor, discovered that he could find meaning in the most miserable of conditions—in a concentration camp.  This webinar will unearth what can we learn from his experiences that can help us with ours as caregivers.  We’ll delve into how to explore meaning in our caregiver situations…no matter how difficult and sad they are. We’ll see how the search for meaning can buoy us up, even in the darkest times.  And we’ll go beyond just the theory to reveal actual practical ways we can discover this meaning

Presenter: Janet M. Edmunson

Presented by: Janet M. Edmunson


Archived webinars are available for a month or so after webcast


Tuesday, October 30, 11:00am-12:00pm

“Caregiving Through the Holidays”

Program: If you are a caregiver, you likely already have a full plate. For you, the “extras” required by the holidays can tip the fragile balance you are trying to maintain in your life. The realities of our daily lives and relationships may just not fit the “ideal” holiday celebrations portrayed by the media and the marketplace. This webinar will provide you with strategies to reset expectations for the holidays, attend to your self-care, and allow you to savor the holidays instead of just surviving them.

Presenter: Patty Callahan, LISW, director, National Family Caregiver Support Program, Central Ohio Agency on Aging

Presented by: Family Caregiver Alliance


Archived webinars