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 December 2018…
Saturday, December 1, 8:00am-11:40am
“Parkinson’s Foundation Caregiver Summit-Cumbre Para Cuidadores”
Program: Agenda. Focusing on Collaborative Care, the 2018 Parkinson’s Foundation Caregiver Summit | Cumbre Para Cuidadores is a free event specifically for caregivers of people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Bilingual sessions, in English and Spanish, will include: Intimacy and PD, Communication & Coping Strategies, and Collaborative Caregiving in Action.
Presenters: List of presenters
Presented by the Parkinson’s Foundation
Note-Satellite viewing parties available. Find one near you here
Link to archive of this program will be available to all who register and will be posted to the Parkinson’s Foundation website in a week or two after this program
Tuesday, December 4, 11:30am-12:30pm
“Preparing for the Holidays”
Program: Learn how to keep things running smoothly for you and your loved one during the holiday festivities. Understand why the holidays can be difficult for those living with dementia and for those caring for them. Have strategies for making holiday events more comfortable for loved ones with dementia.
Presenter: Kim Bailey, MS, Gerontology
Presented by Alzheimer’s Orange County
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 10:00-11:00am
Program: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three older adults older than age 65 falls each year, but fewer than half will bring their accident to the attention of a healthcare provider. As people age they experience natural aging effects such as stiff joints, poor eyesight and decreased muscle strength, along with poor balance. Natural aging, along with chronic conditions such as cataracts, arthritis and Parkinson’s disease can increase the risk of falling. Reducing the risk of falls and accidents is vital in helping to minimize the risk of hospitalization in older adults. Register for this web seminar to learn the signs that an older adult may be at risk for falling and simple and practical solutions on how to reduce the risk of falls in the home.
Presenter: Lakelyn Hogan, gerontologist and caregiver advocate
Tuesday, December 11, 11:00am-12:00pm
“Live Chat-Ask Us Anything!”
Program: This month, Home Instead’s Lakelyn Hogan, Gerontologist and Caregiver Advocate, and Molly Carpenter, author of Confidence to Care, will join forces to answer your questions about dementia, caring for a loved one, and self-care. This is your chance to get expert advice on anything from bathing tips to caregiver support. Some topics might include:Tips for alleviating dementia-related behavioral symptoms such as agitation or delusions; avoiding caregiver burnout; managing family dynamics and more.
We will take live questions during the chat, or feel free to send them in ahead of time to livechat@homeinstead.
Presented by: Help for Alzheimer’s Families
Wednesday, December 12. 3:00-4:00pm
“Keep Calm and Caregive On: Respite and the joys of caregiving”
Program: Caring for a loved one can be physically and emotionally draining, led by the stress of seeing the person you care for deteriorate. Caregivers can often overlook two important points-keeping calm and carrying on-both of which can make the job of supporting your loved one that much easier and more enjoyable. Our presenter will discuss the critical concepts of taking respite (or finding some meaningful personal escape from caregiving) and finding joy in caregiving.
Presenter: Rick Lauber, author, former caregiver for his parents
Presented by: Huddol
Register (pre-registration with Huddol required before registering for this webinar)
Thursday, December 13, 10:00-11:00am
“Discovering and Communicating the Need for Care”
Program: During the holidays, families are often reunited after a period of absence. It is in these situations that family members may recognize a significant deterioration or decline in their older loved one. Healthcare professionals can take this opportunity to communicate necessary interventions with the patient’s family to improve quality of care. Learn how to recognize changes in your loved one indicating that he or she is not safe in their current environment. Learn how to create a plan that helps your loved one live more safely on their own, or, if needed, that helps make the transition possible to a safer environment.
Presenter: Diane Darby Beach, PhD, MPH, gerontologist with years in public health and elder care