June 2019 Webinars about Caregiving

June 2019 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. All times shown are Pacific Daylight Time. Here are webinars that may be of interest to caregivers in June 2019…


Tuesday, June 4, 10:00-11:00am

“Sundowning, Sleeplessness and Alzheimer’s: How to Cope in the Evenings”

Program: Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias can not only have a tough time making it through the day, but the nights can be especially challenging. Day and night can become confused, and late afternoons can be difficult due to a variety of contributing factors. We will look at those factors and discuss effective strategies for dealing with late day confusion, lethargy and sleeplessness.

Presenter: Mike Bius, BA, Multimedia Education Manager, Alzheimer’s Association

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association

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Archived Webinars


Tuesday, June 4, 11:00am-12:00pm

“Caregiving for People with Non-Alzheimer’s Dementia”

Program: Because less is known about non-Alzheimer’s dementias, under- and misdiagnosis is common, treatment protocols are lacking and it is not clear how best to support people with these dementias and their caregivers. This web seminar will provide an overview of the three most common causes of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease, which include Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal degeneration and vascular dementia. Presenters will draw upon available information to describe caregiving for people living with these dementias. Special attention will be given to how caregiving for people with Lewy body dementia and frontotemporal degeneration may be different from Alzheimer’s disease. Case studies of caregiving for people with Lewy body dementia and frontotemporal degeneration will be highlighted.

Presenters: Sharon S. Denny, MA, Senior Director of Programs, Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration;

Angela Taylor, Senior Director of Research and Advocacy, Lewy Body Dementia Association;

Sari Shuman, senior research public health analyst, RTI International; co-director, National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center

Presented by: American Society on Aging and National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, June 5, 10:00-11:00am

“Isolation and Loneliness”

Program: Older adults are at a higher risk for isolation and loneliness. There are a number of factors that can contribute to isolation and loneliness, including a shrinking number of family members available for support. There are, however, common warning signs to help identify when an older adult may be feeling lonely or isolated. This month’s web seminar focuses on easily identifiable signs that indicate someone might need help, including physical symptoms, mental or emotional changes and environmental clues. Professionals can help educate families on these warning signs and provide tools and resources to help older adults feel more connected to their families and communities.

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

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

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, June 5, 4:00-4:45pm

“The Pressure is On-How to Build Your Caregiver Resilience”

Program: Janet will provide tips for those caring for someone to maintain their balance and build up resilience in the face of the many challenges of caregiving.

Presenter: Janet Edmunson

Presented by: Janet Edmunson

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Webinars remain on Janet’s website for a few months after presentation.


Tuesday, June 11, 11:30-12:30pm

“Adapting to Vision Loss Later in Life”

Program: – For individuals who experience visual impairment, vision loss or blindness, navigating the world and performing activities of daily living can be challenging. Learn about effective lifestyle changes, adaptive devices and assistance options that help people with vision loss and blindness lead enriched and fulfilling lives. Administrators who have residents with vision loss in their care will learn about tips and techniques in their facilities that are also extremely helpful.At the completion of the course, the participants will be able to: recognize signs and symptoms of vision loss: identify the most common causes of vision loss in older adults: describe lifestyle changes, adaptive devices and assistance options that help people with vision loss.

Presenter: Maribel Spell

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Orange County

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Archived Webinars


Wednesday, June 12, 9:00-10:00am

 “Diagnosis Dementia…Now What?”

Program: This discussion will help you start planning for the future while also adjusting to a new life with someone who has dementia. Items discussed will include how to maintain friendships, tips for traveling, changes to your routine, and future options.

Presenter: Lindsey Vajpeyi, Director of Education and Outreach, Insight Memory Care Center

Presented by: Fairfax County, Virginia

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Archived webinars


Thursday, June 13, 10:00-11:00am

“How Technology Can Enhance Caregiving”

Program: This webinar invites caregivers and professionals into the world of assistive technology. The session will unpack the pros (and cons) of new and innovative technologies that offer support to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, families, and caregivers. Participants will learn about solutions to improve quality of life and how they can be applied to different caregiving situations depending on one’s degree of familiarity with technology, the care recipient’s needs, and the stage of the disease. After this session, participants will have the fundamental understanding they need to navigate the emerging gerontechnology marketplace.

Presenter: Leda Rosenthal, Founder, CEO, Alz You Need

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

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Archived Webinars


Thursday, June 20, 10:00-11:00am

“Making Advance Care Planning Easier”

Program: This webinar will provide an overview of: the evolving advance care planning (ACP) field; practical advice for clear communication principles concerning ACP; and the creation of ACP tools for culturally diverse older adults with limited health literacy and cognitive impairment. This session will also discuss the evidence-based Prepare For Your Care ACP program and tools that can be used in the clinical and community environment to promote ACP engagement.

Presenter: Dr. Rebecca Sudore, geriatrician, palliative medicine physician

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

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Archived Webinars


Thursday, June 20, 11:00am-12:00pm

“Effective Communication Strategies”

Program: As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has dementia, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. The Effective Communication Strategies program of the Alzheimer’s Association was designed to provide practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people with dementia.

Presenter: Brooke Patterson, LCSW, CDP, Clinical Manager of Dementia Care Coordination, MA/NH Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association

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Archived Webinars 


Friday, June 21, 9:00-10:00am

“Live Chat: Making the Longest Day of Caregiving Seem Shorter”

Program: Every three seconds someone in the world develops dementia and another person becomes a family caregiver or care partner. The days of an unpaid caregiver are long and often thankless. Join our presenter to learn more about her personal caregiving experience while caring for her mother with Alzheimer’s. Lori will share what she learned throughout the caregiving journey to manage the stress and emotions of caregiving and how she’s transitioned her experience to advocacy to help other caregivers thrive. We will take live questions during the chat, or feel free to send them in ahead of time to livechat@homeinstead.com

Presenter: Lori La Bey, founder, Alzheimer’s Speaks

Presented by: Help for Alzheimer’s Families

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Archived Chats


Wednesday, June 26, 11:00am-12:00pm

“Long-Term Care in California: What is it? Who pays for it?”

Program:  Long-term care can mean very different things to different people and matching the right level of service to the recipients is often unreasonably difficult. This webinar will examine the various levels and settings for long-term care, including some of the important rules and interesting issues involved. In addition, we will focus on payment options and how care recipients can identify good providers and maximize their care coverage while minimizing their expense.

Presenter: Tony Chicotel, JD, Elder Law Attorney and Advocate

Presented by: Family Caregiver Alliance

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Archived webinars


Thursday, June 27, 10:00-11:00am

“Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia”

Program: Alzheimer’s is not normal aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available to address some symptoms and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Presenter: Lee Pennington, LCSW, Manager of Helpline Services and Memory Specialist, Alzheimer’s Association

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association

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Archived Webinars