August 2019 Webinars about Caregiving

August 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 August 2019…


Monday, August 5, 10:00-11:00am

“Staying Sharp Naturally”

Program:  Memory loss may begin undetected decades before symptoms begin. Our speaker will explain common causes and why prevention is a possibility. You will learn what steps you can take today and how to find the help you may need. A few simple lifestyle changes can pay off in the long term.

Presenter: Lisa Feiner, MBA, M.Ed., CHWC, is co-founder and Baoard Chair of Sharp Again Naturally (SAN) and is a brain longevity specialist with nearly 20 years as a health and wellness coach.

Presented by: PSS

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Archived webinars


Tuesday, August 6, 10:00-11:00am

“Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Caregiving Challenges and Strategies”

Program: There are more than 5 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, and more than 15 million family caregivers who help them in the U.S. Within the next 10 years, that number is projected to increase by 40 percent. This webinar will review the different forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, and signs your loved one may have the disease. Despite the devastating nature of Alzheimer’s disease, there are supports out there that can make a difference and help you continue to connect with your Mom or Dad. Learn about caregiving strategies and types of care that can improve the quality of life for both you and your loved one.

Presenter: To be advised at time of webinar

Presented by: MIT Work-Life Center

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Archived webinars


Tuesday, August 6, 11:00am-12:00pm

“Financial Capacity for People Living with Dementia and Their Caregivers”

Program: The irreversible and progressive nature of dementia underscores the importance of planning for the future as soon as is practical for the person living with dementia and their caregivers or family. As dementia progresses, a person living with dementia will lose the ability to manage care and finances. Future planning for those affected by dementia can include identifying healthcare and supportive service options, determining how care will be funded and examining useful financial and legal resources. This web seminar will discuss key aspects of financial, legal, and healthcare planning that can help to ensure a more stable future for persons living with dementia, and their caregivers.

Presenters: Cindy Hounsell, JD, attorney and retirement expert. Director: National Resource Center for Women and Retirement Planning. Founder, President, WISER (Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement)

Laurel Beedon, Ph.D, researcher on retirement income policy

Presented by: National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center, sponsored by the Administration for Community Living

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, August 7, 10:00-11:00am

“Aging Brain Part 2: Aging Brain Diseases”

Program: Many people experience normal changes as they age. However, there are a significant number of aging adults that start to experience changes in their cognition that impact their daily life. This is a sign that they may be developing a brain aging disease. This disease can abnormally affect memory, cognition and functioning. People affected by brain aging diseases may start to exhibit symptoms that interfere with daily life. These symptoms can be scary and overwhelming to older adults and their families. Professionals are often consulted for information and support about aging brain issues. Register for this web seminar to learn how to communicate with families about normal and abnormal brain aging and learn about the resources that exist to help families navigate these brain changes

Presenter:  Lakelyn Hogan, Gerontologist, Caregiver Advocate, Home Instead Senior Care

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

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, August 7, 12:00-1:00pm

“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: Jami King Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association

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Archived webinars


Thursday, August 8, 10:00-11:00am

“Problems with Eating in Dementia”

Program: Our speaker will review the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias with emphasis on changes associated with eating. This will include the impact on nutrition, weight loss and ability to feed oneself. She will discuss how to better understand how eating patterns change by sharing clinical evidence for the use of different approaches. The speaker will conclude the presentation by sharing how to help someone in the later stages of this disease with eating tips and techniques.

Presenter: Nancy Weintraub, MD, Director, UCLA Geriatric Medicine Fellowship and the VA Advanced Fellowship in Geriatrics

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

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Archived webinars


Thursday, August 8, 10:00-11:00am

“Elder Law Seminar: Making Smart Legal Decisions”

Program: Preserving your assets during your life when considering long-term care is a daunting issue. Our speaker will offer practical legal advice on how to protect your assets. The Law Offices of Daniel Timins help individuals develop estate plans to protect their assets, maintain their dignity and health care needs during life, while ensuring proper distribution of their estate.Send in your questions for the Q and A segment at the end of the webinar.

Presenter: Daniel Timmins, Esq., CFP

Presented by: PSS

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Archived webinars


Tuesday, August 13, 11:30am-12:30pm

“Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline”

Program: –Hearing loss can disrupt the normal relationship between your ears and your brain. Learn about the different effects of untreated hearing loss, including increased risk of dementia, falling, mental health issues and tinnitus. An overview is provided of the types of dementia, statistics of hearing loss, and the role of the audiologist in treating patients with cognitive decline.

Presenter: Stephani Rose, Au.D., F-AAA, UCSD, San Diego State

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Orange County

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Archived webinars


Thursday, August 15, 10:00-11:00am

“Caregivers in the Middle: A Guide for Family Caregivers of Children and Elderly Family Members”

Program: 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 every member in the family. We will review common challenges experienced by caregivers raising children. In addition, we will describe strategies to help children and adolescents understand the behavior of their family member with dementia. Lastly, we will highlight the importance of self-care in caregiving and parenting.

Presenter: Ali Molaie, advanced doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Nevada, Reno

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

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Archived webinars


Tuesday, August 20, 10:00-11:00am

“Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visit, Legal and Financial Planning”

Program:  When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.

Presenters: Ralph and Mollie Richards, Alzheimer’s Association Community Educators

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association

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Archived webinars


Tuesday, August 27, 10:00-11:00am

“Why You Should Consider Adult Day Programs: Some Unexpected Benefits”

Program: Adult day programs have been shown to benefit caregivers and persons with dementia. Log in to learn more specifics about from expert Sheila Carter of Heartsongs Memory Care. We will discuss how you can take the next step in getting your loved one to engage in adult day programs and reap the benefits they have to offer for both you and your loved one

Presenter: Sheila Carter, BSN, MSN, Master Trainer of BEST Friends Approach

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, August 28, 10:00-11:00am

“Understanding the Older LGBT Community and its Unique Needs and Barriers”

Program: Whether you realize it or not, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults are searching for assistance. Learn the unique issues facing these populations and how they affect LGBT older adults’ willingness to seek out services. This session will outline LGBT aging, describe the diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities, present findings from a recent needs assessment and identify actions you can take to make your care more LGBT–culturally competent.

Presenter: Paul R. Blom, M.Div., owner, CEO, Right at Home Twin Cities, MN

Presented by: Right at Home

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, August 28, 11:00am-12:00pm

“Step Out of the Spin Cycle: What to Know about Quitting Your Job to Provide Care”

Program: Whether the need to care for an elderly loved one emerges suddenly or gradually, a time can come when we think it’s necessary to quit our job and withdraw from other aspects of life to fulfill our caregiving responsibilities. While this may seem like the best or even the only path to take, this choice can have unexpected emotional, financial, medical, and social repercussions for both the caregiver and the care receiver that should be thought through before a final decision is made. This webinar will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of quitting a job to become a full-time caregiver to a loved one, raise other considerations when making this important decision, and discuss the team approach to caregiving

Presenter: Rebekah Keizer, MA, BCC, caregiver consultant and coach

Presented by: Family Caregiver Alliance

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Archived webinars