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 July 2019…
Tuesday, July 9, 11:30am-12:30pm
“Wandering Behavior in Dementia Care”
Program: Learn about the reasons for wandering behaviors among people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Topics include techniques for preventing wandering, how to take precautions and plan ahead for wandering behaviors, and what to do if a person with dementia is missing. Recommendations are provided for preventing wandering behaviors, and various devices that prevent wandering are reviewed.
Presenter: Erin Light, MA
Presented by: Alzheimer’s Orange County
Wednesday, July 10, 10:00-11:00am
“Aging Brain Part 1: Brain Basics”
Program: The brain is a complex organ, and like the rest of our bodily organs, it ages over time. To understand how aging impacts the brain, it is important to look at brain aging in three categories: physiological impacts, changes in cognition and changes in social psychology. When working with aging adults and their families, it is important to understand the basics of brain aging. This can be especially helpful in distinguishing normal brain aging verses abnormal signs of aging. Join this month’s web seminar to learn how to communicate the changes in the brain, and learn about the resources that exist to help families navigate these brain changes.
Presenter: Lakelyn Hogan, gerontologist, caregiver advocate, Home Instead Senior Care
Thursday, July 11, 10:00-11:00am
“What Every Caregiver Needs to Know When Hospitalization Happens”
Program: Hospital stays can be very stressful for individuals living with dementia and their caregivers. During her presentation Dr. Allen will review the basics of dementia from the various types to progression and treatments available. Most importantly, caregivers will learn essential strategies to avoid many of the unwanted behaviors while their person with dementia is in the hospital as well as tips to help the person feel safe and secure while in the hospital.
Presented by: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Thursday, July 11, 10:00-11:00
“Stay or Move: Looking at In-Home Care and Assisted Living”
Program: Expert Cynthia Perthuis lists the pros and cons of arranging for in-home care or moving into assisted living. If you have questions on the topic, Cynthia will answer them at the end of the session.
Presenter: Cynthia Perthuis, owner, Senior Care Authority
Presented by: PSS
Tuesday, July 16, 10:00-11:00am
“Ask the Expert: Developing Tools to Discover New Therapeutic Agents”
Program: Join us as Dr. Roger Ashmus from Simon Fraser University presents his research on developing tools to target the protein GCase (glucocerebrosidase). Gene mutations in people with Parkinson’s cause a deficiency in GCase, which is one of the key risk factors for disease onset. Studies have shown that treating this deficiency could help prevent the progression of Parkinson’s in mice models. Dr. Ashmus uses a combination of organic chemistry, chemical biology, and cell biology in hopes of discovering new therapeutic agents that increase GCase activity.
Presenter: Roger Ashmus, PhD, Research Fellow, Simon Fraser University
Presented by: Parkinson Society British Columbia
Wednesday, July 17, 11:00-11:30am
“Using Music to Combat Anxiety and Create Harmony”
Program: Music can bring about amazing results for people in various stages of Alzheimer’s disease. This webinar will look at the evidence base for music, how to choose the right music, and what benefits you might expect from incorporating music into the daily routine of a person with dementia
Presenter: Elizabeth Hagemann, MA, Manager of Edcation and Community Volunteers, Alzheimer’s Association
Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association
Tuesday, July 23, 11:00am-11:30am
“Resources for Overwhelmed Caregivers: How You Can Get Help Now”
Program: By the time many caregivers realize that they cannot “do it all,” they are already overwhelmed by the demands Alzheimer’s makes on them. In this webinar we will learn about various places to find caregiver resources, enabling caregivers to continue providing good care for their loved ones, and finding needed support for themselves.
Presenter: Melissa Tucker, LPC, Director, Family Service, Alzheimer’s Association
Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association