September  2019 Webinars about Caregiving

September 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 September 2019…


Wednesday, September 4, 10:00-11:00am

“Caring for Someone with Dementia”

Program: A new dementia diagnosis can bring with it a whirlwind of stress, confusion and anxiety about what to expect as the disease progresses. Nearly 60 percent of caregivers who care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia rate the emotional stress of caregiving as high or very high (Dementia Caregiving in the U.S. 2017 Study). This month’s web seminar will offer a how-to look at caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. The emphasis will be on the care and dignity of the individual to help them live a more fulfilling life. It will also detail a person-centered care approach to help successfully manage symptoms and positively engage the individual with the disease.

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

Doug Place, Director of Mission Partnerships, Alzheimer’s Association

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

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Archived webinars


Thursday, September 5, 10:00-11:00am

“Effective Communication Strategies”

Program: Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. 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.

Presenter: Lisa Sobhian, MSW, LICSW, CDP, Director, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Services, Life Enrichment Programs

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association

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Archived webinars


Tuesday, September 10, 11:30am-12:30pm

“The Cultural Diversity of Grief and Loss”

Program: –As our world grows smaller, we are more frequently confronted with death and bereavement beliefs and customs that are different than our own. This webinar  won’t just present a list of cultural stereotype characteristics (“Latinos do this, African Americans do that, and Muslims do this over here”). Instead, attendees will develop cultural competence by encountering a diversity of beliefs from key people groups and learn skills for assessing and intervening more effectively with families from groups unlike their own.

Presenter: Dr. William (Bill) Hoy, DMin, FT

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Orange County

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, September 11, 11:00am-12:00pm

“Home Alone Revisited: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Care”

Program: In 2012, the groundbreaking Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care report laid the foundation for legislation and initiatives that would change the landscape of family caregiving across multiple sectors. Now a brand-new release, Home Alone Revisited, takes an even closer look at the family caregiver experience, this time including new facets such as gender, generational and multicultural diversity

Presenter: Susan Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN, Senior VP, AARP; Director, AARP Public Policy Institute

Presented by: AARP Family Caregiving

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Archived webinars


Thursday, September 12, 10:00-11:00am

“Falls and Home Safety in Alzheimer’s Disease”

Program: This webinar will focus on falls and home safety for the person living with Alzheimer’s disease. The presentation will address a variety of issues to consider when helping with safety including how common balance and mobility problems are for people with dementia, and explain how both changes are manifested. We will discuss the factors that result in increased risk for falls in the home environment. In addition, the importance of environmental modifications in preventing falls.

Presenter: Ashwini K. Rao Occupational Therapist

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

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Archived webinars


Tuesday, September 17, 10:00-11:00am

“Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research”

Program:  For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Presenters: Yolanda Simon, Caregiver

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, September 18, 9:00-10:00am

“Best Practices When You are Chosen to Manage Someone Else’s Money”

Program: What do you need to do when accepting fiduciary responsibility for someone’s money and property? Tune in for a look at best practices for assuming a role as a Durable Power of Attorney or Trustee.

Presenter: Thomas West, AVF, Signature Estate and Investment Advisors

Presented by: Fairfax County,VA Family Caregiver Support Program

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Archived webinars


Tuesday, September 24, 10:00-11:00am

“Family Conflict and Alzheimer’s: An Action Plan”

Program: A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can be especially challenging for families. Family dynamics between adult children and parents can quickly become problematic and seem like an overwhelming obstacle to focusing on caring for the person with dementia. Dial in to learn some strategies for navigating the difficult waters of family and dementia.

Presenter: Julia Perriello, Manager, Helpline and Community Referrals, Alzheimer’s Association

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association

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Archived webinars