October  2019 Webinars about Caregiving

October 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 October 2019…


Tuesday, October 1, 10:00-11:00am

“10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s”

Program: Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. The one-hour webinar will cover typical age-related changes, common warning signs of Alzheimer’s, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Presenter: Laura Dake,Volunteer Community Educator

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, October 2, 10:00-11:00am

“Home Safety for Older Adults”

Program: If you’re worried about the safety of older adults who are living at home, it could be for good reason. Falls are among the leading causes of injury and death at home. There are many factors that can increase the risk of accidents at home such as excess clutter and poor lighting. However, simple home modifications can reduce accidents for older adults living at home. This web seminar will outline the many ways professionals can help educate families and aging adults about safeguarding their homes. Also detailed will be a home safety checklist and affordable home fixes.

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, October 9, 9:00-10:00am

“Medicare 101”

Program: Learn the facts about Medicare and how to save money, including information on what to do during Open Season if you want to consider changes to your insurance plans.

Presenter: Bill Vaughan, Volunteer, VICAP, Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program

Presented by: Fairfax County, VA Family Caregiver Support Program

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, October 9, 11:30am-12:30pm

“Managing Dementia-Related Changes in Behavior”

Program: Learn how to identify personality and behavior changes among individuals with dementia, especially those which may be particularly stressful or challenging for both the person with dementia and their caregiver. Discover how to manage these behavior changes and how the clinically-informed, three-step approach called the ‘IDEA!’ model will help caregivers adapt circumstances to reduce or prevent behavior changes before they occur.

Presenter: Miriam Galindo, Psy.D, LCSW, RN

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Orange County

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Archived webinars


Thursday, October 10, 10:00-11:00am

“Ensuring Quality Care for Those with Parkinson’s, In the Hospital and Beyond”

Program: This presentation will comprehensively review the etiology, signs, symptoms and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Additionally, we will explore the risks associated with hospital stays in this vulnerable population and review tools that may play an active role in their care. This web seminar will explain how to prepare an individual with Parkinson’s disease and-or their care partner for a planned or unplanned hospital visit, and how to develop strategies for the best care possible during an inpatient stay.

Presenter: Arita McCoy, CRNP, Johns Hopkins Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center; Coordinator, Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence

Presented by: Right at Home and American Society on Aging

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Archived webinars


Thursday, October10, 10:00-11:00am

“The 10 Things Anyone Involved in Caregiving Needs to Know about Long Term Care Insurance”

Program: During this presentation participants will receive an overview on what is long term care insurance and the importance of having this insurance. He will give an update on the current marketplace for long-term care insurance, as well as the latest information relevant to those living with  Alzheimer’s disease..

Presenter: Jesse Slome, Director, American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI).

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

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Archived webinars


Thursday, October 17, 10:00-11:00am

“Alzheimer’s & Home Care – How it Works”

Program: Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia takes a team: physicians, pharmacists, caregivers, loving family and neighbors. Adding a professional caregiver, who is trained in Alzheimer’s care, to the team to help with your loved one’s personal care, meal preparation, medication reminders and housekeeping can provide much needed respite for family caregivers, as well as social and mental engagement for your loved one. Join our presenter to learn more about when and how to introduce home care into your loved one’s caregiving plan. Linda will share what families can expect from a professionally trained Alzheimer’s caregiver, tips for a smooth transition, and various funding options to pay for home care.

Presenter: Linda Lundeen, 2019 West region CAREgiver of the Year

Presented by: Help for Alzheimer’s Families

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, October 23, 10:00-10:30am

“Advancing the Science: Alzheimer’s and Dementia 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: Hadi Finerty, Caregiver

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, October 30, 8:00-9:00am

“How Anyone Can Use Art to Help People with Dementia”

Program: Regardless of skill level, many people with dementia find great emotional and cognitive benefit in making or just viewing art. Join us as we learn the basics from Robin Hamon, co-author of The Best Friends Book of Activities, Volumes 1 & 2. Learn some simple tools you can use at home to aid with communication, mood and behavior management. No art background required!

Presenter: Robin Hamon, MSW, Family Support Coordinator

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association

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Archived webinars