April  2020 Webinars about Caregiving

April 2020 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 Time. Here are webinars that may be of interest to caregivers in April 2020…


Wednesday, April 1, 10:00-11:00am

“Technology and Caregiving”

Program: For most people, technology permeates many aspects of daily life. Family caregivers may use technology to simplify caregiving tasks and to solve caregiving challenges, such as medication management or monitoring their loved one. Technology also can be a great tool for the care recipient, such as a remote communication tool like GrandPad, which helps to reduce isolation and loneliness. Whether the caregiver is using the technology or helping their loved ones to use it, there are important issues to consider such as barriers to technology adoption and the importance of safe technology use

Presenters: Lakelyn Hogan MS, MBA, gerontologist, caregiver advocate, Home Instead Senior Care

April Ibarra VP, Strategic Accounts Manager, Home Instead Senior Care

Presented by: Home Instead Senior Care

Register

Archived webinars


Wednesday, April 1, 12:00-1:00pm

“Having a back-up plan in place –What if you get sick?”

Program: What happens if you, as caregiver become ill? The presenters will give you some ideas for a secure back-up plan.

Presenters: Jennifer Merrilees, RN, PhD, UCSF MAC

Nhật Minh Bùi, RN, MSN, AGNP-C, UCSF MAC

Presented by: UCSF Memory and Aging Center’s (MAC) Behavior Task Force in partnership with family caregivers

Register

Archived webinars


Wednesday, April 1, 12:00-1:00pm

“Practicing Wellness to Build Resilience”

Program: People impacted by Parkinson’s draw upon their resilience every day to navigate life after diagnosis. And if that wasn’t hard enough, now there’s a new disease to worry about, and it’s taking away our ability to exercise, socialize, and cope. Join Julia Alleyne, MD to learn how to build resilience in the face of a pandemic, and what research tells us about the connection between resilience and physical health.

Presenters: Julia Alleyne, MD, associate professor, University of Toronto; Cleveland Clinic Canada and Toronto Rehab Institute                

Indu Subramanian, MD, movement disorders specialist, UCLA; Director, Southwest PADRECC

Presented by: Parkinson and Movement Disorder Alliance

Register

Archived webinars


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

“Staying Connected and Safe During the Coronavirus Crisis”

Program: Find out how technology can improve lives for those aging in place. Our speaker will showcase some hardware and software that can decrease social isolation, help people with impaired vision, hearing and cognitive issues.

Presenter: Liz Hamburg, Founder, Candoo Tech

Presented by: PSS

Register

Archived webinars


Friday, April 3, 10:00-11:00am

“Help for Your Patients with Dementia & Unique Challenges of Caregiving During COVID-19”

Program: More than 5 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2020. The recent COVID-19 pandemic can be stressful and frightening for some people, especially seniors struggling with Alzheimer’s and related disorders. Learn about specific tools that will assist a provider with reliable information on how to enhance care for Alzheimer’s patients and families and how COVID-19 impacts dementia caregivers. Specific information on care and support resources for healthcare providers will also be shared.

Presenter: Melissa Tucker Director of Family Services, Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter

Gene Kuhn Senior Manager of Health Care Engagement for the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association

Register

Archived webinars


Friday, April 3, 11:30am-12:30pm

“Town Hall Update on COVID-19”

Program: Dr. Ayati will provide the latest updates on COVID-19, particularly as they pertain to the senior community. He will also be available to answer your questions. Questions must be submitted in advance to info@avenidas.org

Presenter: Mehrdad Ayati, MD, Director, The Geriatric Center

Emily Farber, MSW, Director, Social Services, Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center

Presented by: Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center

Register or email to info@avenidas.org

Archived webinars


Tuesday, April 7, 8:00-9:00am

“Providing Late Stage Alzheimer’s Care with the “Namaste Care” Approach”

Program: Caregivers of people in the Late Stages of Alzheimer’s and other dementias want to know that they are providing the best possible care for their loved one. Namaste Care is a very simple method of improving the quality of life using easily learned techniques and without special equipment or supplies. This caregiving approach has been used, studied by universities, and shown to be effective, in several countries. Join us to learn about how you can use the methods of Namaste Care, whether your loved one is at home or in a hospital or residential facility.

Presenter: Joyce Simard, MSW, Professor, Author, Founder of Namaste Care

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association

Register

Archived Webinars


Wednesday, April 8, 10:00-11:00am

“Help Financial Caregivers Understand Their Role and Protect Loved Ones from Exploitation”

Program: Millions of Americans are managing money and financial decisions for a family member or friend who is unable to do so on their own. This can seem like an overwhelming responsibility, but these caregivers play a key role in maintaining the older person’s financial security and protecting them from scams and exploitation. In this web seminar, you will learn about four types of financial caregivers; how to help caregivers protect older adults from and respond to financial exploitation; and where to find key resources.

Presenters: Michael Herndon, acting assistant director of the Office for Older Americans at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Beverly Yang, an older Americans policy analyst with the Office for Older Americans at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Presented by: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Register

Archived webinars


Wednesday, April 8, 12:00-1:00pm

“In-home activities while sheltering in place”

Program: Our presenter will provide ideas for safe and enriching activities while maintaining a safe distance and sheltering in place.

Presenters: Sarah Dulaney, RN, CNS, UCSF MAC

Pam Roberts (family caregiver)

Presented by: UCSF Memory and Aging Center’s (MAC) Behavior Task Force in partnership with family caregivers

Register 

Archived webinars


Thursday, April 9, 10:00-11:00am

“Live Chat with David Troxel”

Program: As the world adjusts to creating new routines in a time of social distancing, family caregivers are faced with new challenges that may include working from home while providing care and finding ways to stay connected with friends and families. Join David Troxel, an internationally known expert in Alzheimer’s disease and memory care and author of The Best Friend’s Approach to Alzheimer’s Care, and gerontologist and caregiver advocate Lakelyn Hogan. Have questions? Email these to livechat@homeinstead.com

Presenters: Lakelyn Hogan, gerontologist, caregiver advocate, Home Instead Senior Care and David Troxel, internationally known expert on Alzheimer’s Care.

Presented by: Help for Alzheimer’s Families

Register

Archived chats


Thursday, April 9, 10:00-11:00am

“Caregiver Wellness: Empowering you to Prevent Burnout”

Program: Stress in and of itself is not bad. Contrary to popular opinion, stress is needed to function properly. It provides encouragement and the drive to accomplish what you set out to do in life. However, when stress   becomes a way of life, you can easily become distressed. As a caregiver you may find that you are faced with challenging   interpersonal   relationships with the care team, clients, family and friends. When you are distressed, even close and supportive care teams can experience increased tension. Left unresolved these stressors can result in illness and lead to burnout.

Presenter: To be advised at time of webcast

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Register

Archived webinars


Thursday, April 9, 3:00-4:00pm

“Staying Well Together-COVID-19 Webinar Series for Caregivers, Consumers, and Families”

Program: These are challenging times for all of us and this is especially true for those caring for someone who needs functional or cognitive support. This webinar will review the basics of the coronavirus (COVID-19), how to take precautions against its spread, how to be well while sheltering in place, and how to adjust to caregiving responsibilities during this time. The end of the webinar will focus on ways to feel connected and supported despite having to observe physical distancing.

Presenters: Anna H. Chodos, MD, MPH, Asst. Professor of Medicine, Div. of Geriatrics, UCSF

Ria I. Mercado, RN. MSN. PHN, Quality Management Services Director, San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services

Presented by: Family Caregiver Alliance and San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services

Register

Archived webinars


Monday, April 13, 12:00-1:00pm

“Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Dementia Care: What We Can Do to Support LGBT Adults Living with Dementia”

Program: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) older adults may be at greater risk for dementia and yet many services are not designed with LGBT individuals in mind. The San Francisco LGBT Dementia Care Project is an innovative project with the goal of increasing access to dementia-capable care for the LGBT community. 

Presenters: Arthur Chan, a LGBTQ Project Manager and Family Care Specialist at the Alzheimer’s Association

Margarida Remedios, a Nurse Educator with On Lok Lifeways a community-based, nonprofit organization that provides quality care for older adults and their families in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Presented by: San Francisco LGBT Dementia Care Project

Register

Archived webinars


Tuesday, April 14, 10:30-11:30am

“Legal & Financial Considerations in Dementia Care”

Program: When a person is diagnosed with dementia, it is important to plan for legal and financial considerations as soon as possible, while the person with dementia may still be capable of participating in the planning process. Learn about the steps involved in getting, legal, financial, and future care plans put in place.

Presenter: Christina McGonigle Esq., McGonigle and Hunsaker, LLP, Santa Ana, CA

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Orange County

Register

Archived webinars


Wednesday, April 15, 12:00-1:00pm

“Finding resources (food, medication, financial assistance, toilet paper, and incontinence supplies)”

Program: How to find the important supplies and assistance needed while sheltering in place will be discussed by our presenters.

Presenters: Amanda Li, LCSW, UCSF MAC

Jennifer Merrilees, RN, PhD, UCSF MAC

Presented by: UCSF Memory and Aging Center’s (MAC) Behavior Task Force in partnership with family caregivers

Register

Archived webinars


Thursday, April 16, 7:30-8:30am

“Understanding Dementia”

Program: An opportunity to learn about Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, the different stages of the disease and how to more effectively support people with dementia and their Caregivers.

Presenter: To be advised at time of webinar

Presented by: PSS

Register

Archived webinars


Thursday, April 16, 10:00-11:00am

“Building a Caregiving Team”

Program: As a caregiver you start your support team with the ‘big three’: an Elder Law Attorney, Financial Planner and Elder Care Strategist. However, you may not be familiar with over 30 other professionals who can make a positive difference in this journey. Our speaker will highlight the benefits of a few of those, give you some search criteria to find them and point out some ways to protect your money and your time when contracting with any professional.

Presenter: Cynthia Perthuis leads the Senior Care Authority office in New York City

Presented by: PSS

Register

Archived webinars


Thursday, April 16, 3:00-4:00pm

“Social Isolation and Well-Being for Caregivers COVID-19 Webinar Series for Caregivers, Consumers, and Families”

Program: Being a caregiver to family member or friend can be taxing physically, emotionally, and financially. Because of the many responsibilities family caregivers face, social isolation is a common experience. This can mean celebrating holidays alone, not spending time with friends, or giving up the enjoyment of entertaining. Social isolation has become an even more pressing problem as the majority of the country is now practicing physical distancing. This webinar will discuss tools and tips to help caregivers cope with the isolation, stress, and anxiety of providing care during the coronavirus epidemic.

Presenter: Christina Irving, LCSW, Client Services Director, Family Caregiver Alliance

Presented by: Family Caregiver Alliance and San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services

Register

Archived webinars


Wednesday, April 22, 11:00am-12:00pm

“Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & 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.

Presenter: David Myers, Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association

Register

Archived Webinars


Wednesday, April 22, 12:00-1:00pm

“Staying connected when you have to stay apart”

Program: While we shelter in place, how is it possible to stay connected? Our presenters will have some ideas to help.

Presenter: Sarah Dulaney, RN, CNS, UCSF MAC

Presented by: UCSF Memory and Aging Center’ (MAC) Behavior Task Force in partnership with family caregivers

Register

Archived webinars


Thursday, April 23, 10:00-11:00am

“Your Legal Roadmap: For Caregivers and Older Adults”

Program: Our presenter practices in the areas of elder law, estate planning and real estate. She lectures publicly and privately and has published articles on various elder law issues for both attorneys and laypeople. The speaker will explain legal issues in simple terms for caregivers and older adults.

Presenter: Debby Rosenfeld, Esq.

Presented by: PSS

Register

Archived webinars


Thursday, April 23, 3:00-4:00pm

“COVID-19 and Caring for Individuals With Alzheimer’s Webinar Series for Caregivers, Consumers, and Families”

Program: This webinar will include helpful information for those taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease during the COVID-19 emergency.

Presenters: Stefanie Bonigut, LCSW, Family Services Manager, Alzheimer’s Association

Lauren Hibdon, Family Care Specialist, Alzheimer’s Association

Presented by: Family Caregiver Alliance and the Alzheimer’s Association

Register

Archived webinars


Wednesday, April 29, 9:00-10:00am

“Healthy Living for Your Brain & 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.

Presenter: Yolanda Simon, Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association

Register

Archived Webinars


Wednesday, April 29, 9:00-10:00am

“Legal Tools to Help You and Your Loved One”

Program: This webinar will offer an overview of the importance of the legal tools needed to ensure that directions are clear in an emergency or as a person’s life ends.  While getting your affairs in order can be difficult, it is an important part of preparing for the future. Learn about the documents that can help you ensure your loved one’s wishes are carried out.

Presenter: Rory Clark, Founder of the Legacy Elder Law Center

Presented by: Fairfax County Caregiver Support Programs-Older Adults

Register

Archived webinars


Wednesday, April 29, 12:00-1:00pm

“Promoting caregiver health and well-being while sheltering in place”

Program: While you and the person you care for are sheltering in place how can you maintain your health and well-being. Our presenters will share some ideas.

Presenters: Julio Rojas, MD, PhD, UCSF

Jennifer Merrilees, RN, PhD, UCSF MAC

Presented by: UCSF Memory and Aging Center’s (MAC) Behavior Task Force in partnership with family caregivers

Register 

Archived webinars