June 2020 Webinars about Caregiving

June 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 June 2020…


Monday, June 1, 10:00am-11:00am

“Mindfulness: Nutrition and Mindful Eating”

Program: The focus on this program is remaining mindful while finding, preparing and eating food.

Presenters: Delaram Safarpour, MD, MSCE, Oregon Health and Science University

Jeffrey Proulx, PhD, Assistant Professor of Behaviorial and Social Sciences (Research), Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research), Mindfulness Center, Brown University

Presented by: Parkinson’s Foundation

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Archived webinars


Tuesday, June 2, 10:00-11:00am

“Enhancing Self-Compassion”

Program: Self-compassion while caregiving plays a critical role in helping us develop and sustain healthy self-care practices. This webinar will teach you how to tune into your inner voice and take care of yourself in meaningful ways.

Presenter: Dale Atkins, PhD

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, June 3, 9:00-10:00am

“Parkinson’s Caregiving During COVID-19”

Program: Join us for an informational session about how to manage PD caregiving challenges during COVID-19.

Presenter: Jessica Shurer, MSW, LCSW, Coordinator, Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, University of North Carolina

Presented by: Parkinson’s Foundation

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, June 3, 10:00-11:00am

‘Home Your Own Way”

Program: Many aging adults would like to be in control of how they age. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one in nine people older than age 65 wishes to remain in their own home for as long as possible. However, many of these people have not seriously considered whether their home is properly set up to age in place. Deciding whether or not to remain in your home can be a tough decision; however, aging adults can be empowered to decide where to age. There are tools and resources to help older adults and family caregivers start the discussion and begin planning.

Presenter: April Ibarra, Strategic Accounts Manager, Home Instead Senior Care

Lakelyn Hogan, Home Instead Senior Care

Presented by: Home Instead Senior Care

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Archived webinars


Thursday, June 4, 8:00-9:00am

“Caregiver Coffee Chat: Protecting Your Mental Health During COVID-19”

Program: All of us are at home with our loved ones sheltering in place. Many of our usual resources for staying socially active are now not available. Learn how to protect your mental health while we are at home.

Presenter: Martha Anne Tudor, MEd, NCC, LAPC, Mental Health Counselor & Outreach Coordinator Movement and Memory Disorders Program, Department of Neurology, Augusta University/Medical College of Georgia

Presented by: Parkinson’s Foundation

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Archived webinars


Thursday, June 4, 10:00-11:00am

“Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia-Related Behaviors”

Program: Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Presenters: To be advised at time of webinar

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association

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Archived webinars


Thursday, June 4, 12:00-1:00pm

“The Importance of Practicing Gratitude in a Time of Crisis”

Program: All of us struggling with staying at home while working and caring for others. Join our speaker as she discusses why it is importance to continue to practice gratitude, particularly in challenging times.

Presenter: Charlinda Turner Brashear, MSW, LCSW, ACM-SW

Presented by: Parkinson’s Foundation

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Archived webinars


Tuesday, June 9, 10:00-11:00am

“Newly Diagnosed: Living Your Best Life with Parkinson’s”

Program: The Newly Diagnosed webinar will discuss how each newly diagnosed patient is different from another. In this webinar we will discuss the assessment and awareness necessary as a provider to understand each unique patient’s background, life stage, and social status in order to deliver the most optimal support. We will discuss the palliative care model in Parkinson’s disease as well as the interdisciplinary approach and initiating at time of diagnosis. This provides not only support to the patient but can help prevent caregiver burden and strain.

Presented by: Jenna Iseringhausen, BSN, RN, is the Faculty Group Practice Nurse and PF Center of Excellence Coordinator, NYU Langone Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders

Presented by: Parkinson’s Foundation

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Archived webinars


Tuesday, June 9, 11:30am-12:30pm

“The Other Dementia: Frontotemporal, Lewy Body and Vascular Dementia”

Program: In this course we examine the four most common types of dementia: Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body, Frontotemporal, and Vascular dementia. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for these dementias, as well as how they are similar and different. Tips will be provided for working effectively and compassionately with individuals affected by these forms of dementia.

Presenter: Kim Bailey, MSG, Program and Education Specialist, Alzheimer’s Orange County

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Orange County

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, June 10, 9:00-10:00am

“Medications and Aging”

Program: Biologic changes in aging increase your loved one’s risk of medication side effects and make medications more difficult to manage. This presentation will discuss changes in aging, medication side effects to watch out for, and strategies to improve medication management. Plus, examples of questions to ask the doctor about any medical prescriptions.

Presenter: To be advised at time of webinar

Presented by: Fairfax Family Caregiver Support Program

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Archived webinars


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

“Bringing Music Therapy to Individuals Living with Alzheimer’s and Their Care Partners”

Program: Learn about music therapy and music-based coping techniques that can deeply impact the quality of life of older adults and their caregivers. Session will include live music demonstration and opportunities for active participation.

Presenter: Ariel Weissberger, Board Certified Music Therapist & Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Founder, Berko Music Therapy

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

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Archived webinars


Thursday, June 11, 1:00-2:00pm

“Preventing Scams While Supporting the Family Caregiver Teleconference”

Program: Join SCRC and the District Attorney, Summer Stephan, as we talk about ways to support the family caregiver from elder abuse. Acquire skills to help protect yourself from fraud during this period of social isolation.

Presenter: Staff from the SCRC and Summer Stephan, DA, San Diego County

Presented by: Southern Caregiver Resource Center

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Archived webinars


Thursday, June 25, 10:00-11:00am

“Caregiver Toolkit in Uncertain Times”

Program: As we adjust to our new normal, it’s prudent to put plans in place in case the virus impacts us and to consider what actions we can take as caregivers. Our speakers will discuss the current options for care and services in light of Covid19 so that you can create a secure backup plan for you and your care partner.

Presenters: Melissa Sheehan, Director of Business Development, 305 West End Assisted Living

Laura Radensky, Executive Director, COHME (Concerned Home Managers for the Elderly)

Presented by: PSS

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Archived webinars