July 2020 Webinars about Caregiving

July 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 July 2020…

Wednesday, July 1, 8:00-9:00am

“A Caregiver’s Guide to Alzheimer’s & Dementia”

Program: Understand the basics of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia including the warning signs, stages, symptoms, and behaviors of the person for whom you are caring.

Presenter: Roy Capps MPS, CDS, is the Caregiver Educator Specialist for CARE NYC, part of Sunnyside Community Services, Queens

Presented by: PSS

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Archived webinars


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

“Five Wishes: Communicating Your Personal, Emotional and Spiritual Wishes”

Program: Five Wishes is a living will that allows you to convey your personal, emotional and spiritual needs and communicate your medical wishes if you are unable to speak for yourself. Our speaker will provide education on a health care planning document that will help ensure you receive treatment that is consistent with your wishes if you are unable to make decisions or cannot speak for yourself.

Presenter: Join Paul Malley, President, Aging with Dignity

Presented by: PMD Alliance

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Archived webinars


Tuesday, July 7, 9:00-10:00am

“Avoiding Chaos Through Advanced Care Planning”

Program: Planning for future healthcare needs is something we often put off but having those tough conversations now can give you and your family clarity and control in the face of a medical crisis. Our guest speaker will discuss various types of advanced directives that you can put into place now to assure future decision making.

Presenter: Kathleen Flammia, Elder Law Attorney

Presented by: PMD Alliance

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, July 8, 8:00-9:00am

“A Caregiver’s Guide to Communication and Behavior Issues”

Program: Learn the best ways that you can help someone with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, focusing on skills for coping with challenging behaviors.

Presenter: Roy Capps MPS, CDS, is the Caregiver Educator Specialist for CARE NYC, part of Sunnyside Community Services, Queens

Presented by: PSS

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Archived webinars


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

“Understanding Home Health vs. Home Care”

Program: Many older adults prefer to age in place or return home after a hospital or rehabilitation stay, but often, additional assistance is necessary. When considering help in the home, many elders do not understand the types of care that are available and the benefits of these services. Older adults, family caregivers and even professionals commonly recognize the term “home health,” but may not fully understand how this service differs from “home care.” The two services can be complementary and can help older adults to achieve their goal of returning home and aging in place. Register for this web seminar to gain a better understanding of how professionals can explain the difference between and benefits of home health verses home care to older adults and their family caregivers. 

Presenter: Lakeylyn Hogan, MS, MBA, gerontologist, caregiver advocate for Home Instead Senior Care

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

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, July 8, 1:00-2:00pm

“Medication Overload: How the Drive to Prescribe Is Harming Older Americans”

Program: The prescribing of multiple medications to older patients has reached epidemic proportions, with more than four in ten older adults taking five or more prescription medications a day, contributing to millions of hospitalizations due to adverse drug events. At this session, experts from the Lown Institute Medication Overload project will present information about the scope and harm of multiple medication use in older Americans, as well as key recommendations from their new Action Plan to Eliminate Medication Overload. Practical tips for clinicians, patients, and caretakers to avoid medication overload and deprescribe will be highlighted.

Presenters: Gayle Esposito, Patient Advocate, Baby Boomers for Balanced HealthCare;

Judith Garber, Health Policy and Communications Fellow, The Lown Institute

Presented by: The Archstone Foundation

American Society on Aging

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Archived webinars


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

“Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Older Adults”

Program: About 15% of older adults have insomnia which is a persistent difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, waking earlier than intended or some combination of these sleep problems.  Geriatricians often warn that giving older adults sleep medication for long periods of time is not recommended because of their potential side effects including falls.  Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is a highly effective treatment for insomnia which unfortunately is not widely available.

Presenter: Gregory A. Hinrichsen, Ph.D., ABPP, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Adjunct Professor, Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University.

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

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Archived webinars


Tuesday, July 14, 11:30am-12:30pm

“The Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on Swallowing”

Program: Learn about the process of swallowing and health conditions that cause difficulties in swallowing (dysphagia), especially for persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Treatments, strategies, and intervention techniques for dysphagia are presented, along with recommended oral care and an overview of tube feeding, comfort feeding and recognizing the decline in swallowing that occurs at end of life.

Presenter: Maria Quici, MS, CCC-SLP

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Orange County

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, July 15, 8:00-9:00am

“Self-Care for the Caregiver”

Program: Discover the six areas of self-care that can lead to a more centered and fulfilled life. This interactive workshop is designed for caregivers who are caring for persons with Alzheimer’s and other form of dementia.

Presenter: Roy Capps MPS, CDS, is the Caregiver Educator Specialist for CARE NYC, part of Sunnyside Community Services, Queens

Presented by: PSS

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, July 15, 1:00-2:00pm

“(Virtual) Memory Cafes for All: How Thriving Cafes Are Creating Joy and Community Among People Living With Dementia and Their Care Partners”

Program: Memory cafes have spread worldwide as affordable, community-based responses to social isolation among people living with dementia and their care partners. They are part of a global dementia friendly community movement that aims for living well with dementia. Presenters will share best practices for starting and sustaining a cafe, and will discuss the benefits of cafe networks to foster the spread of cafes through resource sharing and mutual support. They will also report on the transition to virtual memory cafes during the COVID 19 quarantines that prevent group gatherings.

Presenters: Susan McFadden is Professor Emerita of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

Beth Soltzberg, LICSW, MBA, directs the Alzheimer’s/Related Disorders Family Support Program at Jewish Family & Children’s Service in Waltham, Massachusetts

Presented by: The Archstone Foundation

American Society on Aging

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Archived webinars


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

“Coping with Challenging Emotions as a Caregiver”

Program: Caregivers have to navigate a host of competing needs every day and COVID-19 has introduced further complexity around life and healthcare decisions. As restrictions in BC are lifted, conflict can arise around which supports to reintroduce. How can a balance be reached? Conflict is a collision of seemingly incompatible needs, drives, wishes or demands. This talk introduces the concept of conflict as something that fuels feelings of guilt, anger, and sadness, especially if it seems like there is no way to find a resolution that satisfies personal needs. We will explore natural responses to conflict and review skill-building strategies to increase confidence when making constructive choices. Key goals for this talk are to validate feelings, to find hope and possibility, and to learn new problem-solving techniques that foster self-care.

Presenter: Patricia Wallace, a Clinical Counselor with Parkinson Society BC

Presented by: Family Caregivers of British Columbia

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Archived webinars


Tuesday, July 21, 1:00-2:00pm

“Financial Empowerment for Older Women”

Program: This session will discuss ways older women can take control over their finances to help increase their prospects for financial security. Expert panelists will offer insights and advice on saving and investing wisely, managing debt, increasing retirement income, withdrawing savings in retirement and understanding Social Security and Medicare. The speakers will discuss particular financial challenges that older women in America face and how best to handle them

Presenters: Vickie Elisa, Financial Literacy Educator WISER & Mothers’ Voices Georgia

Kerry Hannon, Journalist, Author, Speaker Next Avenue

Cindy Hounsell, JD, President, Women’s Institute For A Secure Retirement

Presented by: American Society on Aging and WISER

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, July 22, 8:00-9:00am

“Coping with Caregiver Stress”

Program: Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia can be a stressful and emotional journey that can affect the health of the caregiver. Learn how to identify the signs of caregiver stress and how to avoid caregiver burnout. You will be guided through techniques that can help you manage stress.

Presenter: Roy Capps MPS, CDS, is the Caregiver Educator Specialist for CARE NYC, part of Sunnyside Community Services, Queens

Presented by: PSS

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, July 22, 9:00-10:00am

“Hospice and Palliative Care Overview”

Program: This webinar will provide an overview of how Hospice and Palliative Care services can benefit you and your loved one. We will explore eligibility requirements, insurance benefits, and specific services provided, that help to brighten the end of life journey for thousands each year. Equipped with increased knowledge, you can decide if Hospice or Palliative Care is right for you.

Presenter: To be advised at time of webcast

Presented by: Fairfax Family Caregiver Support Program

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, July 22, 1:00-2:00pm

“Elder Abuse in 2020”

Program: Representatives of National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) will describe a curated collection of tools and resources that have been developed so that professionals, advocates and members of the public can be equipped with the most current tools and knowledge to prevent elder mistreatment. Learn about our partnerships with national resource centers, federal agencies and private funders. Together we can explore the how field priorities have influenced the work of the NCEA and collaborators.

Presenters: Julie Schoen, JD, NCEA

Eden Ruiz-Lopez, MPA provides leadership and direction for NCEA day-to-day project operations

Presented by: The Archstone Foundation

American Society on Aging

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Archived webinars


Thursday, July 23, 1:00-2:00pm

“Future-Proofing the Congregate Nutrition Program”

Program: Congregate nutrition programs are facing new challenges as the aging population grows. Funding remains stagnant, diversity is increasing, and older adults’ preferences are changing. Join us for an interactive session to discuss the future of the congregate nutrition program and ways in which local programs can continue to grow and serve new older adults.

Presenters: Ucheoma Akobundu, RD, PhD Senior Director, Nutrition Strategy and Impact, Meals On Wheels America

Meredith Ponder Whitmire, JD Vice President Matz, Blancato & Associates

Presented by: American Society on Aging

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Archived webinars


Tuesday, July 28, 1:00-2:00pm

“Non-Pharmaceutical Strategies for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s and Dementia”

Program: This session will address potential service model changes for attending to Alzheimer’s patients and new technologies/manual therapy approaches that may positively impact aging services. We will discuss the basis for manual therapy intervention, the underlying physiology, and industry trends that demand client-based outcomes and a holistic approach. We will also discuss how these changing models are challenging the senior industry and the need for structural change and innovation.

Presenters: Nancy Hartmann, RN, LNHA, Director of Risk Management & Training, Butterfield Health Care Group.

Michael Morgan, President BodyEnergy Company and Longevity Curriculum  Developer and Ombudsman, Upledger Institute International.

Michele Uhl, RN, LMT, NC-BC, ADS, CranioSacral Therapist and Holistic Nurse, Pathways to Health, LLC.

Presented by: The Archstone Foundation

American Society on Aging

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, July 29, 8:00-9:00am

“Solutions to Social Isolation during COVID-19”

Program: Gain insight into the risk factors of being socially isolated. Learn how to help your care partner connect with others and cope with the emotional toll of social distancing during COVID-19.

Presenter: Roy Capps MPS, CDS, is the Caregiver Educator Specialist for CARE NYC, part of Sunnyside Community Services, Queens

Presented by: PSS

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Archived webinars