September 2020 Webinars about Caregiving

September 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 September 2020…


Wednesday, September 2, 9:00-10:00am 

“Estate Planning Everyone Needs Now : Updating Important Documents in 2020, and Using Charitable Trusts as IRA Beneficiaries” 

Program: This year presents a number of important considerations for people making estate plans — from COVID-19 to a national election. But these are also reasons to start planning for your future if you haven’t already. Hear from tax and estate planning experts on how and why to update your documents. And, learn how you might use a charitable trust as a beneficiary of an IRA. 

Presenters:
Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP, JD  Founder, Shenkman Law 
Jonathan Blattmachr, Principal, Pioneer Wealth Partners 

Presented by: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

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Archived webinars


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

“Sensory Loss in Aging” 

Program: While everyone ages differently, most people notice a decline in their sensory perception as they grow older. Many chronic illnesses, even medications can negatively affect one or more of the senses. Sensory loss can pose challenges for older adults as they age. While some senses can be improved with hearing aids, eyeglasses and other such assistance, a weakening of the senses can still be stressful for older adults. Sensory loss could result in the need to rely more heavily upon family members for support and assistance with activities of daily living 

Presenter:
Lakelyn Hogan BS, MBA, caregiver advocate, gerontologist, Home Instead Senior Care 

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

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Archived webinars 


Wednesday, September 9, 9:00-10:00am 

“Diagnosis: Dementia…Now What?” 

Program: This discussion will help you start planning for the future while also adjusting to a new life with someone who has dementia. Items discussed will include how to maintain friendships, tips for traveling, changes to your routine, and future options. 

Presenter:
Lindsey Vajpeyi, Director of Education and Outreach, Insight Memory Care Center 

Presented by: Fairfax County Caregiver Consortium 

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Archived webinars


Thursday, September 10, 11:00am-1:00pm 

“Advances in Dementia Caregiving During COVID-19” 

Program: Experts in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and memory disorders will discuss latest trends, strategies, and offer insights into professional and family caregiving during this particularly stressful year. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. 

Presenters:
To be advised at time of presentation 

Presented by: PSS 

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Archived webinars


Thursday, September 10, 12:30-1:15pm 

“Deepening Compassion for Challenging Times” 

Program: This has been a tough six months for all of us, and it is when things get difficult that our compassion can feel stretched. This session will share how mindfulness can support you in accessing compassion, and provide practical ways to reclaim compassion in the face of compassion fatigue. It will also share techniques to help you apply self-compassion when feeling overwhelmed. 

Presenter:
Roy Remer 

Presented by: Zen Caregiving Project

Register (program is free but a donation is suggested) 

Archived webinars


Saturday, September 12, 10:00am-12:00pm 

“10th Annual Caregivers Count Virtual Conference-Emotional Well Being” 

Program: Caregivers Count is a free virtual conference for families and friends caring for a loved one. Join fellow caregivers and experts to learn about well-being, financial concerns, technology tools, stress reduction, and family dynamics. Register for one or more sessions. 

Presenter:
Barry Jacobs, PsyD, clinical psychologist, family therapist, author, “The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers” 

Presented by: Aging Service Collective of Santa Clara County 

Register

Archived webinars


Monday, September 14, 12:00-1:00pm 

“WPC Virtual Care Partner Series: Cognition, Caring and Coping” 

Program: Join us for the third installment of our Virtual Care Partner Series, where we’ll cover how to maintain balance and a healthy relationship when learning about, discussing, and treating symptoms around cognition. Designed with feedback from Parkinson’s care partners and family members living with someone with Parkinson’s, this series is designed for you! Each virtual panel will include leading experts who are coming together to look at some difficult to talk about topics, including medication management, mental health, cognition, and wellness. 

Presenter:
To be advised at time of presentation 

Presented by: World Parkinson Coalition (WPC) 

Register 

Archived webinars


Tuesday, September 15, 10:00-11:00am 

“Hospital2Home-Dementia Capable Care Transitions: Better Care, Better Outcomes” 

Program: Persons with cognitive impairment and their care partners experience daunting challenges receiving dementia capable healthcare and related community-based transition services during and after a hospital stay. As many as 25% of elderly hospital patients may have dementia, often without a recorded diagnosis. Best practices in hospital-to-home care transitions have been shown to reduce readmission rates as well as mitigate the potential for poor outcomes. This presentation will introduce participants to Hospital2Home, a highly successful care transitions model for people living with dementia with a hospital readmission rate of less than 1%. 

Presenter:
Jeffrey Klein, President/CEO, Nevada Senior Services, Inc. 

Presented by: National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center, sponsored by the Administration for Community Living 

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Archived webinars


Tuesday, September 15, 11:30am-12:30pm 

“Parkinson’s Disease and Its Effect on Cognition” 

Program: Learn how Parkinson’s disease is more than just a motor disease. We will discuss how people with Parkinson’s experience symptoms that affect their emotions as well as how they think and process information. Changes in thinking can be especially troublesome for people with Parkinson’s particularly in later stages of the disease. We will also address how the family is affected and the role they may play in managing Parkinson’s disease. 

Presenter:
Donna Sperlakis, BS, MPH, CHES 

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Orange County 

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Archived Webinars


Tuesday, September 15, 1:00-2:00pm 

“Taking Action: Assisting Older Victims of Financial Fraud” 

Program: Millions of Americans become victims of financial crimes every year. This training will walk you through the accessible, victim-centered approaches at the heart of the updated Taking Action: An Advocate’s Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud. Learn step-by-step strategies for addressing four major types of financial crime, including elder financial exploitation. We will discuss specific and concrete action steps that can be taken, along with a multitude of resources available to victims. 

Presenters:
Laura Cook, Director, Training & Technical Assistance, National Center for Victims of Crime 
Robert Mascio, Director, FINRA Investor Education Foundation 

Presented by: American Society on Aging 

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, September 16, 9:30-10:30am 

“The 3D’s: Dementia, Delirium and Depression” 

Program: t isn’t always easy to know which one it is. Learn how to sort out the overlapping differences, symptoms, and treatments of the 3 D’s – Dementia, Delirium and Depression. 

Presenters:
Cynthia Pan, MD, Chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care Medicine, New York-Presbyterian, Queens 
Madhuri Patel, MD, Palliative Medicine Fellow, New York-Presbyterian, Queens 

Presented by: PSS

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, September 16, 10:00-11:00am 

“Practical Strategies for Care in Lewy Body Dementia and Frontotemporal Degeneration” 

Program: People with non-Alzheimer’s dementias experience different changes in behavior than those with Alzheimer’s disease. Attendees will learn about common behavioral changes in Lewy body dementia and frontotemporal degeneration, the importance of understanding what contributes to these behaviors, and types of proactive strategies to help minimize them. 

Presenters:
Pamela Corsentino is a Gerontologist and Licensed Professional Counselor, Director of Support Services, Lewy Body Dementia Association 
Sharon S. Denny, MA is Senior Director of Programs at the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD)  
Jennifer Pilcher, PhD, Founder, Clear Guidance 

Presented by: Lewy Body Dementia Association 

Register

Archived webinars


Thursday, September 17, 12:00-1:00pm 

“Don’t Put a Hold on Health: Getting Medical Care That’s Not COVID Related” 

Program: “How to access care during COVID-19?” is a very common question right now.  This webinar will discuss how to access care during these challenging times, including the pros and cons of telemedicine, the safety of in-person visits and how all of this impacts those with cognitive impairment. 

Presenter:
Joyce F. Fogel MD, FACP, AGSF; Senior Director of Education for Geriatrics, Martha Stewart Center for Living- Downtown; Associate Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America 

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Archived webinars


Saturday, September 19, 10:00am-12:00pm 

“10th Annual Caregivers Count Virtual Conference-Paying for Care” 

Program: Caregivers Count is a free virtual conference for families and friends caring for a loved one. Join fellow caregivers and experts to learn about well-being, financial concerns, technology tools, stress reduction, and family dynamics. Register for one or more sessions. 

Presenter:
Janis A. Carney, JD, founder of The Law Offices of Janis A. Carney, where she focuses her practice on a holistic approach to law, covering Elder Law, Estate Planning, Alzheimer’s & Long-Term Care Planning, Asset Protection, Medi-Cal planning, VA benefits planning, Trust Administration, and Probate Administration 

Presented by: Aging Service Collective of Santa Clara County

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, September 23, 9:00-10:00am 

“Communication Strategies for Care Partners” 

Program: Care Partners are the “Communication Partners” for individuals with Parkinson disease. With this role in mind, participants will learn helpful tips and strategies when communicating with someone with Parkinson disease who may struggle with speaking volume, speech rate and clarity. They will also learn about other areas of care that a speech-language pathologist may help with. 

Presenter:
Kerry King, Speech Language Pathologist 

Presented by: Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario 

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, September 23, 10:00-11:00am 

“Healthy Brain Aging” 

Program: For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science can 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:
Ricardo Osorio, MD, MA, NYU Langone Health Center for Cognitive Neurology and the NYU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center 

Presented by: PSS

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Archived webinars


Thursday, September 24, 1:00-2:00pm 

“Ten Things to Look for When Signing a Power of Attorney” 

Program: A Power of Attorney is a powerful document and creating one needs to be more than a fill-in-the-blanks experience. This session will describe ten things to look for, and questions to ask, when signing a power of attorney to assure that the powers granted are what the person wants to do. Presenters will outline steps to minimize the risk of the document being used to exploit the person, and essential steps to assure that the document does what it is intended to do. 

Presenters:
David Godfrey, JD, Senior Attorney, American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging 
Deirdre Lok, Esq., Assistant Director & General Counsel, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Justice 

Presented by: American Society on Aging 

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Archived webinars


Saturday, September 26, 10:00am-12:00pm 

“10th Annual Caregivers Count Virtual Conference-Technology Tools” 

Program: Caregivers Count is a free virtual conference for families and friends caring for a loved one. Join fellow caregivers and experts to learn about well-being, financial concerns, technology tools, stress reduction, and family dynamics. Register for one or more sessions. 

Presenter:
Christina Irving, MSW, LCSW, Family Caregiver Alliance 

Presented by: Aging Service Collective of Santa Clara County 

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Archived webinars


Tuesday, September 29, 10:00-11:00am 

“Alzheimer’s & Dementia in Communities of Color” 

Program: Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias disproportionately affect African Americans and Latinos. In fact, 20 percent of Americans living with the disease are African Americans and Latinos are 1.5 times more likely to be diagnosed than non-Latino whites. Why are these communities of color more heavily impacted by dementia? Our partner, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s is a national advocacy organization dedicated to mobilizing advocates to demand a cure in deeply affected communities like those of African Americans, Latinos and women. 

Presenters:
Lakelyn Hogan, Gerontologist, Caregiver Advocate, Home Instead Senior Care 
Jason Resendez, Director, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Brain Health Equity 
Stephanie J. Monroe, Director, Equity Access 

Presented by: Help for Alzheimer’s Families 

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Archived webinars


Tuesday, September 29, 4:00-4:45pm 

“Getting Better Sleep as a Caregiver” 

Program: Are you getting enough quality sleep?  Chances are as a caregiver that sleep is one of the top struggles.  Maybe your loved one wakes you up throughout the night.  Or you just have so many responsibilities swimming around in your head, that you wake up in the middle of the night ruminating on them.  Whatever the reason, and they can be many, for your lack of enough quality sleep, we’ll address many tips to make the environment and your mind ready for a good night sleep. 

Presenter:
Janet Edmunson

Presented by: Janet Edmunson 

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Janet’s presentations are on her website for viewing for a short period after the initial presentation 


Wednesday, September 30, 8:00-9:00am 

“First Steps on the Road to Long-Term Care” 

Program: Planning ahead is important. Take the first steps in long term care planning by educating yourself on the basics. Learn tips on how to have conversations with your loved ones about long term planning to ensure that their wishes and desires are respected, 

Presenter:
Roy Capps, MPS, CDS, Caregiver Educator Specialist, CARE NYC 

Presented by: PSS

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Archived webinars


Wednesday, September 30, 11:00am-12:00pm 

“Motivating a Loved One: How to Communicate Better and Work Together to Help Those You Care For Stay Active and Engaged” 

Program: This webinar will provide family caregivers an opportunity to learn the basics of Motivational Interviewing, a proven method for increasing engagement. When practiced by caregivers, Motivational Interviewing can help a care recipient become more active and involved in their health and well-being. Participants will learn practical strategies to help encourage and inspire care recipients to be more physically active, participate in rewarding activities, improve their diet, tidy up around the house, and more. 

Presenter:
Liz Bennet, MSW, PhD, Trainer, Motivational Interviewing 

Presented by: Family Caregiver Alliance 

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Archived webinars