Every month, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach produces a list of caregiving-related webinars. Very few of these are specific to Parkinson’s Disease. Here’s our list of caregiving webinars in October 2020. 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 days of the live webinar (in most cases). The webinars listed are free.
Several webinars are happening soon so we encourage you to register right away if you are interested in viewing the live webcast. If you cannot attend a webinar live, it’s best to register for it so that you are notified when the recording is available.
If you have any questions, please contact the host organization directly.
Here are webinars that may be of interest to caregivers in October 2020: (all times shown are Pacific Time)
Saturday, October 3, 10am-noon
“Caregivers Count Conference – Reducing Stress & Dealing with Parents and Resistance”
Program: The first topic to be addressed is caregiver stress. In this interactive workshop, we’ll discuss ways that caregivers can change their reactions to caregiving’s challenges if they can’t change caregiving’s arduous circumstances. We’ll practice breathing exercises, visualization, the five Senses and other forms of mindfulness that caregivers can easily learn and incorporate into their daily routines to better manage stress.
Another topic is dealing with parents and resistance. Are you worried about how your aging parents are doing now that one or both of them have physical challenges or chronic illnesses? They say they are doing fine and that you shouldn’t worry. But you do worry. Come and learn techniques in overcoming resistance to accepting help
Presenters: Dr. Barry Jacobs and Alex Morris
Hosted by Aging Services Collaborative of Santa Clara County and Family Caregiver Alliance
Wednesday, October 7, 10-11am
Program: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three adults older than age 65 falls each year. As people age, they experience natural aging effects such as stiff joints, poor eyesight and decreased muscle strength, as well as poor balance. Aging, along with chronic conditions (such as PD), can increase the risk of falling. Learn the signs that an older adult may be at risk for falling and simple, practical solutions on how to reduce the risk of falls in the home
Hosted by Home Instead Senior Care
Thursday, October 8, 10-11am
“Estate Planning and Medicaid Updates – New Home Care Rules”
Program: How do you structure and finance a home care plan that works for your family member and for you, the caregiver? This webinar will provide an update on home care as it impacts caregivers who may need home care services from Medicaid.
Presenters: Judith D. Grimaldi, Esq. Partner, Grimaldi & Yeung, LLP; Young Mei Kim, Esq., LMSW, Associate Attorney, Grimaldi & Yeung, LLP
Hosted by Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Thursday, October 8, 11am-noon
“Music Therapy for Caregivers”
Program: Learn music-based coping tools. This session will include live music and opportunities to actively participate by listening, singing, and playing along with instruments made out of items you can find at home. Participants will gain a better understanding of how music impacts individuals living with memory loss.
Presenter: Ariel Weissberger, certified music therapist
Presented by PSS
Friday, October 16, 10am-noon
“Advances in Dementia Caregiving During Covid-19”
Program: Our presenters, leading 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.
Presenters: Sara Czaja, PhD, Professor of Gerontology, Weill Cornell Medical College; Jed Levine, President and CEO, caringkind; Mary Mittleman, PhD, Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Friday, October 16, 11am-noon
“Reducing Family Conflict”
Program: Being a family caregiver is a difficult job. And when it involves an older parent, caregiving often includes the entire family. This webinar covers the basics of conducting a family meeting and how to address the challenges and disputes that can arise during the care of an older family member.
Presenter: Nicole Lance, Family and Elder Mediator
Hosted by Family Caregiver Alliance
Monday, October 19, 9-10am
“Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Being a PD Caregiver”
Program: In this continuation of the popular Dr. Gilbert Hosts series, APDA’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Rebecca Gilbert speaks with a special guest for a conversation about navigating care for a person with PD.
Hosted by American Parkinson Disease Association
Thursday, October 22, 10-11am
“Strategies for Managing Your Emotions”
Program: Our presenters will discuss exercises to cope with the stress of the pandemic.
Hosted by PSS
Tuesday, October 27, 11am-noon
“This Is How People Die”
Program: For many, death is scary and difficult to discuss. We bring our fears, our childhood experiences with death, our culture, our belief systems and our stereotypes to the bedside of the dying. Generally, none of those ideas accurately explain how people die. This webinar will analyze the fear of death as it relates to our social norms, identify signs of approaching death from disease and explain the process of dying from disease vs. dying by happenstance.
Presenter: Barbara Karnes, RN, former director of Olathe Hospital Hospice and Home Health Program, author
Presented by Right at Home
Wednesday, October 28, 9-10am
Program: Learn the facts about Medicare, with a deeper look into such topics as: observation Status; what’s up with all the extra “free” benefits some plans are advertising; and the outlook for new laws on drug pricing and the Part D drug benefit.
Presenter: To be advised at time of presentation
Hosted by Fairfax County Caregiver Resources
Friday, October 30, 10-11am
Program: Join us to learn about some of the relevant research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive and social engagement, sleep, and how to acquire the tools needed to help you incorporate these recommendations into a healthy aging lifestyle. Our speaker, an expert in the field of sleep, aging, and memory, will speak about the most common risk factors that can lead to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and how to minimize that risk.
Presenter: Ricardo Osorio, MD, NYU Langone Health’s Center for Cognitive Neurology and the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center