January 2021 Caregiving Webinars

January 2021 Caregiving Webinars

Every month, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach produces a list of caregiving-related webinars and virtual events (conferences, symposia, and teleconferences). Here’s our January 2021 list of caregiving webinars and virtual events.  Most of the webinars listed are for a general audience and are free.  Be sure to register in advance! 

Happy New Year!!!  

It seems organizations offering webinars are not yet up to speed.  I only found five to share this month and only two are specific to Parkinson’s caregiving.

The list below is webinars and virtual events (such as a conference, symposium or teleconference) we know about in January 2021 that are focused on Caregiving.  Note: the first webinar is on January 5th!
We encourage you to register for any of these events you are interested in.  That way, if you aren’t able to attend the live event, you will be alerted when the recording is available.

About the list below, unless indicated, all webinars and virtual events are:

Times listed as PT.  (We are based in California, after all.)

One-hour in duration.  (Commonly the speaker talks for 30-40 minutes and there’s a question-and-answer session for the remaining time.)

If there is no speaker indicated, the speaker is unknown at the time of this email.For a general audience.

Not focused on a single medication.  (Those are excluded.)

Free.

– Denise

http://med.stanford.edu/parkinsons.html


Tuesday, January 5, 10:55am

Up Close and Personal: Poetry & Prose with PD

Description:

The experience of living with Parkinson’s or a related movement disorder whether directly as the diagnosed person, or as someone who loves and cares for someone with the diagnosis can be a very deep, existential experience that is not always easily articulated. Complex diseases like this can cause very complex emotions and those feelings are frequently left tucked away in deep corners of the soul where they can be safely controlled. But are they really? There can be power in release through prose.

In the first Therapy Break of 2021, Robert Silver and Catherine Strisik, both authors who share very different styles, yet very personal, raw and real perspectives on living with Parkinson’s and the power of bibliotherapy as a tool to explore those experiences.

Speakers: 

  • Robert Silver, author
  • Catherine Strisik, author

Host:  Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance (PMD Alliance)

Register here.

Within a few days, webinar recording will be posted to the PMD Alliance YouTube channel.


Thursday, January 7, 10am

Setting Intention for a New Year

Description:

It’s a new year and we look expectantly to all that a new beginning can bring. In the first Hear Me!™️ of 2021 we will talk about setting intention for the new year regarding health, wellness and connection. What do you need to do differently in this new year that can improve your life? Join the discussion, and let’s kick off this new year right!

Speakers: 

  • Salima Brillman, MD
  • Mindy Bixby, MD- Sherrie Gould, NP

Host:  Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance (PMD Alliance)

Register here.

Within a few days, webinar recording will be posted to the PMD Alliance YouTube channel.


Monday, January 11, 12pm

Caregiving Strategies for Parkinson’s Dementia

Description: 

Knowing the best way to manage the changing cognition and behavior of a loved one with dementia is challenging and stressful. In the first Spotlight Online edition of 2021 learn how to cope with the changes that come with dementia and how to manage care partner stress.

Speaker:

  • Angelo Domingo, Psy.D.

Host:  Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance (PMD Alliance)

Register here.

We have found no evidence that webinars are recorded.  Registrants may receive information about accessing previously recorded webinars.


Tuesday, January 19, 12pm

COVID-19: Through the Eyes of Our Elders

Description:

Until this pandemic is over, dementia caregivers will have to be able to provide the loving care we always have but with a different spin.  Finding ways to meet our loved one’s need to be cared for and finding ways for us to be reassured we are helping requires us to look at things differently.

Topics will include: 

What life is like for persons living with dementia during COVID.How caregivers can enhance the provision of care.Tips for families to provide the best environment for distance care.Advice for professionals on how to set the stage for families.

Speaker:

  • P.K. Beville, Founder & CEO Emeritus, Second Wind Dreams and author of Second Wind & Virtual Dementia Tour

Host:  Arden Courts, Promedica Memory Care

Register from this webpage.

The webinar recording will be posted to the bottom of Arden Court’s virtual events page.


Wednesday, January 20, 10am

Living with Parkinson’s: What You and Your Family Should Know

Description:

This program will provide a basic overview of Parkinson’s disease.  Learn what Parkinson’s is, what causes it, common symptoms, treatments, and strategies for managing symptoms.

Speaker: 

  • Jori Fleisher, MD MSCE

Hosts:  Parkinson’s Foundation (PF) 

Register from this webpage.

In about a week, the webinar recording will be posted to the PF website.