Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Alzheimer's
Foundation of America

AFA Care Connection Webinar Series

 

March 14th

Supportive Practices for Grieving Caregivers

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

The loss of a loved one can have a devastating impact upon those who are left behind. In fact, one might expect to experience intense grief when caregiver-patient relationship is closer and when care has been provided over a long period of time. Family caregivers are especially vulnerable and need tools to cope with the loss. This webinar will focus on the intense grief that family caregivers may experience when struggling with the acceptance of the loss of a loved one.

Dr. Eboni Green is a Registered Nurse and family caregiver. She holds a Ph.D. in human services, with a specialization in health care administration. She is the co-founder of Caregiver Support Services, a non-profit organization that focuses on training and supporting frontline caregivers. Dr. Green is a published author and has written three books focusing on family caregiving: At the Heart of the Matter , Caregiving in the New Millennium, and Reflections from the Soul.

 

Click here to register

Dial-in: (213) 929-4232

Attendee Access Code: 149-592-417

 

April 11th

Sexuality in Long-Term Care

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

This presentation is meant to define sexuality and its manifestations as seen in long-term care. It is intended to help participants understand the positive effects of intimacy and sexuality for residents. We’ve seen positive attitude changes with better understanding that have led to better outcomes from sexuality-related incidents in nursing homes. The most difficult, but perhaps the most fascinating, part of the presentation is to discuss how dementia may effect consent in nursing homes.

Gayle Doll became the director of the Center on Aging in 2005. In her years working at the Center on Aging she has taught many courses both at the undergraduate and graduate levels winning several teaching awards. For more than a dozen years she’s been the lead or co-lead investigator for the Promoting Excellent Alternatives in Kansas nursing homes (PEAK) program. In research she studies person-centered care in nursing homes and sexuality in long-term care. She’s written a book for nursing home training entitled “Sexuality in Long-Term Care: Understanding and Supporting the Needs of Older Adults.”

Click here to register

Dial-in: (415) 655-0052

Attendee Access Code: 466-577-782

 

May 9th

How to Navigate Work While You’re Immersed in Caregiving

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

During this presentation Vicki Salemi will cover how to speak to your boss about your caregiving situation. She will share techniques on how to start the conversation and important details to share. She will also shed light on how to speak with colleagues and clients regarding caregiver needs. She will review what FMLA (Family & Medical Leave Act) is. In addition, how to negotiate time off. The presentation will also help with tips for time management techniques so when you are working, you can concentrate and be productive.

Vicki Salemi is an author, public speaker, consultant, columnist and Career Expert for Monster, a global leader in successfully connecting people and job opportunities. She is also founder and CEO of Exhale First. She was inspired by her own stressful situation as a family caregiver to create family support for elder care, www.exhalefirst.com. She is a nationally certified caregiver through the American Caregiver Association.

 

Click here to register

Dial-in: (213) 929-4232

Attendee Access Code: 542-361-020

 

 


Missed a Webinar?

AFA’s Care Connection Webinar Archive