Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Foundation of America

AFA Care Connection Webinar Series

July 11th

What Every Caregiver Needs to Know When Hospitalization Happens

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

Hospital stays can be very stressful for individuals living with dementia and their caregivers. During her presentation Dr. Allen will review the basics of dementia from the various types to progression and treatments available. Most importantly, caregivers will learn essential strategies to avoid many of the unwanted behaviors while their person with dementia is in the hospital as well as tips to help the person feel safe and secure while in the hospital.

Dr. Angela M. Allen has a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Arizona State University-College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation. She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse with a specialization in research. Dr. Allen was appointed to serve as a research nurse at Banner Alzheimer Institute (BAI). Banner Alzheimer Institute’s vision is to be the preeminent interdisciplinary research institute devoted to world-class basic and translational research, clinical care, prevention and education.

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Dial-in: (631) 992-3221

Attendee Access Code: 446-288-157

August 8th

Problems with Eating in Dementia

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

Dr. Nancy Weintraub will review the progression of Alzheimer’s disease with emphasis on changes associated with eating. This will include the impact on nutrition, weight loss and ability to feed oneself. She will discuss how to better understand how eating patterns change by sharing clinical evidence for the use of different approaches. Dr. Weintraub will conclude the presentation by sharing how to help someone in the later stages of this disease with eating tips and techniques.

Dr. Nancy Weintraub is on the faculty of UCLA in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. She has had an appointment to the medical staff at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center (GLAVA) since 2001. She has served as the Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at UCLA and the Director of the Special Advanced Fellowship in Geriatrics at the GLAVA since 2008.

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Dial-in: (415) 930-5321

Attendee Access Code: 966-927-013

August 15th

Caregivers in the Middle: A Guide for Family Caregivers of Children and Elderly Family Members

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

This webinar will provide caregivers with strategies for understanding the perspectives of children during the caregiving experience and discuss ways of promoting the well-being of every member in the family. We will review common challenges experienced by caregivers raising children. In addition, we will describe strategies to help children and adolescents understand the behavior of their family member with dementia. Lastly, we will highlight the importance of self-care in caregiving and parenting.

Ali Molaie is an advanced doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). Ali currently works as a Caregiver Coach at the UNR Nevada Caregiver Support Center, where he provides individualized and group support services for persons with dementia and their family caregivers. Prior to entering the doctoral program at UNR, Ali earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of California–Santa Barbara and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Dial-in: (914) 614-3221

Attendee Access Code: 703-945-848

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