Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Alzheimer's
Foundation of America

AFA Care Connection Webinar Series

 February 8th:

AFA’s Care Connection Webinar: Spiritual Wellness: Spiritually & Cooperative Caregiving

1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. ET

Placing your own needs on the backburner is very common when caring for a loved one with dementia, but ignoring your personal needs opens the door to distress.  This webinar will highlight the importance of self-care for the body and mind and living in a manner consistent with your core values so that you can thrive as a caregiver.

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.

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Dial-in: +1 (415) 930-5321

Attendee Access Code: 494-416-709

 

February 14th:

AFA’s Special Edition Care Connection Webinar: Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: A Valentine’s Day Conversation with Dementia Care Partners

1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. ET

In the 80’s, Tina Turner had us all singing, “What’s love got to do with it?”  If you’re a dementia care partner, you now know the answer: everything! In our Valentine’s Day webinar, we’ll talk about real love—the choice-driven kind of love that hangs in there when “for better or for worse” turns out to be worse. And we’ll talk about what happens to love when the person you fell in love with becomes less and less able to hold up their side of the relationship. We’ll review the 5 Love Languages and what’s different about applying them in a relationship that involves Alzheimer’s. We’ll also talk about caregiver guilt, and why it’s okay to take extra good care of yourself.

Debbie Barr is the author or coauthor of five books, including Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer’s Journey. She is a master certified health education specialist (MCHES) with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in health education. She is employed as a health educator with a clinical trial at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.

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Dial-in: +1 (562) 247-8422

Attendee Access Code: 589-192-905

 

March 8th:

AFA’s Care Connection Webinar: The Basics of Medicare

1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. ET

During this webinar we will have three representatives from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) present on an overview of Medicare and review the different ways Medicare programs work. Get firsthand knowledge on how to navigate this insurance. In addition, learn how to connect with Medicare preventative services. The presenters will also speak on penalties that one can incur if not enrolled in the specific time period.

Lieutenant commander (LCDR) Tunesia Mitchell, USPHS, RPA-C, DFAAPA is an NCCPA Board Certified Physician Assistant, and an American Academy of Physician Assistants Distinguished Fellow. Ms. Mitchell joined the United States Public Health Service in 2004, and her current duty assignment is a Health Insurance Specialist at the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS), in the Division of Medicare Health Plans Operations.

Hira Mirza is a Health Insurance Specialist with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Working in the Customer Relations Branch of the Division of Medicare Health Plans Operations at the New York Regional Office, she responds to public and lawmaker inquiries as a liaison between Medicare and Health Insurance Marketplace health plans and their enrollees.

Samuel J. Howard is a Health Insurance Specialist with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Working in the Customer Relations Branch of the Division of Medicare Health Plans Operations (DMHPO) at the New York Regional Office, he responds to public and lawmaker questions and complaints as a liaison between Medicare and Health Insurance Marketplace health plans and their enrollees.

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Dial-in: +1 (562) 247-8321

Attendee Access Code: 328-659-586

 

April 12th:

Recognizing Home Hazards and Possible Home Modifications for Safety

1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. ET

In this presentation, participants will learn how to recognize safety hazards in and around the home. We will explore the different tools used to assess a person’s living environment for safety.  Dr. Sabata will also provide sample home modifications to address safety concerns.

Dr. Dory Sabata is an occupational therapist and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. Sabata is the Program Director of the American Stroke Foundation.  For more than 20 years, her work has focused on   providing families options to support  aging-in-place.

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Dial-in: +1 (631) 992-3221

Attendee Access Code: 997-984-470

 

 

April 19th

When to Put the Brakes on Your Loved One’s Driving

1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. ET

This presentation will focus on helping members of the baby-boomer generation when they become concerned about a family or friend’s ability to drive safely as a result of the aging process. We will provide a roadmap to help attendees address the issue with sensitivity and empathy, so that the older driver’s dignity and independence is not unnecessarily jeopardized. In addition, we will review tips and techniques on how to help navigate the process of assisting the person living with a dementia related illness to stop driving.

After retiring from a very successful 24-year career with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Matt Gurwell founded Keeping Us Safe, a national organization with a mission to help safeguard older drivers . He has developed programs that provide senior drivers and their families with direction in helping to ensure a loved-one’s smooth transition from the driver’s seat to the passenger seat, before tragedy has the opportunity to strike.

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Dial-in: +1 (415) 655-0060

Attendee Access Code: 147-042-534

 

 


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