Alzheimer’s disease presents numerous challenges for families in general and for home caregivers in particular. Knowing how to meet and address caregiving challenges specific to Alzheimer’s and other dementias is a valuable skill. An upcoming webinar on September 7 can provide help in this area.
“Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s” is the next in the ongoing (and invaluable) series of Family Caregiver Support webinars. It is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time (12:00 noon Central, 1:00 p.m. Eastern) on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. The webinar series is sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.
Many discussions of Alzheimer’s focus on topics like symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, all of which are valuable and important. This webinar, however, will focus specifically on respecting the dignity of those with Alzheimer’s and learning to develop and use strategies that help the patients live a more fulfilling life. Successfully managing patients and more fully engaging them are essential to this approach.
Home caregivers who attend this online webinar can leave the session with knowledge of:
- Caregiving strategies that maintain quality of life for the person with Alzheimer’s
- Three or more ways to keep loved ones engaged while managing challenging behaviors
- Strategies to use to take care of the caregiver him/herself
Lakelyn Hogan is the Caregiver Advocate for Home Instead Senior Care. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and is currently working toward a Master of Arts in Social Gerontology. She also holds a Master’s in Business Administration, and her undergraduate education focused on Marketing and Communications Studies. Lakelyn has professional experience in the private and public sectors of senior care services. She has worked on special projects for the University of Nebraska–Omaha’s Department of Gerontology and the local Area Agency on Aging.
Upcoming in the Family Caregiver Support webinar series is “Supporting Families Through Hospice and Palliative Care” which will be held on October 5, 2016.