According to the American Diabetes Association, 1 in 4 American adults over the age of 60 have diabetes. That works out to about 12 million aging parents and other seniors. An upcoming webinar, “Living at Home with Diabetes,” offers many important lessons for those aging parents with diabetes, as well as their families and caregivers.
And that knowledge is greatly needed. Although many people know of diabetes and know that it has to do with how much sugar is in the blood, many aging parents and caregivers are not aware of the many complications associated with diabetes, which can include lower extremity amputation, depression, visual impairment, renal disease, heart attack, and cognitive dysfunction.
“Living at Home with Diabetes” is the latest entry in the ongoing 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, March 1, 2017. The webinar series is sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.
Aging parents and caregivers attending this webinar will learn about some of the risk factors of diabetes, as well as get tips on preventing or delaying diabetes. The webinar also focuses on managing diabetes so that those affected by it can live a normal lifestyle.
Home caregivers who attend this online webinar will leave the session with the ability to:
- Identify warning signs and symptoms associated with diabetes.
- Discuss the risks and needs of older adults with diabetes.
- Utilize special tips to better manage diabetes at home.
- Understand prevention techniques.
Lakelyn Hogan is a strategic partnerships representative for Home Instead Senior Care, with a graduate certificate in Gerontology. And she is serving in her second year as the co-chair of the Nebraska State Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Dementia Care Conference.
The next webinar in the series will focus on “Understanding the Value of Home Care” and will be held on April 12, 2017.