Caring for Someone with Dementia

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

Part of the Home Instead Family Caregiver Support Series

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Includes 1 complimentary CE credit* **

*ASWB CE Credit Changes 2018: Beginning September 25, 2018, ASA will no longer be able to  issue ASWB CE credits for recorded web seminar attendance. You can only claim ASWB CE credit if you watch “Caring for Someone with Dementia” at 10:00 AM PT on September 4, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience. This change is due to ASWB ACE Provider distance learning requirements. 

**This web seminar is approved for AoTA contact hours in addition to CE Credits approved for all ASA web seminars.

If you require ADA accommodation to participate in this web seminar, please contact Steve Moore at your earliest convenience to make arrangements – smoore@asaging.org

A new dementia diagnosis can bring with it a whirlwind of stress, confusion and anxiety about what to expect as the disease progresses. Nearly 60 percent of caregivers who care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia rate the emotional stress of caregiving as high or very high (Dementia Caregiving in the U.S. 2017 Study). This month’s web seminar will offer a how-to look at caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. The emphasis will be on the care and dignity of the individual to help them live a more fulfilling life. It will also detail a person-centered care approach to help successfully manage symptoms and positively engage the individual with the disease.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Describe the basics of dementia and the different types;
  • List different symptoms and how to minimize them;
  • Describe person-centered care and support strategies for family caregivers; and,
  • List additional Alzheimer’s and dementia resources.

Presenter:

Lakelyn Hogan is a gerontologist and caregiver advocate for Home Instead Senior Care and a doctoral candidate at the University of Nebraska Omaha, studying social gerontology. She has a master of arts in social gerontology and master’s in business administration from UNO. Lakelyn has professional experience in the private and public sectors of senior care services.

Target Audience: All