Part of the Home Instead Family Caregiver Support Series
Includes complimentary CEUs*
*This web seminar is approved for AoTA contact hours in addition to CEUs approved for all ASA web seminars
Nearly 60 percent of caregivers who care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias rate the emotional stress of caregiving as high or very high. A new Alzheimer’s diagnosis can bring with it a whirlwind of stress, confusion and anxiety about what to expect as the disease progresses.
This web seminar is a how-to presentation on caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. 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 to successfully manage symptoms and positively engage the individual with the disease.
Participants in this web seminar will be able to:
• Review the basics of dementia and understand the different types;
• Understand different symptoms and how to minimize them;
• Learn person-centered care and support strategies for family caregivers; and,
• Discover additional Alzheimer’s and dementia resources.
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.