COVID-19 & Caregiving Free August webinars to help Alzheimer’s caregivers

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Adapting to the caregiving challenges posed by COVID-19 has been difficult for families living with – or isolated from – loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association will provide tips on how to adapt to the challenges posed by the coronavirus in a free webinar offered at no charge in August.

The COVID-19 & Caregiving webinar is one of a series of live, online programs offered by the Alzheimer’s Association during the month.

The Alzheimer’s Association provides a wide range of programs and services to the nearly 6 million people in the United States living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 76,000 in Colorado, as well as the more than 16 million loved ones across the country who serve as their unpaid caregivers.

The free webinars offered during the month of August include:

COVID-19 and Caregiving (Tips for caregivers who are caring for someone living with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether that person is in the home, in a residential facility, or care providers are coming into the home.) – 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3.

COVID-19 and Caregiving (in Spanish) – 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24.
Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s (An interactive program where you’ll learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you.) – 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20.

The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease (Learn about the 10 common warning signs, what to watch for in yourself and others, typical age-related changes, the benefits of a diagnosis, early detection and more.) – 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13; and 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27.

Dementia Conversations (Tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about going to the doctor, when to stop driving, and making legal/financial plans.) – 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11; and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27.

Effective Communication Strategies (This workshop teaches caregivers to decode verbal and behavioral communication from someone with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Develop strategies for having meaningful connection with people in differing stages of dementia.) – 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6; and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia (Learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the differences between Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, risk factors, current research, treatments to address some symptoms and more.) – 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6; 2:30 to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10; and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behavior (Behavior is a powerful form of communication and one of the primary ways that people with dementia communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language declines. But these behaviors can be challenging for caregivers. Join us to learn how to decode behavioral messages and learn strategies to intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges.) – noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5; 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12; and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28.

Living with Alzheimer’s: for Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s (When someone under the age of 65 is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it can be a shock. A diagnosis of younger-onset Alzheimer’s raises questions about work, relationships and planning for the future. Join us for this series of programs that provide information and insight, and hear from others facing the disease as they discuss tips and strategies for living well with younger-onset Alzheimer’s.) – 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research (We’ve always known that the health of the brain and body are linked, but now science is able to provide insights into how we can optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.) – 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 4; 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13; and 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17.

Like all programs and services of the Alzheimer’s Association, the webinars are offered at no charge, but registration is required. To register, click here or call the free Alzheimer’s Association Helpline at 800-272-3900.

To learn more about Alzheimer’s Association programs and services, go to www.alz.org or call the Association’s free 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.


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