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Community Education Webinars

 October & November 2020

 

No one should face dementia alone. Our community education programs are now online! Register today and learn from the comfort and safety of your own home. Each webinar is held live with time for Q&A. Please note that all webinars are listed in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Download the October education flyer in PDF here. 

Download the November education flyer in PDF here. 

Call our 24/7 Helpline to register at 1.800.272.3900

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others.

COVID-19 & Caregiving

Caring for someone living with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic adds unique challenges for caregivers. This program provides simple tips caregivers can put in place whether the person living with dementia lives at home, in a residential facility, or care providers are coming into the home.

Dementia Conversations

Learn tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with your family members about issues relating to Alzheimer's and dementia such as: going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans. 

Effective Communication Strategies

Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Healthy Living for your Brain and Body

For centuries, we've known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to 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.

Introduction to Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

Legal and Financial Planning

Legal and Financial planning, as early in the disease as possible, are of paramount importance for those who have dementia and their families, this class will provide practical information on topics such as strategies for making a long term plan of care, how to find legal and financial assistance, government programs that can help pay for care and tax deductions and credits. Please note: this presentation is appropriate for the person with early stage memory loss and for family caregivers.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers—Early Stage

In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? This 3-part program provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers—Late Stage

In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. In this program, you’ll hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer’s and their families.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers—Middle Stage

In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this program and hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers—Younger Onset

When someone under 65 is diagnosed with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, the first reaction is often shock or denial. Join us for this program to get answers to the questions that arise for people concerned about Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease.

Making Bathing Pleasant

Come and join us to learn how to make bathing more pleasant for your loved one with dementia.

Medicare & Medicaid 101: Your Questions Answered

What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid? How do you qualify? How do these plans work together? What are the biggest misunderstandings around health insurance for seniors and caregivers of people living with dementia? People may qualify for Medicare, Medicaid or both, depending on their situation. As a caregiver, learn the difference and take the opportunity to get your questions answered. This education installment is presented by UnitedHealthcare Medicare and UnitedHealthcare Community Plans. Session is education-focused and will not include sponsor sales or advertising content.

 

Tips for the Holidays

Join us to learn how to make the holidays smoothier, easier and fun for your loved one with dementia and your family. 

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about the differences of Alzheimer's & dementia and more.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior​

Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers, and learn strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.