Dementia Caregiving & COVID-19

We are pleased to present a free webinar series to help dementia caregivers address some of the challenges they have been facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each webinar will be held live with time for Q&A. Register today and plan to join us online!

October Sessions: 

Intimate Connection and Sexuality in the Context of Dementia
Dr. Regina Knapp, Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist
October 7, 2020 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | REGISTER
People with dementia experience a decline in functioning, but often maintain a need for intimate connection. This presentation will review risks and benefits of intimacy, complicating factors and the role values play when determining appropriateness of intimate connections. Special attention will be paid to ways in which COVID may influence sexual behavior in the context of dementia.

Musical Activities for Older Adults With Dementia and Their Caregivers
Katy Weber, Music Therapist
October 14, 2020 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | REGISTER
Music can support a higher quality of life for individuals with dementia and their caregivers, providing opportunities for emotional and spiritual connection. In this presentation, a music therapist will discuss and share musical activities to help support caregivers during the pandemic.

Coronasomnia in Individuals With Cognitive Impairment and Caregivers
Dr. Sue McCurry, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
October 21, 2020 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | REGISTER
The onset of the novel coronavirus has had a profound worldwide impact on people’s sleep, including individuals with cognitive impairment and their family caregivers. This presentation will discuss modifiable factors that increase risk for sleep deficiency, and non-pharmacological strategies for a better night’s sleep.

Alcoholism and Addiction in the Time of COVID
Chris Manley, Chemical Dependency Specialist, Certified Interventionist
October 28, 2020 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | REGISTER
Join us as we hear from an addiction specialist on recognizing alcohol and drug issues in older adults. Learn intervention strategies and receive resources on how to access community support.