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!

November Sessions:

Medicare & Medicaid 101: Your Questions Answered
Melissa Anderson, Matt Johnson, Clover Thurk
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November 4, 2020 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | REGISTER
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.

Learn from a Hospice Chaplain: Explaining End of Life Care
Gloria Hicks, Certified Chaplain and Bereavement Counselor
November 11, 2020 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | REGISTER
Everyone’s end-of-life experience is unique. Hospice care is that which can be provided to patients with a life expectancy of six months or less. Rather than seeking a cure, hospice care aims to make their remaining time with us as comfortable and as meaningful as possible. Come and hear from Gloria Hickman, a Certified Hospice Chaplain and Bereavement Counselor Hospice expert as she shares with us her work as a Spiritual Care Provider.

October Sessions: 

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.