AFA’s Care Connection is a free monthly webinar providing the opportunity for family caregivers and professionals to further educate themselves on dementia related topics, receive support, and connect with others. Care connection takes place on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 1pm-2pm EDT.
April 13, 2017 - 1pm-2pm EST
This webinar will review the changes in function associated with the different stages of Alzheimer's disease, and will discuss general strategies to help people function to the best of their abilities.
Speaker: Helle Brand is a physician assistant focusing on the “whole person experience” treating the body, mind and soul of people at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Phoenix, AZ. Helle has an interest in education and counseling related to dementia. Today, Helle serves provides tools for living with dementia, caregiving support and whole-body person-directed care.
To participate by phone, dial +1 (415) 655-0052
enter access code: 722-246-427
May 11, 2017 - 1pm-2pm EST
This webinar will focus on understanding grief and loss. When taking care of others, we focus our time and attention on their needs. It is equally important that we take care of ourselves, investing in our own self-care. We will explore the losses we may experience as caregivers, the different types of grief that can come with loss, and discuss ways you can take care of grief.
Speaker: Diane P. Brennan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC), specializing in grief and loss. She focuses on facilitating personal growth through compassionate care, emotional support and education. She has been featured in the documentary, The Secret Map of Surviving Loss, a film that tells the story of five individuals and their personal journey through loss. Diane holds a B.S from Marist College in Business Finance and an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Pace University.
To participate by phone, dial 1 (415) 655-0052
enter access code: 854-462-263