Alzheimer's Foundation of America

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About AFA

Care Connection


Daytime Call-In...
***New Phone Number***
Presentations of Interest to Both Family Caregivers and Healthcare Professionals...
Monthly Sessions...
Training Credit for
Dementia Care Professionals of America

Connect... with guest speakers and other family and professional caregivers.

Care Connection is a free, teleconference designed for both family caregivers and professional caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses. These teleconferences are a valuable mix of coaching, guest speakers, questions and answers--and sharing.

The sessions are held the second Thursday of each month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (ET).

During each monthly telephone session, experts provide presentations about dementia that are geared to both family caregivers and healthcare professionals, including medical, behavioral, practical, social and spiritual issues. Up to 100 family and professional caregivers from anywhere in the nation can call in to the live one-hour phone sessions. A member of AFA’s social work team facilitates each session and encourages call-in participants to pose questions to the experts as well as share their own experiences in a supportive environment. Participants can simply listen or contribute to the conversation during the interactive sessions. For information about specific speakers and topics, see below.

Attention professional caregivers: for those professionals qualified by AFA’s membership and training division, Dementia Care Professionals of America (DCPA), each session will count as one hour of training toward credits required to renew  your DCPA status.

Connecting is free and simple.  

On the second Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. (ET), call Care Connection's toll-free number and, when prompted, enter the designated guest identification number.

Call toll-free: 877-594-8353
Guest identification number: 46692951#


May 2014

May 8, 2014
Guests: Debbie Drelich, ACSW, LMSW, CMC, founder, New York Elder Care Consultants LLC, New York
Topic: "Finding Your Niche as a Long-Distance Caregiver"

June 2014

June 12, 2014
Guests: Laura Wayman, author of "A Loving Approach to Dementia Care"
Topic: "Finding Joy, Purpose and Fulfillment as a Dementia Caregiver"

July 2014

July 10, 2014
Guests: Dory Sabata, OTD, OTR/L, SCEM, clinical assistant professor, Occupational Therapy Education, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Topic: "Home Assessments: Highlighting Red Flags to Ensure Safety"

August 2014

August 14, 2014
Guests: Michelle Carlson, SSW, project coordinator, HealthInsight, Salt Lake City, Utah
Topic: "Pain Management: Tips and Techniques for Caregivers"

September 2014

September 11, 2014
Guests: Elizabeth A. Geary, M.Ed., LMSW, director, The Community Programs Center of L.I., Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
Topic: "The Ins and Outs of Adult Day Programs"

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