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.
June 8, 2017 - 1pm-2pm EST
In this webinar, Matthew Puvogel will review necessary steps to take when making a plan to be prepared for emergency situations. NYC Emergency Management has developed the "My Emergency Plan" guide. Mr. Puvogel will go over how this guide can assist care partners in helping their loved ones during an emergency.
Speaker: Matthew Puvogel currently works for NYC Emergency Management as a Ready New York Outreach Coordinator. Mr. Puvogel educates people with disabilities and other with access and functional needs about the additional steps one must take to be prepared for the unexpected. Puvogel began his career in public service working at the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities in 2001 and has worked at NYC Emergency Management since 2015. Mr. Puvogel holds a Bachelor's in Sociology from Adelphi University.
To participate by phone, dial 1 (415) 655-0052
enter access code: 854-462-263
July 13, 2017 - 1pm-2pm EST
This webinar will focus on transitions. Most people aren't sure when it is the "best time" to move a loved one into a care community. We will discuss this, how to choose a community, how to make that transition, and then what to do from there. We will discuss the feelings you may have surrounding this move, and how best to cope.
Speaker: Rachel Wonderlin has a Master's in Gerontology and is the authour of the book, "When Someone You Know is Living in a Dementia Care Community," published by John Hopkins University Press. She owns Dementia By Day, LLC, and works as a Dementia Care Consultant and Speaker.
To participate by phone, dial +1 (562) 247-8422
Attendee – muted Access Code: 949-986-992
August 10, 2017 - 1pm-2pm EST
For this webinar, Dr. Zamrini will discuss when to see a specialist for a concern about memory. He will aslo describe a first visit to a memory specialist and what a family can do in preparation for the visit to maximize benefit, what evaluations and tests to expect, and what information to anticipate.
Speaker: Dr. Edward Zamrini is a Board Certified Geriatic and Cognitive Neurologist with over 25 years' experience in clinical mamagement of Alzheimenr's Disease and related disorders. He has been a principal investigator on dozen of clinical trials and has given hundreds of talks and published dozen of peer-reviewed articles related to memory and dementia. He is the Medical Director of the Cleo Roberts Memory Clinic at the Banner Sun Health Research Institute. He is interested in the early detection and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and the quality of life of patients and their caregivers.
To participate by phone, dial +1 (914) 614-3221
Attendee – muted Access Code: 149-206-022