February 15, 2017: Understanding AFA's Excellence in Care Program
February 9, 2017: Role of a Neuropsychologist in Dementia Care
Presented By: Rebecca Sophir a neuropsychologist specializing in assessing diagnoses and treats in Alzheimer's patients.
December 8, 2016: An Overview of Medicare
Presented by: Eric Hausman - An Independent consultant specializing in Medicare Education and Training.
November 10, 2016: Fundamentals of Legal Planning
Presented by: Robert M. Freedman - Schiff Hardin LLP
October 6, 2016: Living Each Moment Hand in Hand.
Presented by: AFA and Inspired Memory Care
September 8, 2016
Guest: Mary Ellen Nessmith, Work-Life Specialist at Emory Caregiver Support Program, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
Topic: “Information on Resources that Will Help Care Partners in the Workplace”
August 11, 2016
Guest: Jacquelynn N. Copeland, Ph.D., neuropsychologist at Banner Health, Phoenix, AZ
Topic: “Understanding Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)”
July 14, 2016
Guest: Robin P. Bonifas, PhD, MSW, LICSW, John A. Hartford Faculty Scholar in Geriatric Social Work; Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work College of Public Programs at Arizona State University. Phoenix, AZ.
Topic: "Late-Life Bullying 101: What there is to Know"
June 9, 2016
Guest: Pamela Barton, M.D., Doctor House Calls in New York City. NY, NY
Topic: "Tips for Getting the Most out of a Doctor’s Visit"
May 12, 2016
Guest: Jana Panarites, M.A. Author and Host of AGEWYZ Podcast
Topic: "The Benefit of Telling Your Story to Create Change"
April 14, 2016
Guest: Deborah Selsavage, President and CEO of Coping with Dementia, LLC., Inverness, FL.
Topic: "How to be the Best Advocate your Loved One in Long-Term Care"
March 10, 2016
Guest: Andrea Shaw, LCSW, In-Home Psychotherapy for Older Adults, New York, NY
Topic: "Recognizing and Treating Depression for Yourself and Loved-One"
February 11, 2016
Guest: Judith Schwarz, Ph.D., Clinical Coordinator, End of Life Choices New York. NY
Topic: "The 101 of Advance Care Planning"
January 14, 2016
Guest: Joan Griffiths Vega, MFA, Mindfulness Meditation New York Collaborative, New York, NY.
Topic: "Ways to Manage Life Stressors as a Care Partner"
December 10, 2015
Guest: Karol Tapias, LMSW; Director of Training and Innovation at LiveOn NY, NY
Topic: "What You Need to Know: Intimacy, Sexuality and Alzheimer’s disease."
November 12, 2015
Guest: Tim R. Johnston, PhD. Manager of Education and Training for SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders), New York, NY
Topic: "Supporting LGBT Families with Alzheimer's Disease"
October 8, 2015
Guest: Renee Kinder, M.S. CCC-SLP RAC-CT, Clinical Specialist at Evergreen Rehabilitation, Louisville, KY.
Topic: "Abilities Based Dementia Approaches for Cognitive and Language Changes"
September 10, 2015
Guest: Jenny Miller, MSW, CMC, President of Senior Care Concepts, Inc. Warwick, RI.
Topic: "The Role of a Geriatric Care Manager in the Care Planning Process"
August 13, 2015
Guest: Sherry L. Dupuis, PhD, Professor, Recreation and Leisure Studies, and Co-Principal Investigator, Partnerships in Dementia Care Alliance, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON Canada
Topic: "Creating Meaningful Experiences for People with Dementia through Leisure"
July 9, 2015
Guest: Linda Hermer, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, LeadingAge, and Taryn Patterson, Doctoral Candidate in Lifespan Developmental Psychology, North Carolina State University, Policy Research Associate with the Center for Applied Research, LeadingAge, Washington, DC.
Topic: "Stress Management: What You can do to Stay Healthy"
June 7, 2015
Guest: Jessica Langbaum, PhD, Associate Director, Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative and Principal Scientist, Banner Alzheimer's Institute, Phoenix, AZ.
Topic: "Clinical Trials 101: All You Need to Know"
May 14, 2015
Guest: Taryn Patterson, Doctoral Candidate in Lifespan Developmental Psychology, North Carolina State University, Policy Research Associate with the Center for Applied Research, LeadingAge, Washington, DC.
Topic: "How to Cope with Living in the Sandwich Generation."
April 9, 2015
Guest: Jan Dougherty, MS, RN, FAAN., Family and Community Services Director at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Phoenix, AZ
Topic: "What Every Caregiver Needs to Know when Hospitalization Happens"
March 12, 2015
Guest: Richard Ronald Finley., Clinical Pharmacist, University of California, San Francisco Memory and Aging Center and Consultant Pharmacist, Ray Dolby Brain Health Center, Sutter Health, Neuroscience.
Topic: "Ask the Pharmacist: The Role of Medications for Dementia."
February 12, 2015
Guest: Kerry Burnight, PhD, CEO of Ageless Alliance: United Against Elder Abuse and Professor in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the University of California at Irvine’s College of Medicine, Calif.
Topic: "Abuse and Neglect: What All Caregivers Should Know"
December 11, 2014
Guest: Cynthia Epstein, LCSW, family counselor and clinical researcher, NYU Langone Medical Center of Excellence on Brain Aging, New York
Topic: "How Caregivers Can Facilitate a Successful Doctor's Visit"
November 13, 2014
Guest: Matt Gurwell, founder, Keeping Us Safe, Cleveland, Ohio
Topic: "When to Put the Brakes on Your Loved One's Driving"
October 9, 2014
Guest: Jesse Slome, director, American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, Los Angeles, Calif.
Topic: "10 Things Caregivers Need to Know About Long-Term Care Insurance"
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"
August 14, 2014
Guests: Michelle Carlson, SSW, project coordinator, HealthInsight, Salt Lake City, Utah
Topic: "Pain Management: Tips and Techniques for Caregivers"
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"
June 12, 2014
Guest: Laura Wayman, author of "A Loving Approach to Dementia Care"
Topic: "Finding Joy, Purpose and Fulfillment as a Dementia Caregiver"
May 8, 2014
Guest: Debbie Drelich, ACSW, LMSW, CMC, founder, New York Elder Care Consultants LLC, New York
Topic: "Finding Your Niche as a Long-Distance Caregiver"
April 10, 2014
Guest:Lisa Athan, executive director and founder, Grief Speaks, Springfield, N.J.
Topic: "Now What? Life After Caregiving"
March 13, 2014
Guest: Patricia E. Kefalas Dudek, principal, Patricia E. Kefalas Dudek & Associates, Farmington Hills, Mich.
Topic: "How to Help Avoid Financial Scams in the Face of Dementia"
February 13, 2014
Guests: Cheryl Khaner, marketing director, Alzheimer's Music Connect, New York; and Nathan Hescock, founder and director of development, Rhythm Break Cares, New York
Topic: "Rhythm and Moves: The Benefits of Music and Dance"
January 9, 2014
Guests: Eileen O'Connor, BSN, RNC –RYT, Director of nursing services, and Stephani Shivers, MEd, OTR/L, CDP, director of community education and services, Alzheimer's Resource Center, Plantsville, Conn.
Topic: "Maximizing Nutrition and Eating"
December 12, 2013
Guests: Kelly O'Shea Carney, Ph.D., CMC, executive director, Phoebe Center for Excellence in Dementia Care, Phoebe Ministries, Allentown, Penn.
Topic: "Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviors"
October 10, 2013
Guests: Keren Rosenbaum-Cooks, LCSW, QDCP , and Heather Saposnick, LMSW, QDCP, licensed social workers at the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, N.Y.
Topic: “Take a Break: Relaxation Techniques for Caregivers”
September 12, 2013
Guest: Joy Walker, hospice worker, bereavement counselor, and author of "Three Years and Thirteen Dumpsters"
Topic: "'Living Choices at the End of Life"
August 8, 2013
Guests: Joseph Potocny, who has Alzheimer's disease and is the author of "Living with Alzheimer's: A Conversation If You Will" with his wife, Lynn
Topic: "Let's Talk: A Couple Shares Their Experience with Alzheimer's Disease"
July 11, 2013
Guest: Carole Larkin, MAG, CMC, CDP, EICS, geriatric care manager, ThirdAge Services, Dallas, TX
Topic: "How You Say It Matters: The Impact of a Caregiver's Approach"
June 13, 2013
Guest: Janelle J. Christensen, Ph.D., M.P.H, program data analyst at Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, Fla
Topic: "Coping in the Face of Natural Disasters"
April 11, 2013
Guest: Amie Dorney, certified therapeutic-recreation specialist, Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Topic: Engagement: Recreational Activities for Various Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
March 14, 2013
Guest: Amy Lieberman, president, Estate Matters LLC, Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area, MN
Topic: Navigating Financial and Legal Systems Related to Aging, Transitions
January 10, 2013
Guest: Patricia E. Kefalas Dudek, principal, Patricia E. Kefalas Dudek & Associates, Farmington Hills, MI
Topic: Getting Things in Order: Guardianship and Power of Attorney Issues
November 8, 2012
Guest: Jan Vinita White, Ph.D., educator and consultant, Huntsville, AL
Topic: Family Dynamics and Caregiving
October 11, 2012
Guest: Rachel Becker, LMSW, associate director of careplanner services, CarePlanners, New York, NY
Topic: Sharing the Care Among Siblings
Guest: Carol Bradley Bursack, presenter and writer, Fargo, ND
Topic: Not Treating Your Elders Like Your Children
June 14, 2012
Guest speaker: Marguerite Manteau-Rao, social worker and author, Palo Alto, CA
Topic: Presence Care Approach to Dementia Care
March 8, 2012
Guest speaker: Eboni Green, RN, Ph.D., executive director, Caregiver Support Services, Omaha, NE
Topic: Experiencing Grief
January 12, 2012
Guest speaker: Carole Larkin, MAG, CMC, CDP, EICS, Geriatric Care Manager, ThirdAge Services, Dallas, TX
Topic: The Biology of Dementias
November 10, 2011
Guest speaker: Cordula Dick-Muehlke
Topic: Person-Centered Dementia Care
October 13, 2011
Guest speaker: Carol Kester, BSW, QDCS, director of social services, Phoebe Home, Allentown, PA
Topic: Help! I'm Trapped Inside My Dementia!
August 11, 2011
Guest speaker: Ruth M. Fanovich, RN, LHRM, QDCS, owner and president, RMF Care Management and Care Placement Home Healthcare Agency, Inc., Palm Harnor, FL
Topic: "The Ins & Outs of Dementia Care Services and Support"
July 14, 2011
Guest speaker: Laura Beck, Learning & Development Guide, Eden Alternative, Ithaca, NY
Topic: "Care Partnership: Breathing New Life into the Giving & Receivng of Care"
June 9, 2011
Guest Speaker: Judie Grimaldi, JD, MSW, founding partner of Grimaldi & Yeung, LLP, Brooklyn, NY
Topic: "Protect Your Property"
May 12, 2011
Guest Speaker: Eboni Green, RN, Ph.D., executive director, Caregiver Support Services, Omaha, NE
Topic: "When Life Happens: How to Maximize Your Inner Strengths"
April 14, 2011
Guest speaker: Cindy Keith, RN, BS, author and certified dementia practitioner, M.I.N.D. in Memory Care, State College, PA
Topic: "Love, Laughter & Mayhem: Caring for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease"
March 10, 2011
Guest speaker: Vladimir Kotelnik, RN, case manager, Partners in Care, NY, NY
Topic: "10 Tips for Hiring a Home Health Aide"
February 10, 2011
Guest speaker: Connie Wasserman, LCSW, assistant executive director, Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills, NY
Topic: "Young-Onset Alzheimer's Disease"
January 13, 2011
Guest: Dotty J. St. Amand
Topic: "Caregivers Survival: Preparing for the Journey Ahead"
December 15, 2010
Guest: Carole Larkin
Topic: "Candy Bars in the Shower and Other Tips Tricks to Manage Activities of Daily Living"
November 11, 2010
Guest: Chief Saunders
Topic: "Search and rescue: wandering from a Chiefs perspective"
October 14, 2010
Guest: Roy Herndon Smith
Topic: "Responding to Someone Who's Lost So Much"
September 9, 2010
Guest: Marianne Terry
Topic: "Activity Ideas and Suggestions to Make It Through the Day"
August 12, 2010
Guest: Eboni Green
Topic: "Practical Solutions for Stressed Caregivers"
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