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Dementia Dialogues Series: Connecting Caregivers to Experts in Dementia Care

When:

Third Wednesday of each month, noon–1 p.m. (MST)

Topics:

The Dementia Dialogue Series: Sentiments and Situations requiring Solutions offers a new, timely topic each month. The Dementia Dialogue Series parallels the monthly BAI Beacon newsletter and expands upon important topics that our readers have requested. Peruse our 2017 webinars below.

How to join:

To participate in the webinars, please register online before the scheduled webinar using the links below. After registration, you'll receive a confirmation email with a link and details to access the webinar. On the day of the webinar, join us online to learn from experts in dementia care and receive answers to your questions.

For those who do not have access to the internet and would like to participate in the audio version via telephone, please contact Veronica Flores for the phone number and access code. Each webinar is archived and made available online for easy reference anytime.

Contact: Veronica Flores at (623) 832-3248 or by email

Technical help:                         

If you experience technical difficulties when logging on for a webinar, please call the Citrix technical team at (888) 259-8414.

2017 Dementia Dialogue Webinar Series

When:

July 19, 2017, noon–1 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) 

Topic:

How Can I Advocate for my Person’s Needs When He No Longer Lives at Home?

Description: 

Once your person is in a residential community, you may feel that you have lost control over their care needs. This Dialogue discusses ways to continue to support your person and strategies to effectively advocate for the best care possible.

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When:

August 16, 2017, noon–1 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) 

Topic:

Helping the Person with Dementia Feel Worthwhile

Description: 

All people need to feel a sense of purpose and value, even those living with dementia. Now is the time to shift thoughts from task completion to involvement so the person with dementia can join in and be their best. This Dialogue will teach caregivers how to incorporate tasks, activities and routines to improve daily life for all.

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When:

September 20, 2017, noon–1 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) 

Topic:

Carving Out Time for Me: How is that Even Possible?

Description: 

Concerned friends, family and professionals promote the importance of the caregiver taking time for their own self-care. But, for most, this just seems impossible. This Dialogue explores methods suggested by actual caregivers of ways to carve out small moments of time to focus on wellness in order to lessen feelings of burn-out.

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When:

October 18, 2017, noon–1 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) 

Topic:

Role Changes and Reversals

Description: 

Caregivers often feel like they are caring for a child rather than their spouse or parent. This dialogue will uncover the role changes that people experience as they shift from care partners to caregivers. This Dialogue explores how to manage the feelings that accompany the changes.

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When:

November 15, 2017, noon–1 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) 

Topic:

Facing Financial Issues: Is the Rainy Day Here?

Description: 

Most people plan to live independently until the end; but with dementia that is unrealistic. Most families are not aware or prepared for the high costs of care over an extended illness like dementia. This Dialogue reviews the logistics of how to plan and pay for care over the course of the disease.

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When:

December 20, 2017, noon–1 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) 

Topic:

Visiting Notes for Families

Description: 

Primary caregivers for people with dementia often report feelings of being overwhelmed, loneliness and social isolation as family members and friends seem to disappear. This Dialogue explores how to stay connected to friends and family and how you can teach them that their presence can offer a connection for the person with dementia and a break for you.

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