This program will educate participants about the most prevalent conditions associated with aging so that they may be more aware of risk factors, typical symptoms, resources, and advocacy strategies.
Speaker: Tracey Ennis, RN, Community and Hospital Liaison: AuthoraCare Collective
Co Speaker: Kevin Pearce, M. Div. , AuthoraCare Collective
This program is designed to help adult-child caregivers expand their perspectives about caregiver guilt and other emotions, understand the importance of proactively managing their guilt, and present strategies for setting boundaries and balancing family.
Presented by LYNN Z. DUFFY, LCSW, Executive Director Presbyterian Counseling Center
Financial scams hit those over the age of 65 more frequently than those in their 40’s. To help your loved ones avoid becoming a victim of fraud scams, it is important to understand why they are targets, what schemes and tactics are commonly used against them and how these schemes affect them. Fraudsters target the elderly, as they may be lonely, willing to listen, and are more trusting than younger individuals.
Presenter: Gary Iorfido, a member of the AARP Pennsylvania Consumer Issues Task Force, will show us how to identify scams, what to do if you suspect a scam, and how to avoid falling victim to fraudsters.
This program will help adult-child caregivers understand movement and mobility challenges as we age and offer specific and practical tips for preventing falls in the home and in the community.
The program will be broadcast live HERE and on our YouTube channel.
This evidence-based presentation discusses how to diagnose mental health disorders that are prevalent in the older population including mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, and neurocognitive disorders (dementias). Additional focus is placed on how to recognize these disorders in older adults, understand differential diagnoses, and treatment options.
Presenters: Amy Penley, MA, LMFT, VAYA Health & Jeffrey Dula-Brown, MSHS, CDP.QMHP VAYA Health
Presenter: Jaimee Lowman
Sometimes, conditions cause our aging parents or other elder loved ones to wind up at the hospital, either in the Emergency Department or admitted for several days. The complexity of healthcare these days can make the experience extremely confusing and stressful for the patient and for families. What do we need to know? Who can help? What’s the difference between being in the hospital for observation versus being admitted as a patient, and what are the ramifications of each of the scenarios? And, when it comes time for discharge, who can help put the pieces together?
In this session, Jaimee Lowman, Vice President of Support Services with AuthoraCare will help ACAP attendees:
- Become familiar with the various hospital admissions statuses and what families need to know
- Learn strategies families can do now before a hospital stay and documents that may be needed
- Understand resources available to elder patients and families while at the hospital and after discharge and gain support for the caregiver role
The latter half of the twentieth century brought dramatic changes to women’s and men’s roles in the labor market, and in their extended families. It also brought dramatic changes to medical and health care, enabling people to live longer and often more independently. The result is a generation of adult-child caregivers who may not live in the same community, or even the same state or country, as their aging parents.
Caregiving from a distance provides unique challenges to adult-child caregivers. This program presents strategies for evaluating your parents’ needs from a distance, methods for researching resources in your parent’s home community, and suggestions for managing their needs and resources from a distance.
Topic: Managing the Behaviors of Alzheimers and Other Age-related Dementias
Dr. Ed Shaw
Dr. Shaw is the former director of the Wake Forest Baptist Memory Counseling Program and co-author of “Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer’s Journey”
Time: May 20th, 2021 7:00 PM Eastern Time
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