Helping Families Living with Dementia: Effective Strategies that Work Better with Family Caregivers
Steve Barlam, MSW, LCSW, CMC, Chief Professional Officer and Co-Founder of LivHOME
Thursday, April 18th, 2013
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. PST
How: Click here to register
Dementia is a general term used to describe a decline in mental ability that is severe enough to interfere with daily life. Contrary to popular belief, dementia is not a specific disease. It is actually an overall term used to describe a wide range of symptoms that are associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills. The main symptoms associated with dementia are generally seen as a loss of memory, confusion, speech impairment, lack of understanding, agitation, changes in personality or behavior and an increased dependence on others to help with the activities of daily living. It is believed that dementia may be the result of increasing age, a traumatic brain injury, chronic disease, vitamin or hormone imbalance or drug/alcohol consumption.
These are just some of the issues that will be addressed at the LivHOME Monthly Webinar Series entitled “Helping Families Living with Dementia: Effective Strategies that Work Better with Family Caregivers” by Steve Barlam, MSW, LCSW, CMC, Chief Professional Officer and Co-Founder of LivHOME.
One of the keys to caring for seniors with dementia is understanding the disorder. Caregivers need to gain a deeper understanding of stress management, proper ways to deal with their loved one’s behavior changes and learning to accept that their family member needs reassurance, especially during the times they may seem outwardly aggressive.
The key to helping our senior clients with dementia lies in the support and education we provide to family and caregivers. By the end of this webinar, attendees will have a greater appreciation and deeper understanding of the following:
- What it means to be a family caregiver
- The approaches to caring for a senior with dementia
- Successful strategies for coping with caregiver stress
Continuing Education Units Offered
CEU credit (1.0 hr) will be offered to attendees:
Nurses (ANCC – 1 Contact Hour)
Social Work (NASW – 1 Continuing Education Credit)
Certified Case Manager (CCM – 1 clock hour)
After the webinar, each attendee will be sent an e-mail with instructions for receiving CEU credit. Those outside of California are subject to verification. Click here to register for the webinar.