As we age, we must reconsider our well-being and health to ensure a healthy and safe living; from home safety to mental health issues, we need to know how to prepare and adjust for sudden changes in our lives. Here are some useful webinars and caregiving resources about general aging.
This webinar, provided by Home Instead, teaches an overview of signs that an older adult may be at risk for falling and learn simple and practical solutions on how to reduce the risk of falls in the home. According to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, 20-30% of older adults hospitalized for a fall suffer moderate to severe injuries. That could lead to decreased mobility, loss of independence and increased risk of death. Help your loved ones not be a part of this statistic. Learn more here.
Driving Safety for Older Adults
This webinar, provided by Home Instead, hopes to educate professionals and families about the importance of developing a plan to help older adults move out of the driver’s seat when necessary while still remaining engaged with their friends, family and community. Learn more here.
Listen to this webinar to discover the ways medication can jeopardize an older adult’s health and independence. Learn about solutions that could help families and their older loved ones pinpoint potential threats and start the conversations that can potentially lead to effective solutions. Learn more here.
Healthy Nutrition for Older Adults
The more families know about the aging factors that can affect eating habits, the easier it will be to ensure their older adult loved one maintains a healthy diet. Poor nutrition can affect the mind, the body, the immune system and energy levels in ways older adults and their families may not be aware of. This webinar will help you navigate those difficult conversations. Learn more here.
Home Safety: Aging in Place
If you’re worried about the safety of older adults who are living at home, it could be for good reason. Simple home modifications can reduce accidents for older adults living at home. This webinar will outline the many ways professionals can help educate families and aging adults about safeguarding their homes. Also detailed will be a home safety checklist and affordable home fixes. Learn more here.
Managing Arthritis in Older Adults
Pain. Who wants it? Especially not every day. As you know, that’s what many older adults with arthritis likely face. That pain can lead to depression, anxiety or a feeling of helplessness when they are no longer able to do what they enjoy. This webinar focuses on support for family caregivers of older adults with arthritis. Learn more here.
Holistic Aging: Mind, Body & Soul
Holistic aging is a philosophy that looks at all aspects of a person as they age including their mind, body and soul. As people age, they can be fearful of frailty and decline. However, keeping an older adult’s mind, body and social life active can prevent or even reverse frailty, experts have said. And those who assist older adults are in a unique position to help them figure out what activities will work best. A key to holistic aging is finding simple activities that older adults find pleasurable or enjoyable. Learn more here.
Preparing for Loss: Death, Dying and Grieving
As humans, we would like to think we have an infinite amount of time on this earth. However, the reality is, our time will eventually run out. For some this is a scary thought, while others find comfort in some version of an afterlife. Regardless of what people think about death, many individuals don’t feel comfortable talking about death, dying and grieving. This webinar will provide information on how professionals can help to prepare older adults and their families for difficult conversations about death, dying and grieving. Learn more here.
Understanding Symptoms of Alzheimer’s
This webinar will offer a how-to look at caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. It focuses on the care and dignity of the individual to help them live a more fulfilling life. It will also detail a person-centered care approach to help to successfully manage symptoms and positively engage the individual with the disease. Learn more here.
Alzheimer’s and Wandering
Wandering is a significant issue for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their loved ones. According to the Alzheimer’s Association®, three of five people with Alzheimer’s disease will wander. If not found within 24 hours, up to half of individuals who wander will suffer serious injury or death.
The Home Instead Senior Care® network is extending its support to this important area of Alzheimer’s education through a web service at MissingSeniorNetwork.com that is designed to help family caregivers locate individuals with dementia who become lost. This service is an important, and potentially lifesaving, area of Alzheimer’s support. Learn more here.
Enjoy this prerecorded live chat with expert Sharon Denny from the Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration and host Lakelyn Hogan from Home Instead Senior Care. They talk about the unique symptoms and challenges of frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), the differences and similarities between FTD and other forms of dementia, as well as best practices for caring for someone with FTD. Learn more here.
Tips for Socializing with Someone Living with Dementia
Enjoy this prerecorded live chat with expert Jennifer FitzPatrick and host Lakelyn Hogan as they talk about how to make the most out of visits and interactions with someone experiencing communication challenges due to cognitive decline. Learn more here.
Caring for Someone with Lewy Body Dementia
Enjoy this prerecorded live chat with expert Angela Taylor of the Lewy Body Dementia Association and host Lakelyn Hogan of Home Instead Senior Care talk about caring for individuals affected by Lewy body dementias (LBD). LBD are the second most common form of degenerative dementias after Alzheimer’s disease, but much more awareness, education and research is needed. Learn more here.
Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s: E-Learning Course
This course will give you basic information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. More importantly, you will gain valuable insight for providing better care for a loved one with these conditions. At the end of the course you will be equipped with several techniques to help improve both your and your loved one’s quality of life.
Each class can be completed within 5-15 minutes. No preregistration required. Learn more here.