Experts will offer practical information to family members who are caring for loved ones with dementia during “Managing Dementia Care: A Virtual Panel Discussion” on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. The one-hour presentation begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (11:00 PST)
Attendees will hear a panel of experts provide practical information, followed by a moderated time for questions and answers. Topics will include:
- understanding and responding to behaviors in dementia
- learning what a geriatrician can offer to persons living with dementia and to their caregiver(s)
- taking care of yourself as a caregiver
- listening to the testimony of a family caregiver
This program is presented by the Institute on Aging (IOA), On Lok, Alzheimer’s Association, and UCSF Memory & Aging Center. It is sponsored by AARP. Alison Moritz, Program Director, IOA Enrichment Center at the Presidio, will moderate the virtual panel.
While the cost is free, donations are welcome. To donate, skip the free ticket section, enter an amount at "Donation Ticket," and pay an amount you choose.
Zoom login information will be emailed by IOA to each registered participant 48 hours prior to the start of this presentation. On the day of the event, please log on before 1:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (10:45 a.m. PST) to expedite the sign-in process and so you won’t miss any of the helpful information.
- Dr. Teresa Pham, Associate Medical Director at On Lok PACE in the San Francisco region, will speak to what a geriatrician or a primary care physician can offer to those living with dementia and to their caregivers.
- Sarah Dulaney, RN, MS, CNS, Nurse Coordinator, Care Ecosystem Study, UCSF Memory and Aging Center, and Stefanie Bonigut, LCSW, Family Services Manager, Alzheimer’s Association, will introduce the concept of behaviors as a symptom of dementia; provide an overview of the DICE model for understanding and responding to behaviors in dementia; describe a case study in which the person with dementia is aggressively resistant to help with bathing and incontinence care; and discuss strategies to address aggression and resistance to care.
- Samara Miller, MFT, Regional Director of Client Services, Home Care & Support Services, IOA, will review self-care practices for caregivers, including stress reduction techniques; attending to one’s own healthcare needs; and management of a caregiver’s physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
- Lee Giannone, caregiver, will provide testimony about his experience of caring for his wife who is living with dementia. He will address challenges, talk about what he wished he had known at the start of the diagnosis, and share advice for other caregivers.