Caring for Aging Parents

... What Worries You the Most?

Mom seems much more forgetful. Dad's having trouble getting around, and your siblings don't want to talk about it. In the face of family changes caused by aging, disease, or other life circumstances, the questions can be worrisome, and the answers hard to find. These webinars offer an opportunity to share your concerns, and gain the practical information you need to make the plans and provide the support that will work best for you and your loved ones.

Presented by the MIT HR Center for WorkLife and WellBeing

Caregiving and the Holidays: What to Do When a Visit to Mom and Dad Raises Red Flags

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Presented by Care @ Work

The holidays can be a wonderful time to spend with family, whether in-person or virtually. But over the course of a visit, you may worry that Mom has forgotten how to make her famous pumpkin pie, or that Dad can’t seem to find the right words. During the holiday season, you might notice a shift in your parent's behavior or cognition, which can lead to increased anxiety and fear. This webinar will help you identify what changes might be warning signs of decline, and what steps to take to address those concerns.

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Caring for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Chandi Deitmer, L.I.C.S.W.; Care Advisor, Care @ Work Adult and Senior Care Advising

Did you know that there are over 15 million Americans caring for family members with Alzheimer’s disease? Despite the devastating nature of this disease, there are numerous supports and resources that can make a difference. Come learn about caregiving strategies that can help improve the quality of life for both you and your loved one.

You will leave with an understanding of:

  • The different forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease
  • Care options for a loved one with dementia
  • How to connect emotionally and creatively with a loved one who has dementia
  • How to take care of yourself as the caregiver of someone with dementia
  • How to maintain connection and care for a loved one with dementia under the restrictions of COVID-19

Adult and Senior Care Advising

Are you caring for a loved one? Adult and Senior Care Advising provides you and your family members with comprehensive, personalized advice, guidance, and resources to help you address your unique short- and long-term caregiving needs.

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