Parkinson Support Center is pleased to present the Caregiver’s Help Webinar Series. This 8 month webinar series incorporates humor and real-life caregiving stories into difficult topics such as caregiver anger, guilt, depression and grief.
Based on her own experience of caring for family elders, Caregiver Speaker Elaine K Sanchez, developed a passion for helping others cope with the emotional stress of caring for family elders. She frequently delivers keynotes, workshops and caregiver training sessions at caregiving and healthcare conferences, as well as to business organizations across the U.S.
She is the author of the unflinchingly honest and surprisingly funny book, “Letters from Madelyn, Chronicles of a Caregiver.” She is the co-founder of CaregiverHelp.com, a video-based caregiver support website. She writes blogs and articles for numerous magazines and online publications, including the Caregiver Blog on her website as well as the Huffington Post.
September 8, 2018
Webinar #1: Taming Your Anger Monster
Anger is a normal and predictable response to circumstances over which we have little or no control. As a caregiver, it is likely that you encounter countless situations every day over which you have little or no control. In this Webinar, Elaine Sanchez will address some of the reasons caregivers get angry, including the “3-F’s of Flipping Out,” which are Fatigue, Fear, and Frustration, and she will introduce you to a three-step process that will help you develop an “Attitude of Creative Indifference” toward the people, situations, and events that are the most upsetting to you.
October 13, 2018
Webinar #2: Give Caregiver Guilt the Boot
The dictionary defines guilt as a sense of having done something wrong or having failed in an obligation. Elaine describes it as a cruel and controlling emotion that is experienced entirely too often by most caregivers. In this Webinar, you will discover how to identify the guilt-trippers in your life. You will see how it is possible to stop managing other people’s feelings and how changing your emotional vocabulary can help you stop feeling guilty when you have not intentionally inflicted emotional or physical pain on another person.
November 10, 2018
Webinar #3: I’m Down & I Can’t Get Up! Dealing with Caregiver Depression and Grief
The emotional and physical symptoms of depression and grief are so similar that Elaine often refers to them as the “evil twins of caregiving.” In this session, you will discover the difference between reactionary depression and clinical depression and the types of treatments available for both. You will also gain insights into the difference between preparatory grief and grief after death. You will come away with strategies for honoring your feelings and caring for yourself while working your way through the losses and emotional pain associated with caring for a loved one who is living with Parkinson’s Disease.
December 8, 2018
Webinar #4: Dad Did What?!!! Managing Dementia-Related Challenging Behaviors
Coping with dementia-related challenging behaviors is never easy. Elaine learned (the hard way) from her own experience with her father that surprising and inappropriate dementia-related sexual behavior is not at all unusual in stroke survivors, individuals who take Dopamine to control the symptoms of Parkinson’s, and people who are living with Alzheimer’s. In this Webinar, she will explain some of the causes behind dementia-related challenging behaviors and provide you with strategies for improving communication and reducing stress for both you and your care partner.
Monthly Webinar at 10 AM EST
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