Caregiver Education | Professional Education

Please join us for free live webinars!

We are excited to announce that we are offering live webinars until we can safely offer in-person educational seminars.

Our caregiver educational seminars help you understand and navigate the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving. We provide knowledge and skills to help you more successfully care for someone with dementia and take care of yourself.

These seminars are ONLY for family & friends caring for people with dementia. All seminars are in English unless otherwise noted. All seminars are free of charge and subject to change.

Understanding Dementia: What You Need to Know and Where to Go

This seminar will provide family members and friends information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, discuss the different stages of the disease and what to expect and include an overview of our programs and services and other available resources and services are available to help them cope with present challenges and future planning.

Friday, October 8
10:00am – 12:00pm

Tuesday, October 19
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Friday, October 15  - In Chinese
10:00am - 12:00 pm

Registration is required for all seminars. To register please call our Helpline at 646-744-2900.

This seminar is designed to acquaint families affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias with legal and financial issues associated with planning for the long-term care of their relative. An attorney specializing in Elder Law will discuss important topics family members should understand before meeting with their personal attorney. Prior attendance at an Understanding Dementia seminar is recommended.

Topics covered include:
Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, Long-Term Care Insurance, Joint Bank Accounts, Guardianship, Medicaid Eligibility

Monday, October 4
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Monday, October 18
5:30pm – 7:00pm

Registration is required for all seminars. To register please call our Helpline at 646-744-2900.

Medicaid Home Care Seminars

This seminar guides caregivers are through the application process for Medicaid home care service in New York City for a person with dementia. Prior attendance at a Legal & Financial seminar is required.

Thursday, October 7

Registration is required for all seminars. To register please call our Helpline at 646-744-2900.

Upcoming Monthly Education Meetings

Register to view previously recorded meetings
Meeting topics change monthly based on questions received from caregivers. Past topics have included: Dementia and Driving, Activities for People with Dementia, Managing Challenging Behaviors, and Early Stage Issues

RSVP online for upcoming Monthly education meetings.

Family Caregiver Workshop

This four-part interactive workshop focuses on a person-centered care approach and is conducted in a supportive and nonjudgmental environment. The workshop is offered at a variety of times in order to accommodate diverse schedules of Caregivers.

In Chinese

October 21, 28, November 4, 11
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Family Caregiver Workshop is designed to improve the quality of life of a family caregiver and the person with dementia. The goals of the workshop are to:

  • Provide knowledge about Alzheimer's disease and insight into the thoughts and experience of the person with dementia.
  • Inform caregivers about communication changes in Alzheimer's disease.
  • Assist caregivers in developing practical skills to enhance ongoing communication.
  • Present ways to understand the behaviors associated with Alzheimer's disease and helpful
        strategies for managing them.
  • Encourage self-care.
  • Provide emotional support to caregivers in a safe and nonjudgmental environment.
  • Offer access to available resources.

Pre-recorded Webinars

Fun Activities for the Person with Dementia..and Finding Time for Yourself

Technology and Caregiving:

  • Care Partners - Click here to watch Dr. Sara J. Czaja, Director of the Center on Aging and Behavioral Research at the Weill Cornell Medicine Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, discuss caregiving and introduce Care Partners, an innovative technology-based program designed to improve the quality of life of caregivers and individuals with early stage dementia

We plan to add more in the coming days and weeks, so please check this page often.