Caring for Aging Parents Conference Follow Up

Caring for Aging Parents Conference Follow Up

Saratoga Federated Church held a conference for those caring for aging parents on November 12, 2022. Below you will find videos of the four breakout sessions that were held. We pray you find the information helpful as you care for your aging parents and loved ones.

Breakout Sessions

Alzheimer's & Dementia Awareness & Care

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Alzheimer's and other dementias cause memory, thinking, and behavior changes that interfere with daily living. Join us to learn about the impact of dementia, stages and risk factors, current research, and Alzheimer's Association resources. You’ll learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do as you navigate this chapter of your life.

Vanessa Souza, LCSW, Alzheimer's Association

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Self Care for the Caregiver

Have you ever been told to light some candles and take a bath to relax? Or something else equally impossible in a season where you feel grateful to get even a couple minutes to yourself? Come learn about things you can do to care for yourself in a season of stress and many demands. You will learn practical skills to take away with you in this workshop!

Iryna Ishchenko, Master Certified Coach

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In Home vs. Residential Living Considerations

Deciding to age in place or move to a residence with different levels of assistance, activities, or care is a decision that has so many contributing factors! Come learn about different considerations and available resources to help you support your aging parent in making the best decision for themselves!

Dedra Jize, OT, CSA, Litherland, Kennedy & Associates
Karen Lekashman, MA, CMC, Care Management

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Changing Relationships in Family Caregiving

Sometimes sharing and communicating with family members about caregiving for a loved one can be challenging. Changing roles and long-standing family dynamics can make the already stressful experience of caregiving even more complicated. Learn about changing relationships as a family caregiver, encouraging cooperation, setting boundaries, and receive tips for more effective communication.

Christina Irving, LCSW, Family Caregiver Alliance