We build a variety of things throughout our lives and careers, but few of us actually think about Building Joyful Caregiver Experiences for those we care for. Using the concepts of humility, hope and humor Loretta will help participants focus on their values and joyful practices to build outstanding caregiver experiences for their loved ones or residents.
Loretta takes participants on her personal eleven-year journey since her Mom's dementia diagnosis. She shares the importance of patience and forgiveness in caregiving and highlights the heartache and humor of dementia.
Loretta provides caregivers with practical tips, tools and activities for lifting their spirits and uncovering their joy through the toughest challenges of caregiving.
Loretta reviews and discusses technology, tools and techniques designed to save time, provide assistance, safety, comfort and enjoyment for caregivers and those they are caring for!
Activities can be enjoyed throughout all stages of Alzheimer's disease. Learn best practices for including activities that wil engage and delight. Loretta shows a wide variety of activities that are easy to purchase or make that won't break the budget. Demonstrations of various activities are possible upon request.
Joy can sometimes be difficult to find on ordinary Caregiving days, and add a pandemic to the mix and it can seem virtually impossible to find joyful moments. During this session, participants will receive strategies and tips for turning Caregiving challenges into joy and will have opportunities for audience participation and discussion on the topics covered.
It can be difficult for caregivers to maintain connections with loved ones and to get support from other caregivers when visiting in person isn't an option. In this session, participants will learn how to stay connected with loved ones using various technologies and how to maintain their own wellbeing through apps, websites and social media support groups that connects them with stress-relieving activities and other caregivers.
In this presentation, Loretta defines Alzheimer's, explains the symptoms of each stage of the disease and provides strategies for handling some of the most challenging situations that typically occur along the journey.
What's an Advocate and how do we advocate for the rights of our loved ones? Learn when to speak up and show up as situations arise. Participants will receive strategies for communicating effectively with medical personnel, and hospital and assisting living facilities management and staff. Information will also be provided on how ombudsmen, elder care attorneys and hospice can help families and what to do if you suspect elder abuse.