APDA American Parkinson Disease Association
Information & Referral Center

2012 Caregiver Events
Organized by the Stanford APDA I&R Center

AGENDA
PD AND PARKINSONISM CAREGIVER SYMPOSIUM

July 14, 2012 - 8am to 5pm
Crowne Plaza Foster City

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8:00am Registration, Continental Breakfast, Visit Exhibitor Tables
9:00am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Robin Riddle, Coordinator, American Parkinson Disease Association Information & Referral Center at Stanford
9:10am Preparing for Today
Marguerite Manteau-Rao, LCSW, dementia care consultant, Presence Care Project
9:15am Care for the Giver:  Resilience in the Face of Stress and Grief
David Rintell, Ed.D., Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston
10:15am Short break (10 minutes)
10:25am Three options for breakout sessions:
 
A:  Spouse Caregiver or Care Partner Panel
Panelists will discuss the challenges they face(d).
Moderated by Brandon Nguyen, LCSW, The Parkinson’s Institute, Sunnyvale
 
B:  Adult Child or Other Caregiver Panel
Adult child, child-in-law, and other (sibling, friend) caregiver panelists will discuss the challenges they face(d).
Moderated by Carolyn Jasculca, MPA-HSA, Community Outreach Coordinator, Seniors At Home
 
C:  Dementia Caregiver Panel
Panelists representing all types of caregivers (spouses, adult children, etc.) to those with dementia will discuss the challenges they face(d).
Moderated by Marguerite Manteau-Rao, LCSW, dementia care consultant, Presence Care Project
11:10am Change rooms, as needed (5 minutes)
11:15am Three options for breakout sessions:

A:  Care Options - Home Care, Home Health, Respite, Care Facilities, Hospice
Overview of in-home care, senior villages, adult day care, respite, facility-based care, and hospice.  Learn the differences between home care and home health; full-service agencies, referral agencies, and private hire aides.
Carolyn Jasculca, MPA-HSA, Community Outreach Coordinator, Seniors At Home and Laura Sigura, MSW, Care Manager, Seniors At Home  (serving SF, the Peninsula, and Marin County)
B:  Positive Family Communication
Explore ways to improve family dynamics through positive communication.
David Rintell, Ed.D., Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston

C:  What is a Caregiver?
Explore the concept of the "mutual caregiver" and the rules that many caregivers live by.
Brandon Nguyen, LCSW, The Parkinson’s Institute, Sunnyvale
Noon Lunch and Visit Exhibitor Tables
1:00pm Advance Care Planning, Hospitalization, and End of Life
Matthew Arnold, MD, movement disorder specialist, Sutter East Bay, Berkeley
2:00pm Introduction to Laughter Yoga
Beverly Bender, Gerontologist and Certified Laughter Trainer, laughter4all.com
2:15pm Short break  (15 minutes)
Last chance to visit exhibitor tables
2:30pm Three options for breakout sessions:

A:  It Takes Two - Coping with Dementia
Tips for understanding the behavior of a loved one with dementia, and strategies for communicating so you remain connected.
Christina Irving, MSW, Family Consultant, Family Caregiver Alliance, San Francisco

B:  Legal Issues in Elder Care
Topics to be explored include long term care planning, advance care directives, durable powers of attorney, conservatorships, MediCal, and family communication on these topics.
Robert Bergman, attorney, San Jose C:  Speak Out About Your Caregiving Challenges
Interactive session to share caregiving challenges and strategies for addressing them.
Elaine Lanier-Bohan, RN, MS, Clinical Research Manager, SFVA Parkinson's Center, San Francisco, and Richard E. Levy, PhD, psychologist and spouse/care partner, Petaluma
3:15pm Change rooms, as needed  (5 minutes)
3:20pm What Caregivers Can Do to Address Specific PD and Parkinsonism Symptoms
Melanie Brandabur, MD, Chief of the Clinic and movement disorder specialist, The Parkinson’s Institute, Sunnyvale
4:20pm Reflections on Today
Marguerite Manteau-Rao, LCSW, dementia care consultant, Presence Care Project
4:30pm Closing Remarks and Evaluations

 

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