Webinars

All of Elaine’s Webinars are live and one-hour in length. Additional time can be added to the end of each presentation for Q & A at no additional charge.

These webinars are appropriate for both family caregivers and professional caregivers.

Each presentation has been approved by the State of Washington for one CEU credit for long-term workers.

Call Elaine to schedule a free preview:  503-949-2464

Taming Your Anger Monster

Taming Your Anger Monster

Webinar Version
Duration: 1 hour

Both family members and professional get angry. The triggers may differ, but anyone who is caring for individuals who are aged, chronically ill, or living with a cognitive disorder, is going to get mad and experience the “Three F’s of Flipping Out” 

  • Fatigue,
  • Fear,
  • Frustration 

Caregivers will come away from this webinar with: 

  • A three-step process for developing an “Attitude of Creative Indifference” toward the people, situations, and events that make them angry
  • An awareness of the symptoms of compassion fatigue and strategies for regaining their emotional equilibrium and their ability to care 
  • Practical, applicable action steps for dealing with feelings of anger 
Giving Caregiver Guilt the Boot

Give Caregiver Guilt the Boot

Webinar Version
Duration: 1 hour

Guilt can be a cruel and controlling emotion that is experienced way too often by most family and professional caregivers. In this webinar Elaine helps attendees: 

  • Identify when guilt is and is NOT an appropriate emotional response 
  • Recognize the behavior of guilt-trippers 
  • Stop managing other people’s feelings 
  • Change their emotional vocabulary 
  • Stop feeling guilty when they haven’t done anything wrong 
I am Down and I can't get up - Depressions and Grief

I’m Down & I Can’t Get Up! Dealing with Caregiver Depression and Grief

Webinar Version
Duration: 1 hour

Depression and Grief are two of the most difficult emotions with which both family and professional caregivers have to deal. In this presentation, Elaine helps them:  

  • Identify the the physical and emotional symptoms of depression and grief
  • Understand the similarities and differences and the treatments for both reactionary depression and clinical depression 
  • Identify strategies for coping with preparatory grief and grief after death
Dad Did What?!! Sex and Dementia

Dad Did What?!!! Managing Surprising and Inappropriate Dementia-Related Sexual Behavior and Other Challenges

Webinar Version
Duration: 1 hour

(Can also be delivered as a keynote or a breakout session)   

Family members and professional caregivers are sometimes surprised and offended when someone with a cognitive disorder displays surprising or inappropriate sexual behavior. 

In this presentation, Elaine helps attendees understand that this type of behavior is not uncommon in stroke survivors, people who are living with  Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders, and individuals who take dopamine to control the symptoms of Parkinson’s. 

Caregivers come away: 

  • Being aware of how unmet needs can look like anger, aggression, and other challenging behaviors 
  • Understanding the importance of joining people with cognitive disorders where they are 
  • Knowing some new methods for improving communication and reducing agitation and stress for the care receiver as well as the  caregiver  
Caregiver Survival Training

Caregiver Survival Training: A Course in Self-Care

Webinar Version
Duration: 1 hour

Family members and professional caregivers give so much of themselves to others, that they often neglect to take care of themselves. This can easily lead to caregiver burnout and compassion fatigue. In this presentation, Elaine helps caregivers:

  • Understand that self-care is not selfish
  • Develop an individualized self-care plan
  • Identify steps they can implement immediately
Ducks in a Row

Ducks in a Row: Getting Your End-of-Life Affairs in Order

Webinar Version
Duration: 1 hour

No one likes to think about disability and death. Getting prepared isn’t a fun project, but it could be the most valuable gift a person can provide for his/her family. 

Caregivers come away: 

  • With a list of agencies and organizations that can help lighten a caregiver’s burden 
  • Insights into making good decisions about long-term care 
  • Knowing the three must-have documents they need in order to control how their finances and healthcare will be managed

Call Elaine to schedule a free preview:  503-949-2464

Keynotes

Hope Humor & Heart

Finding Hope and Humor in Caregiving

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Sex & Dementia

Dad Did What?! Sex, Dementia & Other Challenging Behaviors

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Seven Strategies

Seven Strategies for Caregiver Survival

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Parkinson's

Parkinson’s: Two Sides of the Same Coin

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Spiritual Talk

So God, what are WE going to do today?

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Breakout Sessions

Anger

Taming Your Anger Monster

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Guilt

Giving Caregiver Guilt the Boot

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Depression & Grief

I’m Down and I Can’t Get Up! Depression & Grief

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Dementia Issue

Dad Did What?! Sex, Violence & Dementia Issues

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Self-Care

Caregiver Survival Training – A Course in Self-Care

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Financial

Ducks in a Row

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Webinars

Webinar:
Anger

Learn about Taming Your Anger Monster

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Guilt

How to Give Caregiver Guilt the Boot

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Webinar:
Depression & Grief

I’m Down & I Can’t Get Up!

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Webinar:
Sex & Dementia

Sex, Violence and, Dementia Issues

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Webinar:
Self Care

Caregiver Survival Training : Self Care Course

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Webinar:
Financial

Ducks in a Row: Getting Your End-of-Life Affairs in Order

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Continuing Education Courses

CEUs:
Anger & Guilt

Caregiver Help: Anger and Guilt

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CEUs:
Depression & Guilt

Caregiver Help: Depression & Grief

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CEUs:
Sex & Dementia

Caregiver Help: Sex, Violence and, Dementia Issues

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CEUs:
Self Care

Caregiver Help: Caregiver Survival Training

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