Advocacy in healthcare and community settings - Webinar | Lewy Body Dementia Association LBDA

Advocacy in healthcare and community settings - Webinar

Advocacy in healthcare and community settings - Webinar

April 28, 2020

This free webinar is the fourth of a five-part series offered through the University of California, San Francisco's Weill Institute for Neurosciences - Memory and Aging Center. The series will cover the basics of Lewy body dementia (LBD), its treatments, symptoms and management, advocacy and advanced stages of the disease. All webinars will be recorded and provided to registrants.
 

Speakers: Sarah Dulaney, RN, CNS, and Helen Medsger (family caregiver)

Sarah Dulaney earned a master of science degree in gerontological nursing at UCSF and is certified as a Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
 

Over the past ten years, Sarah has worked with adults with cognitive impairment in community, long term care and hospital settings. As an AmeriCorps volunteer for L’Arche USA in Portland, Oregon, Sarah lived and worked with adults with developmental disabilities and gained insight into the important role of the family caregiver. As a nursing assistant at Chaparral House in Berkeley, California, Sarah continued to develop her ability to connect with and care for confused patients. As a registered nurse on the stroke unit at Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco, Sarah continues to practice her hands-on skills and offer a supportive presence to patients and families experiencing the devastation of acute brain loss.

Before joining the Care Ecosystem study team at the Memory and Aging Center in 2014, Sarah worked as a Dementia Clinical Nurse Specialist and Rural Dementia Care Coordinator for the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. In addition to providing telephone-based care coordination for veterans and their caregivers living in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties, Sarah provided staff training and consultation to help prevent and reduce dementia-related behaviors in the Community Living Centers in Menlo Park, California.

Helen Medsger serves on the Family Advisory Council of UCSF to provide family caregiver input regarding the delivery of clinical care services. She is the primary caregiver for her sister, Maureen. Helen joined Brain Support Network (BSN) in 2008 as a volunteer, after Maureen’s initial diagnosis of multiple system atrophy (MSA). The diagnosis was later determined to be Lewy body dementia (LBD). Their late father, Andrew, also had LBD. Helen is a former BSN board member, speaks about caregiving at various conferences, and facilitates the North Bay Lewy Body Dementia Support Group in Santa Rosa, CA.
 

When: 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
12-1PM PT

Register:

Click HERE to register.