Caregiver Workshop Series
North Dakota State University Extension and South Dakota State University Extension are hosting a series of free virtual workshops for family caregivers.
The workshops will be offered on Jan. 19, Feb. 16 and March 16. All presentations start at noon CST and last one hour. They are free to attend, and caregivers can sign up as individuals or invite a group as a watch party host. Registration for each webinar separately by using the registration links following each description below.
Jan. 19 - Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behaviors
Tessa Johnson will present about understanding and responding to dementia-related behaviors and will help caregivers identify, assess and address those behaviors. Johnson is a registered nurse, executive director of CountryHouse and Evergreen Dickinson assisted living center in Dickinson, North Dakota, and volunteer with the North Dakota Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
Register for Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behaviors.
Feb. 16 - Estate and Elder Law Planning
On Feb. 16, caregivers will learn about estate and elder law planning to better understand the benefit of powers of attorney, what a probate is and the purpose of a will. Rebecca L. Wilson, a partner with Myers Billion LLP law firm in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, will lead the presentation. Wilson's practice areas include estate planning and elder law, and she also serves on the Sioux Falls Estate Planning Council, the board of directors for the South Dakota office of the Alzheimer's Association, and the Elder Law Committee for the State Bar of South Dakota.
Register for Estate and Elder Law Planning.
March 16 - What Do Family Caregivers Need to Know About Medicare?
For the final presentation in March, Karri Morris will provide caregivers with the information they need to know about Medicare. Morris is a Medicare Manager with the North Dakota Insurance Department, which regulates the insurance industry for the state of North Dakota. Her presentation will answer frequently asked questions and identify assistance options.
Register for What Do Family Caregivers Need to Know About Medicare?
Requests for accommodations related to disability should be made to the event contact person at least two weeks in advance of the event.