Virtual Family Caregiver Presentation
February 15, 2024
9:30 am - 11:00 am
- Older Adults
CAPCOG will email a link to attend the webinar to those who registered prior to the event.
The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area and the Aging Services Council of Central Texas are hosting Dr. Barry Jacobs for their Tackling Family Caregiving Together virtual presentation, which seeks to inform family caregivers on how to better partner in managing care for their loved ones.
Dr. Jacobs will discuss the following topics throughout the presentation:
- Means for adult siblings to develop consensus about a parent’s needs
- Forging agreements to divvy up caregiving responsibilities fairly
- Creating regular meetings to increase communication
- Fostering trust
- Establishing action plans
The presentation also will provide insight on how birth order, gender roles, and family dynamics impact family caregiving and its norms. Case illustrations will be used throughout the presentation to highlight examples for family members.
About the Speaker: Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist, family therapist, and a Principal in the Philadelphia office of Health Management Associates, a national healthcare consulting firm. A former family caregiver, he has provided consultation or psychotherapy to more 1,000 family caregivers and given more than 700 presentations on family caregiving in the past 35 years. A former magazine journalist, he has authored The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers (Guilford, 2006), co-authored AARP Meditations for Caregivers (Da Capo, 2016), and written a monthly self-help column for family caregivers for the AARP website for the past decade. He is also an Honorary Board Member of the Wellspouse Association and a former spokesperson on family caregiving for the American Heart Association.
While this virtual presentation is free and the web address to attend maybe shared here and on other sites, AAACAP requests that people register to attend the workshop. This helps to ensure attendance to the presentation and that AAACAP may contact any registrants if the program changes. AAACAP will email all registrations a participation link prior to the event.
Registrants for the presentation also will be mailed a copy of Dr. Jacob’s AARP Meditations for Caregivers.
This program is being brought to caregivers in conjunction with the Saint David’s Foundation and grant funding provided by Grant Makers in Aging (GIA).