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Live chat with expert Molly Carpenter

December 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm EST

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This month, Home Instead's Lakelyn Hogan, Gerontologist and Caregiver Advocate, and Molly Carpenter, author of Confidence to Care, will join forces to answer your questions about dementia, caring for a loved one, and self-care.

This is your chance to get expert advice on anything from bathing tips to caregiver support. Some topics might include:

  • Tips for alleviating dementia-related behavioral symptoms such as agitation or delusions
  • Avoiding caregiver burnout
  • Managing family dynamics
  • Safety concerns
  • Identifying symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia

We will take live questions during the chat, or feel free to send them in ahead of time to [email protected]

Molly Carpenter - Author of Confidence to Care at Home Instead Senior Care

Molly Carpenter is the author of Confidence to Care: A Resource for Family Caregivers Providing Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementias Care at Home, as well as a speaker, a trainer and a family caregiver. In her current role, she works with a team responsible for ensuring that the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s 60,000 caregivers worldwide have the resources necessary to effectively provide quality care in the home and understand the importance of their work enhancing the lives of those they serve.

Lakelyn Hogan - Gerontologist and Caregiver Advocate at Home Instead Senior Care

Lakelyn Hogan is Gerontologist and Caregiver Advocate for Home Instead Senior Care. Lakelyn has been with Home Instead for five years, starting in the local franchise working one-on-one with seniors and caregivers.

Now, her role at the Global Headquarters is to educate professionals, families and communities on Home Instead’s services and the issues older adults face. Lakelyn is a doctoral student at the University of Nebraska – Omaha where she is studying Social Gerontology. She has a Master of Arts in Social Gerontology and a MBA from UNO.

Lakelyn loves giving back to her community and is currently Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Dreamweaver Foundation. Dreamweaver grants lifelong wishes for terminally ill older adults. She is also active in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Lakelyn has a passion for helping others, especially aging adults and their families.

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Caregiving for the Holidays

Live Chat with expert David Troxel

Nov 13, 2018

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A Caregiver’s Personal Journey

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Person Centered Alzheimer's Care

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Aug 30, 2018

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Caring for Someone with Lewy Body Dementia

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Preparing for the Final Years

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May 16, 2018 at 1:00pm EDT

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Tips for Socializing with Someone Living with Dementia

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Apr 18, 2018 at 1:00pm EDT

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Frontotemporal Degeneration

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Mar 20, 2018 at 2:00pm EDT

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Frontotemporal Degeneration

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Feb 27, 2018 at 1:00pm EST

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Preparing for the Long Haul

Live Chat with expert Anne Tumlinson

January 11, 2018 at 1:00pm EST

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Practical Ways for Dementia Care Partners to Find Respite

Live Chat with expert Karen Garner

December 12, 2017 at 12:00pm EST

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Relationship Centered Dementia Care

Live Chat with expert David Troxell

November 16, 2017 at 3:00pm EST

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Practical Dementia Care Techniques

Live Chat with expert Molly Carpenter

October 30, 2017 at 5:00pm EDT

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The Post-Caregiving Journey

Live Chat with expert Karen Garner

September 6, 2017 at 5:00pm EDT

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Music Therapy for Dementia

Live Chat with expert Rachelle Norman

August 9, 2017 at 5:00pm EDT

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Living with Alzheimer's Disease

Live Chat with expert Michael Ellenbogen

July 11, 2017 at 5:00pm EDT

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Early-Onset Dementia

Live Chat with expert Karen Garner

June 13, 2017 at 5:00pm EDT

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What to Expect After a Dementia Diagnosis

Live Chat with expert Diane Hendricks

May 16, 2017 at 5:00pm EDT

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Legal & Estate Planning for Alzheimer's Families

Live Chat with expert LeRoy Peterson

April 18, 2017 at 5:00pm EDT

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Coping with the Emotions of Caregiving

Live Chat with expert Mary Martinez

March 15, 2018 at 5:00pm EDT

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Relationships & Dementia

Live Chat with expert Karen Garner

February 28, 2017 at 5:00pm EST

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Making Care Decisions
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Live Chat with expert Karen Garner

January 31, 2017 at 5:00pm EST

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Alzheimer's & Wandering Prevention

Live Chat with expert Sue Paul

September 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Warning Signs of Unsafe Driving Friendly Activities

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June 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Indoor & Outdoor Alzheimer's Friendly Activities

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March 24, 2016 at 5:00 pm EST

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Family Dynamics in Caregiving: How to Improve Communication, Develop Teamwork & Make Decisions Together

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December 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Coping, Surviving, & Even Thriving as a Family Caregiver.

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November 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT

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The Importance of Early Detection

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October 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Alzheimer's & Dementia Care: Where We've Been & Where We're Going

Live Chat with David Troxel

September 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Overcoming Social Isolation

Live Chat with Karen Garner

August 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Asking for Help, Getting Help, & Accepting Help

Live Chat with Molly Carpenter

July 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Tips for Traveling With a Loved One Who Has Dementia

Live Chat with David Troxel

June 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT

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After the Diagnosis

Live Chat with Karen Garner

May 28, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Tips and Advice on Difficult Behaviors

Live chat with David Troxel

April 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm EST

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Managing the Unexpected

Live chat with Dr. Amy D'Aprix

March 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm EST

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Caregiving Challenges

Live chat with expert Molly Carpenter

February 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm EST

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A New Year Brings a Fresh Start to Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others

Live chat with expert Karen Garner

January 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm EST

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End of Life Conversations: How to Discuss Difficult Topics with Your Loved One

Live chat with expert Dr. Amy D'Aprix

December 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST

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Family Caregivers: Your Alzheimer's and Dementia Questions Answered

Live chat with expert Molly Carpenter

November 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST

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Alzheimer's and Other Dementias: Gearing Up for the Holidays

Live chat with expert David Troxel

October 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Alzheimer's & Dementia: Techniques to Help Counter Difficult Behaviors

Live chat with expert Dr. Amy D'Aprix

September 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Alzheimer's Q&A: Your Caregiving Questions Answered

Live chat with expert David Troxel

August 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Tips to Help Reduce Summertime Stress

Live chat with expert Molly Carpenter

July 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Alzheimer's & Dementia: An Open Forum to Ask Your Caregiving Questions

Live chat with expert David Troxel

June 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Alzheimer's & Dementia: Simple Steps for Senior Home Safety

Live chat with expert Molly Carpenter

May 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Alzheimer's & Dementia: Overcoming Social Isolation

Live chat with expert David Troxel

April 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Steps to Healthier Eating for You and Your Loved One

Live chat with expert Molly Carpenter

March 26, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Life After Caregiving: Preparing for the Change in your Journey

Live chat with expert David Troxel

February 26, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST

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Alzheimer's and Dementia: Join the Caregiving Conversation

Live chat with expert Molly Carpenter

January 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST

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