ICYMI! Geriatric-Competent Care – Caring for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease Webinar Series

Developed by The American Geriatrics Society, in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, The Lewin Group, and Community Catalyst, this reprise webinar series is designed to help health professionals in all settings and disciplines expand their knowledge and skills in the unique aspects of caring for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and in working with their caregivers. Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Education credit is available for these webinars at no cost to the participants. Please contact RIC@lewin.com with any questions.

Thursday, June 30 (12-1:30 p.m. Eastern) – Webinar:  After the Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease: Preparing the Patient and Caregivers

This webinar presents core competencies in delivering primary care to individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or related dementias. The clinical presentation of AD and the rate of progression vary among affected individuals, but early-, middle- and late-stage disease result in distinctive symptoms and challenges for the affected individual, family/caregivers and the clinical team. The overall goal of a patient-centered treatment plan is to enhance quality-of-life; maximize functional ability; and maintain or improve cognition, mood and behavior. The webinar will discuss innovative, team-based care models that are demonstrating improved outcomes for those with AD and their families.

Featured Speakers:

  • Robert Schreiber, MD, Medical Director of Evidence-based Programs; Hebrew SeniorLife Department of Medicine;  Medical Director of the Healthy Living Center of Excellence; Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Lisa Gwyther, MSW, LCSW, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Director, Alzheimer’s Family Support Program, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University
  • Debra L. Cherry, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Alzheimer’s Association California Southland, Los Angeles
  • Renée Markus Hodin (Moderator), Deputy Director, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation, Community Catalyst

Please register for the webinar.

There will be two more webinars presented later this summer to complete this four-part series. Registration information for these webinars will be provided in The Dual Agenda when it becomes available.

Tuesday July 19  (12-1:30pm Eastern) – Care Transitions to and from the Hospital for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease

Thursday August 4 (12-1:30pm Eastern) – Understanding and Responding to Behavioral Symptoms among Individuals with Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

ICYMI, Part 2! Meaningful Consumer Engagement Webinar Series

Developed by Community Catalyst, in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and The Lewin Group, this revamped webinar series is intended to inform health plans as they seek to enhance the role of the member in health plan decisions and administration. The webinars are also intended for frontline community partners and delivery staff such as care managers, member service representatives and home care providers.

Wednesday, June 29 (12-1:30pm Eastern) – Webinar: Consumer Advisory Committees: Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Members for Engagement

The Medicare Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) in collaboration with The Lewin Group and Community Catalyst is hosting a webinar on meaningful member engagement. This webinar will focus on the best practices to recruit, train, and retain a diverse group of consumers and caregivers who have the capacity, skills, time and desire to regularly attend and meaningfully engage in a delivery system’s consumer advisory committee.

Featured speakers are:

  • Jacqueline Dowdy, Member Advocate, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island (NHPRI)
  • Serena Simeone, Consumer Member,  Member Advisory Committee (MAC), NHPRI
  • Margo Michaels, Director, Consumer Engagement, Health Care for All
  • Rosa Palacios (Moderator), Consumer Engagement Specialist, Community Catalyst

Please register for the webinar.

There will be one more webinar presented this summer as part of this series. Registration information for this webinar will be provided in The Dual Agenda when it becomes available.


Friday, June 17 (2-3pm Eastern) – Webinar: Can We Be Strategic About Addressing Research Gaps?

Consumers Union Health Care Value Hub is hosting a webinar research finds on critical gaps in our knowledge base that prevent us from getting to a system that delivers the right health care, at the right time, at the right price. 

Please register for the webinar.


Wednesday, June 22 (2- 4 pm Eastern) – Webinar: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, Preparing a Dementia Capable Workforce

Join the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center for this webinar to learn about HRSA’s efforts to develop a dementia capable workforce.

The webinar will cover: identifying ways for efficient dementia case finding; learning about lifestyle interventions for persons living with dementia; developing effective communication strategies across all levels of care, and; learning about interprofessional health care teams that include community service partners

Register for the webinar.