Family Caregiver Conference

Family Caregiver Virtual Conference


Thank you to our presenters and everyone that registered for our virtual learning series this year! We appreciate everyone's time and energy to make this event happen. We are excited to have recorded the presentations this year and will be posting videos as they become available to the Washington County YouTube channel. Videos will be available through the end of December 2020.


The Dementia DANCE:  Taking Care of you and your care partner during COVID-19

Presented by: Susan M. McCurry, PdD, Research Professor, University of Washington

This workshop will describe practical strategies that caregivers can use to help manage dementia-related neuropsychiatric symptoms during COVID-19 with less stress and improve quality of life for both themselves and their care-recipients.



Vivian Ngai,文学士,亚裔健康与服务中心,癌症患者导航员





한국인 간병 가족의 어려움과 대처 전략: 침묵을 지키는 것은 관계를 해치고 회복을 지연시킬 수 있습니다.

Gemma Kim, MSW, LCSW, RN, 프로그램 매니저,아시안 암정보 지원 센터 (ACRSS) 프레젠테이션 언어: 한국어


한국계 미국인 가족 구성원은 불운이라고 믿기 때문에 그들이 사랑하는 사람과 진단, 예후, 죽 음 또는 죽어가는 것에 (임종)에 관해 이야기하지 않을 수 있습니다. 이로 인해 환자, 가족 구성 원 및 의료 서비스 제공자가 힘들 수 있습니다. 이는 간호인 (간병인)의 부담감과 환자와 가족 에게 불필요한 스트레스를 가중할 수 있습니다. 이 프레젠테이션은 어려움을 이야기하고 효과 적인 의사소통을 통해 강력한 가족 관계를 구축함으로써 얻을 수 있는 이점에 초점을 맞출 것 입니다.

Honoring Your Loved One
Presented by:  Jamie Passaro, Founder, Dear Person Obits

Writing an obituary is an important task. Obituaries are history, journalism, and poetry. They are often the last word. Learn the basics of how best to honor our loved one in this 90-minute class with Jamie Passaro.

Tips for Tough Conversations: Family communication, needing help at home, driving concerns
Presented by:  Jenell Neufeld, LCSW, Providence Medical Group

This presentation will cover conversations about family communication challenges, driving concerns, getting in-home help, and community resources.

What's So Funny:  The Importance of Humor in Caregiving

Presented by:  Ann McQueen, PhD, MS, Community Services and Supports Manager, Oregon Department of Human Services, Office of Aging and People with Disabilities (APD)

This interactive presentation will provide participants with the research behind humor and laughter, why they are important tools for caregivers, and how to use them effectively. We'll also share a few laughs along the way!

Creative Engagement at Home
Presented by:  Andrew Morton, Project Manager, Timeslips

Creative Engagement at Home is an informal and joyful gathering for those who want to learn creative communication techniques to engage with a friend, family member or neighbor who might be experiencing memory loss. Participants will learn easy steps to creative engagement including using improvisation and the "Yes, And..." technique, asking beautiful questions and creative storytelling.