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2011/08/16 – HDSA Caregiver’s Corner webinar invite

As there are some caregivers that are not attending the Caregiver Group here, I thought it would be good to make it available to people generally.

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America invites you to attend a new Caregiver’s Corner webinar on TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 at noon EDT.  (10:00 a.m. Calgary time)

The August Caregiver’s Corner discusses examples of crisis situations reported by HD families and caregivers and introduces de-escalation strategies. Participants will learn to identify cues for common problem behaviors, including irritability and aggression. They will also learn practical strategies to address and de-escalate crisis situations, with a focus on maintaining safety.

The webinar will be presented by Arik Johnson, PsyD. Dr. Johnson is a licensed clinical psychologist and works with the HDSA Center of Excellence at UCLA. He presented several workshops at the HDSA 26th Annual Convention in Bloomington, MN, and has spoken about behavioral issues in HD at several regional symposiums. Dr. Johnson is also involved with his local chapter governance and recently joined the HDSA Board of Trustees. The webinar will run one hour with time at the end for questions.

Caregiver’s Corner is designed to provide information, resources and support for caregivers so they are better able to face the daily challenges of living with HD.

If you cannot join us on Tuesday, you can still view this presentation at your leisure by visiting the HDSA web site (www.hdsa.org) approximately one week after the live webcast.   A link in the Frequently Used Shortcuts section of the HDSA home page will take you to the webinar.

Participating in the Webinar is very easy. All you will have to do is go to the link you receive after you register. If this is your first Webinar, we recommend that you log on five minutes before the start of the Webinar as it may take a few minutes for the process to complete.

This webinar series is made possible by an educational grant from Lundbeck.

Title: “HDSA Caregiver’s Corner” – Crisis Situations & De-Escalation Strategies

Date: TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2011

Time: NOON – 1:00 PM EDT

Register now by clicking the link below:


After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows(R) 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista

Macintosh(R)-based attendees

Required: Mac OS(R) X 10.4 (Tiger(R)) or newer