Dementia Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Webinar Series for Family Caregivers and Professionals

These dementia care webinars are intended to provide practical information for family caregivers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and the professionals who support them. The webinars will be offered weekly on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. (PDT) via Zoom and facilitated by members of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center’s (MAC) Behavior Task Force, in partnership with family caregivers and Institute on Aging. The format will be a 45-minute presentation followed by a Q&A session where questions from participants will be answered. Sessions will be recorded and made available on our website at One CE credit available for RNs, LCSWs, MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and attorneys. (see details below).

May 27, 2020 “Managing Dementia-related Behaviors While Sheltering in Place” 

Presenters: Jennifer Merrilees, RN, PhD, and Mary De May, MD, UCSF Memory and Aging Center 


  • Describe the impact of dementia on changes in personality and behavior 
  • Explore non-pharmacological and pharmacological strategies for managing behaviors such as agitation, resistance to care, delusions and wandering while sheltering in place 
  • Identify at least three community resources that can be helpful to caregivers dealing with challenging behavior symptoms 

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Continuing Education Information (1.0 Continuing Education Unit): BRN; CAMFT; MCLE. Also note that BBS no longer delivers CEs. CAMFT is an approved BBS provider and offers CEs to MFTs and LCSW, LPCCs and LEPs. 

If you seek 1.0 professional Continuing Education Unit, please indicate this when you register through Zoom. There will be no charge for this. 

For further information, grievances, concerns, and special accommodations for disabilities, please contact Caitlin Morgan, Education Manager, Institute on Aging, at, or (415) 750-4114. 

Introductory Level: No knowledge of the specific content area is required—you need not have in-depth knowledge or skills. The activity will provide information in accordance with basic knowledge of the topic. 

All Continuing Education certificates will be delivered digitally, within 7 working days of the event. An evaluation-test will be sent electronically to all CE registrants who attend the entire webinar. This electronic evaluation must be completed in order to qualify for a CE certificate. 

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), Provider # CEP13610, for 1.0 Contact Hour. 

CAMFT: Institute on Aging is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for this program. IOA maintains responsibility for the course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CAMFT provider number is #135377. 

State Bar of California (MCLE): Course meets the qualifications for 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for Attorneys (Provider #13264).

Wednesday, May 27 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Students, Staff, Patients, Local Community, Postdocs, Faculty, Alumni




dementia, caregiving




Memory and Aging Center


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