Caregiver Connections

Caregiver Connections will be virtual in June, 2020!

Caregiver Connections is MMC's free caregiver education series that covers a variety of topics designed to help prepare you to care for your loved one over the course of their diagnosis. Registration is free and open to all MMC Caregivers.

Click the red button below to register. Registration is open for all Virtual Caregiver Connections sessions. We'll send you links to join the Zoom calls after you register!

June 2nd at 12:00pm

Memory & Movement Overview: Charles Edwards, MD and Sanjay Iyer, MD give an overview of memory and movement disorders including dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease and more.

June 4th at 6:00pm

Caregiver Stress & the Take Charge! Approach to Caregiving: Robyn Wolkofsky, PA-C walks through the risks associated with Caregiver Stress and how you can take charge of your caregiving journey.

June 9th at 12:00pm

Acknowledging & Overcoming Mental Health Stigma: Melissa Shepard, MD addresses the stigma of mental health in our society, and how we can address it as individuals.

June 11 at 6:00pm

Safety & Medication: Aris Chaconas, MD and Shelly Sedory, RN talk about navigating scams, firearms, wandering, fall risks, medications and more with your loved one.

June 16 at 12:00pm

Non-Motor Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease: Sanjay Iyer, MD gives an overview of some of the less common symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.

June 18 at 6:00pm

When Home is Not Enough: Connie Bonebrake, MSW and Kelly Markiewitz, PT walk us through other options when your loved one can no longer live independently.

June 23 at 12:00pm

Addressing Acute Changes & Challenging Behaviors: Melissa Shepard, MD and Aris Chaconas, MD walk you through what to do when you experience significant or abrupt change and how to deal with challenging behavior your loved one may exhibit over the course of their diagnosis.

June 25 at 6:00pm

Dementia Communication Dos and Don'ts & End of Life: Chris Ryskiewich, RN and Charles Edwards, MD walk you through communicating with your loved one in late stages of dementia and how to prepare for end of life.


These bi-annual seminars are open to all MMC caregivers and family members. We cover a variety of topics created to empower you to care for your loved one and yourself.

Topics covered:

  • Basic Science behind Memory & Movement Disorders
  • Challenging Behaviors
  • Caregiver Stress and Mental Health
  • Driving
  • Falls
  • Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Living Facilities
  • Medication Safety
  • Take Charge! Approach to Caregiving
  • …and many more.

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