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The Painful Truth About Lewy Body Dementia - A Personal Story

Posted on February 13, 2018

An up close and personal story of caring from a caregiver's perspective -  Dawn Hamilton was motivated to share her experiences of caring for her husband who suffered from Lewy Body Dementia in hopes of helping others who are experiencing this difficult disease. She shares actual footage of her husband John's painful hallucinations, her thoughts and feelings about the difficulties she faced convincing doctors that something was not right, her advice about what she learned along the way, and how laughter helped them get through some of the difficult days.

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Seniors and the Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications

Posted on February 6, 2018

Presenter: Carrie Allen, PharmD, CGP

Older adults are highly vulnerable to the adverse effects of psychotropic medications which are commonly used to manage behavior and psychiatric symptoms. This video presented by Carrie Allen, a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist covers:

  • What are "psychotropic" medications?
  • Why are older adults at a higher risk for side effects?
  • What are the primary classes of psychotropic medications?
  • Common side effects of anti-psychotics, antidepressants, anti-anxiety, mood stabilizers, sedatives and stimulants.
  • What is psychosis?

This is a must watch for anyone caring for an older adult who has been prescribed psychotropic medications. 

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Investment Seminar Scams

Posted on January 31, 2018

Presenter:  Maria W. Wellisch, RN, LNFA

Seminar fraud and scams are everywhere and the majority of these events present sales materials that are exaggerated, misleading and unwarranted. This video will open your eyes to the crafty techniques scammers are using to increase the likelihood of you participating. Don't be the next victim of an investment seminar scam.

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Has Caregiving Left a Gap in Your Resume?

Posted on January 30, 2018
Topics: Caregiver Info

Presenter:  Maria W. Wellisch, RN, LNFA

Have you had to quit a job to care for a loved one? If so, this time away caring for a loved one may have caused a serious gap in your resume. When you are ready and able to return to work this gap can possibly impact your ability to get a job. Unsure of how to explain your resume gap due to caregiving? Maria offers practical advice about re-entering the workforce after time away from a job caring for a loved one and re-enter the workforce with confidence and ease. 

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How to Apply a Leg or Compression Wrap

Posted on January 25, 2018
Topics: Diabetes, Wound Care

Presenter: Dianne Murray Rudolph, APRN, GNP-BC, CWOCN, UTHSCSA

A leg wrap is commonly used for the management of edema and venostasis ulcers. Watch this short demonstration of the proper techniques for applying a leg compression wrap. 

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Employed and Caring for a Loved One - Part 2

Posted on December 27, 2017

Presenter:  Maria W. Wellisch, RN, LNFA

For those who struggle to balance caregiving responsibilities with employment duties - life can be stressful and days can be long. There are only 24 hours in a day and when you have so much to do - you sometimes neglect yourself in order to get it all done. In this video Maria offers advice  for keeping your job and saving your sanity. 

  • How to accept advice from friends and family?
  • Resources that can help lighten the load.
  • The importance of support groups and respite care.

Employed and Caring for a Loved One - Part 1

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Employed and Caring for a Loved One - Part 1

Posted on December 27, 2017

Presenter:  Maria W. Wellisch, RN, LNFA

Are you struggling to balance caregiving responsibilities with your employment duties. Do you feel one or the other is suffering from being stretched too far. If so you are not alone. In this video Maria Wellisch offers her advice for keeping your job and saving your sanity. 

  • Using FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) effectively
  • Tapping into your EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Consider a Geriatric Case Manager 

Employed and Caring for a Loved One - Part 2

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Elder Fraud: Advice for Charitable Giving

Posted on December 20, 2017

Presenter:  Maria W. Wellisch, RN, LNFA

We don't often think of fraud when we think of charity - but unfortunately there is fraud in charitable giving. It's important to know if our donations are going to safe reputable organizations and that our credit card information is handled safely and securely. Our elderly population are often targets of this particular form of elder fraud. As caregivers it's important to learn to give safely and help those you care for stay safe as well.

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Wound Care Management: The Science of Wound Healing

Posted on December 19, 2017
Topics: Diabetes, Wound Care

Presenter: Dianne Murray Rudolph, APRN, GNP-BC, CWOCN, UTHSCSA

In Parts 1, 2 and 3 of this series covered classification of wounds, and the concepts of wound healing and assessments. In this final module - the presenter covers wound management, which includes:

  • Cleansing
  • Tissue Management
  • Debridement
  • Infection
  • Moisture Balance
  • Edges
  • Epibole
  • Factors that affect healing
  • Pain

Note: This is Pt. 4 of a series of wound care trainings: The Science of Wound Healing

Part 1: Wound Classification 
Part 2: What is Wound Healing?
Part 3: Wound Assessment

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Wound Care Assessment: The Science of Wound Healing

Posted on December 19, 2017
Topics: Diabetes, Wound Care

Presenter: Dianne Murray Rudolph, APRN, GNP-BC, CWOCN, UTHSCSA

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series covered classification of wounds, and the concepts of wound healing. In Part 3 - the presenter will continue with the concepts involved in wound assessment including location, size, depth, tunneling/undermining, tissue type, wound edges, exudate and periwound area using a wound assessment model. This video also includes a demonstration on undermining and tunneling in wound care. 

Note: This is Pt. 3 of a series of wound care trainings: The Science of Wound Healing

Part 1: Wound Classification
Part 2: What is Wound Healing?
Part 4: Wound Management

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