Caregiver Training Videos

Sundowning - Difficult Behavior at the End of the Day

Posted on July 13, 2016

If your caregiving duties become extra challenging in the late afternoon, you're not alone. In fact, many people experience behavioral changes such as confusion, anxiety, agitation, or aggressiveness with increased motor activity like pacing, wandering, resistance to redirection, and increased verbal activity like yelling during this particular time of day. In this webcast Dr. Weiss walked us through this common phenomenon known as "Sundowning" or "Nocturnal Delirium" and helps us understand the underlying causes, risk factors, epidemiology, and management techniques.

Presenter: Thomas Weiss, M.D. 


Healing Yourself with Your Own Stem Cells

Posted on July 7, 2016

Stem Cell injections offer an untapped potential to manage pain naturally as well as rebuild cartilage and collagen which regenerates damaged tissues, assists with repair processes, and offers alternatives to costly and risky surgeries.


Families Coping with Dementia (Subtitles in Spanish)

Posted on July 1, 2016
Topics: Alzheimers, Dementia

For people caring for an elderly family member, it can be challenging as you figure out how to cope with dementia. Support from family members is not always forthcoming and decision-making has the potential to erode family relationships. This video explores the conflict and strain that often exists when caring for a loved one with dementia and gives families helpful hints to handle this conflict and move forward with positive caregiving.


An Age for Justice: Confronting Elder Abuse in America

Posted on May 25, 2016
Topics: Elder Abuse
This video reveals the ugly truth about Elder Abuse - produced by the Elder Justice Now Campaign - this tells the personal stories of families and individuals whose lives have been turned upside down by elder abuse. Abuse happens in many ways - financial, emotional, physical, and psychological.  Elder Abuse effects an estimated five million Americans every day. Elder Abuse Must End.


The Art, Science and Spirit of Caring - A Different Perspective

Posted on May 10, 2016

As caregivers, we rely on support from each other, the medical community, and others to help provide the best care for our patients and ourselves. We know that caring for older adults involves more than knowing the exact details of a particular procedure or the administration of a medication regime. It is an art, science, and a spirit. In this video, nurse Maria Wellisch, RN, provides a unique perspective of this important topic. Attendees are sure to remember the lessons of caring. And the view of “Customer Service” will forever change the way you care. 


Who Decides When You Can't: Advance Directives

Posted on April 15, 2016

Presenter: Carol Bertsch - Elder Law Attorney, San Antonio, Texas

Attorney Carol Bertsch gives an overview of what older adults and their families should consider related to advance care planning. Her presentation provides a foundation for individuals and families to use as they consider what they want to do in terms of advance care planning.

  • What are advance directives?
  • What do they do?
  • Who needs one? 


Diabetes, Kidney Disease and Dialysis

Posted on March 30, 2016
Topics: Diabetes, Health

In this video Dr. Srinath K. Tamirisa, Kidney and HTN Specialist will cover the relationship beween diabetes and kidney disease as well as:

  • The different types of diabetes.
  • What happens when you have a high sugar level.
  • How diabetes causes kidney damage.
  • The stages of chronic kidney disease.
  • Signs of kidney disease in patients with diabetes.  
  • How dialysis works and what you can expect. 
  • What can be done to keep your kidneys working for as long as possible. 


Living with Heart Failure: Putting It All Together

Posted on March 25, 2016

 In Living with Heart Failure Module 4: Putting It All Together, Beverly Tuomala, BSN, RN, CHFN, Heart Failure Nurse recaps the other three modules: Identifying the Problem, Medications and Therapies, Sodium/Fluid Restrictions and gives you practical ways to improve compliance when living with heart failure. Including: 

  • The Importance of Written Schedules and Weighing Daily
  • Medication Tips 
  • Practical Ways to Reduce Demands on the Heart 
  • Balancing Exercise and Rest: How do you know if you are doing too much or too little?


Living with Heart Failure: Sodium/Fluid Restriction

Posted on March 25, 2016

 In Living with Heart Failure Module 3: Sodium/Fluid Restriction, Beverly Tuomala, BSN, RN, CHFN, Heart Failure Nurse explains why sodium and fluid restriction is so important to those suffering from heart failure. She will also answer the following questions and more.

  • What is the recommended sodium it a good recomment causes heart failure?
  • What is the correlation between the kidneys and heart failure?
  • What foods are considered to be "low sodium" or "sodium safe" foods? 
  • What should you order when eating out on a sodium restricted diet?
  • Why is education so important for someone on a sodium restricted diet?


Living with Heart Failure: Medications and Therapies

Posted on March 24, 2016

In Living with Heart Failure Module 2: Medications and Therapies, Beverly Tuomala, BSN, RN, CHFN, Heart Failure Nurse will help you to understand the complex medications used to treat heart failure as well as various therapies available to those living with heart failure.

  • Diuretics
  • Potassium
  • Ace-Inhibitors/ARB's
  • Beta Blockers
  • Digoxin
  • IV Medications
  • Pacemakers/Defibrilators
  • VAD


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