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Caregiver Training Blog

Recognizing and Coping with Anticipatory Grief

By mmLearn.org on Fri, Oct 15, 2021 @ 09:00 AM

Topics: Grief & Loss

No one lives forever.

But it’s so hard to let go. Losing a loved one can be one of the most devastating events in our lifetime.

But your relative is sitting right next to you. Why do you feel so sad/angry/confused?

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Concerned about Memory Loss? Let’s Talk About It

By mmLearn.org on Thu, Sep 09, 2021 @ 12:35 PM

What was I doing here? Where are my keys? Wallet? Purse? How could my cell phone be missing again? 

Sound familiar? 

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Compassionate Caregiving: Dementia Activities to Help Cope with Challenging Behaviors

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Aug 11, 2021 @ 08:00 AM

Anyone who has served as a caretaker for a person with dementia knows that “challenging” doesn’t begin to describe what it is like to experience the mood swings, cognitive decline, and behavioral changes in your loved one.

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A Hidden Crisis: Recognizing and Preventing Elder Abuse

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Jul 14, 2021 @ 11:47 AM

The First Step to Preventing Elder Abuse Is Recognizing It

The physical, emotional, psychological, financial, and medical abuse of elders is a sad reality that causes pain and trauma for millions of older Americans.

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Advanced Care Planning 101: Who Will Care for Mom?

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Jun 09, 2021 @ 09:00 AM

Whether you care for a parent, grandparent, or another aging relative, transitioning to the role of family caregiver can be a challenge. Many family caregivers feel ill‑equipped to make tough decisions about long‑term care options, appropriate levels of care for loved ones with declining health, or even legal, financial, and medical terminology related to end‑of‑life decisions. 

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The Power of Music Therapy for Dementia

By mmLearn.org on Wed, May 12, 2021 @ 09:00 AM

Caring for someone with dementia can be physically and emotionally taxing. Part of the challenge is helping your loved one manage the frequent confusion, frustration, and mood swings that often accompany such neurodegenerative diseases.

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Everything Caregivers Need to Know About Age-Related Hearing Loss

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Apr 14, 2021 @ 02:34 PM

According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly half of adults aged 75 and older have a hearing impairment. Unfortunately, when symptoms are ignored or left untreated, they can get worse.

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Aging Eyes 101: Understanding Dry Eyes and Low Vision

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Mar 10, 2021 @ 09:00 AM

As seniors get older and their minds age, other body parts age too. Abilities decline. Several conditions develop specifically as a result of aging eyes, so it’s important to know the early signs and symptoms of eye disorders.

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How to Navigate Dementia and Sexuality

By mmLearn.org on Thu, Feb 11, 2021 @ 09:40 AM

Intimacy can be an uncomfortable subject for people with dementia and their family members. Changing sexuality caused by dementia makes this particularly challenging for family caregivers.

Let's take a closer look at common intimacy‑related dilemmas faced by caregivers. We'll also outline tips to cope with these changes.

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What‌ ‌Is‌ ‌Lewy‌ ‌Body‌ ‌Dementia:‌ ‌A‌ ‌Caregiver’s‌ ‌Guide‌

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Jan 20, 2021 @ 01:03 PM

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is one of the most common forms of dementia. However, it is frequently misdiagnosed as more commonly known illnesses, such as Alzheimer's disease or schizophrenia.

Caring for someone with dementia can be scary, confusing, and overwhelming. If you feel like you’re in the dark, you’re not alone.

Below, we take a closer look at the symptoms of LBD and unpack what caregivers should know about this complex disease.

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