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Caregiver Training Blog

Advice for Caregivers: How to Improve Prostate Health

By mmLearn.org on Thu, Jan 13, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

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Men don’t seem to like talking to their doctors about prostate issues and erectile dysfunction—even though both are fairly common and treatable among older men.

It’s time to break the taboo and talk about what’s going on down there because sometimes pain can signal something more serious going on in the body.

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What You Need to Know about Vascular Dementia

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Dec 08, 2021 @ 09:00 AM

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Millions of families are struggling to care for a loved one with dementia. And because dementia sometimes affects people’s ability to communicate, it’s not always clear to us what is happening to the brains and bodies of those we love.

If you have a relative who has experienced a stroke, or “mini‑strokes,” they might develop a form of dementia called vascular dementia.

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Recognizing and Coping with Dementia Symptoms: A Guide for Caregivers

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

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It can be difficult for caregivers and family members to hear that a loved one has dementia. 

When their memory, reasoning, and judgment show signs of impairment, we worry that we are losing the person we have known. But it’s important to recognize that dementia is not a disease; it’s a collection of symptoms. And some of those symptoms can be managed through medical care and dementia activities.

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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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