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Caregiver Training Blog

“Eat, Papa, Eat”: Loss of Appetite in the Elderly

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Sep 21, 2022 @ 09:00 AM


If you are noticing a lack of appetite in your elderly relative, you are not alone. Many caregivers express concern about their loved ones’ nutrition. 

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Personal Care for Seniors: Tips for Caregivers

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Sep 07, 2022 @ 09:00 AM


Are you dreading bathtime with your older loved one?

Reluctance to receive personal care is common among older people, especially those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. There’s no silver bullet solution to making bathing easier.

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The Healing Power of Laughter: Humor and Aging

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Aug 24, 2022 @ 09:00 AM


Have you laughed with your older loved one today?

Embracing the lighter side of life, even when we are experiencing struggle, is good for our mental and physical health.

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Aging in Place: What Caregivers Should Know About In-Home Care

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Aug 10, 2022 @ 09:00 AM


Every single older person is different, and each has different care needs. 

Even though nursing homes, assisted living, and skilled nursing facilities are providing excellent care for some older people, they aren’t the right place for everyone.

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Osteoporosis Prevention for Seniors

By mmLearn.org on Mon, Aug 01, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Osteoporosis is reaching epidemic proportions, with more than 200 million people worldwide suffering from this chronic metabolic bone disease. 

Osteoporosis is dangerous for older individuals because of the significant danger of fractures, which can cause lasting disability.

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Validation Therapy: A Compassionate Approach to Dementia Care

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Jul 13, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Topics: Dementia

When people with dementia experience disorientation, confusion, or anger, it can be difficult for caregivers who are trying to communicate and care for them in a compassionate way.

That’s why Validation Therapy, or the Validation Method, is such a useful way of approaching people with dementia.

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What Is Aphasia? Communication Tips for Caregivers

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Jun 22, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

It can be devastating to lose the ability to communicate using the language you have always spoken.

Aphasia—the impairment of language that is a result of injury to the brain—is frustrating and difficult for the person experiencing it. They can lose the ability to find or form words, read, or write.

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Osteoporosis and Exercise: Lifestyle Changes for Healthy Bones

By mmLearn.org on Tue, Jun 07, 2022 @ 09:30 AM

Many seniors and their caregivers are concerned about bone health—and for good reason. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 10 million people over the age of 50 had osteoporosis in 2010, and another 43 million had low bone mass. 

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Compassion and Acceptance for All Stages of Dementia

By mmLearn.org on Wed, May 25, 2022 @ 09:00 AM


Dementia is an unpredictable degenerative condition that does not progress in a linear fashion. 

For seniors, it can be scary to experience losses in memory, function, and independence.

For caregivers, it can be frustrating and confusing to watch a loved one change to become sad, angry, agitated, or noncommunicative.

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Is It Dementia? Look for These Warning Signs, and Exercise Compassion

By mmLearn.org on Wed, May 11, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

If you’re old enough to drive, you’ve probably misplaced your car keys. It doesn’t mean you have dementia. We’ve all done it.

Occasional lapses, as long as they don’t interfere with daily functioning, are certainly part of growing older.

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