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Caregiver Training Blog

The Most Common Medication Errors for Seniors, and How to Avoid Them

How to Make a Safe Wheelchair Transfer [VIDEOS INCLUDED]

Dementia Assessment Tool: The SLUMS Test

Peri-care: What Every Caregiver Needs to Know

How to Talk to Someone with Dementia, Alzheimer's, or Memory Loss

Should Your Aging Loved One Join a Community Chorus or Consider Music Therapy?

Caregiver Tips for Alleviating Arthritis Pain

Four Reasons for Senior Appetite Loss

A Caregiver's Guide to Pleurisy

Communicating with Seniors: Tips for Caregivers

Will Your Aging Loved One Move to Virtual Doctor Visits in 2019?

These Seven Medicare Changes Will Occur in 2019

Helping Seniors Sleep Better: A Guide for Caregivers

Everything Caregivers Should Know about Geriatric Emergency Departments

Keep Your Aging Loved One Flu-Free this Season

Seven Common Geriatric Syndromes and Tips for Managing Them

Caregiving and Your Mental Health: Why Self-Care is Essential

What is Comfort Care?

Are Holistic Improvements the Key to Aging in Place?

Five Questions to Ask After an Alzheimer's Diagnosis

How to Help a Senior Age in Place Safely

Dementia and Guns: What Caregivers Need to Know

Preventing or Reversing Memory Loss -- Is It Possible?

Daily Aspirin Therapy: Is It Right for Your Aging Loved One?

Does Medicare Cover Home Health Care?

Fiber and Brain Aging: Is There a Connection?

Caregivers Need Care, Too: Tips to Lighten the Load

Capturing Senior Stories: Health Benefits and Beyond

Caregivers and Chronic Pain: A Bigger Challenge

Five FAQs About Family Caregiving

The 411 on Caregiving After Hip Replacement Surgery

Five Reasons Your Aging Loved One Complains So Much

Understanding the Complexities of Siblings and Elder Care

Is Your Loved One at Risk for Elder Financial Abuse by a Family Member?

Lyme Disease and Seniors: What Caregivers Should Know

Meals on Wheels and Beyond: Services for Seniors

Six Tips for Successful Family Caregiving Meetings

Sexually Active Seniors: What Senior Caregivers Should Know

Are Your Aging Loved One's Fingernails Pointing to a Health Concern?

Seniors and Flatulence: How You Can Help

Is Attitude Everything When it Comes to Aging?

The 411 on Therapy Chickens

Is a Senior in Your Care Struggling with Swallowing?

How to Handle an Active Shooter Situation in a Long-Term Care Facility

Sleep Meds and Seniors: The American Geriatrics Society Weighs In

The 411 on Seniors and Psychotropic Medications

Is the IoT Changing the Face of Caregiving?

The Benefits of Adaptive Clothing for Older Adults & Caregivers

What Is the Validation Method?

What Caregivers Need to Know about Lewy Body Dementia

Are You Caring for Someone with a Rare Disease?

10 Ways for Alzheimer's Caregivers to Make Mealtimes Easier

Seniors and Syncope: The 411 on Fainting

10 Practical Tips for Caring for A Loved One with Alzheimer's

The Vital Role of Caregiver Support Groups

How Aging Affects the Immune System

New Year, New You: Committing to Caregiver Health in the New Year

Seniors and Benzodiazepines: What All Caregivers Need to Know

Seniors and Hearing Aids: What's the Big Deal?

Senior Eating Disorders: What All Caregivers Need to Know

Best Practices for a Perfect Med Pass

Depression in the Elderly - Could it be Seasonal Affective Disorder?

How to Help the Elderly in Dealing with Holiday Loneliness

Holiday Gift Ideas for Parents in Elder Care

The Caregiver's Guide to Seniors and Oral Care

A Merry Heart Does Good Like a Medicine

Degeneration and The Stages of Dementia

Spotting Sepsis in Seniors

Caregivers, Seniors, and Smoking

Understanding Multiple Sclerosis in Seniors

What's Love Got to Do With Elder Care?

Expert Interview Series: Monica Do Coutto Monni of Near North Palliative Care Network About Hospice and End-of-Life Care

Caregivers: Protect Seniors from Hurricane Relief Scams

What Does 'Quality of Life' Mean for Seniors?

The Heartbreak of Financial Scams on the Elderly

An Introduction to Palliative Care

Hospice or Home Caregiving?

Senior Safety: Five Practical Tips for Making Your Home Senior Safe

Senior Safety: Tips for Helping Seniors Up After a Fall

Senior Living Communities: Introducing Personal Care Homes

Senior Moment or Serious Symptom of Dementia?

Caregiver Grief, Part 2 - Finding Relief

Caregiver Grief, Part 1 - How to Recognize Anticipatory Grief

Elder Fraud: What You Must Know to Avoid The IRS Imposters

Seniors and Heat: What All Caregivers Need to Know

Marijuana for Senior Aches and Chronic Pain?

A Caregiver's Guide to Dementia Symptoms

Types of Dementia: Vascular Dementia

Types of Dementia: Lewy Body Dementia

Types of Dementia: Alzheimer’s Disease

A Caregiver's Guide to Dementia Medications

Does a Senior in Your Care Resist Bathing?

What Caregivers Need to Know About Sundowning

Risk Factors for Sundowning

What Is Sundowning and What Can You Do About It?

Caring for Your Aging Loved One After a Hospital Stay

Identifying Sundowning Syndrome

Everything Caregivers Should Know About Broken Hips

Six Caregiver Tips for Managing Incontinence Care

Dying Well: Tips for Caregivers to Promote "Good Deaths"

Is a Senior in Your Care Going Hungry?

Understanding Fibromyalgia and the Elderly

Coping with Depression and Grief After Losing a Loved One

The Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

A Caregiver's Guide to Recognizing the Signs of Elder Sexual Abuse

Staying Independent Longer with Adaptive Equipment and Strengthening Exercises

Six Tips to Help Seniors Transition to Nursing Home Life

Compassion Fatigue - Its Symptoms and Solutions

Caring for Someone With Ovarian Cancer

The 411 on "Freezing" and Parkinson's Disease

Expert Interview Series: Erin Wilson of If I Need Help on Medical ID Bracelets For Elderly Adults

Expert Interview Series: Naomi Feil and Vicki de Klerk Rubin of Validation Training Institute On Validation And How It Improves Connection With Elderly Patients

Sleepless in Seattle and Anywhere Else Seniors Live

Understanding and Coping with PTSD - 6 Tips for Caregivers

Managing Dementia-Related Rummaging, Hiding, and Hoarding Behaviors

Caring For Someone With Heart Disease

How Caregivers Can Help with Financial Responsibility for Seniors

Learning to Live with Heart Failure

Improving Quality of Life for Seniors through Intergenerational Mentoring

Winter Mobility and Seniors - Five Tips for Caregivers

Five Winter Weather Tips for Caregivers

What Caregivers Need To Know To Prevent Identity Theft and Elder Abuse in Older Adults

7 Caregiver Tips for Caring for Someone on Dialysis

Seniors and Depression - The Signs of Post Holiday Blues

Are Dementia Rates on the Decline?

Holidays: A great time to assess how elderly loved ones are doing living independently.

Healthy, Happy Holiday Eating for Seniors and Caregivers

Five Reasons To Put a Wii Under Your Aging Loved One's Tree This Year

When Grandpa is a Grinch: Coping with Grumpy Seniors During the Holidays

Four Tips for Sandwich Generation Caregivers

Caregiver Challenges: Sex, Dementia and Intimacy Issues

Top 6 Qualities of Successful and Happy Caregivers

National Eat With a Friend Day: Social Eating and Senior Wellness

Caregivers: Could Relaxation Be Within Your Reach Through Meditation?

Even Seniors Need BFFs

Assessing the Impact of Paid In-Home Care for Family Caregivers

How To Care For A Loved One Who Suffers From Chronic Pain

Shingles: A Resource for Caregivers

Substance Abuse and Seniors: What All Caregivers Need to Know

Great Job Opportunities for Seniors

Fall Friendly Activities for Seniors

Expert Interview Series: Marissa Sandler of Careseekers About Helping Caregivers, Seniors and Their Families

Seniors and Memory Loss: What the Recent Research is Saying

Expert Interview Series: Dale Farrow of CommunityHospice.com About Caring For The Caregiver

Shining the Light on Senior Immunizations

Is the End of Aging in Place Drawing Near?

5 Proactive Ways to Help Seniors Prepare for Fall

Raising Awareness With World Alzheimer’s Month

Expert Interview Series: Tammy Glenn of HomeBoundResources.com on Challenges Facing Caregivers

Exploring Home-Based Monitoring: What Caregivers Need to Know

Fewer Years, More Disabilities for Seniors With Diabetes?

Expert Interview Series: Emily Anderson of Familylinks About Helping Caregivers

Stem Cells: An Overview for Patients and Caregivers

Peace in Dying? Insights from the "Oldest Old"

A Caregiver's Guide to Navigating Senior Housing Options

Thought Leader Series: The Process of Dying, A Guide For Caregivers of Older Adults

Four Benefits of In-Home Care for Caregivers

Can Technology Help Lighten Your Load as a Family Caregiver?

Aphasia and Aging: The 411 for Caregivers

How to Change a Bed with Someone In It

Is Your Aging Loved One Leaving the Hospital with a Superbug?

Senior Hygiene and Personal Care: Five Tips for Caregivers

The 411 on Psychoactive Medications

What is an End-of-Life Doula?

Help for Caregivers: Understanding Sundowner's Syndrome

Alzheimer's and Sleep: What Caregivers Need to Know

The Many Benefits of Audiobooks for Seniors

Thought Leader Series: Is Something Wrong? Warning Signs Your Parent Might Be Abused

The Complete Guide to Medication Dispensers

Four Household Item Activities for People with Dementia

Seven Things All Caregivers Should Know About Cataracts

New Hope for Lost Memories? Alzheimer's Research Says "Yes"

Thought Leader Series: Caregivers: Talk to Each Other!

Safeguarding Senior Health During Men's Health Month

How to Promote Better Sleep in Seniors

Expert Interview Series: Ken Accardi of Ankota on Home Care Software for Caregivers

Thought Leader Series: 10 Tips for Communicating with Loved Ones with Dementia

Acting on Alzheimer's: The Role of Communities

Top Five Benefits of Social Media for Seniors: How caregivers can help.

Thought Leaders: 10 Keys to Caring for an Aging Parent

Helping Seniors Embrace "Creative Beginnings Month"

Expert Interview Series: Shelley Webb of the Intentional Caregiver on How Families Can Plan Better for Elder Care

The Arts and the Aging: What Caregivers Need to Know

Sexuality, Intimacy and Dementia for Caregivers

Is Your Aging Loved One Suffering from Vitamin D Deficiency?

Humor in Caregiving: An Essential Coping Technique

Coping With Parkinson's Disease: A Guide for Caregivers

Six Tips for Cultural Competency in Caregivers

Seniors, Circulation, and What Caregivers Need to Know

Senior Safety: Making the Case for Medical Alert Devices

Kidney Disease: What All Caregivers Should Know

Anemia and Seniors: Tips for Caregivers

Can Better Listening Skills Make You a Better Caregiver?

Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors and Their Caregivers

Joint Pain and Seniors: An Overview for Caregivers of Older Adults

What Caregivers Need to Know about Elder Abuse

Expert Interview Series: Mike Good of Together in This on Caring for Loved Ones with Alzheimer's

What All Baby Boomers Need to Know About Hepatitis C

Will a Pet Change Your Aging Loved One's Life?

Are Seniors Getting Too Many Screenings?

Seniors and Poverty: What all Caregivers Should Know

Expert Interview Series: Dr. Eboni Green About Self-Assessments for Caregivers

Health Scams and Seniors: What Caregivers Need to Know

Expert Interview Series: Sheila Korn About the Qualities of a Top-Notch In-Home Caregiver

Expert Interview Series: Stephen Tweed Of Leading Home Care About the Business Side of Caregiving

Safeguarding Seniors During National Burn Awareness Week

Urinary Incontinence: A Guide for Caregivers of Elders

Boosting Senior Brain Power - Celebrate Brainteaser Month

The Six Warning Signs of Elder Abuse Everyone Must Know

Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers: A Resource for Caregivers

Hoarding and Aging Seniors: Cutting through the Clutter

Helping a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Cope with Grief

Expert Interview Series: Connie Siskowski About the Unique Needs of Youth Caregivers

The Rising Problem of Senior Bullying: What Caregivers Need to Know

The Aging Brain: What Caregivers Need to Know

Five Ways to Connect with Your Aging Loved One This Holiday Season

Tips for Helping an Aging Loved One Cope with Grief and Loss During the Holidays

Cultural and Spiritual Sensitivity Resources for Caregivers of Older Adults

Quality of Life and Seniors: What All Caregivers Should Know

Is Grandma Always Cold? Here's Why...And What You Can Do About It

The Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Memory Care

How to Talk to Your Doctor and Make the Most of Your Doctor Appointment

Everything Caregivers Need to Know About Insulin

Norovirus: What Caregivers of Older Adults Need to Know

Caring for Someone With Chronic Pain: Tips for Caregivers of Elders

Suicide, Seniors and Training for Caregivers

National Family Caregivers Month - Thank a Caregiver Today

Five Everyday Activities for People with Dementia

Managing Family Dynamics: Help For Caregivers

Helping Seniors Navigate the Holiday Season: Five Tips for Caregivers

Dry Eye and Seniors: A Guide for Elder Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers: An Overview

A Caregiver's Guide to Wandering and Elopement

What Caregivers Need to Know About Over The Counter Medications

Tips For Visiting Someone With Dementia

Preventing Osteoporosis is Essential for Good Senior Health

Senior Skin Concerns: Top 3 Reasons Seniors Visit the Dermatologist

What is a Geriatrician and Who Needs One?

The 411 on Sexuality and Seniors

The 411 on Glaucoma and Aging Eyes

Senior Fall Prevention: Help for Caregivers

Osteoporosis and Exercise: What Caregivers Need to Know

Everything Caregivers for the Elderly Need to Know About Cataracts

The 411 on Respite Services for Caregivers

Meditation Offers Critical Caregiver Support

Hearing Loss, Isolation, and Beyond: What Caregivers Need to Know

Help Grandma Won't Eat! -- 6 Tips to Boost Waning Senior Appetites

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: What Caregivers of Seniors Need to Know

Dementia 101 For Caregivers: Understanding 4 Common Types

8 Summer Safety Tips for Seniors and their Caregivers

Discussing Your Aging Loved One's Healthcare Wishes

Hearing & the Elderly: Everything You Need to Know About Hearing Aids

Massage for Aging Seniors - The Benefits and Power of Touch

5 Ways for Family Caregivers to Connect With Aging Loved Ones

Dental Hygiene and the Elderly

Dealing with Dementia: Coping with Challenging Behaviors

Taking Care of Yourself: Help For Caregivers and Stress

Caring for Difficult Parents: Caregiver Help

7 Reasons to Make 'Em Laugh: The Health Benefits of Humor for Seniors

How to care for the caregiver!

Caregiver Support Starts with Love: 4 Keys to Self Care

Caregiver Help: Managing the Emotional Stress of Caregiving

Music for Dementia: A Powerful Caregiver Tool

The 4 Top Resources Providing Help for Caregivers

6 Habits of Highly Effective Private Caregivers

Understanding the Emotional Aspects of Vision Loss for Seniors

Early Stage Alzheimer's: What You Need to Know

Caregiver Help: Understanding Grief and Loss

Caregiver Training: How to Read and Understand Food Labels

Assistive Devices: Independence for Seniors & Help for Caregivers

Caregiver Training: End of Life Care

Understanding the Dangers of Hoarding, Clutter and Senior Adults

Caregiver Help: A Guide to Fall Prevention for Seniors

Aging in Place: Often a Lonely Place to Live

Caregiver Training: Recognizing the Signs of a Stroke

Caregivers: Caught in the Middle

Has tradition changed the way we are caring for seniors?

5 Tips for Coordinating Eldercare with Your Siblings

Celebrate the Holidays while Caring for Older Adults

Don't Neglect the Caregiver when Caring for Older Adults

5 Tips for Long Distance Caregivers

Recognizing the Signs of Holiday Depression in Older Adults

Wintertime Caregiver Tips for Safe Eldercare

Medications and Seniors: Can Technology Help?

Make the most of your holiday visit with your elderly parents!

LTC Services and Supports: Increasing Quality of Care for Seniors

The Unexpected Rewards of Caregiving

Fall: A Time of Reflection

Alzheimer's: The Memories Fade

A Difficult Yet True Story of Elder Abuse: "How could they?"

mmLearn.org - Where caregivers go for help!

Caregiving is hard - mmLearn.org can help!

Forgiveness at the End of Life: A Timely Forgiveness

Caring for the Caregiver!

Caregiving: Grokking Your Way to Caring

Behavioral Management in Dementia

Dental Care and the Elderly

Caregivers: The Hidden Victims?

6 Tips For Preventing Social Isolation for Seniors

Caregiving: Mom Needs Tissues!

Caregiving: The Next Shift

Mental Illness in Seniors: Are they suffering in silence?

Quality of Life for Seniors: Over the Hill or a New Beginning?

Chronicles of Caregiving: Losses & Gains

Advanced Directives: How Will You Be Cared For?

Caregivers: Providing a Mother's Touch!

Elders & Technology: Enhancing The Quality of Life for Seniors

mmLearn.org: Celebrating 7 years with 7 Top Videos!

When Does Caregiving End?

Chronicles of Caregiving: Happy To Be Needed!

Senior Elopement - Not a Walk in the Park!

Chronicles of Caregiving: Mom and the Parrot

Doctor-Patient Communications: Making the Most of your Appointment

Challenges of Caregiving: I’m a Caregiver – Do I Matter?

Caregiver Stress: The Other Side of the Doorknob

Called to Stand - A Lenten Reflection for Caregivers

Preventing Elder Abuse: The Signs of Exploitation

Hearing Loss in the Elderly: Do You Hear What I Hear?

Chronicles of Caregiving: Giving up the Big Purse!

Chronicles of Caregiving: It’s all about the Candles!

Drugs and the Elderly: What you don’t know may harm you!

Elderly: Too Much Sleep or Not Enough?

Hope for Caregivers: Blooming Amidst Dreary Winter Days

Caregiving: Where do you find the strength?

Chronicles of Caregiving: Mom’s the Last One!

5 Ways mmLearn.org can help YOU: The Caregiver

Chronicles of Caregiving: The Big Move

10 Ways Elderly Get Scammed!

Caregiving: Testing the boundaries of family dynamics!

8 Helpful Resolutions for Caregivers in 2014!

Spirituality & Aging – Blessing the Threshold

Chronicles of Caregiving: It’s Complicated!

Keep Calm and Caregive - Dealing with Caregiver Stress

Caregiver Help: Genie in the Magic Lamp!

Caregiving: The Joy of Giving

mmLearn.org Recognizes Inspirational Caregivers

Chronicles of Caregiving: Traveling with Mom

Thanksgiving from the Heart - A Special Prayer for Caregivers

Caregiving: A Time for Everything

Caregiving: Learning the Grace of Acceptance

Caregiver Stress: Closer Than You Think!

Sexuality & Aging: "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?"

Celebrating Holy Days with Jewish Elders

6 Reasons The Elderly Can Be at Greater Risk for Dehydration

Caregiver Respite: Much needed and often neglected!

Caring for the Hateful Patient!

Depression in the Elderly

Is it ALZHEIMER’S or just Aging?

Hoarding: Only Passing Through

When the Pain Won’t Stop - Innovations in Chronic Pain Management

Caregiving: How do you Cope?

Caregivers: Don’t Give up Your Dreams

Alzheimer’s: Wandering & Elopement

Caregiving: The Capacity to Care

Caregiving: The Mamas & The Papas

What is a “Geriatrician” and Do I Need One?

Recognizing the Symptoms of Depression: Mom - You're Depressed!

How to BE with Someone Who is Dying

Is it Dementia or a UTI?

Caregiver Stress is Real!

Caregiver Stress: Unpack Your Baggage

SEXuality & Aging

Eldercare Issues: Who will care for Mama?

Caregivers and the Easter Season

Jewish Seniors and the Passover Feast

Lenten Prayer for Caregivers: Lessons Learned from a Kitten

Financial Abuse of the Elderly

Caregiving and Technology: iPhone, iPad . . . iCaregiver?

Loving the Caregiver

Help for Caregivers - Trusting Your Caregiver Instincts

There's no place like home - living independently longer!

Stroke Prevention Tips for Older Adults

Boundaries of Caregiving

Clergy Visiting Someone with Dementia: Making a Connection

They're Your Parents Too: Sibling Caregivers!

My parents need help! Please help me hire a caregiver.

Some Drugs and Elders Don’t Mix! Updated Beers List

Assistive Devices shouldn't "Get in the Way"!

Healthcare: Beyond Death Panels

Caregiver Stress: The Human Cost of Caregiving

Nutrition and the Elderly - Kitchen Sink Veggie Pasta Salad

Depression in the Elderly - Recognizing the Symptoms

Not All Falls Are Beautiful - Elderly and The Fear of Falling

Home Alone: Living Independently Longer

Can you hear me now? Hearing and the Elderly

Diabetes Medications and Seniors

Help! Mom has dementia and my sister is driving me CRAZY!

Cultural Sensitivity Training for Caregivers of Jewish Seniors

How do we prepare? End of Life Decisions

Why Hospice – Why Now?

Latino Caregivers: ¿Cuidadores?

Norovirus - It's Not Just on Cruise Ships

A Ministry of Presence: Visiting a Nursing Home

Let’s Talk Ethics: Gambling, Sex & Driving

Spirituality and Aging: Exploring the Relationship

Elderly Dehydration: Signs, Symptoms & Prevention

Family Dynamics: Choose Your Friends….But Not Your Relatives!

I Don’t Have Dementia - But it is Driving Me Crazy

Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Late Life Tragedy: Suicide in the Elderly

Hoarding and the Elderly

Aging with Ease. Understanding Assistive Devices.

What Men Need to Know! Prostate Issues and Erectile Dysfunction.

Substance Abuse and Misuse in Older Adults

Dementia, Dining & Dignity: At the Dinner Table

No, I’m Not Okay. I’m Losing My Brain. (Is it Alzheimer's?)

How’s Your Vision? The aging eye...

The Harsh Realities of Diabetes in the Elderly

Suicide and the Elderly – What are we Not seeing?

The Aging Eyes

Hearing aids should not squeal! Using Hearing Aids

Confused in the Drug Store

Emergency? Yes! No! (Urgent Care or ER?)

Caregivers and Depression

Doctor and Patient Communication: How to Talk to Your Doctor

Urgent Care or ER: How Do You Decide?

Acute Care for Elders: ACE Units

Are your aging parents living alone? Are they ok?

Are you a Long-Distance Caregiver?

What does aging do to our spirituality? Spirituality and Aging

Home Sweet Home? What to look for when visiting aging parents.

Doctor-Patient Communications - How to Talk to your Doctor

It’s not Hoarding – It’s Just Clutter!

Grief and Loss: A Burden and A Blessing

Is Depression a Sign of Aging? Depression in the Elderly.

Aging As a Spiritual Journey: Spirituality for Elders.

Why me as the Caregiver? Caring for an aging parent.

Alcoholism in the Elderly - It's More Common Than You Think.

FALLS AREN’T FUNNY! ...Caring for Older Adults

Are you a Family Caregiver not getting enough sleep?

How to Survive Aging Parents and Sibling Rivalry!

Constipation and the Elderly: Getting the Scoop on Poop?

End of Life Care: What SHOULD you expect from Hospice?

Missing Elderly Person…Silver Alert!

Hoarding and the Elderly - A dangerous situation!