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Caregiver Training Videos

What is Music Therapy?

Presenter:  Amy Standridge, MM, MT-BC, Music Therapist - Board Certified  

Through scientific research, music therapy is known to increase physical, mental, and social/emotional functioning. Music therapist Amy Standridge, MM, MT-BC, gives an overview of...

What Does Music Therapy Look Like?

Presenter:  Amy Standridge, MM, MT-BC, Music Therapist - Board Certified  

Music Therapy has been proven to connect with those who are not always easy to connect with due to either cognitive decline or other disabilities. This new way of breaking through...

Vaccinations and Immunizations for Older Adults

Due to weakened immune systems, older adults may experience difficulties in fighting off infections and have an increased risk for susceptibility to flu, pneumonia, and shingles and other diseases. With this increased risk the need for vaccinations...

Preventing and Reversing Memory Loss

Presenter:  Dr. Thomas Weiss

What if there’s no “silver bullet” in  preventing dementia? What if preventing memory loss is instead “silver buckshot”.  Studies performed are suggesting that simple lifestyle changes can prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's...

Finding Long Term Care When There is no Money

Presenter:  Carol Bertsch - Elder Law Attorney 

What do you do when the person you are caring for is no longer able to stay in their own home and they do not have the resources to pay for a nursing home on their own?  While the laws can differ from state...

Combating Loneliness in Seniors

Presenter:  Dr. Thomas Weiss, Geriatric Psychologist

Loneliness can be described as the discrepancy between a person's desired and actual social relationship. It's a unique situation in which a person perceives themselves to be socially isolated even...

A Discussion on Alzheimer's Research

Presenter:  Dr. George Perry, PhD

It's not often that we get to sit down with someone who is actually conducting Alzheimer's research. We were privileged to have an opportunity to sit down with Dr. George Perry, UTSA Dean of College of Sciences and...

Managing Medications: A Review of the Latest Pill-Box Technology

Presenter:  Elizabeth Woods, RN

The inability to take medications as prescribed can have serious consequences. Improper medication management is the most common reason seniors are forced to move to assisted living. As caregivers you want to make sure...

Powers of Attorney: Caregiver Superpowers

Presenter:  Carol Bertsch, Elder Law Attorney

The job of a caregiver is difficult, but there are tools (Powers of Attorney) that can actually make your caregiving job easier. Having these tools in place before they are needed can alleviate already...

How to be Your Own Advocate in the Hospital

Presenter:  Bill Pemberton 

Poor communication between doctors and patients, and between doctors and nurses, is discussed relatively frequently. But what about confusion between the teams of doctors who share patients in the hospital or clinic?...

Adaptive Clothing for Seniors

Presenter:  Elizabeth Woods, RN

Simple tasks such as dressing and undressing can sometimes be an issue when caring for the elderly. And no one wants to spend their time in institutional clothing such a hospital gown, but for those with physical...

Chronic Wound Care Case Studies - Part 1

Presenter: Dianne Murray Rudolph, APRN, GNP-BC, CWOCN, UTHSCSA

Wound care case studies are a great way to fully understand what influences effective wound care treatments. Wound care specialist Dianne Rudolph will walk you through five unique case...

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