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Caregiver Training Videos

How to Talk to Someone With Dementia

Presenter:  Diane Waugh, BSN, RN, CDP 

Essential tips for communicating for someone with dementia. Nationally renown presenter Diane Waugh shares her own experiences and the mistakes she made as a caregiver for her mother. This is an intimate...

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...

The Painful Truth About Lewy Body Dementia - A Personal Story

An up close and personal story of caring from a caregiver's perspective -  Dawn Hamilton was motivated to share her experiences of caring for her husband who suffered from Lewy Body Dementia in hopes of helping others who are experiencing this difficult...

Finding My Voice As A Caregiver - Part 1

Presenter: Linda Sendaula

Linda openly admits that when her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease she was in denial and unable to come to terms with what the diagnosis would mean for her and her family. Her husband was the one who researched and...

Finding My Voice As A Caregiver - Part 2

Presenter: Linda Sendaula

Linda Sendaula cared for her husband who had Alzheimer's for seven years. She went from being a reluctant caregiver to being a "professional" Alzheimer's volunteer. In this video series she shares some of her knowledge that she...

Finding My Voice As A Caregiver - Part 3

Presenter: Linda Sendaula

Linda Sendaula spent seven years as the primary caregiver for her husband who suffered with Alzheimer's. She went from being a reluctant caregiver to finding her voice as a caregiver through the difficult journey to becoming a...

Finding My Voice As A Caregiver - Part 4

Presenter: Linda Sendaula

As primary caregiver for her husband who suffered from Alzheimer's - Linda Sendaula encountered many obstacles in her seven years as a caregiver. From juggling a full time job and her caregiving duties, the stigma associated...

Finding My Voice As A Caregiver - Part 5

Presenter: Linda Sendaula

Linda openly admits that when her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease she was in denial and unable to come to terms the diagnosis in the beginning. She went on to care for her husband for seven years before his death. 

When is it Time to Stop Dementia Medications?

Presenter:  Dr. Thomas Weiss

When patients are nearing end stage dementia the question often arises "When is it time to stop dementia medications?" This is a really difficult question for many and unfortunately there is not an easy answer. Geriatric...

Clinical Differences Among Four Common Dementia Syndromes

Presenter: Dr. Thomas WeissNinety percent of all non-reversible cognitive impairment cases can be attributed to four types of clinical dementia syndromes.  In this video, we explore the differences in dementia syndromes, including Alzheimer’s Disease,...

Sundowning - Difficult Behavior at the End of the Day

Presenter: Dr. Thomas WeissIf your caregiving duties become extra challenging in the late afternoon, you're not alone. In fact, many people experience behavioral changes such as confusion, anxiety, agitation, or aggressiveness with increased motor...

Families Coping with Dementia

Presenter:  Maria Wellisch, RN, LNFAFor people caring for an elderly family member, it can be challenging as you figure out how to cope with dementia. Support from family members is not always forthcoming and decision-making has the potential to erode...

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