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Caregiver Training Videos

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...

Early Stage Alzheimer's: A Family's Story

This video presents an interview with Bill and Nancy Frost regarding their experience in understanding Alzheimers. Bill recounts his first sign of memory loss and the initial diagnosis, helping viewers understand the importance of early detection, the...

Dementia, Dining & Dignity: At the Dinner Table

Too often, aging services providers find that caregivers have not mastered the art and science of dementia communication, resulting in disheartening, undignified, and even dangerous situations, especially during meals. When they should be experiencing...

Memory Lessons: "A Doctor's Story"

Caregivers of the elderly often have questions as they relate to memory care. In this video, the presenter discusses issues doctors often face that surround memory care, such as the havoc wrought by managed care, the debate over “quality care” of the...

Meeting You Again - A Dementia Novela

Wanting to yell “help mom has dementia” can be a common plea of people across cultures, countries, and backgrounds. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia do not discriminate and can bring equal hardship to everyone they affect. To help caregivers gain a...

I Don’t Have Dementia—But It Is Driving Me Crazy!

Help! Mom has dementia! Living with dementia can be a challenge for people with dementia, as well as people who are caring for them, whether they are direct care health providers or family members. Caregiving can present an emotional, physical, and – for...

Home Safety and Dementia: Module 3

In this final video of the three-part series on home safety for the elderly with dementia, the presenters discuss bedrooms and bathrooms. They show how medicine bottles, cords, heaters, and fans can all create problems for seniors’ perception, balance,...

Home Safety and Dementia: Module 2

In this second video of the three-part series on home safety for the elderly with dementia, the presenters discuss living areas and entrance areas. They show how shadows, lighting, and furniture design and placement can all create problems for seniors’...

Home Safety and Dementia: Module 1

It is common for people to want to keep their loved ones in their homes as long as possible as they age, even if they have Alzheimer’s or dementia. This first video in a three-part series helps viewers make their homes as safe as possible, addressing the...

Dementia: Determining Decision Making Capacity

This video discusses an important aspect of elderly care and managing a patient’s dementia: Determining decision-making capacity. This capacity is based on one’s physical and mental ability to provide food, clothing, and shelter; attend to physical...

Dementia

Presenter: Dr. Thomas WeissCaring for and even visiting someone with dementia can generate many questions about what to do and how to act. In this video, the presenter gives a complete overview of dementia, detailing its history, definition, genetics and...

Delirium in Older Adults

A challenging yet common aspect of caregiving is handling delirium in elders. Delirium is a quick change in an older adult’s mental state, causing them to experience changes in alertness, perceptions, and sleep patterns. Their speech may become...

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