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Caregiver Training Videos

Families Coping with Dementia

Posted on July 1, 2016

Presenter:  Maria Wellisch, RN, LNFA
For 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 family relationships. This video explores the conflict and strain that often exists when caring for a loved one with dementia and gives families helpful hints to handle this conflict and move forward with positive caregiving.

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Early Stage Alzheimer's: A Family's Story

Posted on June 9, 2015
Topics: Alzheimer's

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 differences between the diagnoses of Alzheimer’s disease versus cancer, and what seniors and caregivers can do to be proactive in managing this disease.

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Dementia, Dining & Dignity: At the Dinner Table

Posted on June 9, 2015
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 the comfort of a familiar routine, people with dementia often instead experience confusion, frustration, and anxiety. This video gives caregivers guidance for visiting someone with dementia at any time, and especially during meals.

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Memory Lessons: "A Doctor's Story"

Posted on March 3, 2015

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 elderly, and whether prolonging life at any cost is wise. Probing and intelligent, this video challenges viewers to think deeply about the choices they make in the care of their elders. 

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Meeting You Again - A Dementia Novela

Posted on March 3, 2015

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 better understanding of the effects and challenges of living with someone diagnosed with dementia, this video depicts a modern-day Latino family as they struggle with a spouse and parent affected by dementia. Seeing them in action may be familiar to what you and your family are experiencing.

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

Posted on March 2, 2015

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 family caregivers -- financial stress. It is not unusual for caregivers to experience frustration, anger, guilt, isolation, and exhaustion. In this video, Maria Wellisch presents caregivers with practical information and solutions to living with and taking care of someone with dementia. It’s a video every caregiver should watch.

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Home Safety and Dementia: Module 3

Posted on March 2, 2015

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, and mobility, and what caregivers can do to address these concerns.  

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Home Safety and Dementia: Module 2

Posted on March 2, 2015

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’ perception, balance, and mobility, and what caregivers can do to address these concerns. 

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Home Safety and Dementia: Module 1

Posted on March 2, 2015

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 three major areas that affect home safety for the elderly: mobility, perception, and cognition.

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Dementia: Determining Decision Making Capacity

Posted on March 2, 2015

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 needs; and manage finances. By watching this video, viewers learn how self-assessment, proxy reports, evaluating performance, and direct observation can help measure a loved one’s capacity and determine best options for their care. 

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Dementia

Posted on March 2, 2015

Presenter: Dr. Thomas Weiss
Caring 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 risk factors. The presenter also discusses evaluation, current and future treatments, and the support that caregivers themselves need when caring for someone with dementia.

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Delirium in Older Adults

Posted on March 2, 2015

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 incoherent and or they find themselves disoriented to time and place. Delirium can be confused with other mental states associated with aging. To clear up confusion, in this video Dr. Lichtenstein explains delirium in elders, helping caregivers understand the condition, its possible causes, and best responses.

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