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Caregiver Training Videos

How Can I Convince My Loved One to see a Psychiatrist?

Presenter:  Dr. Thomas Weiss

Convincing someone to see a psychiatrist can be challenging and awkward. Sometimes you need to get creative with how you approach this difficult situation for it to go smoothly and without incident. With his usual wit and...

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...

How Can I Get My Loved One to STOP Driving?

Presenter:  Dr. Thomas Weiss

Always a difficult situation - you feel your loved one is no longer safe to operate a vehicle and they insist they are fine.This loss of independence can be devastating to many. How do you insist that your aging loved one...

Sleep Problems in the Elderly

Presenter:  Dr. Thomas Weiss, Geriatric Psychologist

One-third of our life is spent sleeping - but sleep is much more than simply resting. Sleep is an important and essential element for a person's health and well being. A lack of regular sufficient...

Understanding PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Presenter: Dr. Thomas WeissCaring for someone who is suffering from PTSD is difficult at best. PTSD is a serious condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. This disorder can have significant impact on...

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,...

Financial Abuse of the Elderly (Subtitles in Spanish)*

Fraud involves deliberately deceiving victims with the promise of goods, services, or other benefits that are nonexistent, unnecessary, never intended to be provided, or grossly misrepresented. Older adults can be susceptible to frauds that involve...

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

As a caregiver to an older adult, you are probably juggling multiple doctors, specialists, prescription drugs, tests and more. The thought of adding another doctor to the mix probably doesn't seem like a good idea. Yet, a geriatrician might be just who...

Family Dynamics and Caregiving

Presenter:  David Smith, M.D., FAAFP, CMD - Geriatric Consultants of Central Texas, PAAdult sibling relationships are diverse and sometimes complicated. And you may not realize how complicated they are until you are suddenly forced to come together to...

Treatments for Stress Urinary Incontinence in Men

The incidence of stress urinary incontinence in men can increase with age. This video discusses the condition and male incontinence treatment options, including the use of pads, catheters, and clamps and practicing kegel exercises, which involve the...

Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction

Male sexual dysfunction can have a significant impact on adult men of all ages. When it comes to erectile dysfunction, elderly patients are no exception. This video discusses how male sexual dysfunction can affect orgasm capacity, ejaculation, libido,...

Transfer Trauma

Seniors who become sick or injured often are admitted to emergency rooms or hospitals. While these places provide excellent medical care, they often introduce a new risk to patients in the form of transfer trauma, increased infections, bedsores, and...

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