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Caregiver Training Videos

Employed and Caring for a Loved One - Part 1

Posted on December 27, 2017

Presenter:  Maria W. Wellisch, RN, LNFA

Are you struggling to balance caregiving responsibilities with your employment duties. Do you feel one or the other is suffering from being stretched too far. If so you are not alone. In this video Maria Wellisch offers her advice for keeping your job and saving your sanity. 

  • Using FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) effectively
  • Tapping into your EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Consider a Geriatric Case Manager 

Employed and Caring for a Loved One - Part 2

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Employed and Caring for a Loved One - Part 2

Posted on December 27, 2017

Presenter:  Maria W. Wellisch, RN, LNFA

For those who struggle to balance caregiving responsibilities with employment duties - life can be stressful and days can be long. There are only 24 hours in a day and when you have so much to do - you sometimes neglect yourself in order to get it all done. In this video Maria offers advice  for keeping your job and saving your sanity. 

  • How to accept advice from friends and family?
  • Resources that can help lighten the load.
  • The importance of support groups and respite care.

Employed and Caring for a Loved One - Part 1

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Finding My Voice As A Caregiver - Part 1

Posted on September 25, 2017

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 learned all he could about Alzheimer's and what his life would look like living with this disease. At her husband's insistence - Linda finally agreed to discuss the horror of the disease and talk about how they would handle his care as the disease progressed.

In this short video Linda shares her story of how she moved from a reluctant caregiver for her husband to being a "professional" Alzheimer's volunteer. 

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Finding My Voice As A Caregiver - Part 2

Posted on September 25, 2017

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 learned along the way in hopes of helping others who are traveling this journey.

In this short video Linda tell us what surprised her the most as she cared for her husband and watched the progression of this disease. 

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Finding My Voice As A Caregiver - Part 3

Posted on September 25, 2017

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 "professional" Alzheimer's volunteer. She is now committed to helping others through the struggles and frustrations of caring for someone with Alzheimer's. 

In this short video Linda answers the following questions: 

  • What advice would you give caregivers to help them cope with the guilt and frustration involved with caregiving?
  • How did your children react to your husband's Alzheimer's diagnosis?

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Finding My Voice As A Caregiver - Part 4

Posted on September 25, 2017

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 with Alzheimer's, and even questioning her faith. Through her experience as caregiver, she was able to "find her voice" and she is committed to helping others who are walking this same caregiving path. She has gone from being a reluctant caregiver to being what she calls a "professional" Alzheimer's volunteer. 

In Part 4 of this series Linda shares her answers to the following questions: 

  • What could employers do to more fully understand the needs of caregivers?
  • Do you feel there is a stigma with Alzheimer's? 
  • What part did you faith play in coping with your husband's Alzheimer's disease?

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Finding My Voice As A Caregiver - Part 5

Posted on September 25, 2017

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. 

In this short video Linda explains the ugly reality of this disease, offers advice for anyone who may be in denial about their loved one's Alzheimer's disease and shares the signs that led her to seek help for her husband. 

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Personal Care Homes - A Senior Living Community Option

Posted on September 11, 2017

Presenter: Spencer Brown, CMC, LNFA, MSG, Aging Care Manager

With so many senior living community options - how do you know what is best for you or your loved one?

Spencer Brown provides the much needed information on what you need to know about senior living communities and introduces you to personal care homes. He will help you understand the differences between residental care homes and personal care homes as well as differentiate between licensed and unlicensed settings.

If you are considering a senior living community for yourself or a loved one - this video will provide the answers to your many questions. 

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Who They Are, What They Do & Why

Posted on August 30, 2017

Over 2.3 million people are affected worldwide with Multiple Sclerosis. Epidemiologist have identified factors in the distribution of MS around the world that may eventually help determine the cause of the disease. The NMSS is an excellent source for individuals living with MS, their families, healthcare providers and caregivers. They are up-to-date on the latest research, diagnostic options, medications and advancements in this disease. This short video will help you to understand this complex disease, and learn about lifestyle changes that will help you take control of your overall health or the health of your loved one with MS. Learn how you can get connected and make a difference for those affected with Multiple Sclerosis.

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Posted on August 29, 2017

Presenter: National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Multiple Sclerosis is a complex disease that impacts the brain and spinal cord. MS can cause an variety of unpredictable symptoms such as numbness, tingling, fatigue, blindness, paralysis and more. This short video will help you to understand this complex disease, available therapies and treatment options and where to go to learn more about MS. 

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Wandering and Elopement: Keeping Seniors Safe

Posted on July 31, 2017

Presenter:  Maria Wellisch, RN, LNFA

Wandering and elopement are very real threats for someone suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's. For caregivers this is of great concern. Raising awareness, understanding the risk factors, and taking appropriate preventative measures can lead to best outcomes.The information in this video will greatly assist those caring for someone in the home or professional caregivers in long term care settings in keeping our aging loved ones safe.

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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 humor, Dr. Weiss, a geriatric psychiatrist, will walk you through some ideas for carefully approaching this delicate subject with your loved one. 

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