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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...

Oral Care of the Dementia Patient

Proper oral care can be a challenge when caring for someone with dementia. Simple, concise instructions, new techniques, and maybe even alternative equipment may be needed. This webcast will help you to help you understand and provide proper oral care...

Understanding Caregiver Stress When Dealing with Dementia

Presenter: Dr. Beth Goethe and Dr. Martha Leatherman

In this presentation by Dr. Beth Goethe and Dr. Martha E. Leatherman, you'll learn how to appropriately interact with and treat seniors dealing with dementia. For those looking for videos of caregiving...

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...

The Relationship of Spirituality and Dementia

In this video on spirituality and dementia, Jan McCann, RN, MHSP, of the Long Term Care Institute at Texas State University, addresses some of the spiritual and emotional challenges faced by residents in long-term care. She explains how caregivers can...

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...

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