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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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Oral Care of the Dementia Patient

Posted on March 1, 2016
Topics: Dementia, Oral Care

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 for someone with dementia. 

Presenter:  Nina Galicki, University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio, TX
Periodontics Department - Dental Hygiene Division 

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Understanding Caregiver Stress When Dealing with Dementia

Posted on October 28, 2015

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 training online, this is an important piece to learn as you or your staff interact with people dealing with dementia.

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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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The Relationship of Spirituality and Dementia

Posted on March 5, 2015

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 best care for loved ones when those needs end up taking a back seat to physical care needs and regulatory priorities. 

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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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