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Caregiver Training Videos

A Discussion on Alzheimer's Research

Presenter:  Dr. George Perry, PhD

It's not often that we get to sit down with someone who is actually conducting Alzheimer's research. We were privileged to have an opportunity to sit down with Dr. George Perry, UTSA Dean of College of Sciences and...

The Painful Truth About Lewy Body Dementia - A Personal Story

An up close and personal story of caring from a caregiver's perspective -  Dawn Hamilton was motivated to share her experiences of caring for her husband who suffered from Lewy Body Dementia in hopes of helping others who are experiencing this difficult...

Finding My Voice As A Caregiver - Part 1

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...

Finding My Voice As A Caregiver - Part 2

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...

Finding My Voice As A Caregiver - Part 3

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...

Finding My Voice As A Caregiver - Part 4

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...

Finding My Voice As A Caregiver - Part 5

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. 

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...

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...

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