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Caregiver Training Videos

Combating Loneliness in Seniors

Presenter:  Dr. Thomas Weiss, Geriatric Psychologist

Loneliness can be described as the discrepancy between a person's desired and actual social relationship. It's a unique situation in which a person perceives themselves to be socially isolated even...

Depression and Elders

Presenter:  Dr. Thomas Weiss

Loss is a part of aging - loss of relationships, health, a job, driving. At the same time, depression is not a normal part of aging. Dr. Weiss, a geriatric psychiatrist, will provide an overview of signs, symptoms and...

SLUMS Examination & The Geriatric Depression Scale

Caregivers of the elderly often refer to the SLUMS Exam and the GDS in evaluating the health and condition of their patients. In this video, Dr. David Smith, a geriatric consultant, explores the use of the Saint Louis University Mental Status Examination...

Q&A on Loss And Grief

This video presents a follow-up question and answer session to Part 1 of Grief and Loss. Here, Nancy Reeves, PhD, a clinical psychologist, spiritual director, and author specializing in trauma and elderly loss and grief, responds to questions from...

Preventing Suicide in Senior Communities

Suicide and seniors is a devastating but common occurrence. It’s a delicate topic that can be difficult to address but cannot be ignored. In this video, we discuss how to recognize the warning signs of suicide in seniors and how to create an environment...

Loss and Grief

For people of all ages and especially the elderly, loss and grief are holistic. They can result in suffering that is physical, mental, emotional. If not dealt with holistically, pain can be pushed inward, creating anger and bitterness. As caregivers, we...

Living in a Nursing Home: A New Beginning

When people are put in a situation where they must leave the homes they know and move into a one-bedroom apartment or room in assisted living, everything takes on a new significance. There is a tremendous loss, and for many, a sense that a nursing home...

Depression in Elders

This video presents a discussion about depression in the elderly, telling viewers screening questions for depression and the signs to watch for, including depressed mood, sleep changes, loss of interest, guilt, decreased energy, decreased concentration,...

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