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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...

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...

Seniors and the Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications

Presenter: Carrie Allen, PharmD, CGP

Older adults are highly vulnerable to the adverse effects of psychotropic medications which are commonly used to manage behavior and psychiatric symptoms. This video presented by Carrie Allen, a Certified Geriatric...

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...

Hidden Heroes: One Couple's Caregiving Story

Hidden Heroes brings vital attention to the untold stories of military caregivers and seeks solutions for the tremendous challenges and long-term needs they face.  This is the caregiving story of Roxana and Victor.  In 2009, Roxana's suddenly became a...

Understanding PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Presenter: Dr. Thomas WeissCaring for someone who is suffering from PTSD is difficult at best. PTSD is a serious condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. This disorder can have significant impact on...

Substance Abuse in the Elderly (Subtitles in Spanish)*

Presenter: Dr. Thomas WeissIn this informative video addressing substance abuse and the elderly, Dr. Thomas Weiss explains several points including how addiction can affect people of all ages, and how few people realize the true extent of substance abuse...

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...

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...

Hoarding and Elders (Subtitles in Spanish)

Presenter: Dr. Thomas WeissElderly people who hoard may have a history of hoarding throughout their lives, or they may have begun hoarding as they’ve gotten older. In either case, hoarding can be a serious problem that impairs mobility, increases fall...

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