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Caregiver Training Videos

Caregiver Stress: Module 1

Posted on March 2, 2015

Caregivers, whether they work in a private setting or at a heath care facility or nursing home, can experience caregiver stress or compassion fatigue. In this first part of our three-module series, we provide an overview of the condition, including how it affects the body, and we answer the important question: “What do I do to get rid of caregiver stress?” 

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Brain Fitness

Posted on March 2, 2015

Brain fitness is similar to physical fitness. Just as physical activity can improve physical health, brain exercises can improve cognitive ability and prevent the decline in cognitive health as we age. Brain fitness is defined as the brain’s ability to perform at normal or above normal levels. This video provides an overview of the latest research in cognitive health in older adults and provides insights on how to keep the brain engaged as we age and encourage the all important brain plasticity.

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Behavioral Management in Dementia

Posted on March 2, 2015

Presenter: Dr. Thomas Weiss
If you’re taking care of someone with dementia, you know there are issues regarding behavior that can be challenging to understand and manage. In this video on behavior management dementia, Dr. Weiss walks viewers through the care and management of patients with dementia, helping caregivers understand the symptoms, epidemiology, and assessments involved. The video also offers strategies and therapies, both non-pharmacologic and pharmacotherapy, for managing the complex behaviors seen in patients with dementia.

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Behavioral Disturbances in Elders with Dementia (Subtitles in Spanish)*

Posted on March 2, 2015

A common reason seniors are placed in nursing homes is due to behavior or functional loss, and not memory impairment. This video helps caregivers understand the dementia behaviors and other behavioral disturbances in seniors living in long-term care facilities, including hallucinations, delusions, irritability, agitation, sleep changes, and appetite changes. Viewers will gain a greater understanding of the emotions that often drive the actions of their loved ones.

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Behavior Problems: Dementia and Mental Illness in Long Term Care and Assisted Living - Module 1

Posted on March 2, 2015

In Module 1 of this series on dementia behaviors, viewers learn the eight possible etiologies of dementia and their masquerading conditions and the 12 most common “problem behaviors” when working with elderly residents with dementia or mental illness. This video also discusses the common identifiers of aggressive behavior and predictors of violence. 

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Behavior Problems: Dementia and Mental Illness in Long Term Care and Assisted Living - Module 4

Posted on March 2, 2015

In Module 4 of this series on dementia behaviors, viewers review a “Survival Guide” for using history forms and psychological tests with elderly residents with dementia or mental illness. The video outlines the importance of coding tests appropriately, documenting time between visits, and following up to evaluate drug titrations, efficacy, and side effects. 

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Behavior Problems: Dementia and Mental Illness in Long Term Care and Assisted Living - Module 3

Posted on March 2, 2015

In Module 3 of this series on dementia behaviors, viewers learn how dementia affects residents’ mental capacity for personal, medical, and financial decision making. Viewers learn about testamentary capacity and the capacity to stand trial. 

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Behavior Problems: Dementia and Mental Illness in Long Term Care and Assisted Living - Module 2

Posted on March 2, 2015

In Module 2 of this series on dementia behaviors, viewers learn the sources of pain perception in elderly residents with dementia or mental illness. They learn how pain, along with long-term medications and the use of restraints, can affect residents’ behavior and how caregivers can alter care to address these issues.

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