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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...

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...

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...

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...

Dignity First Introduction to Caregiver Stress Modules

In this introduction, Dr. Beth Goethe and Dr. Martha E. Leatherman help caregivers address the common question of “How do I get rid of caregiver stress?” Together, they explain what caregiver stress is, how to identify it, and how to manage it. They...

Brain Fitness

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...

Behavioral Management in Dementia

Presenter: Dr. Thomas WeissIf 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...

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

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...

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