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Caregiver Training Videos

Visiting Your Parishioner with Dementia: Tips for Clergy Serving Seniors (Subtitles in Spanish)*

Posted on March 5, 2015

This energetic, enlightening video provides specific details and role-playing scenarios for pastors and clergy on how to visit and genuinely connect with a person who has dementia. While the focus may be aimed at pastors, the video provides a prayer for caregivers everywhere, offering family members and healthcare professionals information they will value.

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The Relationship of Spirituality and Dementia

Posted on March 5, 2015

In this video on spirituality and dementia, Jan McCann, RN, MHSP, of the Long Term Care Institute at Texas State University, addresses some of the spiritual and emotional challenges faced by residents in long-term care. She explains how caregivers can best care for loved ones when those needs end up taking a back seat to physical care needs and regulatory priorities. 

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The Nature of Coping - Part 1: An Overview

Posted on March 5, 2015

This video provides a series of answers to questions that develop as people care for others at home or in a health care facility. Serving as a prayer for caregivers, this video explores areas such as what advice can one give to support families who are in “disagreement” in order to best support the patient? And, when someone “loses faith,” how important is it to force the faith issue?

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Spirituality and Aging

Posted on March 3, 2015

Presenter: Nancy Schweers

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My Spiritual Journey: Part 2

Posted on March 3, 2015

In Part 2 of this refection on spirituality and aging, Chaplain Marta Peña discusses the many types of losses we may experience throughout our lives, including material loss, relationship loss, functional loss, intra-psychic loss, roll loss, systemic loss, and ambiguous loss. Reflecting on these losses increases our understanding and appreciation of who we are and why the losses happen.

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My Spiritual Journey: Part 1

Posted on March 3, 2015

In Part 1 of this reflection on spirituality and aging, Chaplain Marta Peña explores the spiritual journey that begins at birth and continues throughout our lifetime. Chaplain Peña shares perspectives of attachments and separations and how these experiences impact our spiritual development. She also guides viewers in considering how difficulties strengthen and mold us.

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My Spirit Hears You

Posted on March 3, 2015

How do you communicate and minister to those with dementia or those who cannot verbally communicate? This video teaches caregivers how to touch the spirit of someone with dementia and learn about their own spirituality in the process. This training serves as a prayer for caregivers and is recommended for pastoral care providers, including lay ministers and volunteers, as well as family care providers.

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Meditation: Using Guided Imagery, Segment 6

Posted on March 3, 2015

In this segment, viewers learn how to meditate by “seeing” themselves in the scriptures. They read passages, and then are challenged to reconstruct scenes and take the time to imagine the dialogues and possible feelings. Called guided imagery, this form of meditation can be highly effective.

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Meditation: Lectio Divina in a Group, Segment 5

Posted on March 3, 2015

In this segment of our series on meditation and the elderly, viewers learn the benefits of coming together to study and meditate on the words and phrases of scripture. The presenter explains how doing this in a group can help achieve greater awareness of God’s love through the insights and shared experiences of others.

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Meditation: Lectio Divina in Solitude, Segment 4

Posted on March 3, 2015

In segment 4 of our 6-segment series on meditation and the elderly, viewers learn how to study and meditate on the words and phrases of scripture. The presenter explains how doing this in solitude can help achieve greater awareness of God’s love and bring greater understanding for everyday life.

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Meditation: Coming to Awareness, Segment 3

Posted on March 3, 2015

In this segment viewers learn how to engage in meditation to increase their awareness for God, nature, and themselves. This video shows viewers how God draws us deeper into Him through awareness of our bodies and relationships and how to find God in all things through meditation.

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Meditation: Helping Yourself to Meditate, Segment 2

Posted on March 3, 2015

In segment 2 of our 6-segment series on meditation and the elderly, viewers learn how to engage in meditation and become present and attentive to focus on God’s love. Meditation is an expression of the whole person, so this video tells how to set aside time to meditate and how to create a meditation environment.

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