The Rising Importance of Credentialing for Dementia Professionals

Posted by Pam Brandon on Apr 11, 2024 12:10:07 PM


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Topics: #dementia credentialing, #badging and credentialing

Building Trust - A Foundational Tool for Community Dementia Education

Posted by Pam Brandon on Mar 28, 2024 11:00:00 AM

In today's world, where dementia is becoming increasingly prevalent, it's vital for communities to bridge the gap between knowledge and empathy through comprehensive dementia training. These programs serve as the cornerstone for building trust, enhancing communication, promoting inclusivity, and ultimately fostering a more compassionate and supportive environment for individuals living with dementia. Let's explore how diving into dementia training can create ripples of positive change within communities.

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Topics: Dementia friendly community, Dementia Care Outreach Education, Community Education

A Serious Look at Elder Abuse Prevention

Posted by Julie Boggess on Mar 14, 2024 9:54:12 AM

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Topics: Caregiver Training, Caregiver Burnout, elder abuse, compassionate leadership, compassion culture, Elder Abuse Prevention

Key Mobilizing Strategies to Address the Dementia Crisis

Posted by Pam Brandon on Mar 7, 2024 11:30:00 AM

While healthcare is making stride forward, one issue is reaching a critical point that demands urgent attention - dementia. According to the latest statistics from Alzheimer's Disease International, over 10 million new cases of dementia emerge each year worldwide, equating to one new case every 3.2 seconds. Yet, these alarming figures only scratch the surface, as many individuals living with dementia remain undiagnosed. We find ourselves at a global tipping point, necessitating bold and innovative measures to address this crisis head-on.

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Topics: #DementiaAwareness, #HealthcareSolutions, #Dementiastrategies

Listening: An Under-Utilized Caregiving Skill

Posted by Julie Boggess on Feb 29, 2024 11:05:04 AM



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Topics: Care Partners, Direct Care Workforce Training, Caregiver Tools, Communication Skills Training

Building Dementia Capable Systems: Transforming Communities through Care and Education

Posted by Pam Brandon on Feb 15, 2024 11:30:00 AM


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Topics: Dementia Live®Training

Strategies for Managing Sexually Related Stress Reactions

Posted by Pam Brandon on Feb 8, 2024 11:00:00 AM
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Topics: #stress reactions

Addressing the Healthcare Worker Shortage: How Service Learning Can Encourage Students to Choose Careers in Elder Care

Posted by Pam Brandon on Feb 1, 2024 10:52:40 AM

The United States is currently facing a severe shortage of healthcare workers who are equipped and prepared to care for the aging population. This shortage is only expected to increase in the coming years, which will ultimately put a tremendous burden on the healthcare service delivery system. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging, approximately 40 million people in the U.S. were aged 65 or older in 2009, and this number is expected to reach at least 72 million by 2030. The majority of healthcare services are focused on older adults, making it crucial to have a sufficient elder care workforce.

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Why Universities are Preparing Students as Dementia-Ready Professionals

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jan 25, 2024 11:30:00 AM


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Topics: Workforce Development, #DementiaReadyPros, #HealthcareEmpathy

Unsilencing the Dementia Crisis: Bold Initiatives for Communities of Color

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jan 19, 2024 11:30:00 AM

The alarming statistics surrounding Alzheimer's and dementia in communities of color cannot be ignored. Black Americans are twice as likely as older Whites to have Alzheimer's or another dementia, and Latinos are 1.5 times as likely, according to the Alzheimer's Association. While higher rates of cardiovascular disease may play a role, some studies suggest that these differences disappear after accounting for overall health and socioeconomic status. Regardless of the cause, the prevalence of dementia in Black and Brown communities is a public health crisis that demands immediate attention.

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Topics: Dementia Live®Training, Dementia friendly community, Dementia Awareness, Dementia Empathy Training

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