Learn the The ABC of Compassionate Communication

Posted by Pam Brandon on May 28, 2019 9:26:00 AM

I'm delighted to share that our Australian Master Trainer, Sue Silcox has authored and published a book - The ABC of Compassionate Communication.  Sue is passionate about helping people become empowered through learning, practice, support, and self-care.

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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, dementia, compassionate touch, leadership, Compassion, Passionate, AGE-u-cate Training Insitute, Brain Sparks, communication

Honoring a Loved One with Trees for Change

Posted by Pam Brandon on Apr 22, 2019 12:19:41 PM

In celebration of Earth Day, I want to share an organization that I recently became acquainted with that is supporting the efforts of saving our National Forests.  Trees for Change is a wonderful option for honoring a loved one or pet.

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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, AGE-u-cate Training Insitute, Earth Day, Trees for Change

Suicide and Older Adults - Risk Factors and Warning Signs

Posted by Pam Brandon on Sep 4, 2018 10:00:27 AM

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This year, World Suicide Prevention Day will be observed on September 10.  The following information will help readers understand risk factors and warning signs of suicide in older adults.  

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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, leadership, Hospital Professionals, Mental Health, AGE-u-cate Training Insitute, Suicide in Older Adults, older adults

Is it Delirium or Dementia - Learn the Differences

Posted by Pam Brandon on Aug 21, 2018 10:00:50 AM

Delirium is an acute disorder of attention and global cognition, including perception and memory, and is treatable.  Learning the differences between delirium and dementia is important for professional and family caregivers, as the diagnosis is missed in more than 50% of the cases.

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Topics: healthcare, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, dementia, compassionate touch, Dementia Live, Hospital Professionals, family caregivers, professionals, families, AGE-u-cate Training Insitute, older adults, delirium, hospital

Grief, Guilt, and Anxiety - How We can Help Caregivers

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jul 17, 2018 10:44:22 AM

As a long time family caregiver and professional in this field, I can tell you that the myriad of emotions that caregivers face on a daily basis is complex and ever-changing.  That said, grief, guilt, and anxiety are certainly at the top of the list.   How can we, as professionals in this field, better understand family needs and partner alongside them on this difficult journey?

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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, Senior Care, Family, caregivers, Hospital Professionals, caregiving, family caregivers, professionals, families, Anxiety, AGE-u-cate Training Insitute, Grief

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