Shifting Gears...What Might Happen if We Try Something New!

Posted by Pam Brandon on Oct 10, 2017 9:30:28 AM

I have always been a proponent that if something is just not working well, shifting gears may be a solution.  Let's face it - everything is changing fast these days, so much so that it seems as if technology  leads the pack in shifting gears at every juncture of our daily lives.

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Topics: dementia care, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, dementia, caregivers, leadership, Faith Community, elder care, AGE-u-cate Training Instite

The Beautiful Harmony of Caring and Compassion for Elders

Posted by Pam Brandon on Sep 29, 2017 12:35:18 PM

We all like to think that have compassion for others don't we?   After all, we give care, so we must have empathy.  Is there a difference between caring and true compassion?

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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, Training, Care Partners, caregivers, Dementia Live, leadership, empathy, Compassion, elderly, families, understanding, AGE-u-cate Training Instite, Dementia Live™️

Increased Risks for Hospital Patients with Dementia

Posted by Pam Brandon on May 9, 2017 9:04:19 AM

About one fourth of older hospital patients have dementia.  These patients are at an outstandingly higher risk than other patients for:

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Topics: The Family Caregiver, Senior Care Professionals, Aging in the Workplace, dementia, compassionate touch, Dementia Live, Hospital Professionals, Alzheimer's Association, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, Alzheimer's and Dementia Weekly, delirium, AGE-u-cate Training Instite, Lutheran Medical Center

Collaboration - Producing Creative Solutions in Senior Care

Posted by Pam Brandon on May 2, 2017 2:34:25 PM

Our hyper competitive, profit driven business world often scoffs at the idea of collaboration.  I supposed I'm naive, but I want to think that those in senior care are more passionate and compassionate about working with others for the greater good.  I still believe this is true for most of us.  Working well with others almost always comes back to us ten fold.  This is true in life and business.

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Topics: The Faith Community, The Family Caregiver, Senior Care Professionals, Senior Care, dementia, elder care, families, Master Trainers, front line staff, AGE-u-cate Training Instite

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