"The Future Ain't What it Used to Be" - Yogi Berra was Right!

Posted by Pam Brandon on Aug 11, 2017 9:09:30 AM

Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra was an American professional baseball catcher, manager, and coach who played 19 seasons in Major League Baseball.  One of his famous quotes "The Future Ain't What it Used to Be" couldn't be more appropriate as we look at the paradigm shifts taking place in our aging world.

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, Aging in the Workplace, leadership, Hospital Professionals, aging, children, health

The World needs more AGE-u-caters! Are you one of them?

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jun 20, 2017 12:50:48 PM

The rapid pace of our aging world is changing the face of every facet of our society from health and long term care, to faith communities and business establishments.  Across the spectrum, issues such as these are at the forefront of leadership discussions:

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, Aging in the Workplace, compassionate touch, Dementia Live, Professional Caregiver, Hospital Professionals, Faith Community, Age friendly business, elder care, long term care, Dementia friendly hospital

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

How Dementia Friendly Communities Can Change Our Attitudes

Posted by Pam Brandon on May 5, 2017 8:32:31 AM

Dementia is everyone's business.  After decades of being relegated to an issue of institutionalism,  the idea that people living with dementia can have a quality of life is a huge step in furthering education, awareness and acceptance for  millions of Americans that are affected by dementia.  The Dementia Friendly Community movement is making great strides in bringing opportunities to change attitudes, actions and our thinking.

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Topics: The Faith Community, AGE-u-cate Training Institute, The Family Caregiver, Senior Care Professionals, Aging in the Workplace, aging, dementia training, Master Trainers, Dementia friendly community, Advocacy

Hello, I am an Alzheimer's Survivor. Can I Tell You My Story?

Posted by Pam Brandon on Apr 14, 2017 10:38:10 AM


You've seen the inspiring T-shirts. "I'm a cancer survivor" or "I'm a heart attack survivor".  I'm in search of one that says "I'm an Alzheimer's survivor".

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Topics: The Faith Community, The Family Caregiver, Senior Care Professionals, Aging in the Workplace

Let's Tell it Like it Is... A Public Health Crisis is Upon Us

Posted by Pam Brandon on Mar 24, 2017 11:14:11 AM
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Topics: The Faith Community, Senior Care Professionals, Aging in the Workplace, Training, dementia, Public Health, Leaders, alzheimer's

The AGE-u-cated® Care Team, Family Member and Organization

Posted by Pam Brandon on Feb 28, 2017 2:15:27 PM

No misspelling here.   Who needs  AGE-u-cation?  Our care teams, family members, elder care providers, hospitals,  business community, churches, non-profits need to be MUCH better AGE-u-cated®!

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Topics: The Faith Community, The Family Caregiver, Senior Care Professionals, Elders, Aging in the Workplace, Training, elderly, AGE-u-cate®, education, hospitals, senior care providers

You Know What They Say About the Weather...Wait Five Minutes

Posted by Pam Brandon on Feb 17, 2017 3:04:04 PM

At least that's what they say here in Texas, when it's 80 degrees one day, and hitting the freezing mark the same night.  We've barely had a winter to speak of this year, so my recent trip to experience the Boston blizzard was an adventure and a treat.  So what does the weather have to do with aging and dementia you ask?

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Topics: The Faith Community, The Family Caregiver, Senior Care Professionals, Memory Care, Senior Care, Aging in the Workplace, dementia, Person centered care, weather changes, person-centered thinking

The Healing Power of Nature for Elders and Caregivers

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jan 24, 2017 6:56:20 AM

Nature heals.  Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. It may even reduce mortality, according to scientists such as public health researchers Stamatakis and Mitchell.

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Topics: The Family Caregiver, Senior Care Professionals, Elders, Aging in the Workplace, Care Partners, Nature, Healing, Gardens

The Urgent Need for Airlines to Become Dementia Friendly: A Case in Point

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jan 10, 2017 9:58:56 AM

As we all know society is aging... fast.  Aging people travel- more than ever, as do aging people who are living with dementia.  Airlines listen up - this trend is not going to slow down.  The question is, how are you going to better serve your aging customers and improve the flying experience for all of your passengers?

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Topics: The Family Caregiver, Senior Care Professionals, Airlines, Aging in the Workplace, Training, dementia, Customer Service

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