Dementia and a New Normal Holiday Celebration

Posted by Julie Boggess on Dec 23, 2019 9:32:17 AM
The holiday season can be overwhelming for people with dementia. Create a new normal holiday celebration so that everyone is merry and bright!
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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, Training, dementia, caregivers, holidays

Validation in Dementia Care: Thank You, Naomi!

Posted by Ann Catlin on Dec 5, 2019 9:00:55 AM
Validation helps caregivers step into the world of a person with dementia, creating understanding and empathy.
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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, Memory Care, Family Caregiver, dementia, Family, caregivers, compassionate touch, Alzheimer's disease, Hospital Professionals, dementia friendly, understanding, touch

Education First in Dementia Care

Posted by Julie Boggess on Oct 7, 2019 9:19:33 AM
Foundational Education is critical for inexperienced caregivers of persons with Dementia. Don't rely on understanding through experience alone.
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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, caregivers, Dementia Live, Dementia Live®Training, Hospital Professionals

Are Robotic Pets the Next Big Thing in Dementia Care?

Posted by Ann Catlin on Apr 11, 2019 10:00:41 AM

Pet therapy is well-known for comforting people with dementia. Snuggling a four-legged friend brings on a smile, soothes anxiety and encourages physical activity. People connect to memories of their own beloved pets. Can a robotic pet replace the real thing?

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Topics: dementia care, Senior Care Professionals, dementia, caregivers, Pets, touch

Rural Healthcare: Helping Caregivers and Persons Living with Dementia

Posted by Pam Brandon on Mar 22, 2019 11:44:16 AM

Access to quality rural healthcare, resources, education, and support is a growing challenge in the US and around the globe.  What does this mean for the growing numbers of persons living with dementia and their families who are caring for them?  How does this affect the quality of care being offered by nursing homes and other care providers?

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Topics: The Family Caregiver, healthcare, Senior Care Professionals, Training, dementia, caregivers, Hospital Professionals, Rural healthcare, education, families, alzheimer's, support

I Just WISH I Could UNDERSTAND what Mom is going through...

Posted by Pam Brandon on Feb 28, 2019 12:05:17 PM
blackboard against red barn wood
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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, Training, dementia, Family, caregivers, Dementia Live®Training, leadership, Hospital Professionals, professionals, elder care, education, families, understanding, dementia training, older adults, dementia education, home care

When to Say Yes and How to Say No - Creating Healthy Boundaries

Posted by Pam Brandon on Feb 19, 2019 4:01:20 PM

Caregivers are a unique group of people.  Naturally nurturing and compassionate, such empathetic traits can also lead to complex challenges.  Creating healthy boundaries is especially tough when you are the type of person that wants to help.  Learning when to say yes and how to say no is essential for caregivers to stay physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy.

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, caregivers, leadership, caregiving, Faith Community, Boundaries, Caregiver Health

How Do You Score in Empowering Your Caregivers?

Posted by Pam Brandon on Feb 5, 2019 8:00:04 AM

From the conversations I have every single day with our partners, I'm guessing most of you would give yourselves an adequate score at best.  And perhaps this is on a good day.  "Empowering Your Caregivers" - some of you might just be asking what exactly I mean by empowering caregivers.

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, Training, dementia, caregivers, Dementia Live, leadership, Hospital Professionals, turnover

The Depression-Dementia Link and What Caregivers Need to Know

Posted by Pam Brandon on Nov 13, 2018 10:37:46 AM

Far too often I talk to family caregivers who are concerned about their loved one's cognitive decline.  It is not uncommon to hear such explanations go something like this:

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, dementia, Family, caregivers, Dementia Live, Hospital Professionals, family caregivers, Depression, families, older adults, health, Pseudodementia

The Family Caregiving Tsunami is Here. How are We Supporting Them?

Posted by Pam Brandon on Nov 8, 2018 2:38:21 PM

We have a family caregiving tsunami whose tidal waves are affecting every corner of our society.  I venture to say that most communities are not prepared for the domino effects of a fast-aging population let along to provide support to their families that are scrambling to stay above water - emotionally, physically and financially.

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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, aging services, Family Caregiver, Family, caregivers, leadership, Alzheimer's disease, caregiving, Faith Community, family caregivers, support, National Family Caregivers Month

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