What Type of Training Most Supports Skill Building?

Posted by Pam Brandon on Feb 28, 2022 3:00:00 PM

The team here at AGE-u-cate recently ran a poll on this very question. Of the following options, including online learning, experiential training, peer-to-peer mentoring, and "other". The clear winner was experiential training, coming in at 77%, followed by peer-to-peer mentoring at 23%. 

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Dementia Live Training, dementia care training, Communication Skills Training, experiential training

Gearing Up to Help How Caregivers Think, Feel, Act

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jan 12, 2018 3:57:01 PM

What's it really like to live with dementia?  To cope with the anxiety, embarrassment, feelings of loss and hopeless that can so often accompany the progression of dementia.  There are far too many caregivers today who are struggling with truly understanding the depths of living with cognitive decline and sensory changes.  Instead caregivers try to cope with what's on the surface.  Transformation takes place when caregivers change how they think, feel and act!

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, Training, dementia, caregivers, leadership, Hospital Professionals, Caregiver Training, Dementia Live Training, understanding, education and training

The Art of Being an Effective Dementia Care Detective

Posted by Pam Brandon on Aug 18, 2017 7:36:34 AM

Responding to challenging behavior for people living with dementia is often the greatest triggers of stress,  helplessness and frustration for professional and family caregivers.  Learning to be an effective dementia care detective incorporates knowledge of behavioral expression and having effective tools to respond, reassure and comfort.

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, dementia care, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, dementia, Care Partners, compassionate touch, Dementia Live, leadership, Caregiver Training, Dementia Detective, Family Education, Dementia Live Training, Behavioral Expression

The Driving Dilemma - Why It is Everyone's Business

Posted by Pam Brandon on May 19, 2017 8:49:30 AM

According the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, seniors age 80 and older have the highest rate of fatal crashes per mile driven - even high than for teens.  As our aging population rapidly increases, the driving dilemma is most certainly everyone's business and a problem that must be addressed at many levels.

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Topics: The Family Caregiver, Senior Care Professionals, dementia, Dementia Live, aging, EMT, Driving, Assessments, Family Education, Law Enforcement, Impairment, Dementia Live Training, Lawmakers

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