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

Specialized Dementia Training and Employee Turnover

Posted by Julie Boggess on Sep 30, 2019 1:28:29 PM

 

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, dementia care, Senior Care Professionals, dementia, compassionate touch, Dementia Live, AGE-u-cate Training Insitute, turnover, dementia training, employee training, AGE-u-cate Training, home health

Employee Education = Engagement = Quality Care

Posted by Julie Boggess on Aug 5, 2019 10:54:35 AM
Employees at Emerald Health and Rehab in North Carolina are immersed in education about the positive effects of expressive touch.
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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, aging services, Training, compassionate touch, Dementia Live, Hospital Professionals, education, Employees, health

What is Huntington's Disease and Understanding it's link to Alzheimer's

Posted by Pam Brandon on May 2, 2019 10:34:27 AM

May is Huntington's Disease (HD) Awareness Month, sponsored by the Huntington's Disease Society of America.   This often unknown and misunderstood disease and it's link to Alzheimer's  symptoms is worthy of discussion.   Let's delve into understanding Huntington's Disease.

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, The Family Caregiver, Senior Care Professionals, Dementia Live, HDSA, Huntington's Disease

Careers in Aging - Proactive Approaches to the Looming Crisis

Posted by Pam Brandon on Mar 4, 2019 10:00:46 AM

March 3 -7 is Careers in Aging Week and an appropriate time to talk about the importance of this topic.  No longer are the shortages of direct care staff and others in long term care a subject of the future.  The crisis is looming and it is serious.

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, compassionate touch, Dementia Live, leadership, Hospital Professionals, Caregiver Training, Careers in Aging

Why State Dementia Training Requirements Are Expanding

Posted by Pam Brandon on Feb 12, 2019 9:33:37 AM

More than 5.5 million people across the United States are living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.  As the baby boom generation ages, the numbers are projected to grow at alarming rates.  Although state dementia training requirements vary greatly, overall requirements are expanding for certified nursing assistants, administrators, licensed practical nurses, health aides, personal care assistants and law enforcement and emergency personnel.

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, Training, compassionate touch, Dementia Live, Hospital Professionals, CMS dementia training, Assisted Living, dementia training

Is Stress Reaction a form of Behavioral Expression in Dementia?

Posted by Pam Brandon on Feb 8, 2019 12:25:42 PM

Stress Reaction is a term being used more often to describe communication in persons living with dementia.  Behavioral expression, too, is communication.  In a growing number of circles, the term behavioral expression is being replaced by stress reaction simply because behaviors sometimes leans toward being a negative descriptive of how persons with dementia express unmet needs.

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Topics: dementia care, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, dementia, Care Partners, compassionate touch, Dementia Live, leadership, Hospital Professionals, Stress, AGE-u-cate Training, Behavioral Expression, communication

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

Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's - the Challenges of Diagnosis

Posted by Pam Brandon on Aug 28, 2018 11:56:49 AM

Research confirms that by the age of 40, almost 100% of persons with Down syndrome who die have changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD).  Understanding this link and the challenges of a diagnosis of AD in persons with Down syndrome is important for families and healthcare professionals.

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, Training, Family, Care Partners, compassionate touch, Dementia Live, leadership, Alzheimer's disease, Hospital Professionals, families, Downs Syndrome

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