Radical Empathy: Can We Move the Needle?

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jul 28, 2022 12:00:00 PM
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Topics: empathy, Empathy Training, Empathetic Listening, cultivating empathy

Empathy:  The Lubricant of Change

Posted by Julie Boggess on Feb 18, 2022 3:18:10 PM

Describing empathy as a lubricant creates visuals in my head like the annoying squeaky door hinge that finally gets some W-D40.  A lubricant softens rough edges, makes things work better, and a little bit goes a long way.  I think the same is true when we approach situations that we encounter in work and life from a place of empathy.  

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Topics: empathy, Empathy Training, REVEAL Aging, Dementia Live™️, cultivating empathy

How Does it Feel to Have Dementia?

Posted by Julie Boggess on Feb 17, 2022 9:05:39 AM

I have experienced moments of confusion, like being on a business trip and waking up in an unfamiliar place and needing a moment to orient myself.  One time (or possibly more than once), I forgot where I parked my car at a large shopping mall.  With so many entrances to choose from, I could not remember which one I walked through to enter the mall.  Just a few weeks ago, I went through half of a day believing it was Thursday, and it was Wednesday- an entire HALF DAY!  

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Topics: culture change, Empathy Training, dementia training, employee training, attitudes, actions

Caregiver Stress Can Lead to Elder Abuse

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jun 17, 2021 2:20:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The National Institute on Aging states, "abuse can happen to anyone-no matter the person's age, sex, race, religion, or ethnic or cultural background.  Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited.  This is called elder abuse.  

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Topics: Aging Service Provider, Caregiver Stress, elder care, Empathy Training, Healing Touch, dementia education, Direct Care Workforce Training, dementia care training

Empathy Training for Dementia Care - A Strong Foundation Tool

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jul 21, 2017 1:04:59 PM

Neurological research substantiates that human beings appear to be "wired" to be empathetic.  In other words, we all have an innate ability to be empathetic.   Would empathy training in dementia care  provide a strong foundation tool for front line staff to help improve the quality of life for those living with dementia?

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, dementia care, Senior Care Professionals, Dementia Live, leadership, Empathy Training

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