Is it Possible for Doctors to Provide Compassionate Care?

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jun 10, 2019 2:34:20 PM

The Physician's Oath promises to approach all patients with integrity, candor, empathy, and respect.  I believe that most doctors take their oath seriously.  I believe most doctors study very hard because they truly want to help other people and make a positive difference in the field of medicine.  Doctors have a tremendous responsibility in today's messy healthcare environment.  They work long hours, have many patients and deal with lots of complications to ultimately deliver the care that their patients need.  So, is it really possible for doctors to provide compassionate care?

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, healthcare, Senior Care Professionals, leadership, Hospital Professionals, Faith Community, Doctors, hospitals, patients

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

Is it Delirium or Dementia - Learn the Differences

Posted by Pam Brandon on Aug 21, 2018 10:00:50 AM

Delirium is an acute disorder of attention and global cognition, including perception and memory, and is treatable.  Learning the differences between delirium and dementia is important for professional and family caregivers, as the diagnosis is missed in more than 50% of the cases.

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Topics: healthcare, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, dementia, compassionate touch, Dementia Live, Hospital Professionals, family caregivers, professionals, families, AGE-u-cate Training Insitute, older adults, delirium, hospital

News Flash! Our Seniors are Drowning in Drugs

Posted by Pam Brandon on Apr 20, 2018 11:53:06 AM

I recently attended a conference and listened to a geriatrician share that the average number of medications her patients are on when they come to her practice is a shocking 18 - 24.  That's per DAY! No doubt we have a serious epidemic in this country - our seniors are drowning in drugs.

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, The Family Caregiver, healthcare, Senior Care Professionals, Elders, Hospital Professionals, Faith Community, elderly, Seniors, older adults, Polypharmacy, Drugs, patients

Caring Connections - What Happens When it all Comes Together?

Posted by Pam Brandon on Mar 31, 2017 6:03:15 AM

It's a small small world in many ways. Those of us with a mission and passion to help others just seem to find each other. Caring people find connections with other caring people - it's like magic!
We all know the basics of health 101: eat well, exercise, get proper sleep. Add to that the science of social connections. One study showed that lack of social connections is a greater detriment to health than obesity, smoking and high blood pressure.
People who are connected to each others experience:

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, healthcare, Senior Care Professionals, aging services, Senior Care

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