Category: Videos

Using light to improve sleep, reduce agitation

Posted by Dr. El - March 16, 2016 - McKnight's Long-Term Care News, Psychology Research Translated, Resident care, Technology, Videos

Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: Using light to improve sleep, reduce agitation Poor sleep, reversed sleep/wake cycles, depression and falls are common problems in older adults. In addition, elders with dementia frequently experience late afternoon agitation, or “sundowning.” Because our residents live in a communal environment, a single individual’s agitation or […]

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Planning for the Holidays

Posted by Dr. El - November 20, 2015 - Communication, Engaging with families, For Families, Tips for gifts, visits, Videos

With the start of the holiday season, it’s time for this perennial post from Dr. El:   ‘Twas the Week Before Christmas… And 83-year old Albertha assured me her family was planning to take her home for the holidays. “Have you talked to them about it? Have they called the social worker to arrange a […]

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Girl, paralyzed for 11 days, surprises favorite nurse by walking (video)

Posted by Dr. El - April 22, 2015 - Inspiration, Videos

Here’s an inspiring video that captures how those who work in healthcare feel for those under their care: If you’re unable to see the video embedded above, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75odu9sxwEA

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Planning for the holidays

Posted by Dr. El - November 21, 2014 - Communication, Engaging with families, For Families, Tips for gifts, visits, Videos

With the start of the holiday season, it’s time for this perennial post from Dr. El at mybetternursinghome.com:               ‘Twas the Week Before Christmas… And 83-year old Albertha assured me her family was planning to take her home for the holidays. “Have you talked to them about it? Have […]

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Creating an Emotionally Healthy Workplace: Free Webinar 11/12

Posted by Dr. El - November 7, 2014 - Aunt Sylvia, Business Strategies, Talks/Radio shows, Videos

Join Dr. El Wednesday, November 12th at 2pm Eastern Time (1pm Central Time) for a FREE Webinar on Creating an Emotionally Healthy Workplace sponsored by EmLogis To register: visit EmLogis Events   Aunt Sylvia Stays Psychologically Healthy: Click here or view below: http://youtu.be/NlNZVnmNpfo         About the Webinar: Is your work environment undermining the […]

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“Dementia Village” in the Netherlands (video)

Posted by Dr. El - March 11, 2014 - Dementia, Inspiration, Something Good About Nursing Homes, Videos

Many readers are familiar with people with dementia who want to “go home” when staff members leave at the end of their shifts or who “shop” for belongings in the drawers of other residents. It can be challenging for staff to redirect individuals intent upon leaving and upsetting for the people who are being prevented […]

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Aunt Sylvia keeps busy (video)

Posted by Dr. El - February 26, 2014 - Aunt Sylvia, For Fun, Inspiration, Videos

Aunt Sylvia keeps busy in her 3rd video. http://youtu.be/B9pJtYfERN4

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Tip #1 for families new to LTC (video)

Posted by Dr. El - February 14, 2014 - For Families, Tips for gifts, visits, Videos

In this video, Dr. El offers a suggestion for families who are new to long-term care: http://youtu.be/4hSX3h3v2Ak  

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Aunt Sylvia makes her walker “festive” (video)

Posted by Dr. El - January 21, 2014 - Aunt Sylvia, For Fun, Inspiration, Videos

In this video, Aunt Sylvia makes the best of things… http://youtu.be/PNp0q-LRf9k

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Three tips for families for the holidays from Dr. El (video)

Posted by Dr. El - November 25, 2013 - For Families, Tips for gifts, visits, Videos Read More