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This Is Getting Old Podcast with Melissa B PhD

Sep 20, 2023

Thank you for listening to this episode on Decoding Distressful Behaviors! Please enjoy this free download and feel free to check out the rest of my website while you are here!

As caregivers, notice underlying causes that trigger behavioral changes in persons with...

Sep 15, 2023

“Caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s disease can be very rewarding AND very stressful.”

—Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP, FGSA, FAAN 

11 million Americans are caring for a family member or friend living with Alzheimer’s disease and nearly 60% report feeling more emotional or physical stress from being...

Sep 5, 2023

 “I’m excited to announce NEW changes to my website and NEW ways we can work together.”


 —Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP, FGSA, FAAN


Change never gets old…but websites do! Check out my new website at to learn more about the new services I am offering, how to advertise or sponsor an...

Aug 30, 2023

 "Making the home age- and dementia-friendly can make a difference and positively impact a person's independence and overall well-being."


—Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP, FGSA, FA




Did you know that making simple changes to a home can help people with dementia stay calm and thrive? Just as we childproof our...

Aug 25, 2023

"Dementia is a medical condition; it's not an identity."

—Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP, FGSA, FA

Healthcare professionals have a responsibility to provide honest and clear information about the diagnosis of dementia particularly. About the person's current state and provide anticipatory guidance about what areas...