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Jun 30, 2020

Six Tips for Talking to Someone You Think Has A Memory Problem

“The sooner we know what's going on, the sooner we can help that person.”— Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP, FAAN (08:46-08:50)

It may be challenging to communicate with an older adult who has memory loss associated with aging, dementia, and...


Jun 23, 2020

Ten Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

“People with Alzheimer's can lose track of what time it is.”— Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP, FAAN (06:05-06:10)

A lot of us have been home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe you're interacting with your older relatives more than usual and you may be noticing some...


Jun 16, 2020

Retired But, Resourceful Interview with Jeanne Kiefner

“You have to be a lifelong learner.”
— Jeanne Kiefner, MEd, RN, NJ-CSN FNASN (05:26-05:28)

What do COVID-19 and school nursing have in common? Contagious disease. 

School nursing was founded by Lilian Wald – a nurse and an advocate for children who...


Jun 9, 2020

More Nursing in Nursing Homes

“Nursing homes have changed over time.”— Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP, FAAN (04:04-04:14)

Melissa Batchelor has been involved with nursing home care since 1996 and as someone who's been in the business for quite some time, she can tell that nursing homes have truly changed over...