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MelissaBPhD's podcast

Feb 23, 2021

Helping a Person With Alzheimer's Disease to Eat

"Handfeeding is recommended over tube feeding in Alzheimer's disease. The handfeeding techniques offer an additional sensorimotor cue."  -Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN

In the late stages of Alzheimer's disease, it's not unusual for older adults to...


Feb 16, 2021

The 4M's Framework: MENTATION with Tahira I. Lodhi MD

"Mentation is about preventing, identifying, treating, and appropriately managing the 3Ds in geriatrics: dementia, delirium, and depression."-Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN

“She’s just not right today”. When referring to an older adult, this...


Feb 9, 2021

The 4M's Framework: MOBILITY with Tahira I. Lodhi MD

"MOBILITY is a critical aspect of the 4M's framework because you have to safely move every day to maintain your function - in order to do WHAT MATTERS."-Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN

Strength and mobility are vital facets of life, but they are often...


Feb 2, 2021

The 4M's Framework: WHAT MATTERS with Tahira I. Lodhi MD

"WHAT MATTERS means knowing what's important to an older adult, so that we can align care to specific health outcomes and the care preferences that are including but not limited to end of life care and across all care settings." -Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN,...