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May 25, 2021

Alzheimer’s Disease and Driving: Five Signs that It’s Time to Take the Keys

Welcome to This is Getting Old: Moving Towards an Age-Friendly World, I’m your host Melissa Batchelor, and today I’ll be talking to you about Alzheimer’s Disease and Driving: Five Signs that It’s Time to Take the Keys.

There may come...


May 18, 2021

Nursing Homes During COVID

"There are published checklists for how to determine the quality of care a facility can deliver. But most of that's gone out the window because COVID has changed everything." 

-Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN

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May 11, 2021

Have you ever had a conversation with your healthcare provider about how the food you eat impacts your overall health? Historically, healthcare providers have not received training to have this conversation but Culinary Medicine is poised to change that. As the world’s most comprehensive curriculum for physicians,...


May 7, 2021

Welcome to This is Getting Old: Moving Towards an Age-Friendly World, I’m your host Melissa Batchelor, and today I’ll be talking about Five Things “The Father” Teaches Us About Alzheimer’s Disease

A friend of mine recently reached out and asked me if I’d seen “The Father” yet with Anthony Hopkins and...


May 7, 2021

Welcome to This is Getting Old: Moving Towards an Age-Friendly World, I’m your host Melissa Batchelor, and today I’ll be talking about Six Tips for Managing Behaviors in Alzheimer’s Disease. 

In Alzheimer’s disease, a person may do things that are very distressing to you as a caregiver. These are often...