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Jun 29, 2021

Bladder Infections: To Treat or Not to Treat in Older Adults?

“Asymptomatic bacteriuria in long-term care is more common than actual Urinary Tract Infections. About 35 to 40% of men and about 50% of women in long-term care have it—that's even higher for women with urinary incontinence.” -Jamie Smith, MSN,...


Jun 22, 2021

"Atypical Presentation of Illness when an older adult has an illness or condition that doesn’t show up in the typical textbook definition/ ways."
- Jamie Smith, MSN, FNP

“Mrs. Jones just isn’t ‘right’ today”. Subtle, non-specific changes in an older adult may be the first sign that family members...


Jun 15, 2021

I’ve taken care of thousands of older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and ultimately dying either with or from this devastating disease. I hope the information in this podcast will help you to be prepared as your loved one moves through each stage of the disease.

There is some variation in what different...


Jun 8, 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 What are the Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease? I’ve taken care of thousands of older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and ultimately dying either with or from this...


Jun 1, 2021

Alzheimer’s Disease and Living Alone: Four Signs Someone May Not Be Safe at Home Alone 

Welcome to This is Getting Old: Moving Towards an Age-Friendly World, I’m your host Melissa Batchelor, and today I’ll be sharing Alzheimer’s Disease and Living Alone: Four Signs Someone May Not Be Safe at Home Alone and...