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Mar 26, 2024

“Symptoms of Parkinson's disease are gradual and they're very subtle.”

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


What is Parkinson's disease dementia? How does it manifest differently from other forms of dementia? Join me in this insightful episode where we answer these questions and discuss more of its...

Mar 19, 2024

“Understanding the unique needs of each resident requires a holistic approach that goes beyond medical care.”

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


In this episode, Melissa Batchelor and Rebecca Adelman explore the crucial topic of managing expectations in assisted living. Drawing from their extensive...

Mar 12, 2024

All dementias don't look the same; they don't show up the same way that Alzheimer's disease does. 

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

Listen to today's episode where I talk about frontotemporal dementia (FTD), a rare kind of dementia. I'll walk you through how FTD is different from Alzheimer's disease and...

Mar 5, 2024


Vascular dementia is a type of dementia linked to issues with blood flow to the brain. It ranks as the second most common type of dementia, occurring in about 15 to 30% of all dementia cases. In this episode, we explore its symptoms, risk factors, and the unique challenges it carries.