Category: Videos

Ashton Applewhite: Let’s end ageism

Posted by Dr. El - September 25, 2017 - Aging, Inspiration, Videos

This is a thought-provoking and inspiring 11-minute TED talk by Ashton Applewhite about the views of aging in society.      

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Bicycle Riding for Residents (video)

Posted by Dr. El - September 21, 2016 - Depression/Mental illness/Substance Abuse, For Fun, Inspiration, Something Good About Nursing Homes, Technology, Videos

Adaptive tandem bicycles allow residents the pleasure of riding a bike and feeling the breeze through their hair. As John Brunow of All Ability Cycles puts it in the video below, an adaptive bicycle event triggers reminiscence, stimulates appetites, and reduces depression. Sounds like a win, win, win to me!

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Planning for the Holidays

Posted by Dr. El - November 20, 2015 - Communication, Tips for gifts, visits, Videos

With the start of the holiday season, it’s time for this perennial post from Dr. El:   ‘Twas the Week Before Christmas… And 83-year old Albertha assured me her family was planning to take her home for the holidays. “Have you talked to them about it? Have they called the social worker to arrange a […]

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Girl, paralyzed for 11 days, surprises favorite nurse by walking (video)

Posted by Dr. El - April 22, 2015 - Inspiration, Videos

Here’s an inspiring video that captures how those who work in healthcare feel for those under their care: If you’re unable to see the video embedded above, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75odu9sxwEA

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Planning for the holidays

Posted by Dr. El - November 21, 2014 - Communication, Tips for gifts, visits, Videos

With the start of the holiday season, it’s time for this perennial post from Dr. El at mybetternursinghome.com:               ‘Twas the Week Before Christmas… And 83-year old Albertha assured me her family was planning to take her home for the holidays. “Have you talked to them about it? Have […]

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“Dementia Village” in the Netherlands (video)

Posted by Dr. El - March 11, 2014 - Dementia, Inspiration, Something Good About Nursing Homes, Videos

Many readers are familiar with people with dementia who want to “go home” when staff members leave at the end of their shifts or who “shop” for belongings in the drawers of other residents. It can be challenging for staff to redirect individuals intent upon leaving and upsetting for the people who are being prevented […]

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Aunt Sylvia keeps busy (video)

Posted by Dr. El - February 26, 2014 - Aunt Sylvia, For Fun, Inspiration, Videos

Aunt Sylvia keeps busy in her 3rd video. http://youtu.be/B9pJtYfERN4

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Tip #1 for families new to LTC (video)

Posted by Dr. El - February 14, 2014 - Tips for gifts, visits, Videos

In this video, Dr. El offers a suggestion for families who are new to long-term care: http://youtu.be/4hSX3h3v2Ak  

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Aunt Sylvia makes her walker “festive” (video)

Posted by Dr. El - January 21, 2014 - Aunt Sylvia, For Fun, Inspiration, Videos

In this video, Aunt Sylvia makes the best of things… http://youtu.be/PNp0q-LRf9k

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Three tips for families for the holidays from Dr. El (video)

Posted by Dr. El - November 25, 2013 - Tips for gifts, visits, Videos Read More