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Caregiver Education
Yesterday I was the parent of three children.  Today I'm trying to be a parent to my mom, too. 
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WebSources for the Topic:
Caregiver Education & Training

CaregiverStress.com
Stress and Your Health, Avoiding Caregiver Stress, Stress and Spousal Caregiving, Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease, Stress Assessment Tool.  Easy to navigate, good resources, and a strong assessment tool helping working  caregivers identify the amount of stress they actually face on a daily basis.

Caregiver Self Assessment Form
A very simple yet effective caregiver assessment form from the American Medical Association.  Two page PDF that can be printed with assessment results on the second page.

Caregiver Support Services
This assessment website is designed to help caregivers walk through a four-part process that evaluates their current situation, needs, abilities, and then helps them develop a workable action plan to implement. Very easy to use website and the end-result is a great tool.  

Caring Today Magazine
A very simple yet effective caregiver assessment form from the American Medical Association.  Two page PDF that can be printed with assessment results on the second page.

Family Caregivers On-Line
An education and information resource for family caregivers on-line, providing dozens of info print-offs, assessment tests and instruction in six educational modules.  Downloads include Word or PDF options.  Modules include: Role of the Family Caregiver, Behavior and Emotional Aspects of Aging, Chronic Illness and Medication Management, Sensory Loss, Communication, and Safety and Independence.

Material Safety Data Sheets
A free, on-line listing of material safety data sheets for information on common household products.  This source can be used by home health care agencies to provide information to their empoyees who work in the home and don't always have access to MSDS information.

Parkinson's Training for Caregivers
A free, on-line course developed with federal grant monies from the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Very easy to navigate.  Work at your own pace.  Certification is available.

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Caregiver News & Events

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VidSources for the Topic:
Caregiver Education & Training
 
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CAREGIVING FOR OLDER ADULTS
Peter Lichtenberg, Wayne State University


Video Summary: General presentation on caregiving, with specific examples given to those caring for people with dementia, offering a self-assessment test.

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PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS FOR DEPRESSION
Kristyn Gall, APRN, BC, Optimal Care Inc.



Video Summary:
A description and evaluation of psychotropic medications commonly used in treating seniors for depression, including the implications of their use and side effects.  This video is available for credits towards CEUs for medical professionals.  For more infomration send an email to education@mywci.net.

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