Medifecta's Award Winning Alzheimer's DVDs Provide Valuable Caregiver Training

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Alzheimer's disease is challenging for caregivers. Two DVDs provide caregivers with tools to help them relate positively to those with the disease.

The DVD offers advice, information and even has scenarios that demonstrate how to deal with distressing situations so that caregivers can provide responsible, loving care.

Medifecta Healthcare Training has won accolades for the production of two Alzheimer's DVDs that define the disease and its effects. The DVDs teach viewers communication techniques that can improve the quality of life for those with Alzheimer's and the caregivers who work with them. The program covers essential information about the neurological, physical, emotional and social changes that accompany Alzheimer's and provide a variety of practical, constructive communication tools that enable positive communication.

Included in the series are interviews with experts in the field who provide information on how to meet the unique challenges of this disease successfully. The first DVD, How to Communicate with Someone Who Has Alzheimer's Disease (Early to Mid Stage), received a four star rating from the National Alliance for Caregiving. The second DVD, Caring for Someone with Mid to Late State Alzheimer's Disease, won Today's Caregiver Magazine's Caregiver Friendly Award.

"Caregiver training is essential when dealing with an illness like Alzheimer's disease, which erodes an individual's ability to communicate normally," Marion Karpinski, RN, President of Medifecta Healthcare Training explained. "It shuts so many doors and can lead to frustration and resentment if new ways to communicate aren't found." Karpinski continued, "Our first DVD helps caregivers understand that those they are caring for can be still be communicated with, the methods simply have to be different and may take more time and patience. It's wonderful to see how much it can change the relationship when they've used these DVDs to improve their understanding of Alzheimer's. I think it's one of the most powerful Alzheimer's resources available, particularly for in-home caregivers."

"The second of the two Alzheimer's DVDs we offer helps care providers come to terms with the increasingly bizarre behavior of individuals in the later stages of the disease. It can be very comforting to realize that the anger, aggressiveness and inappropriate behavior is not aimed at them but is a symptom that can't be controlled," Karpinski adds. "The DVD offers advice, information and even has scenarios that demonstrate how to deal with distressing situations so that caregivers can provide responsible, loving care."

The two Alzheimer's DVDs and other Alzheimer's resources can be found at Medifecta's website, where they also offer a variety of other caregiver training programs and materials. Please visit http://www.medifecta.com for more information.

About Medifecta
Medifecta is a division of Healthcare Training Systems, Inc. and is nationally recognized as a leading provider of award-winning curriculum, training and resource materials in home care training for family members, institutional caregivers and educators. For more information, please visit http://www.medifecta.com or call 888-846-7008.

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