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Geriatrics


Healthy Aging and Nursing



ASSESSING NUTRITION IN OLDER ADULTS

Due to any number of physical, social, medical or environmental factors, older adults are often at risk for poor nutrition. Developed to assess nutritional status in older adults, the two-part Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA) is a valuable resource to identify older adults that are at risk for malnutrition. This DVD demonstrates the assessment process, as well as, how to measure arm and leg circumferences, and compute body mass index. The DVD also documents specific risk factors for older adults, and offers an accurate, age-appropriate assessment that care providers can use to develop an effective nutritional plan for the patient.

DVD / 2009 / () / 34 minutes

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FULMER SPICES: AN OVERALL ASSESSMENT TOOL FOR OLDER ADULTS

Developed by Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, at New York University College of Nursing, Fulmer SPICES is an efficient tool designed to guide critical thinking and overall assessment in the approach to care for older adults. This preventive-minded resource can be used in home and professional settings, and analyzes six specific areas of concern:

1. sleeping problems
2. problems with eatting and feeding
3. incontinence
4. confusion
5. evidence of falls
6. skin breakdown


DVD / 2009 / () / 20 minutes

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OLDER ADULT SEXUALITY: A CONTINUING HUMAN NEED

This timely DVD provides an effective training tool caregivers can use to assess the sexual needs and issues that affect older adults. It offers sensitive ways to ask necessary questions, and help the older adult to overcome hesitations about expressing their needs or concerns. The DVD also discusses changes associated with aging for both men and women, and encourages an open, but non-assuming approach to communication that will enable care providers to establish supportive care plans that allow older adults to continue the healthy expression of sexual desires.

DVD / 2009 / () / 37 minutes

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PALLIATIVE CARE AND HOSPICE

By Bruce A Ellsweig, MD

"A medicine that embodies an acceptance of death would represent a great change in the common conception, and might set the stage for viewing the care of dying people not as an afterthought when all else has failed, but as one of the ends of medicine. The goal of a peaceful death should be as much a part of the purpose of medicine, as the promotion of good health." This quote from the medical ethicist, Daniel Callahan, serves as the foundation for this review of contemporary palliative care and hospice issues by Dr. Bruce Ellsweig. In this program, Dr. Ellsweig compares palliative and end-of-life care with the curative model of medicine. Recommendations for identifying patients who may be candidates for palliative care and/or hospice include eligibility criteria for the Medicare Hospice Benefit. A multidisciplinary approach to management with early and sustained communications between the patient, caregivers, family, and friends is critical to optimize end-of-life care and is stressed throughout the program.


DVD / 2009 / () / 30 minutes

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SHORT MICHIGAN ALCOHOLISM SCREENING TEST, THE - GERIATRIC VERSION (SMAST-G)

Screening for alcohol abuse can often be overlooked in a general health assessment for older adults, due to other physical or more visible conditions.

The Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (SMAST-G) is a practical tool to help care providers recognize early warning signs of alcohol abuse. The DVD provides information on the effects of alcohol on the aging body, and factors that often lead to an abuse or dependence on alcohol. Also shows how to apply motivational interviewing skills that sensitively help older adults to recognize the existence of unhealthy behavior patterns, and/or come to terms with a potential need for treatment.


DVD / 2009 / () / 41 minutes

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YEARS IN THE MAKING: A JOURNEY INTO LATE LIFE CREATIVITY

Years In the Making introduces a group of 50 feisty, professional artists who live within a few miles of each other. All between the ages of 70 and 95 years old, they are still passionate about their art and their need to produce new work. They talk about the challenges they faced to become artists originally and the new challenges that come with age.

And what eventful lives they have lived. Some document how the Great Depression, World War II, the Holocaust and the Civil Rights movement impacted their lives and their art. Others tell about confronting illness and aging with creativity, finding new ways to express themselves.

Years in the Making is a joyful documentary providing insights into the creative process and the impact of art throughout various stages of life. It is a kaleidoscope of the artists, their works and their diverse personalities.

Alternately pensive and humorous, the film inspires us to seize the day and to celebrate artists who are journeying through late life creativity.

Narrated by Keir Dullea with music by composer Paul Alan Levi, this production presents a vast array of the visual arts including painters, sculptors, mixed media artists, cartoonists, illustrators, graphic designers and photographers who have spent decades nurturing their talents and creating works that have gained national and international recognition.


DVD / 2009 / () / 57 Minutes

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HOLDING OUR OWN: EMBRACING THE END OF THE LIFE

This powerful yet tender treatment of our final life passage features artist Deidre Scherer, the hospice chorus Hallowell, and Ira Byock, M.D., author of Dying Well. With its gentle, direct, and celebratory approach toward the end of life, Holding Our Own can be shared with audiences of all ages. Excellent for hospices and those dealing with end-of-life issues.

DVD / 2007 / () / 57 minutes

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ARMCHAIR FITNESS: GENTLE EXERCISE

This program is intended for persons with limited strength and range of motion. The program begins with a slow and easy warm-up. Teacher Betty Switkes progresses through a gentle full-body routine including a seated dance and a refreshing relaxation with Broadway style music.

DVD / 2006 / () / 30 minutes

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ELDER ABUSE: DETECTION, MANAGEMENT, AND PREVENTION

By Barbara Paris, MD, FACP

Elder abuse is one of the fastest-growing forms of domestic violence in the United States. Each year, an estimated 1 to 2 million elderly Americans are victims of physical, emotional, financial, or other abuse. Americans over the age of 80 years are 2 to 3 times more likely to suffer abuse than are younger adults; yet most cases of elder abuse go undetected. In this video program, Dr. Barbara Paris, an international expert on elder abuse and a long-time advocate for the rights of elders, explains how to recognize elderly patients who are at risk for or who are victims of mistreatment, and presents steps that can be taken to protect and monitor elderly patients who are victims of abuse or neglect.


DVD / 2006 / () / 60 minutes

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JOINT REPLACEMENT: CONSIDERATIONS FOR REPLACING WORN OUT HIPS AND KNEES

By Paul A. Manner, MD, FRCSC

Arthritis is the most common cause of chronic pain and disability related to hip and knee joints. Approximately 40 million Americans have clinically significant arthritis, including more than half of people under age 65. Treatment of arthritis usually begins with medical interventions to prevent or reduce arthritis-related pain. When nonoperative measures are ineffective, surgery becomes an important treatment consideration. This video explains how to diagnose arthritis of the hip or knee based on the patient history and physical examination, and reviews the nonsurgical and surgical treatment options available to patients. The benefits and risks of osteotomy and joint fusion, and of the gold-standard operative treatment for arthritis¡X joint replacement¡Xare discussed in detail. The video concludes with an illustration of the newest form of surgical intervention, minimally invasive total joint replacement, and a review of its advantages and disadvantages.


DVD / 2006 / () /

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FALL PREVENTION 101: PERSONAL STORIES & EXPERT ADVICE

This informative documentary offers a concise collection of unnerving personal accounts of falls and expert advise from Harvard and Yale medical school professors on fall prevention. This program provides caregivers, and persons at risk of falling, with an introduction to the evaluation and modification of the home environment.

DVD / 2005 / () / 9 minutes

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END-OF-LIFE CARE

By Christine K. Cassel, MD, Diane E. Meier, MD, R. Sean Morrison, MD

Palliative care addresses the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and existential needs of patients facing a serious illness or death. An important component of such care is pain management. Sadly, 50% of patients experience moderate or severe pain at least half of the time within their last few days. Physician causes of inadequate pain management include lack of pain assessment skills, lack of knowledge about pain management, avoiding the use of opioids, and fearing addiction. In this program, the Mount Sinai team explores the elements of good palliative care and discusses barriers to adequate pain control in these patients.


DVD / 2001 / () / 60 minutes

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ARMCHAIR FITNESS: YOGA HEALTH

Master teacher and health educator Pat Hulbert leads participants in three 27 minute sessions of breathing for relaxation, coordinated stretching, and yoga movements seated in a chair. Regular practice of rhythmic stretching and relaxation promotes confidence, a deepened sense of wellbeing and serenity. The movements require no prior yoga experience. Soothing music accompanies the program.

DVD / / () / 81 minutes

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CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF OSTEOPOROSIS

David J. Baylink, MD; Robert Lindsay, MD; Michael J. Maricic, MD; Charles H. Chestnut, III, MD

Focuses on this prevalent disease, which is gaining increased attention as an important issue in woman's health and geriatric medicine. Program also focuses on the fundamentals of agents used for the treatment of osteoporosis, including side effects, efficacy, compliance, dosage regimen, and the need for additional drugs.


DVD / / () / 90 minutes

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PALLIATIVE CARE: THERAPIES FOR THE DYING PATIENT

Robert N. Butler, MD; Sean Morrison, MD; Jane Morris, RN, MS; Kathleen M. Foley, MD, Robert Burt, JD

How people die in the US; Differences, if any, in the ways men and women die; The common wish of patients to die at home; Financial costs associated with medical care of the dying; Myths and truths about physician's legal responsibilities to dying patients. How to assure a peaceful death.


DVD / / () / 90 minutes

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PROMOTING HEALTHY AGING: MANAGED CARE AND THE OLDER PATIENT

Robert N. Butler, MD; Frederick T. Sherman, MD,MSc; Emily Rhinehart, RN, MPH, CPHQ; Skip Klein, CFA; John C. Rother, JD

Roundtable discussion of managed care and the older patient


DVD / / () / 90 minutes

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PROMOTING HEALTHY AGING: OVERCOMING LATE-LIFE DEPRESSION

Robert N. Butler, MD; Gene Cohen, MD, PhD; Myrna Lewis, MSW; Wanda Simmons-Clemmons, MD; Trey Sunderland, MD

A roundtable of world renowned geriatric specialists will address issues surrounding late life depression including warning signs, symptoms, and methods used to aid geriatric depression sufferers.


DVD / / () / 90 minutes

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RESIDENTS' RIGHTS TODAY: RESPECTFUL CARE IN CHANGING TIMES

This program presents a contemporary overview of residents' rights in the long term care context. It covers how residents' rights can be affected by other characteristics of today's long term care environment, including:

~ Increased cultural, ethnic, language and age diversity
~ More time and work-flow pressure on staff
~ The impact of outside stresses on staff, especially for single parents and employees working two jobs
~ What residents' rights are and why they are so important in the life and culture of a long term care facility
~ The specific rights everyone in a nursing home must understand and uphold
~ What staff, residents and family members should know about dealing with concerns and complaints early and effectively


DVD / / () / 20 minutes

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RESIDENTS' RIGHTS TODAY: RESPECTFUL CARE IN CHANGING TIMES

This program presents a contemporary overview of residents' rights in the long term care context. It covers how residents' rights can be affected by other characteristics of today's long term care environment, including:

~ Increased cultural, ethnic, language and age diversity
~ More time and work-flow pressure on staff
~ The impact of outside stresses on staff, especially for single parents and employees working two jobs
~ What residents' rights are and why they are so important in the life and culture of a long term care facility
~ The specific rights everyone in a nursing home must understand and uphold
~ What staff, residents and family members should know about dealing with concerns and complaints early and effectively


DVD / / () / 20 minutes

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