National Family Caregiver Awareness

November is National Family Caregiver month, and every Friday Jessica Bamber in Indiana will be sharing a video for you to view and share with a caregiver to show them how much we appreciate what they do!

 

*NEW* Gratitude Meditation

 

Thank You Video

 

From the Heart Meditation

 

Check back next Friday for the latest caregiver appreciation video!

For resource suggestions and requests, email velalearn@seniorlink.com.

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is National Epilepsy Awareness month! Epilepsy is a disorder that causes seizures. It can be caused by damage to the brain from a stroke, brain tumor, head injury, or infection. Learn more and share content about epilepsy by searching the keyword “epilepsy” in Vela and Vela Learn and reviewing the “Epilepsy” category in Vela Learn linked below:

Epilepsy

For resource suggestions and requests, email velalearn@seniorlink.com.

Image Source: Brandeis University (2018, August 1). Rewiring the Brain to Fight Epilepsy. NeuroscienceNews. Retrieved Nov 4, 2020 from https://neurosciencenews.com/epilepsy-brain-rewiring-9643/

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness month

November is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness month. COPD is a lung or respiratory disease. In 2016, more than 6 percent of adults 40 years and older were diagnosed with COPD. Learn more and share content about COPD prevention and management by searching the keyword “COPD” in Vela and Vela Learn and reviewing the “COPD” category in Vela Learn linked below:

COPD

For resource suggestions and requests, email velalearn@seniorlink.com.

Learn more: https://copd.nhlbi.nih.gov

American Diabetes Awareness

November is American Diabetes Awareness month. In 2020, the CDC reported that over 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes, and approximately 1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes. Learn more and share content about diabetes prevention and management by searching the keyword “diabetes” in Vela and Vela Learn, and reviewing the “Diabetes” category in Vela Learn linked below:

 

Diabetes

 

For resource suggestions and requests, email velalearn@seniorlink.com.

welcome to vela learn

Vela Learn is a knowledge library uniquely designed to support care team members and care providers like you. You will find articles, videos, and audio content on a variety of topics including self-care, dementia, medication management, and more. As you carry out your important to support caregivers, Vela Learn will support you along your journey. Vela Learn was created:

To inform

To Educate

To Support

We care for the caregivers – it’s what we do. And we want to ensure that Vela Learn will provide you with the resources and support you need to help you feel even more confident in your role as a caregiver. As you explore Vela Learn, please provide us with your feedback so we can ensure this knowledge library meets your needs.