I’m excited to announce new changes to my website and NEW ways we can work together!


Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP, FGSA, FAAN

Change never gets old…but websites do! Check out my new website at MelissaBPhD.com to learn more about the new services I am offering, how to advertise or sponsor an episode, and more!

Since starting this podcast three years ago, 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘐𝘴 𝘎𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘖𝘭𝘥: 𝘔𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘛𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘈𝘯 𝘈𝘨𝘦-𝘍𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 reached a top 10% global ranking within the first 18 months – but we have more to do to increase the reach of the podcast!

The YouTube channel, which began with just five subscribers, rose to 26,000 subscribers, and this achievement has come about in just the past few weeks! Our episodes have over 3 million views, and we have all of you to thank for that. And it’s been a lot of fun to watch it grow and hit each of these milestones – thanks to listeners like you!

In episode 146 (just four episodes away from the big 150th!), I’m excited to share some very exciting updates and new opportunities for working together as we move towards a more age-friendly world!

Key points covered in this episode:

✔️ NEW Website

Today is the big day! I’m launching a fresh, overhauled version of my website. You can access it right away at the same web address – MelissaBPhD.com. But this time around, you’ll be greeted by a brand new design and an enhanced user experience.

You’ll notice big orange “action buttons” –they’re there to help you navigate and get started. Find super useful action steps to easily subscribe to my newsletter, work with me directly, advertise or sponsor an episode and more.

✔️ NEW Support Group

I’m starting a new online community called “Caring and Sharing with MelissaBPhD”. This community aims to provide support for families and informal caregivers looking after loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease or any other form of dementia.

As the lead of this program, I’m delighted to offer professional education as well as guidance to assist you on your caregiving journey. This online platform provides invaluable advice on a variety of topics such as:

  • Managing challenges with Alzheimer’s disease
  • Resolving family conflicts
  • Dealing with other health conditions
  • Working effectively with healthcare professionals
  • Identifying useful support services
  • Making your home as safe as possible
  • Navigating long term care
  • Handling day to day household matters

This will be a weekly online support group, that I meet with virtually each week. Members will also have access to a private Facebook group that I will moderate for peer-to-peer support.

✔️ NEW Work with Me 1:1

You can now book a 1-hour one-on-one consultation session with me. These sessions are great for obtaining answers to your questions right away when you don’t need on-going support.

✔️ NEW Advertisement and Sponsorship Opportunities

I’m now on the lookout for companies and organizations who align with my mission and vision of promoting an age-friendly world to advertise or sponsor upcoming episodes, and support the podcast.

1. There are two ways you can partner with me:

Episode Partner: We work together on an educational podcast where your product or service takes the stage. This is a fun, engaging way to introduce what you offer, directly to my listeners.

Episode Sponsor: If you prefer a more straightforward approach, I offer Advertisement Spots in my upcoming episodes. You can choose between 15, 30, or 60 seconds. This option allows you quick and precise exposure to my audience.

✔️NEW Page Dedicated To Products

This features two different courses that I’ve developed based on my expertise in handfeeding persons living with dementia where I will teach you the basics of my intervention, known as NOSH: Nurses Optimizing Supportive Handfeeding.

NOSH for Families: Designed for family caregivers struggling with meal times for someone living with Alzheimer’s. This course provides assistance and guidance on how to make eating times a more pleasant experience for everyone involved.

NOSH for Long-Term Care Staff. This is a Train-The-Trainer course to arm your team with the necessary skills to efficiently manage meal times at your facility. This course is adapted from the program I first developed in collaboration with Texas Health and Human Services back in 2018, now updated with additional helpful information.

So, if you happen to be a staff member, training coordinator, administrator, or nursing director at a long-term care facility and are looking to further educate someone in your team, this course is a solid option. Your chosen trainer can, in turn, pass on their newfound knowledge to the rest of the team, creating an in-house expertise!

If you have questions, or comments or need help, please feel free to drop a one-minute audio or video clip and email it to me at melissabphd@gmail.com, and I will get back to you by recording an answer to your question.

More Resources About Memory And Alzheimer’s Disease …

This Is Getting Old has several other episodes about memory and Alzheimer’s. You can check them out below:

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About Melissa:

Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP, FGSA, FAAN. I am a nurse, nurse practitioner, nurse educator and nurse researcher with over 25 years of experience in the aging and long-term care healthcare space. You can visit my website at MelissaBPhD.com to learn more about me, how you can work with me directly,
and/or support future episodes of the podcast. Within the first 18 months of launching this podcast, we reached a ranking of top 10% globally. I have all of you who’ve been with me on this journey so far to thank for that!

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