The workstation and props are set up to re-create activities that a person suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia connected within their youth such as office tasks, pet care, cooking and baking, or gardening.
Ryan created Caregiver Smart Solutions out of a need for being a caregiver for his dad! Ryan discusses how smart technology can give caregivers peace of mind and their loved ones can possibly stay in their homes!
Lisa covers the four principles of a person-centered approach which were developed to help caregivers see beyond the disease and to help loved ones live independent and fulfilling lives.
She shares with us her harrowing story about her long legal battle to try to regain her mother’s independence after being diagnosed with dementia and was then subsequently isolated from having any contact with her family.
Dr. DeLon Canterbury discusses why he left his job at a “chain pharmacy “, and shared the story of his grandmother who was overprescribed medications, and how we must advocate for ourselves and our loved ones.
Some listeners may not even be aware that these elements exist. Lisa explains why she refers to them as the “hidden or secret faces” of brain disease. Also, Lisa tells two deeply personal stories and explains how each story illustrates a surprising behavior.
This is a must-listen episode for anyone who occasionally misplaces car keys and wonders if it’s normal aging or a sign of dementia!
Adrian provides companionship so a Caregiver can have some time to care for themselves. Adrian recommends resources for the family, and education for the families to help them in their journeys and to empower them!
With the recommendations outlined in this episode, listeners will learn how to potentially reduce their risk for dementia by up to one-third. Additionally, Lisa illuminates for listeners why the link between lifestyle choices and brain disease is so profound that Alzheimer’s Disease has…
Jodi and Betsy discuss how important it is to plan ahead of a crisis, the importance of educating yourself, and why it is beneficial to seek assistance for planning for placement and living your best life while aging!