Kathleen delves into the intricacies of foster care, a calling she has passionately pursued for an impressive 35 years, caring for an astonishing 170 foster children during this time. She explores the trials and triumphs of this life-changing vocation.
Lisa also tells a story from her book, Truth, Lies & Alzheimer’s: Its Secret Faces, about a memory care patient whose well-being improved after hearing a song from his past
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!
George also discusses his caregiving experiences and how he is coping with his grieving. George and Betsy share a special connection, and discussion this connection.
Myths discussed on the show include: Dementia is inevitable as we age, and forgetfulness is always a sign of dementia.
Debbie and Betsyiscuss Caregiver Burnout, what are the signs, and what you can do to prevent Caregiver Burnout, we also discussed how important self-care is and the importance of educating yourself about your loved one’s Dementia.
Host Lisa Skinner tells a deeply personal story of her first experience seeing the impacts of brain disease on a loved one, her grandmother.
Lori discusses how she came up with the book title, why she started journaling her experiences as a caregiver for her parents, and the work she is doing to help caregivers. Lori discusses how journaling can help people face their emotions when given the…
“Win Kelly Charles, has Cerebral Palsy and her mission is to help others with physical and mental disabilities to find their voices through written or spoken word, using today’s assistive technologies as needed.”
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