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…
Lisa and Betsy discussed how important it is for a caregiver to educate themselves about their loved ones’ type of dementia to provide a loving and safe environment! Also discussed was Lisa’s show which is to help provide resources for the caregiver!
Betsy talks about how she made changes to the celebration of Christmas and Hanukkah through the years, to make it easier for her husband Matt.
“This is a story about caregiving…at any age. Meet 6.75 years Lola and her best friend and grandmother, Babu (short for babushka). One day Babu is not herself. Lola learns that Babu has dementia.”
This book creates possibilities to connect with your loved ones with Alzheimer’s Disorder in creative and fun ways.