July 28, 2020 FTD or Frontotemporal Degeneration is a barely known disease under the dementia umbrella. It generally effects people between the ages of 44-64. It comes in a few forms, affecting behavioral, language and motor skills. This is a very difficult disease with symptoms that are incredibly hard for caregivers and care partners to live with. This show explores the vast symptoms and when they will most likely occur. Email me if you would like a copy of the scale email@example.com
July 21, 2020
I am so delighted to introduce Misty Tripoli, the founder of Body Groove, a new way to dance and feel funky! I love this program because you can follow the leader or find your own beat and groove while getting your cardio workout and exercising muscles. People with Alzheimer’s have trouble learning new things, so just watch , listen to the beat and find your own funky groove! People with Parkinson’s can do this dance exercise and stave off your symptoms for up to a half hour or more, depending on the amount of time you dance. Rock to music you know! It’s easy! It fun! Ihope you’ll try it!!!! Click the link below to watch
July 14, 2020
Today I want to address the use of anti-psychotics in nursing home care because it is a troubling issue. It seems that many memory units and assisted living communities seem to want to quiet their residents by adding medication before redirection techniques and I believe anyone who has a loved one in one of these communities where the staff is asking to put them on these drugs – should BEWARE! These drugs should be used as a last resort, not a first resort, and documentation of all redirection attempts should be well documented. Also, if you have a loved one at home and want them to sleep more and choose this regiment, you should realize that they may have balance issues and experience more falls. This can cause more issues than the initial symtoms that seemed so difficult.
June 30, 2020 This week was a great time to present a staging worksheet to help you with the paths of Alzheimer’s disease. Why would you need or want this? Many people ask me when changes occur and want to have a crystal ball to tell them how the disease progresses. This podcast will help you understand the stages so you can be as informed as possible to deal with issues before they happen. Having insight into where this disease goes throughout the journey can help relieve stress and put you in a more powerful position to move forward with kindness and compassion, and understanding how the brain is affected when it is impaired.
June 30th, 2020 I have decided to tackle troubling behaviors that arise when dealing with various forms of dementia. We often blame everything on the diagnosis and symptoms, but I want to explore how we as carepartners contribute to these behaviors and are completley unaware of the role that we play in this mess. Opening your mind and soul to the enlightenment that you can control some of the behaviors you see and are troubled by, is the first step to changing the trajectory. People with Alzheimer’s and various dementia’s feed off of the energy of the people and things around them. You get back what you give out and we cannot escape this. We cannot change the course of the disease but we can change our approaches and attitude. I will explain all of this in this podcast!
On this week of June 23rd, we have moved into the summer months! It is time to look at safety in the sun, Covid 19 fatigue, activites to keep you busy and more. I have a zillion idea for you, the person with diagnosis, and you the care partner!
This week I had a lovely conversation with the most beautiful and interesting woman, Deb Jobe. Deb lives with her husband Jon in South Florida. She has been diagnosed with a rare variant of Alzheimer’s, Posterior Cortical Atrophy. It affects the back of the brain as well as the cerebral cortex surrounding the brain. Deb is just 53 years young with a lot of life to live! She will share her journey and what it is like to have visual dysfunction due to neurodegenerative disease (specifically PCA syndrome, and it can apply to Alzheimer’s disease, PD Dementia and Lewy Body Dementia). Deb is energetic, inspiring and totally awesome. Let’s all feed off of her infectious personality and drive for a happy, joyful life!
My guest today is Olivia Schmidt from Belleview Heights Alzheimer’s Special Care Community, owned by Sunshine Retirement. We had an indepth talk regarding what Nursing Homes/Care Communities are doing to keep residents safe, how they are trying to keep the virus from spreading, and what they are doing to reunite families with their loved ones. We also discuss person centered care and why it is so important for resident’s, their happiness and activities of daily living.
June 2, 2020 is a show where I answer a listener question about who I am and how I began my company and this worldwide podcast!
May 26, 2020 Ths is a long over due and much needed conversation as I discussed various medication with Pharmacist Ross Phan. She goes into depth about vaious household and allergy drugs we use, as well as pain killers, sleep aids, dementia drugs, and more! She also talk about medical marijuana and questions surrounding its efficacy. You are going to enjoy this show and I suspect you will learn a lot! Ross works directly with her clients and after taking a close look at the drugs you are taking, coupled with genetics, and can guide you to a safer way to utilize the system to most effectively keep you safe.
To contact Ross Phan:
Ross T. Phan
PharmD, BCACP, BCGP, BCPS
Founder | Pharmacist
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