November 30, 2021 – Today the show is about how to avoid catastrophic problems when you are caring for a person with cognitive impairment. I talk about smoking, household issues, driving, and more. This is a must listen show!
Thanksgiving week I want to replay my show where my friends and families with a diagnosis share their deepest feelings, joys, fears and more. Please listen and enjoy!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
November 16, 2021 – Family conflicts can happen when we get a diagnosis of a dementia disease. Dreams change and need to be altered, roles in the family tend to be flip flopped. We may have to focus on tasks like finances, house keeping, doctor appointments, grocery shopping, and all the activities of living from bathing, dressing, hygiene, and more. The list is endless. How do we work together in the best interest of the person with the diagnosis? Many family members feel alone, ridiculed, second guessed. It is a hard lonely place to be. What do you say when someone disagrees with diagnosis? How do you enlist help when people are running away? How do you tell someone, thanks but no thanks, your opinion is not helpful nor wanted? I discuss all this and more!
November 2, 2021 – When we are caring for a person with cognitive and memory loss, we can feel a myriad of emotions ranging from depression, guilt, loneliness, anger, frustration, embarrassment and helplessness. I want to help you find moments of joy, while dealing with all that I fore mentioned. This is a must listen podcast if you have felt any of these emotions. You are not alone, I assure you.
October 26,2021 – Each and every day I look for ways to try to keep from getting Alzheimer’s disease. It runs in my family so it is important to me to stay healthy and do what I can to improve my odds. This show is all about finding ways to eliminate gut issues and keeping our brains strong and active.
October 19, 2021 – So you want to apply as a caregiver and think it will be an easy job. Not so fast my friends. Being a professional caregiver has a steep learning curve. You may think because you cared for a loved one you have this down. There are many things you need to learn and the most important is that each person is different, and they are people who lived their own lives, quite well – thank you – and now they need our support and assistance. I will provide you with many new skills and techniques to help you be the best caregiver you can be. Just tune in and have paper and pen or your computer ready. Class is in session!
October 12, 2021 – As a person moves through their journey with Alzheimer’s and other memory loss dementia, we need to re-evaluate their condition from time to time. This will help us to understand the cognitive impairment and loss of language, motor skills, reading, writing, spatial and other components of thought. Staying connected to this process will help you to recognize when the person needs more assistance and cueing techniques to help them be successful in daily activities. I will walk you through everything you need to know, questions to ask and ways to journal your findings.
October 5, 2021 – Delusions and false accusations are probably one the hardest symptom to deal with when a loved one has cognitive impairment and memory loss. It is very hard to walk away and not take the accusations personally. We intellectually know that the disease is the one causing these issues, not the person. If they were well they would never think that you stole something from them or that you are suddenly a person who could not be trusted. This show is dedicated to helping you through these tough issues.
September 28, 2021 – This is a much overdue conversation about how relationships change after a diagnosis, and why people with dementia diseases are sometimes inappropriate with their words and actions when it comes to intimacy and sexual relations. . How do we work with these troubling issues? It can be extremely disturbing so family and friends. My hope is that I can help explain what is going on and how to deal with it before it gets out of hand.
Sept 22, 2021 – It has been a long while since I talked about what I do for my clients and my history with Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s which have affected my family. I thought this might be a good time to share my story so you understand why I care so much about helping all of you!