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!
September 7, 2021 – Researching ways to prevent Alzheimer’s can take many paths, and one of them is what we discussed with University of Colorado Hospital researcher Dr. Brianne Bettcher. Bri is very focused on her studies involving people 60 or older who are not showing signs of cognitive impairment and memory loss, in hopes that she can find ways to learn what is keeping these people healthy, and then use their information to interrupt the process of beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Fascinating conversation with Bri you will not want to miss! The age to join the study is now 60.
If you would like to learn more about or join the study, you can find the information below
Sept. 7, 2021 – I had a riveting, breaking news conversation with one of the most celebrated researchers in the world.
Dr. Huntington Potter is Professor of Neurology, Director of Alzheimer’s Disease Program at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, and is Director of the CU Alzheimer’s and Cognition Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center. Previously, Dr. Potter studied, researched and taught for 30 years at Harvard University. He then designed and directed the Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the Johnnie B. Byrd Sr. Alzheimer’s Center & Research Institute. He is currently expanding his discovery that Alzheimer’s disease is mechanistically related to Down syndrome, which invariably leads to Alzheimer’s by age 30-40, through the development of many cells with trisomy 21 and other aneuploidy. Recently, he and his colleagues have found such cell cycle defects in numerous other neurodegenerative diseases, providing a novel approach to diagnosis and therapy. They are also developing several new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease for testing first in animals and soon in humans. One, Leukine, is currently in clinical trials. Dr. Potter is author of over 100 scientific articles, books and patents, has received numerous awards for his work, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academy of Inventors. His electron micrographs of DNA are on permanent exhibit in the National American History Museum of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.
I truly enjoy my conversations with Dr Potter because he breaks down science and makes it easy to comprehend. This is a must listen podcast!
August 24, 2021 – How do we move on when we have invested so much time and energy into the person we love and now they are suddenly gone? We will explore this and much more!
August 17, 2021 – Do people know when they are having the beginning of memory loss? Who figures it out 1st? This show is a continuation of a show a few weeks ago that received a huge response.
August 10, 2021 – Letting go of the person we love who had some type of dementia, is the longest goodbye on the planet. We start the grieving process at the diagnosis and go through the 5 stages of grief while they have the disease journey. Rarely do outsiders understand. How do we manage this? Today I will give you as many answers as I can.