May 4, 2021 Today my show is all about helping the care partner’s and my #caregivernation with finding ways to ease your stress. What do we do to rid ourselves of anxiety, anger, and depression? How do we ask for help? Are you a martyr, thinking you must do it all so you can pat yourself on the back all the way to the funny farm for caregivers? How’s that working for you? I have many ideas to help with a myriad of issues, and solutions to get you through this journey. Let’s talk my friends!
April 27, 2021 – Today I am giving strategies and techniques for working with the difficult symptoms of FTD. I am breaking it down for you my #caregviernation. What to do to get them motivated, focusing on their abilities, cueing skills, managing emotions, and not losing your cool while doing all of this! We have a lot to work on and I will provide a lot of information and knowledge for you in the form of tools.
April 20, 2021 – I am taking a deep dive into issues of complexity with communication when the brain is impaired and intellectual thought is fallible. I will guide you through cues and clues to non verbal and repetitive communication and contentious issues of daily activities. Today I discuss eating and fall issues as well. Language deficits can be extreme, so I also discuss ways to simplify word options and employ pictures and songs as alternatives. Let’s get creative to relieve our stress!
April 13, 2021 Using Naomi Feil’s validation theory of speaking and communicating with people who have Alzheimer’s or other memory loss with some type of dementia is absolutely fascinating to me. She has been incredibly successful in reaching those who seem so far gone, using music and other alternatives to reach into the deep recesses of their minds. Today I want delve into a few of her styles to enlighten you into ways to find your person when all seems lost.
April 6, 2021 – I have created a workshop format today to help you work through various parts of your emotional journey and to help you create a path for success. Grab a big pad of paper and some pens! You can do this! Join me and start working towards a better future for you and your person with the diagnosis!
Jill Lorentz is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Going Forward From Here Support Group
Time: Apr 22, 2021 04:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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DRwJL – March 30, 2021 Accepting the diagnosis of a neurological disease is a difficult pill to swallow, I’m sure. If signs are there and people around you can see them and you can too, getting a professional in this specific to help pinpoint a diagnosis could help you chart a path for success. You can get your legal matters in order, put your history on paper for the generations to come, downsize your home, put safety measures in place and more. You can put your end of life wishes in writing and have a say in your care moving forward. It could be a difficult journey to get the news and clarification about what is happening to you, however, fighting it and denying it will cause more problems than you could ever imagine. This podcast will help guide you to a smoother path.
March 23, 2021 – Cary Johnson, Director of Crime Prevention for Jefferson County Colorado is my guest on the show today. His knowledge of how to keep yourself safe from scams and what to do if you are caught in a net cast by a criminal is invaluable. This is a must listen show! You will not believe how many ways these con artist have to try and take advantage of you and take your money. Grab a pen and paper and protect yourself from the daily onslaught of attempts on your well being!
March 9,2021 – Caregiving is hard enough, but add to it family dynamics which have enough baggage to fill an airport baggage claim area and now we have some real issues to struggle though. This is a real deep and open conversation about caregiving when tension and resentment are present, and how do we move through this with some kind of plan? In many cases it requires you to be the bigger person, put personalities asides and do what you need to do.
March 2, 2021 -Frontotemporal degeneration is one of the hardest types of dementia to live with, and that’s saying something! Lewy Body, Alzheimer’s, ALS and so forth are ridiculously difficult diseases, but FTD with judgment and reasoning not working and off the chart impulses that are out of control, it’s enough to make us lose our F*^#ing minds. It is so hard to explain to people how hard this journey is. In this podcast, I will attempt to help my #caregivernation keep your togetherness during this tumultuous times, and I will try to practice what I preach! We are in this together friends.