DRwJL – Holidays are here & everyone has suggestions on ways YOU can be a better caregiver ~ Can You Relate?
Dec 22, 2020 – So often people want to help and give you ideas of ways to make your situation of caregiving better. Sometimes we feel judged by their comments. Sometimes they are helpful. They will ask, what do you need and you say “nothing” because you haven’t thought through the idea of what you need. I am imploring you to think of some things that will reduce stress. If that is hard for you to do, you need to listen to this podcast. Sometimes you have no one asking you if you need help, and you may need to look elsewhere for assistance. I have 55 minutes of ideas on all of this and more.
Happy Holidays and God Bless My Friends!
December 15, 2020 – My guest today is Taylor Hulett, Applewood Our House Memory Care Community Relations Director. Taylor is a dynamic young man who is searching new ways to find positive paths for communication with the families and professionals he works with. We will talk abut a wonderful new app for families, and a group for professionals, the Mavericks, where they can come together to share ideas on ways to present more person centered care for residents, and their co-workers!
December 8, 2020 A few years ago my husband & I went into the studio to make our second Christmas CD, Finding Christmas Spirit and had a great time over the next seven months working on the music. Jim Played acoustic guitar and harmonicas, including a 40 year old bass harmonica once owned by his father, as well as sharing the vocals with me. His rendition of The Grinch is fabulous and a can’t miss! We played with a few other musicians, Brian Hunter (electric guitar, piano and drums) and Julia Harris on violin, helped to round out the musicians. We hope you enjoy this holiday show while you are wrapping presents, baking cookies, trimming the tree or whatever fun activity you have going on!
Happy Holidays & thanks for listening!
Jill & Jim
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DRwJL – Dr. Zach Macchi Explores Ways to Incorporate Better Care for Early Stage Diagnosis -& for Caregivers!
November 24, 2020 – Exploring palliative care and the benefits of focusing on the person with a diagnosis, as well as their caregiver, so the whole family gets the help they need. My guest, Dr. Zach Macchi, is a Neurologist with the University of Colorado Hospital Memory Disorders Clinic in Denver. He is excited to explore the ways we can create a new frontier by integrating palliative care into the standard care of a patient receives. We need new approaches for looking at ways to educate clinicians, patients, caregivers, and look for models that support a palliative care approach. What this means is essentially addressing all of the needs and issues that contribute to a person’s quality of life, like symptom management, caregiver support, advanced care planning, discussions with the family, and making early decisions that aide in the person’s care. We need all these components to create a new successful approach as well as looking at the patient as a person, and not as the disease.
November 17, 2020 – The show today is full of information you will need to think about and address if someone you are caring for has a dementia disease. Short term memory loss starts as the 1st symptom when a person has Alzheimer’s, and with that is the loss of passwords for accounts, lost medications, account numbers for important issues such as bank accounts and so forth. It is important to have open conversations early on, so that the person with the diagnosis feels supported and secure. If this process isn’t addressed in the early stages, it becomes a point of strong contention later. Suspicion and fear will move in quickly. I have a lot to share with you today that may help.
Novmember 10, 2020 – Grab a pen and paper because I have a zillion ideas for all of you! The Covid19 has been stressful and difficult to maneuver through, but we will get through it and this show is designed to help!
November 3, 2020 – On this election day in USA, many of us are divided on who to support and what role we play in the dynamics of our individual roles. Families living with a loved one with some type of dementia, memory loss and cognitive impairment, are having this very challenge in the own homes. I have suggestions of ways to sort things out and get everyone working together!
October 27, 2020 My guest today is Dr. Samantha Holden, Medical Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic at the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Samantha works with people with many types of dementia, with a primary focus on Alzheimer’s and a specialty in Lewy Body dementia. She is also the Clinical Director of the UCH Research done in the Rocky Mountain Center for Dementia. Dr. Holden is a wealth of knowledge and answers the tough questions regarding what all these dementia’s are, and how people are affected when there is a diagnosis. It is always a joy to have her on the show and this is a must listen for my #Caregivernation.
October 20, 2020 Finding a memory care community or an in-home caregiver can be cumbersome and tricky. How can you learn more about the the place or the person before you hire them? Turning over or sharing care is difficult no matter how you approach it. I hope this podcast can walk you through the steps to take to gain success and feel comfortable that you have done all you can to find the right situation and care options.
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