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Helping Your Family Live Well with Alzheimer's Disease Your #1 resource for practical tips and insights; empowering you and your family to live well with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia.

Helping Your Family Live Well with Alzheimer's Disease Your #1 resource for practical tips and insights; empowering you and your family to live well with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia.
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United States

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Helping Your Family Live Well with Alzheimer's Disease Your #1 resource for practical tips and insights; empowering you and your family to live well with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia.

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English

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760-607-2522


Episodes

063 The Best Approach for Sharing Good and Bad Information with Your Person

10/9/2018
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Sharing news with others is something we do routinely as part of our relationships. But sharing news and information, whether it’s good or bad, can have unwanted, or maybe better said, un-needed consequences for the person who is living with dementia. In this episode of Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa, Christy Turner, shares her expertise and wisdom to help you determine the best approach to sharing information with your person.

Duration:00:32:59

062 The Importance of Being an Effective Advocate for Your Person

10/2/2018
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You hear it, but what does it mean to advocate for your loved one? And how can you be an effective advocate for your loved one? Christy Turner, the Dementia Sherpa, has run award-winning memory care communities in assisted living and skilled nursing levels of care. And in this episode of Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa, she discusses how you can protect your loved one and help ensure they are receiving the best care possible.

Duration:00:33:59

061 How to Encourage and Prolong Independence for the Person with Dementia

9/25/2018
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In this episode, Christy Turner, The Dementia Sherpa, and I take a deeper look at the loss of independence and how you as a care partner can empower and support your person to remain independent for as long as possible.

Duration:00:31:33

060 Driving and Dementia, Why, When and How to Intervene

9/18/2018
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For most of us, driving is an engrained part of our lives. We zoom here and there whenever we want or need to. This independence comes with a huge responsibility because of the safety element. So it’s now wonder this is a huge problem for many families as they worry about their loved one. In this episode, Christy Turner, The Dementia Sherpa, is going to share strategies to help you navigate this delicate situation. Visit https://togetherinthis.com/episode60/ for the show notes including...

Duration:00:32:39

059 Superpower? How You Can Use it for Better Outcomes

9/11/2018
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Welcome to Episode 59 of The Alzheimer’s Podcast – Your #1 source for practical tips and insights. As the care partner for someone living with dementia, it’s highly likely that you often feel powerless in your role as caregiver. However, Christy Turner, The Dementia Sherpa says that you have a super power – something that is a game changer and is essential to your success. In this episode, she will not only tell you what your super power is, but she will explain it to you and help you...

Duration:00:31:11

058 Are You (Accidentally) Making Things Worse?

9/4/2018
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Everyday, worldwide, 27,000 new families are thrust into the role of caring for someone living with dementia. Families such as yours – who want to do the best for their loved one but have no training or experience caring for an individual with cognitive challenges. In an attempt to make things better, while balancing caregiving with already busy lives, it’s easy to actually make the situation worse without even realizing it. Today Christy Turner, The Dementia Sherpa, will discuss how you...

Duration:00:35:18

057 How to Help Your Loved One Accept Help

8/28/2018
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We are back this week with a new episode of Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa. Seeing a loved one struggle with a health condition can be very concerning. But, if in an attempt to help them, we rush in and put them on the defensive, we may never be able to help them accept the help they need. Today Christy Turner, The Dementia Sherpa, will share tips and techniques to help you, help them no matter where they are in the disease progression. In case you’re new, Christy...

Duration:00:32:56

056 Improve Your Caregiving Situation By Refocusing on the Moment

8/21/2018
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I’m thrilled to have Janet Fouts join us to share tips and strategies to help you apply the technique of mindfulness into your daily routine. As a care partner for someone with dementia, you know how consuming and overwhelming it can be, so it’s extremely important that you find ways to release the stress and focus your awareness on the moment. This will not only benefit your well-being but it will also help you to maximize the good times with your loved one. As Christy Turner said in a...

Duration:00:29:57

055 How to be a Helpful and Successful Long Distance Caregiver

8/14/2018
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Caring for a loved one with a debilitating disease such as Alzheimer’s is an extremely difficult situation, but when you can’t easily jump in a car and put your eyes on them to ensure their well-being, it goes to a whole other level of complexity. As a long-distance caregiver herself, Christy Turner, the Dementia Sherpa, can empathize with others who are also caring for a loved one from afar. In case you’re new, Christy Turner, the Dementia Sherpa, is a regular guest here on The...

Duration:00:29:36

054 Who Are The End of Life Specialists and How Can They Help?

8/7/2018
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In this episode, Christy Turner, The Dementia Sherpa, and I wrap up our 3 part series on end of life with a conversation on the End of Life Specialists. This includes an in-depth discussion on the benefits of having a hospice team assist and how death doulas can also benefit you and your family. If you missed our prior two episodes, be sure to check out episode 52 to learn tips on how to have a good death and episode 53 on what are the things no one tells you about death? Christy, who has...

Duration:00:30:54

053 What Are The Things No One Tells You About Death

7/31/2018
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In this episode of Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa, Christy Turner continues to share what she has learned during her time with more than 23 people and their families as they transitioned through end of life. This is episode 2 of our 3 part series on End of Life. If you missed it, be sure to listen to episode 52 where Christy and I discussed how to have a good death. Death isn’t a topic most of us are comfortable with discussing; however, it’s an inevitable outcome of...

Duration:00:29:55

052 A Good Death? Learn Tips to Help You Through a Difficult Time

7/24/2018
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During this conversation, Christy Turner, the Dementia Sherpa, shares what she has learned during her time with more than 23 people and their families as they transition from life to death. Death isn’t a topic most of us are comfortable with discussing; however, it’s an inevitable outcome of life for all of us. But talking about death and planning for it can make what might be otherwise a bad death, a good death. This is the first in a three part series on end of life. The next two...

Duration:00:27:49

051 How to Eliminate Negative Triggers in a Dementia Friendly Home

7/17/2018
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For the past 3 episodes, Christy Turner and I have been discussing the four elements that I teach strategies for in my signature course, Adapting Your Home for Dementia. In episodes 48 through 50, we discussed the importance of safety, function, and stimulation in a dementia friendly home. In this episode, we close out this series with a discussion on the fourth element: eliminating triggers which result in negative outcomes; aka. unwanted behaviors. If you’ve been incorporating the...

Duration:00:33:11

050 How to Foster Activity and Stimulation in a Dementia Friendly Home

7/10/2018
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In this episode, Christy Turner and I continue discussing actionable things you can do to make your home Dementia Friendly. This is based on my signature course, Adapting Your Home for Dementia, where I teach students how to adapt and manage four elements of the home. These include: safety, function, stimulation, and eliminating triggers which result in negative outcomes. In this episode we discuss Stimulation and keeping your loved one active. Stimulation will help keep your loved one...

Duration:00:34:30

049 The Importance of Function in the Dementia Friendly Home

7/3/2018
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In this episode, we discuss more actionable things you can do to make your home Dementia Friendly. This is based on my signature course, Adapting Your Home for Dementia, where I teach students how to adapt and manage four elements of the home. These include: safety, function, stimulation, and eliminating triggers which result in negative outcomes. And in today’s episode, we discuss element 2 of the Dementia Friendly Home – Function. Function is a home’s ability to meet the needs of its...

Duration:00:33:12

048 How to Create a Dementia Friendly Home Starting with Safety

6/26/2018
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This episode, as well as the next 3, is based on my signature course, Adapting Your Home for Dementia, where I teach students how to adapt and manage four elements of the home. These include: safety, function, stimulation, and eliminating triggers which result in negative outcomes. This episode covers element 1 of the Dementia Friendly Home – Safety. Safety should be a top priority in your home, and along with the other three elements it works to create an Alzheimer’s friendly home for...

Duration:00:30:40

047 Can You Get Better Results with Memory Care at Home?

6/19/2018
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In this episode, Christy Turner, The Dementia Sherpa, and I kickoff a discussion on bringing the elements of memory care into your home so that you can avoid a move to memory care and keep your loved one at home. This discussion is based on Christy’s Memory Care at Home workshop where she teaches strategies that the professionals use empowering you to be successful when caring for your loved one at home. Christy has run award-winning memory care communities in assisted living and skilled...

Duration:00:32:56

046 Is Memory Care Inevitable or Can You Do Things to Avoid It?

6/12/2018
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For the last 3 or 4 episodes, Christy Turner and I have been discussing various aspects of memory care such as understanding if it’s time for memory care, how to find memory care, and just what is memory care. Now in this episode, Christy, who has run award-winning memory care communities in assisted living and skilled nursing levels of care, and I discuss how to avoid memory care. That’s right – moving a loved one into memory care isn’t inevitable outcome of dementia. There are things you...

Duration:00:31:21

045 How to Make a Successful Move into a Memory Care Community

6/5/2018
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In our last few episodes Christy Turner and I have helped you understand if it’s time for memory care, how to find memory care, and just what is memory care. Christy has run award-winning memory care communities in assisted living and skilled nursing levels of care. In her article “Moving Your Parent Into Memory Care,” she starts of by saying “As a former memory care director (and a family member who’s had multiple experiences with memory care placement), I know plenty of insider info on...

Duration:00:32:55

044 What Is Memory Care and What to Look For In a Memory Care Community?

5/29/2018
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In this episode of Navigating Rough Terrain with The Dementia Sherpa, Christy Turner and I continue our conversation on memory care by discussing what is memory care and what should you look for in a quality memory care community? When I first started learning about Alzheimer’s and dementia, my vision of what memory care is was very distorted from reality. And after researching for this episode and scanning some forums on the internet, I can see that there are a lot of misconceptions out...

Duration:00:33:42