Fading Memories-logo

Fading Memories

Health & Wellness Podcasts >

A supportive podcast for those of us dealing with a loved one with memory loss.

A supportive podcast for those of us dealing with a loved one with memory loss.
More Information


United States


A supportive podcast for those of us dealing with a loved one with memory loss.






The Perfect Activity to do Today – Two Lap Books

Two Lap Books - A Great Way To Connect! Two-Lap Books are Read-Aloud Boosk for Memory-Challenged Adults, People with Alzheimer's disease (and other forms of memory impairment) gradually lose their ability to initiate communication with others. Because of this Lydia designed these uniquely adapted books to "give voice" to them. By using the book's large, simple text and colorful illustrations we can initiate conversation. Most noteworthy, reading books together can make meaningful...


What’s Going on in Their Mind?

One of the biggest challenges to caring for someone living with Alzheimer's or some other form of dementia is trying to figure out what's going on in their mind. They don't understand what's happening so they can't help us understand what they need. Not being able to communicate their needs causes fear or anxiety. Hopefully today's conversation with Laurie will help us understand a bit better. Laurie Gunter Mantz, is the founder and CEO of Dementia Training for Life. She is also an...


Keep or Sell? What to do with The Family Home Part 3

It's time for a move to an assisted living community, now what should you do with the family home? Keep or sell, where do you even start? There are a few factors that will determine the answer and we discuss those on this episode. Good Reasons to Keep the House After a Move to Senior Care If someone in the family has an emotional attachment to the home than you'll need to think through the details that will determine if keeping the home makes sense. Here are some things to think about; It...


The Family Home – What to do now? Part 2

The Family Home - What to do now? Part 2 Part 1 of this series is here. Seniors want to age in place, a completely understandable desire which makes it vitally important to do what we can to make their home safe & enjoyable. There are many things to consider so starting sooner rather than later is important. Starting now is better than putting it off until there’s an issue. It’s important to have the home evaluated for safety and accessibility. There are so many things to consider that...


The Family Home Part 1 – Decluttering

This week I have a conversation with a professional cleaner and home organizer on how to start the process of getting the family home decluttered so our loved one can age in place safely. Facing a lifetime of memories in one household is overwhelming so Patty's tips should come in handy. Patty suggests that you approach the conversation with grace and understanding. It's also important to forget about the past and focus on right now and moving forward. This process is for the health and...


Unconditional Love – Therapy Dogs in Action!

Dogs provide us with unconditional love and emotional support that we can't always get in a human. My neighbor Bella is a therapy dog and she's one of the best dogs I've ever met. On today's episode, Terry, Bella's human, and I talk about the benefits a therapy dog can bring to hospitalized people, seniors in memory communities and even at-risk children. It's a heartwarming conversation we had on a rainy day while drinking tea and talking about all things dog. What Is A Therapy Dog? A...


My Mom Marge – (Non Alzheimer’s dementia)

On today’s episode I have a conversation with Pam about her journey with her Mom Marge. Marge is my Moms “next door neighbor” and started her journey in a different way than my Mom. Pam talks about her Mom, their struggles, what it’s like now. Marge does not have Alzheimer's, she has frontal temporal dementia that was caused by a stroke. Her memory had been declining for awhile before the stroke and Pam juggled a lot to keep her Mom safe. Listen in on our conversation and hear Pam's advice...


Meals On Wheels – The Original Meal Delivery Service

The original and ultimate meal delivery service, Meals on Wheels. Their mission; support homebound elders to maintain their health and dignity. They serve seniors with chronic health conditions that prevent their preparing nutritious meals for themselves. Lack of transportation is also an obstacle to providing for themselves. By receiving meals seniors are helped to live independently in the comfort of their homes. Meal delivery and good conversation go a long way to supporting our...


Age In Place Or Assisted Living _-Things to Know

What should you consider when choosing to age-in-place or to move to an assisted living community? According to the executive director of the memory community where my Mom lives 70% of us will need some sort of living assistance at some point in our life. This conversation should help answer many of the questions you face when deciding where to spend the rest of your senior years. One of the best things about an assisted living community is the diverse population in terms of life...


Misty Tales - Pros & Cons of Pets for Seniors

As many of you know Misty is my Mom’s dog. I chose Moms memory community in part because they would allow her to keep her dog. At the time that seemed like a really positive thing and there are days I still feel that way, but there are days that I don’t. More on that in a bit. First, let me give you a little history on Misty. My parents always had black miniature poodles, predominantly female. Misty was preceded by Holly who lived to be 17 years old. That’s a first for any of my parents...


This Is Your Brain on Nutrition – Diet & Brain Health Discussed

This Is Your Brain On Nutrition - Brain Health Discussed On today’s episode I talk with Matthew Peal the founder of the Movement Academy. The Movement Academy help youth & seniors improve physical and cognitive performance. Matt works with senior based organizational and executive directors to develop active aging programs that symmetrically prevents injuries and boosts cognitive function. Last weeks episode was on the benefits of exercise so Matt and I focused on nutrition. Just like with...


Move It or Lose It – Exercise & Brain Health

In this episode I talk with Tony Salinaro an exercise professional and running coach who is still running at 71. He dealt with his Moms memory loss and now he works with stroke victims to help them recover and age better. All this while also maintaining a personal coaching business and running club! In this episode we learn that we need to do everything possible to add movement and exercise into your life or the life of your loved one. Larger doses of moderate intensity exercise are shown...


Stop Acting Your Age!

How would your life change if you could look, feel and act 10-15 years younger regardless of how many birthday’s you’ve had? Did you know that staying mentally & physically active can help our brains to grown and add new cells well into our Golden Years? How do we achieve looking and acting younger? On today’s episode I interview Thom McFadden. Thom loves helping Baby Boomers stop the depressive cycle of feeling like they are “over the hill” and have “one foot in the grave” by learning...


Living with Alzheimer’s

Living With Alzheimer’s - A Conversation with Pam Montana Today’s episode is a fascinating conversation with a woman living with Alzheimer’s. Diagnosed in her early 60s, Pam Montana made it her new job to do everything she could to prevent the worst part of the disease. “Keep that happy life balance as long as possible.” Everything from exercise to nutrition to advocacy, Pam is doing everything she can to combat this disease for herself and everyone that comes after her. If you suspect you...


My Journey With Family With Alzheimer’s

If you listened to my teaser episode you know that I have a Mom with Alzheimers and I’m also the grand daughter and great grand daughter of women who suffered from memory loss. Through my experiences with both my Mom and Grandma I’ve learned how important it is to plan ahead. It’s not a subject we want to discuss but it’s a lot better than being plunged into an emergency with no plan of action. That happened to my Moms family when my Grandfather died and to my family when my father ended...


Teaser episode

Alzheimer's disease is a crisis in our country. 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. If you have a loved one with Alzheimer's or other related dementia this podcast if for you. Created by a woman who is helping to care for her Mother, a 3rd generations victim of memory loss, Fading Memories is a supportive podcast that focuses on conversations with people who can help with resources and ideas for whatever stage our loved one is in. There are stories from families dealing with...