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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

028 How to Use Addition Before Subtraction for Better Dementia Care

1/16/2018
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I’m joined by Christy Turner, the Dementia Sherpa, to discuss how to use the technique of Addition Before Subtraction to help you make your interactions with those who have Alzheimer’s or another dementia more successful. By using addition before subtraction in dementia care, you can avoid potential confrontation and negative outcomes, and turn these situations into enriching times together. In case you’re new, Christy Turner, the Dementia Sherpa, is a regular guest on The Alzheimer’s...

Duration: 00:31:00


027 Rosanne Burke Shares How to Have Effective Communication with Care Staff

1/9/2018
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I’m thrilled to have Rosanne Burke join me in this episode to share tips and strategies to help you be a better partner with care staff who may be helping provide care for your loved one whether at your home or in a long-term care setting. You are an important member of the care team. Do your best to help the other team members get to know your loved one, and keep the lines of communication open so the person receives the best care possible, and any bumps along the way can be resolved...

Duration: 00:25:06


026 How to Have a Better Year by Changing Whats Not Working

1/2/2018
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Happy New Year to all of our listeners, and I hope you have had a wonderful holiday season, and are starting to think about what you can do to make the new year a better year for you, your loved one, and your extended family. The turn of the year is a time a lot of us reflect on what was good and bad about the previous year. And many of us make resolutions, set goals, or even make promises to do things differently going forward. In this episode, Christy and I discuss suggestions for how...

Duration: 00:25:00


025 What You Need to Know about Family Visits and Dementia During the Holidays

12/19/2017
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This episode continues our series - Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa. In this episode, Christy Turner, the Dementia Sherpa, and I discuss Family Dynamics around the holidays. She share tips and strategies to help you balance the needs and behaviors of family while also maximizing your care for your loved one. She also provides communication tips and discusses how to set boundaries to help protect your own emotional well-being. In case you’re new, Christy joins me every...

Duration: 00:35:53


024 Holiday Shopping Survival Tips When Including a Loved One with Dementia

12/5/2017
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In this episode, I’m joined by Christy Turner, the Dementia Sherpa, for another episode of Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa. Christy and I continue our holiday theme with a discussion on Holiday Shopping when a loved one has dementia. We discuss tips and strategies to help you include your loved one but to avoid having a meltdown, so that it’s a positive experience for everyone. In case you’re new, Christy joins me every other Tuesday for a discussion to help empower you...

Duration: 00:30:48


023 Dementia Care Mealtime Tips and Tricks for a Happy Holiday Season

11/19/2017
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In this episode, Christy Turner, The Dementia Sherpa, and I discuss mealtime tips and tricks for a happy Thanksgiving and holiday season. We must remember that eating is a fun and impressionable activity. In fact, many memories are formed around holiday gatherings, meal-time conversations, or dinner out with friends. But there are numerous challenges when a loved one has dementia, and family gatherings are expected. It’s very important to find ways to overcome your unique challenges to...

Duration: 00:28:33


022 How to Avoid Bad Behaviors By Creating a Dementia Friendly Home

11/14/2017
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In this episode, I help you take a look at whether your home is contributing to undesirable dementia behaviors, and undermining your actions, and possibly speeding up their decline? We want to create a Dementia Friendly Home where you can keep your loved one home longer, safer, and happier. Change won’t be easy but the dividends are huge. You can ease the strain, makes things better for the entire family, and possibly slow any decline by making physical changes to your home. Our behavior...

Duration: 00:18:39


021 Holiday Travel and Dementia: How to Have a more Positive Experience

11/7/2017
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Christy Turner, the Dementia Sherpa, returns for our second broadcast of the Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa series. The holidays are officially here. This can be a very challenging time even without the challenges you may face caring for a loved one with dementia. In this episode, Christy and I talk about Holiday Travel and dementia. We discuss whether it’s appropriate and many of the challenges you might face. Christy shares many tips and strategies to help you...

Duration: 00:32:24


020 The Importance of a Dementia Compassionate Culture with Dr. Daniel Potts

10/31/2017
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In this episode, Dr. Daniel Potts discusses his inspiration for being a dementia care advocate and how he helps others learn to have empathy and compassion for those living with dementia. Among other things, we discuss Bringing Art to Life, a collaboration between Dr. Potts’ Cognitive Dynamics foundation and the University of Alabama Honors College. This program unites students with persons with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. During an eight-week art therapy program, the honors...

Duration: 00:28:51


019 How to Maximize the Joy of Halloween in Dementia Care

10/24/2017
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This episode launches a new collaboration between The Alzheimer’s Podcast and The Dementia Sherpa. Starting today, and every other Tuesday, Christy Turner the founder of dementiasherpa.com will join me for a discussion to help empower you to be successful as you care for someone living with dementia. We’re calling this series, Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa. In this episode, Christy and I talk about Halloween and the things you can do to make this a great time for...

Duration: 00:28:29


018 Brian LeBlanc Talks About the Two Faces of Alzheimer's Disease

10/17/2017
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In this episode, I’m joined by Brian LeBlanc. In 2014, Brian was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease at the young age of 54. He is an international Dementia Advocate with a mission to advocate, educate, and spread awareness about Alzheimer's and other dementia related illnesses. In this episode, we talk about how people have misconceptions about what Alzheimer’s disease “looks” like. “You don’t look like you have Alzheimer’s.” And while the person may not look and act the...

Duration: 00:32:58


017 Laurie Scherrer Shares How She Lives Positively with Dementia

10/10/2017
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In this replay of my interview from August of 2015, I have a wonderful conversation with Laurie Scherrer where she talk about how she and her husband Roy work 1 day at a time to implement strategies which allow them to stay active and enjoy life. In August of 2013, Laurie was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s and Frontotemporal Dementia at the early age of 55. Laurie is an active dementia advocate and runs the website dementiadaze.com. She’s also staying physically and socially...

Duration: 00:35:56


016 A Conversation on How to Live Well with Alzheimer's Disease

10/3/2017
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In this replay of my interview with David Kramer from May of 2015, we discuss how David Lives Well with Alzheimer’s. He shares the strategies that he uses to help him maintain an active lifestyle as he fights back against dementia. After two years of extensive testing, David was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease at the young age of 56. Prior to his diagnosis, David was a physician for more than 30 years during which time he specialized in emergency medicine and was a...

Duration: 00:36:27


015 Learn How to Resolve Dementia Behaviors Without Medications

9/12/2017
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In this episode, I’m joined by Christy Turner the founder of dementiasherpa.com joins us for a conversation about resolving behaviors without medications. It’s all too common to hear caregivers talk about how their loved one acts and behaves differently than they would have in the past, and how they, the caregiver, are struggling to cope with these behavioral changes. From exiting the home when we don’t want them to, to becoming combative, the list of undesirable behaviors can be quite...

Duration: 00:32:02


014 Understanding Hospice Care and Shedding Light on the Myths

9/5/2017
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Joining me in this episode are the coauthors of Living with Dying, Jahnna (yaw-nah) Beecham and Katie Ortlip. If you’ve listened to my previous episodes, then you’ve heard me talk about maintaining a positive experience, and that means up until the end. But most of us are uncomfortable talking about death and because of that, I believe we aren’t well equipped to make this phase as comfortable and positive as possible. That’s why I’ve asked these ladies to join us for a conversation...

Duration: 00:31:03


013 How High Tech Can Empower the Alzheimer's Care Partnership

8/29/2017
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This episode discusses assistive technology with a focus on high-tech, and how this technology can help the Alzheimer’s care partners. Simply put, assistive technology is anything that makes completing a task simpler and safer for people with unique needs. Reading glasses, a lazy susan, a self driving car are examples of assistive technology. I’m and electronics engineer by degree and I spent about 20 years in the hi-tech industry. I’ve been a designer and a leader of teams developing...

Duration: 00:26:10


012 How to Create Better Connections in the Land of Dementia

8/22/2017
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In the Land of Dementia, sometimes it can be hard for us to connect with our loved ones while adding joy and creating loving memories together. To help us all better connect in the land of dementia and learn to enjoy “the moment,” I’ve asked author, speaker, and dementia advocate Deborah Shouse to join us. You’ll find Deborah’s writings in a variety of publications including The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Woman’s Day, and on her own site...

Duration: 00:30:00


011 An Introduction to Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Part 4

8/8/2017
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This is the final episode in my series which is based on my very popular Introduction to Alzheimer's disease course. Be sure to check out episodes 7, 9, and 10. In this episode, we continue on the path towards living well with dementia, and I'll be discussing: By educating yourself, getting support, and implementing strategies, it is possible to have a mostly positive experience and live well with dementia. Living Well with dementia is vital to delaying the progression of the disease,...

Duration: 00:22:24


010 An Introduction to Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Part 3

8/1/2017
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This episode is a continuation of my series which is based on my very popular and free Introduction to Alzheimer's disease course. In this episode, we start to move away from the basics and start paving the way towards empowering you with the ability to live well with Alzheimer's or another dementia in your life. Be sure to listen to episodes 7 and 9 to ensure you have a basic understanding of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. In those two episodes I discuss things such as the...

Duration: 00:21:13


009 An Introduction to Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Part 2

7/25/2017
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In this episode, I'm continue my Introduction to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia series to help you build a foundation of knowledge. In case you missed it, episode 7 kicks off this series. Here's what I'll be discuss during this episode: This episode completes the overview of the basics of Alzheimer's disease. Over the next couple of episodes, I'll start to dive deeper into topics such as testing, treatments, the psychological aspects of the disease, getting support, etc. Take care...

Duration: 00:18:45

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