The Alzheimer’s Podcast:
Helping Your Family Live Well
I couldn’t be more excited to have you here for the launch of this podcast, where my goal will be to empower you to maintain a positive experience, reduce and eliminate the need for medications, & make your time together with those you care for, the best it can be.
Overall, I want to help you and your family Live Well, or the best you can, with Alzheimer’s or other dementia in your life.
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In this inaugural episode, I discuss what it means and takes to Live Well with Alzheimer’s. This information is derived from one of my signature presentations that I’ve given multiple times in my own community.
I’ve also been involved with individuals with dementia and their caregivers for several years now, and I’ve seen and heard what works and what doesn’t.When you ask people what living well means to them, you will get an array of answers.
For some, it’s about being happy; for others, it’s about their health.But for the family faced with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, it also takes on a whole new meaning – because living well is also vital to protecting the health and well-being of both care partners (the person with dementia and you the caregiver).
The emotional roller coaster leaves the station the first time something is considered to be wrong.
The ability to make decisions is important to a person’s individualism.
There is a lot of ignorance and misunderstanding about Alzheimer’s in our society. Because of this, families dealing with dementia often stay in the closet.
We all want an easy solution, so we hope that we can protect our brain by simply doing more crossword puzzles or playing some Sudoku. But, it’s much more complex than that.
Following good dietary guidelines are just as important and should a heart-healthy diet and a rainbow or fruits and vegetables.
All our lives we’ve been told about exercise guidelines. Sound health is dependent upon the functioning and interaction of our neurophysiologic systems.
We spend the vast majority of our lives in our homes, yet the most families dealing with Alzheimer’s do very little to make their home Alzheimer’s friendly.
While we tend to think of spiritual as religion, it can be any kind of meaningful activity or blissful experience.
Interviews of People Living Well with Dementia
Article on the Emotional Effects of Caregiving
Nutrition and Mealtime Importance
Resource Page for Creating a Dementia Friendly Home
Together in This 8-Week Online Course: Adapting Your Home for Dementia