The Alzheimer’s Podcast:
A Conversation with Deborah Shouse
Hello, and welcome to episode 12 of The Alzheimer’s Podcast.
I’m Mike Good of Together in This.
Welcome back for another podcast where my goal is always 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.
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I’m really excited for today’s show because I have another special guest joining us to share their expertise with you.
In the Land of Dementia, as my guest refers to it, 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 dementiajourney.org
And Deborah has been featured in many anthologies (a collection of l literary pieces), including more than four-dozen Chicken Soup books.
Deborah and her partner Ron Zoglin raised more than $80,000 for Alzheimer’s programs by donating all proceeds from her initially self-published book, Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey, to dementia-based non-profits.
Deborah’s newest book, Connecting in the Land of Dementia: Creative Activities to Explore Together, features dozens of experts in the field of creativity and dementia.
These innovators share ideas that engage the creative spirit so care partners and people living with dementia can continue to experience meaningful moments of connecting.
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And I can’t wait to talk with you in episode 13, where I’ll discuss assistive technology and the role it plays in dementia care.
- TinT Article: Is Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s Enriched or Just Pacified?
- TinT Article: Enrichment for Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease
- Deborah’s Article on DementiaJourney.org: Planting Seeds and Growing Engagement
- Anne Basting’s Site: Time Slips
- Watercolor Supplies in the Together in This Store: Watercolors
- Deborah’s Article on DementiaJourney.org: Therapeutic Puppetry: The Best Rx is Smiles
- General Article: The Magic of Puppetry in Dementia Care
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