The Alzheimer’s Podcast:
Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa
Hello, and welcome to episode 23 of The Alzheimer’s Podcast.
I’m Mike Good of Together in This.
Thank you for joining me for another podcast where my goal is always to empower you to maintain a positive experience, reduce and eliminate the need for medications, and make your time together with those you care for, the best it can be.
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Today I’m joined by Christy Turner, the Dementia Sherpa, for another episode of Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa.
Christy 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 make the preparation as well as eating and drinking a positive experience both socially and nutritionally.
During this episode, Christy shares several tips and strategies to help you and your family have a positive time together.
In case you’re new, Christy joins me every other Tuesday for a discussion to help empower you to be successful as you care for someone living with dementia.
She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Dementia Care Unit Manager, and Cognitive Stimulation Instructor. She has run award-winning memory care communities in assisted living and skilled nursing levels of care.
Using her 16 years of experience in working with over 1,100 people living with dementia and their families, she’s developed a system that helps families move from crisis management to confidence.
- Christy’s Holiday Guide: DementiaSherpa.com/holidays
- TinT Article – Mealtime Importance in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
- TinT Article – Appearance Matters (with link to Draprons)
- TinT Resource Page – Tips to Improve Eating When Someone Has Alzheimer’s
- Christy’s articles on TinT:
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