The Alzheimer’s Podcast:
Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa
Hello and Welcome to Episode 30 of The Alzheimer’s Podcast
I’m Mike Good of Together in This.
And 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, & make your time together with those you care for, the best it can be.
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In this episode, Christy Turner, the Dementia Sherpa, and I help you better understand what it really means when your loved one develops an intimate relationship with another resident.
We all yearn for companionship and a feeling of love and belonging. When people live in close proximity to one another, such as a memory care community, relationships are bound to occur.
Couple this with the confusion that comes with having dementia, and you may find your loved one holding hands or sharing some popcorn with another person.
As a memory care director, Christy has seen this happen numerous times, and what she shares in this episode may surprise you – it did me.
In case you’re new, Christy Turner, the Dementia Sherpa, joins regularly 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.
I hope you enjoy the episode.
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