The Alzheimer’s Podcast:
Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa
Hello and Welcome to Episode 33 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, & make your time together with those you care for, the best it can be.
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There are a lot of negative and unfair beliefs about Alzheimer’s disease and the people who are living with the disease.
Negative labels and pejorative terms are damaging to the care provided and contribute to approaches to care that focus on weakness rather than strength, illness rather than wellness, and victims rather than individuals.
One of the biggest misconceptions is that life is over once a person has been diagnosed. But it’s not. In fact, individuals with dementia and their families can and are living enriched lives with the disease.
Today we have another episode of Navigating Rough Terrain with The Dementia Sherpa. Christy Turner, the Dementia Sherpa, and I will be discussing societal attitudes about dementia
Christy joins me 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.
Be sure to visit Christy’s website at dementiasherpa.com.
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I hope you enjoy this episode.
- TinT resources:
- Alzheimer Society Resource:
- Christy’s articles on working with care staff:
- Christy’s articles on TinT:
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