The Alzheimer’s Podcast:
Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa
Hello and Welcome to Episode 35 of The Alzheimer’s Podcast
I’m Mike Good of Together in This.
Thank you for listening to this 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 handful of topics in dementia care that most of us don’t want to think about, let alone discuss until something happens. But ignoring these topics and being unprepared doesn’t help anyone and typically results in negative outcomes.
In this episode, Christy Turner and I discuss sexual relationships in long-term care settings when an individual has dementia. She will discuss her experiences from when she ran memory care communities, and she will cover the 5 C’s of sex in long-term care settings.
I am pleased to say that Christy Turner, the Dementia Sherpa, is a regular guest here on The Alzheimer’s Podcast. She provides a level of knowledge, empathy, and compassion that I believe you will find very helpful.
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.
If you enjoy this episode, have a comment or question, please feel free to leave a comment below, and don’t forget to subscribe (buttons above) so you don’t miss an upcoming episode!
Be sure to visit Christy’s website at dementiasherpa.com.
I hope you enjoy this episode.
- TinT resources:
- So Your Loved One has a New Sweetheart at Memory Care – episode 30 on The Alzheimer’s Podcast
- Christy’s articles on TinT:
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