The Alzheimer’s Podcast:
Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa
Hello I’m Mike Good of Together in This.
Welcome to Episode 42 of The Alzheimer’s Podcast where my goal is always to empower you and your family 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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This episode officially marks the 1 year anniversary of The Alzheimer’s Podcast– Whoo hoo. Thanks to all of you for making it a success, and a special shout out to Christy Turner who has helped make this show the success it is by bringing her expertise to the show on a weekly basis.
In this episode, Christy and I discuss how to know what your deal breaker is as a care partner to someone living with dementia. And what we mean by that is that you need to understand and accept your limitations so that you know when it’s time to seek professional help or a move to memory care.
In Christy’s article, How Do You Just “Figure It Out” When It Comes To Memory Care?, she recommends that care partners know their deal breaker for when to consider memory care for their loved one.
Listen to this episode to learn what she means by “deal breaker,” why it’s important to know, and examples from the five general areas deal-breakers fall into including:
Christy 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.
I hope you enjoy this episode.
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