The Alzheimer’s Podcast:
Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa
Hello and welcome to Episode 44 of The Alzheimer’s Podcast – I’m Mike Good of Together in This.
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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In the last episode, we discussed Is it Time for Memory Care and How Do You Find the Right Place?
In this episode of Navigating Rough Terrain with The Dementia Sherpa, Christy Turner and I continue our conversation on memory care by discussing what is memory care and what should you look for in a quality memory care community?
When I first started learning about Alzheimer’s and dementia, my vision of what memory care is was very distorted from reality. And after researching for this episode and scanning some forums on the internet, I can see that there are a lot of misconceptions out there regarding what memory care is and isn’t.
Christy has run award-winning memory care communities in assisted living and skilled nursing levels of care. Using her expert knowledge she explains what memory care is and what you should look for when you are trying to find the right memory care for your loved one.
She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Dementia Care Unit Manager, and Cognitive Stimulation Instructor.
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.
- TinT resources:
- Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care: Explained
- 10 Tips for Effective Communication with the Long-Term Care Team
- EP43: Is it Time for Memory Care and How Do You Find the Right Place?
- EP45: How to Make a Successful Move into a Memory Care Community
- EP46: Is Memory Care Inevitable or Can You Do Things to Avoid It?
- Christy’s resources:
- Christy’s articles on TinT:
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