The Alzheimer’s Podcast:
Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa
Hello I’m Mike Good of Together in This.
Welcome to Episode 46 of The Alzheimer’s Podcast – Your #1 source for practical tips and insights.
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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For the last 3 or 4 episodes, Christy Turner and I have been discussing various aspects of memory care such as understanding if it’s time for memory care, how to find memory care, and just what is memory care.
Now in this episode, Christy, who has run award-winning memory care communities in assisted living and skilled nursing levels of care, and I discuss how to avoid memory care.
That’s right – moving a loved one into memory care isn’t inevitable outcome of dementia. There are things you can do to keep your loved one at home throughout the course of the disease.
Christy 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 1,200 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:
- How to Create Patient Care Plan for Improved Caregiving
- 3 Places to Get Caregiver Support
- Understanding Alzheimer’s Related Sleep Issues
- EP43: Is it Time for Memory Care and How Do You Find the Right Place?
- EP44: What Is Memory Care and What to Look For In a Memory Care Community?
- EP45: How to Make a Successful Move into a Memory Care Community
- Christy’s articles on TinT:
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