The Alzheimer’s Podcast:
Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa
Welcome to Episode 68 of The Alzheimer’s Podcast – Your #1 source for practical tips and insights.
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 unnecessary medications, and make your time together with those you care for, the best it can be.
When you are considering moving a loved one with dementia into long-term care, it’s likely you have many, many questions about what it will be like for your loved one and for your family.
You’ve got hope that’s shrouded in mystery, maybe false beliefs and misconceptions that are engulfing you in fear of the unknown.
Not all dementia care communities are alike – some are great while others are less than stellar. But how do you cut through the sales pitch and determine if a community is right for your family?
In this episode of Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa, Christy Turner, who has been a Memory Care director, will share her insider knowledge with you to help you get the facts you need to make the best decisions possible.
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Christy Turner, the Dementia Sherpa, is a regular guest here on The Alzheimer’s Podcast.
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 17 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. You can learn more about Christy through her website at https://dementiasherpa.com/about-us/.
If you enjoy the episode and/or have questions, please leave a comment below.
- TinT resources:
- 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?
- 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
- EP46: Is Memory Care Inevitable or Can You Do Things to Avoid It?
- Christy’s resource:
- Christy’s articles on TinT:
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