The Alzheimer’s Podcast:
Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa
Welcome to Episode 70 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.
Prior to last week’s conversation on gratitude, Christy and I discussed some of the misunderstandings about long-term care in episode 68: Reality vs. Promises: Discerning the Differences in Long-term Care
In this episode, we continue that conversation with a discussion on things that often surprise families when they move a loved one into a long-term care community. Don’t forget, we have insider information because Christy has run award-winning memory care communities in assisted living and skilled nursing levels of care.
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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:
- What are the Emotions of Alzheimer’s Disease?
- 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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