The Alzheimer’s Podcast:
Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa
Welcome to Episode 75 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.
We know that being a dementia care partner can be frustrating and stressful at times. Sometimes there’s so much going on all at once, and it feels so overwhelming, that you can start asking yourself, “What if I’m getting dementia, too?” And that thought causes even more stress!
In this episode of Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa, Christy and I discuss how to figure out what’s really going on for you (because it’s probably *not* dementia), the simple changes you can make to start feeling better (and the key to even being able to make changes), and we look at a couple of real-life case studies from Christy’s experience.
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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.
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- Christy’s articles on TinT:
Please feel free to ask questions or leave a comment below:
Dr Jane M Mullins says
I am a Dementia Nurse Consultant and my PhD explores multi sensory ways of communicating with people living with the condition. The Suitcase of Memories has helped couples reconnect and communciate and can help families too. I have written Finding the Light in Dementia, a Guide for Families, Friends and Caregivers informed by listening to people in memory clinics, care homes and hospital. I would love to contribute to your wonderful resource and look forward to hearing from you.
Mike Good says
Please reach out to Christy at https://dementiasherpa.com/