The Alzheimer’s Podcast:
Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa
Welcome to Episode 76 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 we think of dementia, we usually focus on memory loss, confusion, and the need to make sure our person stays safe.
We may overlook more subtle changes in our person, like an increased need for time to process information and more explanation about people and situations that used to be familiar.
The net result is they can start feeling like they don’t belong in a situation, they’re being ignored, and worse, they just don’t matter anymore.
In this episode of Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa, Christy and I discuss how those feelings can lead to a change in usual mood, plus little tweaks with big impact care partners can make to ensure your person feels included and valued.
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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/.
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