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  • 01:00

    An Overview of Dementia and Five Important Care Tips for Caregivers.

    in Caregiving

    I have spent many years assisting hundreds of caregivers very much like you.  Caregivers, both professional and family members, frequently ask for the “right way” to respond to the many challenges they encounter.  While there is no one-size-fits-all magic formula, there are tried and true proven techniques to help guide you. This show we will be talking with caregivers who are living and caring for those with dementia, and we will be sharing with our listening audience five things to keep in mind when you are a caregiver for anyone with any cause of dementia.


    Learning and utilizing these five care approach techniques WILL empower you and make your situation more manageable.


    We want you to be our guest on Live With the Dementia Whisperer. Be sure and listen live, call in and share your dementia care journey sucesses and challenges with us. The guest call in number is (929)477-1393 - we look forward to talking with you live!

  • 01:01

    An Overview of Dementia and Five Important Care Tips Part II

    in Caregiving

    I have spent many years assisting hundreds of caregivers very much like you.  Caregivers, both professional and family members, frequently ask for the “right way” to respond to the many challenges they encounter.  While there is no one-size-fits-all magic formula, there are tried and true proven techniques to help guide you. This show we will be talking with caregivers who are living and caring for those with dementia, and we will be sharing with our listening audience five things to keep in mind when you are a caregiver for anyone with any cause of dementia.


    Learning and utilizing these five care approach techniques WILL empower you and make your situation more manageable.


    We want you to be our guest on Live With the Dementia Whisperer. Be sure and listen live, call in and share your dementia care journey sucesses and challenges with us. The guest call in number is (929)477-1393 - we look forward to talking with you live!


    And download the episode for ongoing training and support.

  • 01:02

    Live With the Dementia Whisperer

    in Caregiving

    New Dimensions in Dementia Care


    Common Myths About Dementia


    There are many myths surrounding dementia that can obscure our understanding of the issues facing our loved ones who suffer from one or more of the 70+ causes of dementia, such as the leading cause - Alzheimer’s Disease. Tune in to discover just what is true and what is not!


    And our guest will be talking about the importance of changing the dementia care culture of trying to traverse your dementia care journey and learning to the importance of  "building a team of care champions" and the essential reality of reaching out for help, support and encouragement- all focused on the approximately 16 million caregivers-family members and professionals who are caring for a loved one, client or resident with any cause of dementia.

  • 00:55

    Who is The Dementia Whisperer?

    in Caregiving

    It has been said that life is a journey. If this is an apt metaphor, then dementia and Alzheimer’s comprise a divergent road with twists and turns that make navigation incredibly difficult.  The signposts are unclear and the markers confusing.  We may take a certain path and think it is the right one, only to find that the path has changed.


     


    Laura Wayman, the Dementia Whisperer is a guide to help you navigate this divergent road.  Based in California, Laura is a gerontologist, trainer, advocate for, and best-selling author on dementia disorders and care protocols.  Her methods are unique, compelling, and highly successful. 


    Tune in to find out everything you wanted to know about dementia-but were afraid to ask.

  • 01:03

    Opening Your Eyes to The Dangers of Dementia and Denial

    in Caregiving

    Denial About Dementia is a Common Occurance


    From time to time, we're all in denial about various aspects of our life. It's how we cope — denial masks emotions of grief, loss, fear and uncertainty. 


    What causes denial? Many things: lack of communication, distance, self-preservation, fear of the unknown and uncertainty about the future. Denial, however, leads to the continuation of a downward spiral and makes the diagnosis of dementia even more traumatic and difficult to face.


    At first, denial at it's best can be a healthy defense against admitting that your loved one has dementia.


    Denial involves not acknowledging what you see or hear and/or unconsciously negating what you see or hear. Denial helps you block the more painful aspects of reality. However, if denial continues too long, then it can be life-threatening to you and your loved one.


    Denial about dementia at it's worst can mean the withholding of essential treatment or development of a helpful care plan going forward.


    When family caregivers are unrealistic about their loved one with dementia's level of functioning and care needs, they put their loved ones at risk.


    "When my dad developed dementia, my mom tried to deny it and I tried to fix it. We both failed"


    We see things changing and notice the person losing the ability to do what they once could. Often we're reluctant to step in and take over as it may feel like we're giving up on the person or crushing their independence.  


    Today we will be talking about how to maintain a realistic outlook on your loved one’s care, and thoughts on helping your other family members do the same. Tune in and listen to our guest this show, Theresa Haleen, Business Development Representative for Interim Healthcare and owner of Assisted Living Options for Seniors share her perspective on denial. 

  • 00:09

    The Voice of Lewy Body Dementia

    in Caregiving

    Welcome to SIlver Dawn Radio with your Hosts Tami Neumann & Cathy Braxton


    RAW ~ Real & Whilehearted Conversations


    This week we talk with Robert Bowles advocate and person with Lewy Body Dementia.  Join us as we take time to learn from Robert what it is like to live with Lewy Body both the challenges and the triumps.  Robert works daily to change the face of dementia by living life to it's fullest and sharing open and honest conversation.

  • 00:29

    Dementia Care and the Holidays

    in Caregiving

     


    Claire Day, our dementia care expert, shares tips to help manage dementia care during the holidays.

  • 01:59

    Times they are changing and alzheimers/dementia!

    in Spirituality

    We continue from last Friday’s short broadcasts. I do a special on Alzheimers/dementia and the prays I use to help release those who are captive by mind theft demons and witchcraft blocking/control demons. Julie updates what she has been dealing with concerning the war on Christians!

  • 00:59

    Meet Me Where I Am (dementia awareness) with Karen Doughtie

    in Spirituality

    Meet Me Where I Am (dementia awareness) with Karen Doughtie


    Meet Me Where I Am ~ An uplifting collection of creative expressions


    This book is a rich, unique tapestry created with threads of hope, humor, love, faith and compassion that will inspire others who give of themselves relentlessly in their role as caregivers. 


    Dementia care may, at times, seem to unravel the threads of family life as caregivers navigate this difficult journey. Meet Me Where I Am is a vision created by caregivers who conquered the summit. They decided to share the joy, humor, and wisdom that they gained through their personal ascent. 


    Karen Doughtie is Assistant Director at Memory Matters


    Karen is from Houston, Texas and have lived in the Lowcountry for over 35 years. She has been with Memory Matters since 2004 and and feels being there is so much more than a job, it is an important part of her life. Karen started as a Program Director and now serves as Assistant Director. She has been instrumental in creating two of their most exciting programs: Brain Boosters and Connections. What Karen loves about Memory Matters is that they set high standards where what we dream, we can realize.


    For more information visit: www.memory-matters.org

  • 01:01

    Coping with Caregiver Holiday Stress-How to Make it Through the "Holi-DAZE"

    in Caregiving

    While the holidays are a joyful time for many, they can be extemely stressful for caregivers providing dementia care, as well as those diagnosed with any cause of dementia. This week The Dementia Whisperer and her guest discuss some of the challenges you may be facing as a caregiver with the holidays fast approaching, as well as tips on how to make it through the "Holi-DAZE".  And to assist with this essential topic and conversation, Laura Wayman, The Dementia Whisperer and co-host Scott Cluthe with be joined by their guest this episode, Ms. Alicia Murray.  Ms. Murray is a contributing author for The Dementia Whisperers best selling book-A Loving Approach to Dementia Care, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Ms. Murray is also a professional working in the dementia care field as a dementia trainer/expert, but even more importantly, she is Ms. Wayman's daughter!  Be sure to tune in and hear this amazing mother/daughter team share vital information about their own dementia care journey and tried and true suggestions to help support and inspire you to make it through the most stressful time of the year for the already beleaguered family and professional dementia care providers.


    We look forward to you calling in as this is a live show and we want to hear from you, or download this episode later to listen at your convenience.   

  • 01:00

    Overcome Dementia | K8377

    in Parents

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