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Today’s show will feature the authors of “Creative Connections™ in Dementia Care: Engaging Activities to Enhance Communication. Jennifer Brush has been working for over 20 years to change the face of dementia care in hospitals, assisted living communities, nursing homes and home care. Rev. Katie Norris is a Unitarian Universalist community minister and co-founder, with her father, of the Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation for Brain Health.
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Join me in welcoming Ellen Belk as my guest on Conversations In Care. Ellen Belk is the founder of Keep In Mind, Inc. and specializes in Holistic Dementia Care Solutions for both family and professional care partners. Today we will be talking about how One Size Does NOT Fit All in dementia care, and the other dementias that we are seeing more of in the news.
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Caregiving for a parent with Alzheimer's or Dementia is quickly becoming the defining characteristic of Boomers. There are tens of thousand of adult children providing care for a parent with this terrible disease. Those of you that have been doing it for a while know how overwhelming it can be.
Dementia Care Secrets is an audience defined program, where caregivers can hear from a Gerontologist who specializes in Alzheimer's and dementia care. Hiring a geriatric are manager costs around $350 an hour. But you can avail yourself of Mr. Vanderhider's expertise for FREE!
Come and listen to hear if people have your same issues, or ask your specific questions via a toll free line.
Alzheimer's care starts out innocently enough, but will demand more and more from you over time. Here's a short road map to help plan your best route. Are you already providing care for a parent or relative? This is an illness that will test your limits... it will stay one step ahead of you. Every time you think you finally have a problem behavior under control, the next dramatic change will knock you off balance. So take 15 minutes and I will give you the best overview of what to expect...and use it to make a back-up plan. I guarantee you will hear some stuff that is completely new.
Managing the diffcult dementia behaviors can be a 24/7 job without a break. It also can be a job that you feel like you're managing alone. What happens when the behaviors become too much? What can you do to ensure you and your caree stay safe?
Claire Day, our dementia care expert, joins Denise today to talk about managing a dementia care crisis.
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