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  • 01:02

    Building a "Dementia-Friendly Community"

    in Caregiving

    Building a Dementia-Friendly Community


    Join us this week for a ground-breaking discussion on how dementia is effecting our communities, our country and our world and how we as individuals can step forward and become the pioneering hub for solutions and change as the silent epidemic of dementia continues to expand. 


    This week our esteemed guest is Mr. Cary Rotter, Owner of Comfort Keepers in Memphis, TN, and one of the most savvy senior care professionals and politically aware business owners I have had the honor of working with.


    Building Dementia Friendly Communities should become a worldwide priority and must include a deeper understanding of this horrific medical condition from the perspective of those affected by dementia as well as the professional/family caregiver and the entire community. We will explore the barriers that people face in their community, how they and their caregivers would like to be engaged locally and the support/education everyone needs to empower them to do so. 


    We will be discussing how each community and is unique -from those residing in their own home to those in assisted living/memory care/skilled nursing, etc…all the way to promoting awareness of dementia in all shops, businesses and services so all owners, operators and staff demonstrate understanding and know how to recognize and assist in managing symptoms.


    You will not want to miss this critical episode aiming to provide guidance to areas looking to become dementia-friendly and to provide additional support for those already living with or caring for dementia to making our local communities and the world “dementia-friendly”.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 00:55

    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.

  • 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.

  • 00:57

    Episode 1210: Research to Tactics

    in Training

    This radio show will discuss all of the research conducted with the fire service by the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute.  Guests from fire departments that have served on the technical panels of the research will share their perspectives and how they have incorporated the results into their departments.

    Host Steve Kerber is the Director of the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute. He has led fire service research and education in the areas of ventilation, structural collapse, and fire dynamics. A 13-year veteran of the fire service, with most of his service at the College Park Fire Department in Prince George's County Maryland where he served at ranks up through Deputy Chief.  He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Fire Engineering and the Fire Department Instructors Conference.  Steve has also been appointed to the rank of Honorary Battalion Chief by the FDNY.


     


    Sponsored by Rite Rescue Systems - http://riterescuesystems.com/  - A Rapid Intervention Rescue Device Like No Other

  • 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.

  • 00:33

    Join Our Pink CruiseAid - for Breast Cancer Research

    in Travel

    Cancer continues to touch and take the life of so many people dear to us that Travel Talk decided to do something about it. We have joined the fight against breast cancer!


    The statitics are startling. 



    1 in 8 Women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime
    Every 2 minutes, one case of breast cancer is diagnosed
    Every 13 minutes a person loses their fight to breast cancer


    On October 23, 2016 - the Travel Talk hosts embark on #PinkCruiseAid Maiden Voyage - we are cruising to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. We are looking for other Warriors in Pink to celebrate and honor. If you would like more information visit Philanthropy Cruise on Facebook.


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  • 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