This show is for anyone who is caring for a person with any cause of dementia-we want to help you survive the upcoming "Holi-Daze"`...
Welcome to our special Live With The Dementia Whisperer radio show with Laura Wayman, The Dementia Whisperer, Scott Cluthe, my amazing co-host, and our guest today, Judi Greenan. Judi is a dear friend, a past and present caregiver and one of my personal hero's. She is the perfect person to share her dementia journey, specific to the many years she cared for her husband whom had Parkinson's disease. Today Judi will be sharing how the holiday traditions had to change as the disease progressed, and how her grief progressed, too, right up to this years special holiday "transition". Tune in today and hear her couragous story!
Over 5.2 million people in the US now have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. We all benefit from sharing the holidays with someone we care about. The smells, the sounds, and the sights can bring back happy memories. People with dementia should have this opportunity too. Today we will be discussing ideas that will ensure you and your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia a pleasurable holiday season.
Some of these ideas we will be discussing in detail include gifts or strategies such as...
The gift of yourself is one of the best gifts you can give, so spend time together.
Decorating for Christmas
Singing favorite/familiar Christmas carols
Praying with them:
Carrying on simplified family traditions
Eating/preparing a traditional meal or foods together
These are only a few suggestions, Call in and share your successful holiday strategies-or share your holiday concerns.
Call in live-1-929-477-1393 or download and listen at your convenience. We look forward to sharing your dementia journey!