February 23rd, 2018 4pm PST
Welcome to Live With the Dementia Whisperer, with Laura Wayman and co-host Scott Cluthe, where we explore all aspects of dementia, what dementia is and discuss how to better manage caring for a loved one, resident, client or patient who has any cause of dementia.
One of the most painful facts about most of the causes of dementia, including the leading cause-Alzheimer’s-is that they are progressive and terminal. When we as caregivers experience a tragedy, such as learning our loved on has a progressive and terminal cause of dementia, grief will inevitably follow. As we care for that person, we will experience grief in multiple ways. In my book, A Loving Approach to Dementia Care, I share perceptions and approaches to help the caregiver whom is experiencing and processing grief. The show today, however, will be talking about the individual who has advanced dementia symptoms and at the end of their life, teaching us that the death story is just as different as the birth story, and it is necessary to customize and honor these differences, just as we must do throughout the entire dementia care journey.
Today we have a very special guest , Heather Lynn McGuire, who is a “Soul Midwife” . ( www.yourmidwifeattheendoflifecom ) She will be sharing a very different perspective-that of how she supports the dying and their families in achieving a peaceful and dignified death. Just like the Dementia Whisperer brings comfort, sweetness and wisdom to the dementia care journey, Heather brings the same to the bedside of those at the end of life. Many of Heather’s experiences she will be sharing are those who passed away from a cause of dementia, and families she helped along the way.
Call in today and join us in discussing this interesting topic. The call in line is 1-929-477-1393-we look forward to hearing from you!