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Life on Repeat: A Dementia Caregiver Podcast

Life on Repeat is a podcast for those caring for someone with dementia. Join Laura Vaillancourt, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Geriatric Mental Health Specialist and Eldercare Coach as she explores helpful caregiving tips, practical resources and most importantly, how to care for yourself through this journey.

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Transforming Personal Struggle Into Community Support with Martha Ranon
In this heartfelt episode of 'Life on Repeat', host Laura Vaillancourt welcomes Martha Ranon, the Executive Vice President of Southern Caregiver Resource Center, based in San Diego. Martha shares her personal journey from caring for her great aunt, who was living with dementia, to her role in supporting other caregivers through her work. The conversation delves into the challenges and intricacies of caregiving, highlighting the importance of community support, self-care, and accessible resources. Martha discusses the unique services her organization provides, from support groups to educational programs, all aimed at aiding caregivers of those with cognitive impairments or the elderly needing assistance. The episode not only provides insight into the valuable work of the Southern Caregiver Resource Center but also offers practical advice and encouragement for caregivers navigating their roles. With listeners from 52 countries tuning in, this episode is a beacon of hope and a source of vital information for caregivers worldwide.You can find out more about the Southern Caregiver Resource Center here: https://www.caregivercenter.org/FOLLOW THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: @lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: facebook.com/LifeonrepeatpodcastPodcast Website: lifeonrepeatpodcast.comPodcast Email: hello@lifeonrepeatpodcast.comProfessional Service Website: eldercarecounselor.comRATE & SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported, and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise, and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/listen
37:56 3/18/24
The Dementia Connection Model with Dr Jennifer Stelter
The Dementia Connection Model: Non-Pharmacological Tools for Better Dementia CareLicensed Mental Health Counselor Laura Vaillancourt talks to Clinical Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Stelter, who co-owns the Dementia Connection Institute. Dr. Stelter has created the Dementia Connection Model, aiming to improve dementia care through non-pharmacologic interventions. Dr. Stelter discusses how she linked theoretical concepts, such as retrogenesis theory, to practical treatments like sensory stimulation for dementia patients, revealing the impact of these methods on their moods and behavior. Dr. Stelter's model applies to all caregivers, both professional and family, and involves evaluating dementia patients' needs based on their developmental age, not their chronological age. The results are impactful and long-term, incorporating these methods into daily routines as a 'prescription' for dementia care. Check out Dr. Stelter's book, 'The Busy Caregiver's Guide to Advanced Alzheimer's Disease', which details very helpful information and great insights related to caregiving. Learn more about the Dementia Connection Model and Dr Stelter's work in the world of dementia care.00:00 Introduction and Guest Presentation01:23 Dr. Jennifer Stelter's Journey into Dementia Care04:19 Introduction to the Dementia Connection Model04:43 The Development and Pillars of the Dementia Connection Model09:15 The Impact of Sensory Stimulation in Dementia Care12:41 The Cognitive Behavioral Theory in Dementia Care16:34 Practical Implementation of the Dementia Connection Model21:15 The Power of Contrast in Food Presentation21:34 The Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet for Dementia Patients22:18 Impressive Results from the Three-Month Implementation22:36 The Impact of the Study on Dementia Care Assisted Living23:07 The Financial Benefits of the Study25:08 The Role of the Book in Spreading the Knowledge26:53 The Importance of Creativity in Dementia Care29:59 The Concept of Prescriptive Engagement36:46 The Future of Dementia Care and the Dementia Connection Institute39:18 Final Thoughts and Encouragement39:42 Closing Remarks and Contact InformationFOLLOW THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: @lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: facebook.com/LifeonrepeatpodcastPodcast Website: lifeonrepeatpodcast.comPodcast Email: hello@lifeonrepeatpodcast.comProfessional Service Website: eldercarecounselor.comRATE & SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported, and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise, and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).
40:37 2/2/24
Maintaining Your Cool During Family Conflict with Kimberly Best
Laura and Kimberly explore the world of transformative mediation with family members who are caring for older adults. Kimberly has some fantastic tips on maintaining your calm in the midst of family chaos. You will love this discussion!Here are some interesting points from our discussion:-Factors that might contribute to caregiving conflict-Helpful tips for handling conflict with family members-How professional mediation can be helpful for familiesKimberly Best is a trained Family Mediator and owns Best Conflict Solutions focusing on collaborative problem-solving in healthcare, small business mediation, and conflict management, organizational conflict, elder mediation, family and relationship mediation, dialogue facilitation, and conflict coaching. She spent the first season of her career as a Registered Nurse in intensive care, trauma, and emergency medicine, where she cared for people in extreme need and gained valuable experience in the medical system.You can find more about Kimberly Best and her work here:Website: CBest Conflict Solutions: Meditation & Conflict ConsultingLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/kimberlybestmediatorFacebook: rBest Conflict SolutionsInstagram: eKimberly Best (@kimberly_a_best)Twitter: akimberly_a_bestFOLLOW THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: @lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: facebook.com/LifeonrepeatpodcastPodcast Website: lifeonrepeatpodcast.comPodcast Email: hello@lifeonrepeatpodcast.comProfessional Service Website: eldercarecounselor.comRATE & SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported, and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise, and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/listen
40:46 12/12/22
Finding the Right Words with Cindy Weinstein
Join us as we talk with Cindy Weinstein, author and English professor, about her experience with her father's Alzheimer's diagnosis, as a distant caregiver and her new book. Cindy's goal in writing her book, Finding the Right Words, was to equip readers with knowledge by sharing terms, basic neurology, graphs and images weaved throughout her story of her family's journey with her father's diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease.In this episode, we talk about:Cindy's inside view into neurology and dementia as a student Depression and dementiaThe importance of supporting family caregiversThe importance of sharing your story with your doctor or neurologistHow she forgot that her father was dying as her life adjusted to being a distance caregiverCindy Weinstein is the Eli and Edythe Broad Professor of English at California Institute of Technology. She has written several books on U.S. Literature and most recently wrote Finding the Right Words, a Story of Literature, Grief and the Brain. You can find out more about Cindy's book here: Finding the Right WordsCindy's account on Mastodon: @CindyWeinstein@zirk.usFOLLOW THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: @lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: facebook.com/LifeonrepeatpodcastPodcast Website: lifeonrepeatpodcast.comPodcast Email: hello@lifeonrepeatpodcast.comProfessional Service Website: eldercarecounselor.comRATE & SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported, and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise, and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/listen
48:31 11/14/22
Confessions of a Reluctant Caregiver with Gretchen Staebler
You'll love this episode with Laura and Gretchen as we talk about Gretchen's experience caring for her mother.Gretchen left her job and friends on the East Coast in 2012 and returned to her childhood home on the West Coast to companion her 96 year old mother from whom she had been 'comfortably distanced' for 36 years. Her degree in counseling didn't help with this gig! Gretchen is the author of Mother Lode: Confessions of a Reluctant Caregiver.We discuss what helped Gretchen remain sane:Maintaining her old habits/tapping into her old selfHer weekly writing group: "writing saved me"YogaListing 5 things she is grateful for dailyKeeping a list of what happened, what she did about it and the outcomeGretchen has a fabulous website with pages I had fun exploring such as recipes, reading lists, and an encouragement page: gretchenstaebler.comShe is also known for her amazing blog and welcomes your stories, too: https://gretchenstaebler.com/blogFOLLOW THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: @lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: facebook.com/LifeonrepeatpodcastPodcast Website: lifeonrepeatpodcast.comPodcast Email: hello@lifeonrepeatpodcast.comProfessional Service Website: eldercarecounselor.comRATE & SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported, and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise, and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/listen
35:24 10/31/22
How a Speech Language Pathologist Can Lighten the Load of Caregiving with Adria Thompson
You will love this episode with the amazing Adria Thompson! I was so excited to interview her, as she has a wealth of knowledge and experience in getting creative with challenging situations that caregivers face. Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) do so much more than assist with swallowing and speaking. I personally follow her Instagram account and learn so much! In this episode, we explore:The differences between Physical, Occupational, and Speech TherapistsAddressing behavior challenges with dementiaHow to access SLP services and how to get a referral3 areas of expertise an SLP provides:Communication: comprehension and body languageCognition: thinking skills, problem-solving, organizing thoughtsSwallowing: safety in oral, feeding, and swallowing skillsIf you care for someone with dementia, you know these three areas can present challenges in providing quality care.Adria is deeply passionate about the large and ever-growing population of people with dementia in this world. She has the experience, creativity, and heart to help solve the most challenging problems.Adria is a Licensed Speech Language Pathologist, Dementia Consultant, Certified Dementia Practitioner®️, and Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional®️ You can find out more about Adria and her services on her website: belightcare.comFollow Adria on social media for creative caregiving tipsInstagram: @belightcareFacebook: @belightcareconsultingTikTok: @belightcareFOLLOW THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: @lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: facebook.com/LifeonrepeatpodcastPodcast Website: lifeonrepeatpodcast.comPodcast Email: hello@lifeonrepeatpodcast.comProfessional Service Website: eldercarecounselor.comSUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported, and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise, and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).
45:02 10/12/22
Learn to Love Your Sleep with Dr Kim Dwyer
What do humans beings spend more time doing than anything else? Sleep! Dr. Kim was so kind to share about all things sleep with us in this episode. Caregivers often struggle with sleep whether it is due to increased stress, worry or needing to be awake and alert to care for loved ones. Did you know that what you do in the morning has a direct impact on the quality of your sleep that night? Or that being up for 19 hours will impair you at the equivalency of being intoxicated?We learn about:The ramifications of not getting good sleepWhy total sleep is not the same as quality of sleepWhat good sleep hygiene looks likeNew science about sleepWhy we are poor historians of our sleepSleep aids and sleep supplementsCreative ways of addressing insomniaDr. Kimberley Dwyer is a clinical psychologist, author and business coach. She has over two decades of experience working with adults, teens and children, and excels at the treatment of anxiety, stress and managing transitional times. Her most recent book release fore adults, Mindful Mondays: Transforming the Everyday to Claim Calm and Reduce Stress, supports people with everyday strategies for mindfulness during daily living. Learn more about Dr. Kim Dwyer at www.drkimdwyer.com. Dr. Kim wrote a great article about sleep here: A Good Night's SleepDr. Kim also recommends checking out: Why we Sleep, a book by Matthew WalkerNational Sleep Foundation.org and their Sleep DiaryCBT-I, Cognitive Behavior Therapy for InsomniaFOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: @lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: facebook.com/LifeonrepeatpodcastPodcast Website: lifeonrepeatpodcast.comPodcast Email: hello@lifeonrepeatpodcast.comProfessional Service Website: eldercarecounselor.comSUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported, and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise, and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).
46:36 9/12/22
A Mile at a Time: It's All Good Training with Travis and Mark Macy
This is a special episode with two participants, father and son, of the Amazon Original World's Toughest Race: Eco Challenge Fiji. Mark and Travis Macy have life-long experience training and participating in Eco-Challenges all over the world and are intimately familiar with uncertainty and resiliency. You will appreciate hearing their perspective on Mark's Alzheimer's diagnosis and how their family is moving through this together. Mark talks openly about the importance of not hiding his diagnosis and the value in talking and sharing about it. The cross-over of skills needed to master surviving challenging environments while pushing ones body/mind/spirit to its limits and navigating life with Alzheimer's are not to be lost on their journey. Some advice:Make it a team thingStay engagedGo as fast as we can and as slow as we mustTravis and Mark are co-authors of the upcoming book: A Mile at a Time, which is about the experience of the Eco-Challenge race and of the bond Mark and Travis share. The book releases on March 14, 2023 and is available for pre-order now wherever books are sold:IndieboundAmazonB&N.com You can learn more and follow Travis here:Facebook: @travis.macy.7Twitter: @TravisMacyInsta: @travismacywww.travismacy.comwww.amileatatimebook.comwww.thetravismacyshow.com Follow Mark here:Instagram:  @mmacy146Facebook: @mark.macy.5283And check out Imagine Publishing:Twitter: @Imagine_CBInsta: @Imagine_cbFacebook: @ImaginePublishing FOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: @lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: facebook.com/LifeonrepeatpodcastPodcast Website: lifeonrepeatpodcast.comPodcast Email: hello@lifeonrepeatpodcast.comProfessional Service Website: eldercarecounselor.comSUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported, and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may
50:26 8/22/22
Loving Your Caregiving Life with Charlotte Bayala
Is it possible to love your life as a caregiver? Many caregivers do not have a choice in their role as a caregiver and can sometimes feel as if they are failing no matter how hard they try to control, fix things, or prevent a crisis. Charlotte Bayala shares that in crisis, we have an opportunity to tap into the deep parts of ourselves that can teach us self-love and how to listen to our inner-knowing. We discuss:Why it is so hard to make yourself a priorityEasy, accessible and actionable ways to focus on your own care each dayThat you can find ways to enjoy your life in spite of caregivingCharlotte Bayala is the creator of the Love Your Caregiving Podcast and the Caregiving Confidential Magazine. She is a Youga and Meditation teacher, Caregiver Coach and is a caregiver for her husband since 2013.You can find out more about Charlotte on her website where you can download a free issue of Caregiving Confessions and find her podcast episodes: LoveYourCaregivingLife.comCharlotte can also be found on social media: @loveyourcaregivinglifeFOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: @lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: facebook.com/LifeonrepeatpodcastPodcast Website: lifeonrepeatpodcast.comPodcast Email: hello@lifeonrepeatpodcast.comProfessional Service Website: eldercarecounselor.comSUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported, and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise, and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/listen
44:12 8/8/22
Tapping Into Inner Wisdom using SoulCollage® with Jennifer Wolfe-Hagstrom
What is SoulCollage® and how can it be used to help burnout and compassion fatigue with caregivers? Jennifer Wolfe-Hagstrom joins us to talk about how this modality can help people process, honor and connect with all parts of themselves and their greater community. In this episode, we talk about:The process of SoulCollage®How SoulCollage® taps into inner wisdom and intuitionThe variety of ways to use SoulCollage® throughout your dayJennifer Wolfe-Hagstrom is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker working with clients online in New Hampshire and Vermont. Jennifer is a certified SoulCollage® facilitator and brings this method into her work with therapy clients and the general public.You can find out more about Jennifer's work including counseling, trainings and workshops on her website: Kindnesscorner.comFOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: @lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: facebook.com/LifeonrepeatpodcastPodcast Website: lifeonrepeatpodcast.comPodcast Email: hello@lifeonrepeatpodcast.comProfessional Service Website: eldercarecounselor.comSUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported, and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise, and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/listen
38:34 7/25/22
Cooling the Flames of Burnout with Gabrielle Juliano-Villani
Caregivers are likely all too familiar with the reality of burnout. In this episode, Gabrielle Juliano-Villani discusses how to pay attention to signs such as feeling as if every day is a bad day, feeling numb or apathetic and living with a sense of isolation (even when you're with others). We discuss the importance of connection and appreciation- and you'll love her metaphor of glass/plastic balls! You'll hear us discuss:The differences between stress and burnoutHow to recognize burnout in yourself (we are often the last to notice!)Tools and tips to ease burnoutGabrielle Juliano-Villani is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Consultant and founder of GJV Consulting and Training. Her focus is on consulting and training with other professionals on how to work with clients who struggle with chronic pain and chronic illness. She specializes in burnout prevention, training other professionals and companies on how to manage burnout in the workplace and create a culture that encourages employees to thrive.You can find out more about Gabrielle here on LinkedIn.Reach out to Gabrielle via her email to schedule a consult: leadingwithGJV@gmail.comFOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: @lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: facebook.com/LifeonrepeatpodcastPodcast Website: lifeonrepeatpodcast.comPodcast Email: hello@lifeonrepeatpodcast.comProfessional Service Website: eldercarecounselor.comSUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported, and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise, and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/listen
33:46 7/18/22
Grief and the Path to Healing with Beth Luwandi
Most of us have not been taught how to grieve. This is a great conversation with Beth about taking care of yourself around your loss, avoidance of the pain, and changing our coping mechanisms.My favorite quote from Beth: "We are made to heal" In this episode, we talk about:Why it is so important to do the work around lossApproaches outside the common "talking to friends"Types of loss What people can expect after they do the workNormalizing the processLearning to grieve and gaining perspectiveBeth is a success coach and licensed professional counselor, specializing in relationships and healing after loss. She loves working with mid-life women who are ready to break old patterns and find more satisfaction and purpose.You can find out more about Beth here: Beth LuwandiHere is Beth's online course: Successful GriefHere is a great blog post that Beth wrote: "An Ideal Grief"FOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: @lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: facebook.com/LifeonrepeatpodcastPodcast Website: lifeonrepeatpodcast.comPodcast Email: hello@lifeonrepeatpodcast.comProfessional Service Website: eldercarecounselor.comSUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported, and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise, and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/listen
43:14 6/27/22
Soul-Led Self Care with Nicole Burgess
Nicole Burgess is one of my favorite people to talk to. I am sure you will enjoy this episode! Are you curious about how your inner critic impacts your relationship with yourself and others? Nicole refers to herself as a "recovering perfectionist" and shares ways to manage stress and promote self care. In this episode, we explore:How stress manifests in the body when you're caring for someone elseMind shifts that can help manage stress/overwhelm/perfectionismSelf care methods...and a fun bonus about Nicole's creative process as a fiber arts tapestry weaverNicole Burgess is a clinically trained Soul-Led Leadership Coach to ambitious, highly sensitive, professional women leaders. She is also the host of the Soulfilled Sisterhood podcast and founder of the Self-Care Summit: Improve Your Bottom Line and Your Persona.You can find out more about Nicole here: Nicole Burgess CoachingFollow her on Facebook: Nicole Burgess Coaching FBAnd her LinkedIn: Nicole Burgess CoachFOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: @lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: facebook.com/LifeonrepeatpodcastPodcast Website: lifeonrepeatpodcast.comPodcast Email: hello@lifeonrepeatpodcast.comProfessional Service Website for private consultations: eldercarecounselor.comSUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported, and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise, and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/listen
38:06 6/20/22
Death With Dignity and Dementia with Peg Sandeen
In this episode, Peg Sandeen, the CEO of Death with Dignity in Portland, OR, and a social worker with 25+ years experience in end-of-life care, talks with us about the Death with Dignity laws, assisted dying and the limits of physicians assisted suicide and dementia. We learned the criteria in accessing Death with Dignity and why folks with dementia currently do not qualify- as well as which countries have legal euthanasia. Peg discusses the importance of the POLST/MOLST forms and having a healthcare agent that knows and will follow your wishes. You can find out more about Peg and Death with Dignity here: Death with DignityFOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: @lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: facebook.com/LifeonrepeatpodcastPodcast Website: lifeonrepeatpodcast.comPodcast Email: hello@lifeonrepeatpodcast.comProfessional Service Website: eldercarecounselor.comSUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported, and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise, and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/listen
38:49 5/16/22
Sexuality and Dementia with Maggie Syme, PhD
Welcome to this episode with Laura and Maggie Syme, PhD!Maggie is the Project Director at Marcus Institute for Aging Research and specializes in sexual wellness. In this episode, we discuss:How sexual relationships change during the course of dementia progression Ways to maintain sexual wellness as both a caregiver and a person living with dementiaHow to recognize when a person living with dementia is able to give consentStigma related to aging, sex and intimacyMaggie had some great resources: National Institute on Aging (sex and dementia articles)Alzheimer's Association: Changes in Sexuality and IntimacyFOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: @lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: facebook.com/LifeonrepeatpodcastPodcast Website: lifeonrepeatpodcast.comPodcast Email: hello@lifeonrepeatpodcast.comProfessional Service Website: eldercarecounselor.comSUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported, and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise, and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/listen
50:26 5/2/22
Polyvagal Theory and Caregiving with Teresa Quadres, LCSW
I hope you enjoy this episode with Teresa Quadres as she talks about Polyvagal Theory, how our autonomic nervous system works and the "rungs of the ladder": ventral vagal state, sympathetic state and dorsal vagal state. Most importantly, we talk about how to recognize and befriend each of these states. She encourages doing these three things to help yourself:Notice: have awareness to how you are responding in the momentRemind yourself you are human: your response is normalAsk yourself what state you may be in: where are you at on the ladder?What state is your love one in?Teresa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 25 years of experience working in health care, mostly in palliative care and hospice. She currently works part time as a palliative care social worker and has a part-time private psychotherapy practice.Teresa was also a guest in episode #14: Hospice, Palliative Care and Decision MakingYou can find out more about Teresa and her work here: TeresaQuadres.comTeresa has a fabulous blog you can check out here!Deb Dana's work: Rhythm of RegulationDeb Dana's book: AnchoredRobert Sapolsky's book: Why Zebras Don't Get UlcersFOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: @lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: facebook.com/LifeonrepeatpodcastPodcast Website: lifeonrepeatpodcast.comPodcast Email: hello@lifeonrepeatpodcast.comProfessional Service Website: eldercarecounselor.comSUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported, and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise, and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/listen
42:58 4/11/22
How to Get a Dementia Diagnosis with Laura Vaillancourt
Join us in this episode as we explore how to get a dementia diagnosis. Laura will review the many causes that look similar to dementia and how to rule out and treat those disorders that are reversible. Find out who the best diagnosticians are when looking at cognitive and memory concerns, the types of assessments that are readily available and learn about dementia as an 'umbrella' term for the many types that exist.FOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: @lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: facebook.com/LifeonrepeatpodcastPodcast Website: lifeonrepeatpodcast.comPodcast Email: hello@lifeonrepeatpodcast.comProfessional Service Website: eldercarecounselor.comSUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported, and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise, and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/listen
25:06 3/28/22
What is Normal Forgetfulness? with Laura Vaillancourt
In this episode, Laura reviews what is considered "normal" forgetfulness and when to be concerned. Memory impairment is not a normal part of the aging process. Our brains have the capacity to produce throughout life. FOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)Podcast Website: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)Podcast Email: hello@lifeonrepeatpodcast.comProfessional Service Website: https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/ (https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/)SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)
22:46 3/21/22
Bonus Episode: Let's Reimagine Dementia!
This is a special bonus episode to showcase the new release of the song, "Let's Reimagine" with a goal to inspire and spread humanity and end the stigma around the world. Please check out this amazing group of people from all over the world who come together to create a sense of inclusion, creativity, growth and collaboration with folks who live with dementia and their families. https://www.reimaginingdementia.com/We explore what the Reimaging Dementia coalition is, what inspired the creation of the new song and how folks can be involved with the coalition. Stay tuned for the end to listen to the song! And as Wally says, check out the video for the full experience!
45:05 3/14/22
Music for Dementia with Grace Meadows
In this episode, we delve deep into the power of sound and music and explore how music can serve as a bridge to connect us with those who have dementia.Grace Meadows is a music therapist and Campaign Director for Music for Dementia, a UK based campaign with a mission to make music an integral part of dementia care. "Music isn't a nicety, it's a necessity for people living with dementia" We explore:The importance of sound in human beings: did you know we are wired for rhythm pre-birth through the heartbeat of our mother?How to incorporate music into daily tasks to support smooth transitions through the dayHow music can be used as a tool for those resistive momentsHow music can support the caregiver/care partnerWhy music is a conduit for connection and creativityGrace shares a touching story about a man who was resisting care until a music therapist became involvedYou can find our more about the Music for Dementia Campaign here: https://musicfordementia.org.uk/Download their "5 Ways to Use Music" pdf here: https://musicfordementia.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Music-for-Dementia-5-ways-to-use-music-and-how-to-use-music-tips.pdfYou can also find their links on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedInAND WE INVITE YOU TO FOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)Podcast Website: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)Personal Consultations and Coaching Website: https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/ (https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/)SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:Subscribe to this informative podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate. You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)
37:12 2/14/22
Resourcing and Self-care with Stacy Scheel-Hirsch
I love this interview with Stacy Scheel-Hirsch about 'resourcing'. Resourcing is how we access and apply self-care. Imagine all the resources we tap into within to survive and thrive. Stacy talks us through how to access our inner resources, how mindfulness is a helpful tool and the different dimensions of wellness. We explore stories and examples and she also shares with us about her free weekly meditation group that meets online. Stacy is a trauma-informed mindfulness teacher, resilience coach and organizational wellness consultant. She is passionate about helping people find safe and supportive ways to connect with their humanity so that they can live each day with more purpose, empathy, and a greater sense of belonging.Clients describe Stacy as “a deeply rooted person” and “one of those rare knowledgeable, sensitive, and talented individuals” with a “deep capacity for empathy and an ability to cut through foggy thinking with remarkable insight.”She is the CEO and founder of Life Takes Practice™, the creator of Mindful Living at Work: An Eight-Week Mindfulness-Based Skills Program for the workplace, and the Mindfulness-Based Neuro-Somatic Engagement (MBNSE) Program. Stacy is also the co-founder of Cultivate, a writing and meditation retreat for women in beautiful Hood River, OregonYou can find our more about Stacy and her work here: https://www.lifetakespractice.com/homeLearn more about her meditation group here: https://www.lifetakespractice.com/pilgrimageinside?r_done=1FOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)Podcast Website: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)Professional Service Website: https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/ (https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/)SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)
47:12 12/13/21
Five Ways to Minimize the Sense of Isolation with Laura Vaillancourt
I hope you will enjoy this podcast episode as I talk about the sense of isolation that so many caregivers experience and how to minimize it. I feel so strongly about supporting caregivers that are extremely overwhelmed (all of you!) and are putting others before themselves. Caregivers need every bit of encouragement and support they can get. In this episode, we explore five helpful ways caregivers can minimize their sense of isolation and some creative examples of each: Creating a RoutineStaying ConnectedThe Power of ReframingSetting IntentionsListening (to your inner guidance) FOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)Podcast Website: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)Professional Service Website: https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/ (https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/)SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)
19:34 11/16/21
Music and the Human Connection with Larry Griner
You will love this episode with Larry Griner. Laura and Larry talk about his experience as a caregiver for his mother who has dementia. They explore how music brings his mother (and himself) back to life, the many fans his mother has received due to his social media videos, the challenges he has had as a caregiver and what gets him through the hard moments.Larry Griner moved from southern CA to Baltimore to relieve his brother and care for his 90-year-old mother, Norma. This temporary plan eventually turned into a long-term commitment. He began recording videos of his mother singing and posted them on social media which gained a large fan-base for Norma. Larry found that he could help his mother's mood and create some magic in their lives by playing and singing familiar music. Norma has a large following of fans and Larry has expressed that people from all over the world have sent messages of encouragement and gratitude.Follow Larry and Norma on Facebook and YouTubehttps://www.facebook.com/larry.grinerhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb9E6enl5Lw7jMsn3Lxu9UgFOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: lifeonrepeat.podcast Facebook: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)Podcast Website: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)Professional Service Website: https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/ (https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/)SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)
37:48 11/1/21
The Hummingbird Project Therapeutic Activity Program with Kari Rogenski, LMFT
You will love listening to this podcast interview with Kari Rogenski, LMFT about the program she created that focuses on bringing joy and meaning back to the lives of older adults: The Hummingbird ProjectSomething I feel so strongly about is supporting our older adults in continuing to find meaning in their lives whether that is giving back, pursuing a passion or learning something new. Listen to Kari, her colleague Susan Martelino, and I talk about the program they use to help older adults find that sense of connection to life and living. We explore stories and examples, how they have pivoted through the use of online sessions, and the 7 Domains of Wellness. Kari combined her passion for eldercare and the creative arts by becoming a licensed marriage and family therapist and creative arts therapist working with elders. She brings well over a decade of experience to her role as Director of The Hummingbird Project and co-creator of Joyful Moments: Meaningful Activities to Engage Older Adults. She is a proud advocate for the importance of finding and embracing joy throughout life. She has presented to both professional and public audiences locally and nationally about Quality of Life and Life Enrichment for older and disabled adults, including several presentations for the Alzheimer’s Association, the Aging Life Care Professional Association, and the North American Drama Therapy Association, among others.You can find our more about the Hummingbird Project here: https://hummingbirdproject.net/You will LOVE their Joyful Moments Activity Cards made specifically for you to use with your loved one: https://hummingbirdproject.net/joyfulmoments/Check out their YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLhTqQchoTUPk17w5oBEmjQThey also have a great social media following on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedInFOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)Podcast Website: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)Professional Service Website: https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/ (https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/)SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)
42:31 10/25/21
AlzAuthors with Marianne Sciucco, RN
Today’s show is a wonderful conversation with one of the founders of AlzAuthors, a global community of authors writing about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias from their personal experience.I believe that one of the most profound elements to change is both sharing story and experience as well as receiving knowledge from those that have a shared experience. In a time where so much information about the disease is "medicalized", it can be so important to have access to a more personalized experience.In today's episode, Marianne talks about the founding of AlzAuthors, the power of story and how a small, grassroots group of caregivers are making waves as authors. I hope today’s show has helpful information for you!Join us!You can find more about AlzAuthors here: https://alzauthors.com/Please consider signing up for their newsletter!Check out their YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLhTqQchoTUPk17w5oBEmjQThey also have a great social media following on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedInFOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/Podcast Website: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/Professional Service Website: https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported and empowered.We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/
46:08 10/11/21
Caregiving Survival Tips with Laura Vaillancourt, LMHC, GMHS
Today’s show is about one of my most favorite topics in the world: supporting caregivers. I’ll admit that I’m always seeking new techniques, creative tools and new ways to reframe the caregiving journey. Whether you’re a champion at caregiving or someone who needs more support, I hope today’s show has helpful information and tips for you. Join us!FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: lifeonrepeat.podcastFacebook: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/Podcast Website: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/Professional Service Website: https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported and empowered. We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.Or simply go to the link below for ease =).https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/
25:45 9/27/21
Calming the Chaos with Tracy Kenela, LMHC, CRC, CEDS
Join Laura and Tracy as they explore how to manage through times of chaos as a caregiver. They talk about a variety of techniques that may be helpful in calming the chaos many caregivers feel. Listen in for practical tools and new ways of surviving tumultuous times! Tracy Kenela is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist Supervisor (CEDS-S) and an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist (ACHT).Check out Tracy's website here: http://www.lokahicounseling.com/Check out Tracy's Calming the Chaos podcast: https://calmingthechaos.libsyn.com/
48:54 9/13/21
Resistance to Care with Laura Vaillancourt, MA, LMHC, GMHS
Join me in this exploration of resistance to care, challenging behaviors and getting curious about what is being communicated for those with dementia. We look at who is being challenged and how to approach challenging situations as well as how to assess for low vs high safety behaviors.
25:14 8/30/21
The Fragile Years with Amy O'Rourke, MPH, CMC
Join us for a discussion with Amy O'Rourke about the 'Fragile Years' and the importance of approaching decision making and relationships from this perspective. We examine questions such as when to step in as a decision maker, what you might be doing to make your stress worse and what you can be doing to minimize your own memory loss. Amy Cameron O’Rourke (MPH, CMC) is a dedicated care manager with a passion for helping people & their loved ones find peace and joy as they age. Amy is the author of The Fragile Years and founder of O'Rourke & Associates and The Cameron Group (sold in 2019, now Arosa). You can find out more about Amy here: https://agingexpert.com/And check out her book here: https://www.amazon.com/Fragile-Years-Proven-Strategies-Aging/dp/1642939463/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+fragile+years&qid=1629765009&sr=8-1
44:26 8/23/21
Pillars of Personhood with Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN
A wonderful episode with an amazing human being and dementia specialist, Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN, neurologist, Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center and the University of Alabama, Founder and President of Cognitive Dynamics Foundation.Dr. Potts explores the Pillars of Personhood: learning to honor, validate, and build relationships around the innate personhood of those who are living with dementia.He shares with us about his own father, Lester, and his watercolor art, and how his practice and interactions with his patients and their families have changed because of his care partnership with this father.We explore the importance of art and creativity in dementia care and touch on Dr. Pott's personal experience with faith, spirituality and dementia care.Resources:Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.com/Daniel-C.-Potts-M.D./e/B078PYPWR8%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share?tag=askcom05deals-20Cognitive Dynamics Foundation: https://www.cognitivedynamics.org/
36:16 8/9/21