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This podcast is designed to give you quick and entertaining information regarding caring for someone with dementia. “Carosene – The Gigolo Song (cdk Remix)” by Analog By Nature. 2015 Licensed under Creative Commons. Attribution Noncommercial (3.0). Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lets-talk-dementia/support

Let's Talk Dementia Carol Howell - dementia educat

    • Mental Health
    • 4.5, 27 Ratings

This podcast is designed to give you quick and entertaining information regarding caring for someone with dementia. “Carosene – The Gigolo Song (cdk Remix)” by Analog By Nature. 2015 Licensed under Creative Commons. Attribution Noncommercial (3.0). Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lets-talk-dementia/support

    What Happens To The Soul?

    What Happens To The Soul?

    When someone with dementia passes away, does their soul answer for their behaviors while in the throes of dementia?


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    • 6 min
    This Interview Will Inspire You

    This Interview Will Inspire You

    What a pleasure it was to interview Mr. Paul Eugene.  He is an amazing man with a ministry that inspires us to use exercise for the health and well-being of our spirit, soul, and body.  He likes a little MoTown, Temptations and Diana Ross, and he brings to his videos what he calls "old school moves".  I LOVE IT.  You will, too.  Check him out at https://bit.ly/39HKJ0o




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    • 21 min
    Positive Thinking

    Positive Thinking

    The power of positive thinking is an incredible tool in your caregiving toolbox.  Let's talk about that today!


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    • 7 min
    Why Are You Postponing Moving Momma?

    Why Are You Postponing Moving Momma?

    Often we postpone moving our loved one to assisted living or memory care thinking it is in their best interest.  Often times they would be healthier and happier with a move NOW rather than later.


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    • 8 min
    COVID - Are You Sick Of It?

    COVID - Are You Sick Of It?

    COVID has impacted every person on the planet in some way.  The most commonly asked question I get is, "How do I explain to Momma that I cannot visit with her?"  That is a great question, and I have a few thoughts on it.  


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    • 10 min
    Why Choose Memory Care Instead of Assisted Living?

    Why Choose Memory Care Instead of Assisted Living?

    Why choose memory care instead of assisted living?  That is an excellent question, and I have a great answer.  It has a great deal to do with WANDERING!




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    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

bmwbecky ,

Excellent resource!

I care for my parent. It wears me out but I am also grateful that I am alive and able to help another human being. It has been 5 long years since we were injured. at the end of each day I always looked forward to this brief podcast, sometimes even falling asleep before the jokes at the end.
I could never put a person with dementia in a care center and am in disagreement with carol on that point. One exception would be if they are violent. Then I could not care for them.
If a person has their intellectual abilities they can do very well in a care center. The poor folks with dementia get pushed to the back, medicated until they die usually with strangers to cover the body and call a relative. They fall down and nobody even notices! I could write a book about the real truth about not-care centers. I would not put a dog there! They leave people sitting in urine and feces until it soaks through the chair or smells. Then they slowly get to them. We wonder why they have pressure sores? If they took them to the bathroom every two hours, this would help.
Hell no, they don’t have time for that!
Boomers, and I am 65, we need to push for higher standards for dementia care. We need to be advocates for we will be there next.
I have spent much time visiting those places and it is truly horrible! None of them really had enough staff or quality staff to do even a half way decent job. They pay people $8-10 an hour and hire almost anyone at all to try a shift. Help changes often and they usually do not get to know about each person’s unique needs, interests or abilities.
They brag about game/activity time every afternoon- I saw what that looks like- tables with games not being played, people sitting at a table in a daze while 8-10 staffers are talking and eating donuts. Not one staff member even noticed that I was there to visit a relative. Get angry people!
If you placed a loved one in a facility, think twice!
They have no voice left! You may think to yourself, “I am no caregiver, not me! “ Believe me, if you care at all, they will be better off in your home.
Carol, thank you for helping we caregivers! I love ‘let’s talk dementia’ May god bless all of the listeners and caregivers and most importantly may God bless those suffering with this horrible disease.
More than anything else these people need and still deserve to be loved. Everyday they struggle to make sense of their world. Seeing your face and recognizing that you love them helps them put the major pieces together. People with dementia who are shown love can continue to live a quality life.
That has been my experience with my mom who is now 95 years old. She is happy almost every day.
She has a purpose and is busy every single day. She knows she is loved, even though she is entering her final chapter.
Sorry this review was not so well written or well thought out, but you other caregivers will understand hopefully😀 good night

Amanda 229 ,

Relevant, Real, and Refreshing

I started listening to Carol’s podcast about 5 years into my caregiving journey, and I appreciate her insights into the many aspects of caring for loved ones with dementia. Audio quality has increased over the years, and so has the storehouse of good information. Do yourself a favor and let Carol Howell come alongside you in your own experience taking care of a parent or family member with dementia. You are not alone.

Hey Liem ,

Great Tips, Loving Advice, with Southern Hospitality!

Let's talk dementia is a great podcast! I get good advice and good coaching to remain patient and loving, despite my getting tired and frustrated as a caregiver for my father who has dementia. This podcast encourages me to keep on going every day, despite the bad temptation to give up and pretend that dad does not exist, or it's not my problem, why should I bother?! Despite family and professionals saying I'm wasting everybody's time and messing up their plans for dad... No! Carol reminds me that God is good and in control, I just need to keep on going another day, week, month, year, keep on doing right for my dad's sake! Thanks, Carol!

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