An informative and often candid perspective of dementia from the standpoint of a Nurse Practitioner specializing in dementia, a family member of many people with dementia and someone who is concerned that in the future I may develop dementia.
At the window with Dementia - Episode 48 "Dementia - when their filter is GONE!"
This episode explores when a person with dementia makes socially insensative or inappropriate comments. When they lose their awareness of what they say. I talk about what I have personally experienced and how it felt and how I responded.
At the window with Dementia - Episode 47 "Strategy to enjoy the holidays - Manage your expectations"
This episode discusses how you can change your approach to the holiday season so that both you and your LO will have a more enjoyable time.
At the window with Dementia - Episode 46 "If you're struggling to find hope during the holiday season know you aren't alone"
Thanksgiving is a holiday of hope and giving thanks. What if you can't find something to be grateful for? Listening to this episode will hopefully help you find peace, hope and maybe even something to be thankful for.
At the window with Dementia - Episode 45 "Depression and Dementia"
So many seniors have undiagnosed and untreated depression. Perhaps your LO with dementia also has depression. Depression can impact memory and make their dementia appear much move advanced then it may truly be.
This episode addresses how to approach the topic with your LO and what can be done.
"Senior Living: Taking back your Golden Years" (on Amazon) is a book written by Laura Banner and her daughter Kelly Rasmovich. This book can help your LO find joy and purpose at a time in their life that they thought it wasn't possible.
At the window with Dementia - Episode 44 "Dementia and Falls"
A single fall can be all it takes to have your LO go from being independent to requiring 24/7 supervision and assistance. This podcast episode will help you to identify risks factors for falls and ways to help with fall prevention. It's packed with useful information that can make a real difference in you and your LO's life!
At the window with Dementia - Episode 43 "Understanding the sounds of dementia"
Do you struggle to understand what your LO is trying to communicate through their sounds and nonverbal communication? This episode sheds light on the challenge.
Thank you for your compassionate candor.
This is a great podcast to help those of us who are faced with dementia in our loved ones.
At the Window of Dementia
Laura Banner is an amazing person!