17 episodes

Caregiver/Storyteller is a storytelling podcast about Alzheimer's and dementia caregiving. Every caregiver has a story to tell. Chris Doucette interviews caregivers to learn how they became caregivers, the ups and downs of their journey, and how they've changed as a result. Other podcasts teach. Through confessional storytelling, Caregiver/Storyteller helps listeners understand the first-person reality of what caregiving is actually like. While all caregiving stories convey a sense of loss, there is also a surprising amount of fortitude, loyalty, gratitude, joy, and humor. These are their stories. Music by Ravi Krishnaswami at COPILOT Music and Sound.

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    • Medicine
    • 4.7, 55 Ratings

Caregiver/Storyteller is a storytelling podcast about Alzheimer's and dementia caregiving. Every caregiver has a story to tell. Chris Doucette interviews caregivers to learn how they became caregivers, the ups and downs of their journey, and how they've changed as a result. Other podcasts teach. Through confessional storytelling, Caregiver/Storyteller helps listeners understand the first-person reality of what caregiving is actually like. While all caregiving stories convey a sense of loss, there is also a surprising amount of fortitude, loyalty, gratitude, joy, and humor. These are their stories. Music by Ravi Krishnaswami at COPILOT Music and Sound.

    Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving: The New Normal

    Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving: The New Normal

    Jordana's mother began showing signs of dementia relatively early. Luckily, her father was newly retired and was able to pretty quickly shift into the role of primary caregiver.

    • 27 min
    Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving: On your own

    Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving: On your own

    It was only when Ralph was diagnosed with Alzheimer's did Annette see the signs retroactively. With no one else to help, and a medical system that didn't seem to care, Annette took on the challenge of caring for Ralph until the end of his life.

    • 29 min
    Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiving – Red Hot Mama

    Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiving – Red Hot Mama

    Ellen Ratner inherited a love of music from her mother who loved to sing. Ethel had three loves: her husband, music, and her daughter, Ellen, whom Ethel referred to as 'my life.'

    • 34 min
    Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregiving: An Embattled Son

    Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregiving: An Embattled Son

    Steve Zellner is an only child who became the primary caregiver for his mother, Sylvia, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in her 80s.

    • 28 min
    Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregiving: Room for Grace

    Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregiving: Room for Grace

    Daniel Kenner is an actor based in New York City. As his father Buddy faced dementia and his mother Maureen battled cancer, Daniel served as one of many caregivers.

    • 44 min
    Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregiving: Locked Out of Caregiving

    Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregiving: Locked Out of Caregiving

    Sue Funke is the youngest of several children and the one who lived closest to her mother during her mother's diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

cshirr ,

Hi

When are you posting more episodes? These were so helpful, knowing you not alone. All such different and personal stories yet we can all relate. Keep them coming, this is a really great post-cast.

Hankscj ,

Just started the process

The first episode I listened to helped already. I’m struggling.

BLeeNJ ,

Found comfort

I’m so glad I found this podcast. We are now dealing with having to make decisions for mom. It all feels very heavy and depressing, and I’m Glad to know I’m not alone with my thoughts and emotions.

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