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The show is about the Delaney Family's caregiving for someone with dementia. My mother has had dementia for four years now, In the show, we talk about things we do and don't do because of dementia. I 'm hoping that this podcast will help someone Who's in the same situation.
So basically the show is a little bit about things to do and things not to do with someone with dementia.

Caregiving For Dementia michael delaney

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.2 • 5 Ratings

The show is about the Delaney Family's caregiving for someone with dementia. My mother has had dementia for four years now, In the show, we talk about things we do and don't do because of dementia. I 'm hoping that this podcast will help someone Who's in the same situation.
So basically the show is a little bit about things to do and things not to do with someone with dementia.

    27 Months Without Mommy

    27 Months Without Mommy

    This is just an update of the family. 27 Months after losing Mommy!

    • 33 min
    Life After Caregiving Part 2

    Life After Caregiving Part 2

    This Episode is a continuation of what went on after Mommy was picked up.
     

    • 32 min
    Life After Care Giving Part 1

    Life After Care Giving Part 1

    This is the first of a few episodes that goes through what you may feel right immediately after your loved one has passed away. There's not a whole lot to show notes with these episodes it's just me talking about what had happened immediately after Mama's death. What I thought would happen that didn't and that kind of thing. I hope these few episodes help you get along for a few months immediately following your loved one's death.

    • 35 min
    A Happy Thanksgiving Message

    A Happy Thanksgiving Message

    This episode is just a brief message to all those that are still downloading the podcast happy Thanksgiving to all.

    • 2 min
    Caregiving journey ended

    Caregiving journey ended

    • 3 min
    The hardest talk a family can never have.

    The hardest talk a family can never have.

    Episode # 93












    There comes a time in caregivers journey that they know time
    is very close to running out. We hear caregiving for dementia have realized
    that fact.


    The past five days Mama has not eat anything at all, the past
    four days Mama has not drank anything, and for the past three days Mama’s been
    very hard to wake up at all. When she is awake it’s about two minutes and she’s
    right back out.


    Mamas, breathing has also changed its no longer normal
    breathing. Doesn’t look the same, doesn’t sound the same as the normal
    breathing does Mama breeze through her mouth now and has for the past three
    days. And also she’s breathing through her mouth it’s not as loud as you would
    think it should be.


    If you listen to me anytime at all you know that we keep my
    older brother and his wife informed as to what mamas doing anytime something
    changes with Mama last night we had the hardest conversation the family can
    have. We talked about what to do when this journey is over. What to expect and
    what not to expect from Mama. From the people that we need to talk to when it’s
    done. What we want and what we don’t want as for his funeral arrangements.


    I guess I’m kind of lucky in this respect because my older
    brothers always told me that he married mom, meaning that his wife and mom
    think an awful lot alike and I know from my own standpoint I’ve had
    conversations with mom and turned around had same conversation with his wife
    and dam near had the same conversation and there was no way, absolutely no way
    that mom and his wife had talked.


    So now I find myself trying to come to grips with the fact of
    not having mom in the living room. Mama not be in there when I come home from
    the store. Not knowing exactly how to fill. All kind of emotions are floating
    through my head, my heart, and I’m sure that the same kind of things are going
    on with Stephanie and Michael I’m sure they have all kind of feelings running
    through their brains as well. Feeling helpless is probably my number one
    feeling right now. Not being able to help mom do anything at all.


     Everything is changing
    so rapidly this week, although mom is still with us for now we are getting
    prepared for Mama’s last trip to West Virginia.


     I’m not sure if there
    will be in episode next couple weeks I’ll have to play that by ear.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Water_Bird ,

Helped me cope with my husband

My husband died on September 1st of fronto temporal (frontal lobe) demenia. Michael Delaney's infromation helped me cope with my husband's disease. I thought for sure that my husband would outlive Michael's mother, but that was not to be the case. I cared for my husband mostly by myself at home. We visited a memory care nursing home once for a few hours. NOT FOR US! Being home was best for us, but not easy. Thank you Michael.

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