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Dementia Careblazers Dr. Natali Edmonds

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We prepare dementia caregivers for success. Say goodbye to the overwhelm & struggle and learn the real tips, strategies, and solutions that help make dementia caregiving easier. With board certified geropsychologist, Dr. Natali Edmonds

Sign up for a free training on How To Care For A Loved One With Dementia- Without the Overwhelm, Dread, and Confusion

    6 Important Reasons You Need To Know If Your Loved One Has Dementia

    6 Important Reasons You Need To Know If Your Loved One Has Dementia

    If your loved one has dementia, you need to know. This episode goes over 6 important reasons knowing your loved one has dementia can help make caregiving an easier experience for you. 
    Links referenced in this episode include:
    Why a dementia diagnosis is often delayed: https://youtu.be/taJ4c4VXFts
    How to stop someone with dementia from driving: https://youtu.be/GmGHojIVyt0
    Free Training: How To Care For Someone With Dementia Without the Overwhelm: https://www.dementiacareclass.com/website
     
    Keep up the great work, Careblazer!

    • 7 min
    Reasons A Dementia Diagnosis May Be Delayed

    Reasons A Dementia Diagnosis May Be Delayed

    Some people suspect there loved one may have dementia, but they may not actually have a diagnosis or they may find themselves struggling to get the testing done to determine if the diagnosis is present. This episode covers 3 common reasons someone with dementia may be delayed in getting the diagnosis. 
    #1: They are younger than 65
    #2: They have good memory
    #3: They have good language skills
    If you'd like more in depth training in how to care for someone with dementia without the overwhelm, you can sign up at https://www.dementiacareclass.com/website

    • 9 min
    What Makes Caregiving Easier

    What Makes Caregiving Easier

    Dementia caregiving is HARD…but this common response makes caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body Dementia, Vascular Dementia so much harder. This video will share how one small tweak can make caregiving easier for you. 
    In early 2023, I’ll be sharing a free in depth training on how to best care for someone with dementia without the overwhelm, you can sign up to be the first notified when it’s released by clicking HERE: bit.ly/3jcc4AH
    Want to Make This Your Best Caregiving Year Yet? Join us here: https://bit.ly/3jwsSSN
     

    • 7 min
    Loneliness Increases Dementia Risk by 60%

    Loneliness Increases Dementia Risk by 60%

    It IS possible to reduce your risk for dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, lewy body dementia, etc. A 2021 study based out of Japan showed that older adults who had emotional loneliness were 60% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease within 5 years compared to those who were not lonely. They asked 3 specific questions to determine if someone was emotionally lonely and a yes answer to any of the 3 items meant the person was emotionally lonely and at risk. This is one of many studies to show that how you live your life really does impact your risk for dementia.
    What were your answers to the 3 questions? ,
    Here is a link to the study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33170218/
    In early 2023, i’ll be sharing a free in depth training on how to best care for someone with dementia without the overwhelm, you can sign up to be the first notified when it’s released by clicking HERE:bit.ly/3jwsSSN
    📕Download your FREE TV Guide on Dementia to avoid common caregiving mistakes: https://bit.ly/3RxKzNN
    💌 [LET’S CONNECT] Connect with other Careblazers for information and support inside my Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dementiacareblazers
    🎁 [GET THE FREE GUIDE] Dementia Careblazer Survival Guide: How to survive the caregiving journey without losing yourself in the process.
    📢 [LEARN MORE ABOUT DEMENTIA] 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dementia_careblazers/
    TikTok:    https://www.tiktok.com/@dementia_careblazers
    YouTube: www.YouTube.com/DementiaCareblazers

    • 11 min
    BONUS: What Kind of Caregiver Do You Want to Be?

    BONUS: What Kind of Caregiver Do You Want to Be?

    Most people who care for someone with dementia like Alzheimer’s disease never think about this when they think about dementia care planning- how do YOU want to show up in caregiving. We sometimes just wait to see what the person with dementia does, or how the day unfolds to decide how we want to respond or how we will show up.
    Instead, you can decide on the type of person you want to be in caregiving and then work on showing up as that person during your caregiving journey. No, it’s not easy - but the way things are going right now also isn’t easy. This way gives you the opportunity to grow. The choice is yours.
    Just because you’re caregiving doesn’t mean you can’t keep growing and improving.
    The questions I ask in this video aren't for everyone, it’s for the caregiver who wants 2023 to be a different experience than 2022 and who wants to keep the power they have in life situations.
    Join the Best Caregiving Year Yet series at: https://www.makecaregivingeasier.com/bestyear
    To learn more about Careblazers, go to www.careblazers.com

    • 5 min
    Flat Affect In Dementia

    Flat Affect In Dementia

    Flat affect is a common symptom in dementia such as alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease dementia. It can also happen in other diseases such as Schizophrenia and depression. It makes it really difficult to know if someone with dementia is enjoying themselves or appreciative of what you are doing. Because of that it's easy to make their flat affect mean you aren’t doing a good job at bringing joy to your loved one’s life. This episode will help you understand this symptom more and allow you to look for other ways to determine whether your loved one is experiencing joy. 
    In early 2023, i’ll be sharing a free in depth training on how to best cae for somemone with dementia without the overwhelm, you can sign up to be the first notified when it’s released by clicking HERE: bit.ly/3jwsSSN
    To learn more about careblazers, you can go to www.careblazers.com

    • 6 min

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