Topics include Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Lewy Body and living with other Dementia's
DRwJL- How Do We Deal with the End-of-Life Process?
Sorry this podcast is two days late! Difficult times with clients held me up! That lead to this topic. When someone is in the process of dying, there are many questions and hard issues to deal with. This podcast is dedicated to this subject.
DRwJL- A Two-Part Series- Staying Emotionally Connecting While Caring for People with Dementia
May 17, 2022
For this second of a two-part May 10 & 17 series, I am delving deep into memory loss and cognitive symptoms and how the daily grind can get to us. Looking closely at the issues of repetitiveness, stubbornness, resistance to care and how to keep your emotions in check. If we understand why our loved ones and clients are presenting the way they are, we can better try approaches of acting and not reacting.
DrwJL- A 2 Part Series May 10 & 17 – Staying emotionally connected while caring for people with dementia
May 10, 2022
For this two-part May 10 & 17 series I am delving deep into memory loss and cognitive symptoms and how the daily grind can get to us. Looking closely at the issues of repetitiveness, stubbornness, resistance to care and how to keep your emotions in check. If we understand why our loved ones and clients are presenting the way they are, we can better try approaches of acting and not reacting.
DRwJL - Speech & Language Therapy Makes a Huge Difference in the Lives of Many
May 3, 2022
Today I had an enlightening and educational conversation with a speech, language pathologist, who also happens to be my niece, Sarah Hackert. For the past twelve years she has worked with people who have experienced brain injuries, and various types of dementia diseases. We dive deep into the symptoms of aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, eating and swallowing issues and much more! This is a fascinating show which takes a look into an area I have not focused on before! Grab a pen and paper - You won't want to miss this conversation!
My niece, Sarah Hackert
Sarah Hackert, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS
Certified Brain Injury Specialist
Washington University Program in Physical Therapy at TRISL
4444 Forest Park Avenue, Campus Box 8502
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone (314) 273-4664
Fax (314) 286-1473
DRwJL – HIPPA Rules and what does it really impact?
April 26, 2022
This seems like a really straight forward issue that needs no explaining, right? Wrong! Rules around who can know about your medical information can be a good thing to protect privacy, but a nightmare when you are trying to help a person with a dementia disease, and they won't let you talk the doctor to try to work with your symptoms.
DRwJL – So much guilt when faced with care decisions
April 18, 2022
I promise I will never put you in a care community. This vow made by millions of spouses was made most often when no one was sick with a dementia disease, and it seems insurmountable years later. We want so much to be able to let people age at home. We give it our all, sometimes even at our own expense. Care communities, formerly known as nursing homes, in a lot of cases are not where we would want to live out our final years. There are a handful that are phenomenal, but you really have to search and do your homework to find them. Fears can be very real, but when you find the right care, no matter where it is, the reward can be huge. It all comes at a cost to a degree. The stress can take a huge toll and often caregivers have their own health issues, which can have devastating consequences.
A Lifeline for Dementia Caregivers and Family
My father is in the final stages of his battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Over the past two years, this podcast has been a lifeline as we navigate caring for him and my mother (his caretaker). The interviews with doctors and caregivers provide much-needed medical and practical insight, and Jill’s candid, compassionate approach has been a model for us as we navigate one of the most difficult periods of our lives.
The information Jill shares is so needed in the world today! Every 65 seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and there is no cure! What better way for caregiver’s and healthcare workers to get insights from someone with such experience than through a weekly podcast that touches on all real-world examples of caring for and living with dementia. Thanks, Jill!