Topics include Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Lewy Body and living with other Dementia's
DRwJL - Finding the right people to care for your loved one! I have information which will help
October 20, 2020 Finding a memory care community or an in-home caregiver can be cumbersome and tricky. How can you learn more about the the place or the person before you hire them? Turning over or sharing care is difficult no matter how you approach it. I hope this podcast can walk you through the steps to take to gain success and feel comfortable that you have done all you can to find the right situation and care options.
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DRwJL - Clinical Trial Information for Alz & Lewy Body
October 13, 2020 - Clinical trials for research are designed to help scientist look for new therapies for diseases and to look for cures. They need subjects to study for many reasons. Sometimes they need to see people who are in the beginning stages of any given disease, or healthy people to see why they age differently. In the Alzheimer's and Lewy Body realm, they need to study the individual who has the diagnosis while they are alive so they may have references or bench marks for their symptoms. Families of those diagnosed may want to discover if there are genetic abnormalities which could put them at risk. You may join a trial to be part of the impending cure at some time in the future. What ever the reason, in this show I discuss what a clinical trial entails, safety questions, how to join and so much more!
DRwJL - Stages of Grief - I Think That's What We Are Going Through During This Covid 19 Pandemic
October 6, 2020 - Denial, anger, depression, bargaining, acceptance, these are the stages of grief. Grief doesn't have to be connected to a death to affect us. The loss of jobs, independence, our alone time, can devastate us. Loss of being around coworkers and being forced to work from home can be disheveling. We have so many emotions that are arising and upsetting us. Do you recognize it as grief? A loss of what was and the never ending changes and restrictions that are taking over our lives. No hugging, no touching! People with diagnosis are struggling too - what is this mask and why do I have to wear it? Why are you so mad at me? I hate being a burden? Did I just ask you that question? It goes on & on. I address the stages and I will try to help you through these stages, but first you must recognize them.
DRwJL - Ruth Bader Ginsberg - Her Contribution to Caregiver's Rights and People with Disabilities.
September 29, 2020 This show is a tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. She was a remarkable woman, who gave her all on behalf of equality for all people, and changed our country in numerous ways.
DRwJL - Overcoming Frustration During Covid & Finding Ways To Find Peace
September 22, 2020 Today my podcast is geared toward overcoming the frustrations we are all feeling after months of this Covid 19 pandemic. I also discuss how to engage kids with a person with dementia during this time. How can we help them to be a part of the care? Teach kids how to successfully communicate with a person with memory loss. What other ways can we avoid frustration and integrate strategies and techniques for the whole family to utilize? Listen and find out!
DRwJL - Learning to Communicate when Language is Effected
September 15, 2020 ~ This show is timely as I discuss the importance of effective communication when working and living with cognitive loss and language issues. Memory loss is troubling enough, but adding word salad and miscued conversations can be rough on the nerves and maddening at times. We need to let go of perfection and live in the moment, go with the flow, let the river run its course. There will come a time soon enough when language is lost and visual recognition no longer exists, which is heartbreaking by itself, and we must do all we can to mitigate the way we act, and not react, to the chaos. I dive deep into techniques and thoughtful strategies to guide you through this process.
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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!