Topics include Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Lewy Body and living with other Dementia's
DRwJL – The Journey with Dementia Diseases is Long
Navigating the road, from suspecting symptoms to a diagnosis, along the journey and to the end is full of strife and challenges. Managing this road is often anything but easy. Some have difficult people to deal with and some have it easier. Some people are in denial, some are ready to walk the road together. Grief from day 1 is ever present but many fail to recognize it. Anger from role reversals is common. Expecting the person with the diagnosis to stay the same as they are for a long time is a misconception. Patience is a virtue, although many people run short. How do we navigate this long journey? I am here to help!
DRwJL – How Do You Handle People Who Are Mean & Have A Dementia Disease?
June 14, 2022
Sometimes, much to our dismay, we have a person with some type of dementia disease that is extremely difficult to work with. They refuse care, are spiteful, angry and a lot more. They won't bathe, are incontinent, don't brush their teeth. They lose their social graces. This is so hard! What recourse do you have? This is the show for you!
DRwJL – Repeat show Dr Holden explains Alz/Lewy Body & Parkinson’s diseases
June 1, 2022
Over this holiday weekend the studio was closed so this is a good time to revisit an important and informative show. Enjoy!
Dr. Samantha Holden
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.
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!