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This is for you in the trenches, living with or supporting someone with dementia every day. For the times between the appointments, visits from family and friends, for your everyday life. Get tested, actionable tips, education and support for today and every day living with memory concerns or dementia.

Everyday Dementia Guide Dementia Down the Hall

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 14 Ratings

This is for you in the trenches, living with or supporting someone with dementia every day. For the times between the appointments, visits from family and friends, for your everyday life. Get tested, actionable tips, education and support for today and every day living with memory concerns or dementia.

    Stages of Dementia

    Stages of Dementia

    Today we're talking about the stages of dementia and Alzheimer's. What are the stages of the disease and how will we get through them?
    We'll explore the three stage model and go through about how long each stage lasts and what kinds of behaviors you might see in each stage. We'll also talk about why stressing over which stage your're in, is not necessary.
     
    RESOURCES:
    Alzheimer's Association Dementia Stages Healthline Dementia Stages  
    Have a request or idea for the podcast? We'd love to hear from you!
    hello@dementiadownthehall.com

    • 12 min
    Physical Changes with Dementia

    Physical Changes with Dementia

    When we talk about Alzheimer’s and dementia, we spend a lot of time talking about how the brain is affected, but there may be other physical changes also. As with everything dementia, not all of these things will happen to you or your loved one, so please try not to be overwhelmed. This list is just an attempt to explain and inform you so you feel more prepared.
     
    RESOURCES:
    Verywell Health Article on Physical Changes Have a request or idea for the podcast? We'd love to hear from you!
    hello@dementiadownthehall.com

    • 11 min
    Why hospice is awesome

    Why hospice is awesome

    In this episode we're going to talk about hospice. If you're thinking about hospice or end of life, you're already handling a lot. We're going to explore what makes hospice a really good fit for some families and patients in this situation. If you want your loved one to have their best quality of life at this time, there might be some services that are included with hospice that might just help. If you're not ready to hear this yet, go back to Episode 45 and dispell the myths around hospice first.
    Take a listen and let me know what you think.
     
    RESOURCES:
     
    Hospice Tips from Alzheimer's Association  
    Hospice Care Plans 
     
    Have a request or idea for the podcast? We'd love to hear from you!
    hello@dementiadownthehall.com

    • 16 min
    Hospice: Facts vs. Myths

    Hospice: Facts vs. Myths

    Today I’m talking about the myths swirling around hospice that might be preventing you from taking advantage, or even considering hospice as an option for your family. Hospice is an often misunderstood service that can be such a benefit to families living with dementia. I wanted to dedicate this episode to providing the facts around hospice. My family, and many of those I’ve worked with, have used hospice services and had amazingly positive experiences, both for the person living with the disease and for the family. Listen to find out what's true and what's just rumors around hospice care.
     
    Resources:
    National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization
    2010 Hospice Study
    Hospice Myths vs. Facts
    Hospice Myths list vs. Facts 
     
    Have a request or idea for the podcast? We'd love to hear from you!
    hello@dementiadownthehall.com

    • 15 min
    What is apathy?

    What is apathy?

    If you’re supporting a loved one living with dementia or Alzheimer’s and you’ve seen them start to lose interest in doing the things that they used to or lack of motivation to do much of anything, you might be seeing apathy. This can look a lot like depression, and while they may be related, apathy can occur when someone’s brain is damaged such as someone living with dementia. Today I’m going to talk about how to recognize apathy and what you can, and can’t, do to help.
    Resources:
    How to help someone who doesn't know they've got dementia  
    Have a request or idea for the podcast? We'd love to hear from you!
    hello@dementiadownthehall.com

    • 10 min
    Dementia and your Finances

    Dementia and your Finances

    As we head into a new year, many people are taking a look at their lives and setting goals for the coming year. So I wanted to touch on the financial impact of dementia in your life. This is something that can impact the whole family system, so it’s important to understand what might be coming and how you can mitigate some of the impacts.
    Resources:
    How to help someone who doesn't know they've got dementia  
    Have a request or idea for the podcast? We'd love to hear from you!
    hello@dementiadownthehall.com

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Thirdshiftweirdo ,

One of the best resources!

I can’t even begin to describe how much this show has helped me navigate the dementia waters with my 84 year old mother. There is a wealth of information in these episodes to make your journey (hopefully) a little less rocky.
I was at my wits end trying to find answers and suggestions as there are little to no resources in my area for dementia care and this podcast was a godsend.

Ellen R S ,

So helpful

This podcast is so helpful and validating. It explains things I have observed about my husband’s dementia but wasn’t sure so was perceiving correctly, and offers simple advice on how to handle those situations. I found this episode on “showtiming” particularly valuable.

Rattymattie ,

The more you know…

This podcast is a great resource, as well as the show notes for starting the conversation about dementia with the loved ones in your life. The website has helpful tools and resources as well. We have used, Jessica, the dementia guide to walk us through contacting the VA for benefits, finding respite care, and contacting the county to find resources to help us on our journey with dementia! She was very prompt and organized and went well beyond what we expected. We can’t recommend Dementia Down the Hall enough!

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