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Alzheimer's disease is a crisis in our country. 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. If you have a loved one with Alzheimer's or other related dementia this podcast if for you. Created by a woman who is helping to care for her Mother, a 3rd generations victim of memory loss, Fading Memories is a supportive podcast that focuses on conversations with people who can help with resources and ideas for whatever stage our loved one is in. There are stories from families dealing with Alzheimer's, funny stories about visits with Mom (and other patients) and the feeling of being part of the larger community wherever you may live. Fading Memories is part helpful information and part true stories from someone like you and is a podcast is for everyone who is on the journey of Alzheimer's disease.



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Fading Memories: Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Jennifer Fink

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Alzheimer's disease is a crisis in our country. 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. If you have a loved one with Alzheimer's or other related dementia this podcast if for you. Created by a woman who is helping to care for her Mother, a 3rd generations victim of memory loss, Fading Memories is a supportive podcast that focuses on conversations with people who can help with resources and ideas for whatever stage our loved one is in. There are stories from families dealing with Alzheimer's, funny stories about visits with Mom (and other patients) and the feeling of being part of the larger community wherever you may live. Fading Memories is part helpful information and part true stories from someone like you and is a podcast is for everyone who is on the journey of Alzheimer's disease.



You can check us out on YouTube too! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO3X7ufUPUrq5j1aNcW_ELg/featured?view_as=subscriber

    Our Golden Years & End of Life Options

    Our Golden Years & End of Life Options

    Most of us want to live out our golden years in our own homes.



    When we think about our golden years we think we'll live the rest of our days in our own home. However, what if that's not an option? Have you had conversations with your family about your wishes for your final years? What if something happens and what you wanted is no longer an option? What if the option you decided on no longer fits your needs?



    This episode is a conversation between two caregiver support podcasters. We discuss all aspects of living out our golden years the way we want and in a way that is safe and healthy. Additionally, we talk about many of the things families need to consider when discussing golden years' living arrangements.



    Few people take on caregiving for a family member fully knowing how the disease will progress. What seems manageable in the initial years gradually becomes a lot more than most people can handle. There is much to consider and we attempt to discuss all aspects as much as possible.



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    Bonus-A Caregiving Communication Tool

    Bonus-A Caregiving Communication Tool

    Memoryz App aims to be the ultimate caregiver communication tool.



    A caregiving communication tool is important.  We all look for ways to make our caregiving responsibilities a little easier, and a little less time-consuming.  The Memoryz app might be the solution you’re looking for. More than 53 million people provide unpaid care in America. Not only are they having increased cases of burnout but also, they're in need of easy to get help.



    Memoryz is an app currently being developed. They’re looking for BETA testers. They need caregivers who will tell them exactly what they need. They want to know how to make an app you want.  When was the last time someone asked you to tell them exactly what you needed so they could go ahead and create it?  Again, become a BETA tester and have a custom-designed caregiving communication tool just for yourself!



    Memoryz is committed to breaking the traditional boundaries of care with technology. Their team has a variety of backgrounds.  As a result, they're able to create an app for caregivers and receivers of all backgrounds. 



    If you need caregiving help, please help them help you on your caregiving journey. Quickly, go to their website & contact Rishawn. You will be helping them further ease your caregiving journey.



     



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    • 39 min
    eFamily Care – The Caring Solution We Need!

    eFamily Care – The Caring Solution We Need!

    Using a digital platform to make caring better is the solution most caregivers need.



    Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another challenging disease? Does the knowledge that you have to get them to a doctor fill you with dread? Have you said, on more than one occasion that what you really need is someone to come to you?



    Having abruptly entered a phase of “safer at home” more and more medical professionals are offering telemedicine. However, that’s only useful for some health care situations. There’s a lot more involved in providing care - is there a solution for those situations?



    Thankfully, now there are more options for care every day! Enter eFamily Care the digital platform connects family caregivers to elder Care Advisers. These advisors coach them on caring for their aging loved ones, helping to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations.





    eFamilyCare provides family caregivers with ongoing support with a personal care adviser.  Not only can your medical organization white label our platform, but you can also white label our Care Advisers.  Their account managers work with medical providers to help achieve the best outcomes for everyone. In the event that you have medical questions that need quick answers, this may be the ideal solution.  Providing help at your fingertips their goal is to ease some of your caregiving challenges.















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    • 47 min
    Technology For Better Caregiving

    Technology For Better Caregiving

    Using technology for better caregiving might allow your loved one to remain in their home.



     



    Is it possible to use technology for better caregiving?  Most of our loved ones make it very well known that they want to continue to live in their home until the end. That’s easier said than done especially if you’re one of the millions of sandwich generation caregivers with a full-time job and a family. How do you juggle everything and keep everyone happy?



    On this episode, I talk to a Neena from the UK about how she used technology to better care for her Dad. She's an only child with a full-time job and a family of her own. Her Dad was able to safely stay in his own home for six years.



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    • 50 min
    Avoiding Memory Care/Staying in Your Home

    Avoiding Memory Care/Staying in Your Home

    Most people want to stay in their homes. How do we make that happen?



    Staying home is how most people want to live out their life. When Alzheimer’s becomes a part of your life you’ll likely hear, more often than you care to, that this is probably not possible.



    For adult children caregivers, this may be the case, but for spouses, it may be possible to care for someone living with Alzheimer’s at home longer than you’d expect. Each year they don’t have to go into an assisted living memory care residence is another year you have together. It’s also another year you’re not spending your retirement on their care.



    How do some people manage to care for someone until the end? What tips and suggestions can we try? Can we really care for someone at home without losing our own minds?



    This episode is a conversation with Rosayls Peele, the author of Mike & Me. She talks with me about how she managed to care for her husband at home.

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    African Americans & Alzheimer’s

    African Americans & Alzheimer’s

    African Americans have much higher rates of Alzheimer's disease.



    Would you be surprised to learn that Alzheimer’s is the fourth leading cause of death for African Americans?



    Alzheimer's is often referred to as a “Silent Epidemic” among African Americans. This is due in part to an unwillingness to acknowledge and discuss the disease. This leads to delayed medical care. Additionally, it may cause caregiver burnout of family members. 



    While this may be true, what else could account for such a disparate impact? According to research, there are a number of risk factors that may hold clues. For the purpose of this conversation, I talk to my past guest, Christopher Howard.



    Christopher has completed his neuropsychology studies, He focused on the African American community. We discussed what could be some causes of higher cases of Alzheimer's in blacks. With attention to various issues in different communities, we focused on what affects most of this population.



    Why Alzheimer’s is more common in African-Americans remains unclear. Some researchers attribute both societal and systemic factors. Inequities in education, income, and health care access play a factor. Stress, diet, lifestyle, and genetics may also contribute. However, there’s a less-explored question in African Americans and Alzheimer's. Is the underlying biology of the disease somehow different in blacks and non-Hispanic whites?



    Genetics may a contributing factor in racial disparities. In the general population, inherited forms of Alzheimer’s disease account for less than 5 percent of all cases. Learning all we can allow us to help the entire caregiving community.



    You'll enjoy this lively conversation on this topic. It's interesting to get different perspectives. Christopher is fun and knowledgable making this conversation insightful.



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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
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56 Ratings

victoriasquare ,

Great podcast

Love the interviews and guests. The host makes it so personal and you know she knows what you as a caregiver are going through. Lot of good info and tips

kaydelliott ,

Amazing

Gosh. SO needed. We need more people like Jennifer in this world. Thank you for this amazing platform that is touching many.

Paltrowitz ,

Great handling of a delicate topic

This is a subject that everyone should know about, yet it is not always easy to get reliable information about. Jennifer handles this delicate area appropriately and with heart, providing firsthand knowledge. Thanks to Jennifer for fighting the good fight.

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