52 min

Beat Burnout - 52 Weeks of Self Care Fading Memories: Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregiver Support

    • Society & Culture

"Beat Burnout - 52 Weeks of Self-Care" explores innovative ways to prevent caregiver burnout with Simon Gidney from A Mind to Care. Discover his story of creating an activity therapy system to engage loved ones with dementia, providing much-needed respite for caregivers. Learn how simple puzzles and games can therapeutically enhance cognitive function while evoking positive emotions. But self-care goes beyond activities - Simon shares his prompted journal designed to help caregivers prioritize their own well-being over 52 weeks. If you're at risk of burnout while caring for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia, this episode offers practical tips, resources, and a path to rejuvenation. Tune in to beat burnout and rediscover balance.



Simon Gidney is the founder of A Mind to Care.



After a successful entrepreneurial career, in 2019 Simon Gidney sold the last business he founded and sought out a new business venture that would allow him to not only experience more quality of life, but also contribute more quality of life to others.



During his pursuit of this vision, Simon crossed paths with Scott, a man who, deeply moved by his father’s early-onset Parkinson’s diagnosis, left a high-powered role in the oil industry. Returning home, Scott witnessed the tremendous strain on his mother, after dedicating two decades to caring for his ailing father. Motivated by empathy and a desire to alleviate such burnout challenges, Scott developed and patented an innovative activity therapy system in 2014, comprising games and entertainment designed to engage his father. This provided valuable respite for family members.



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Join Fading Memories On Social Media!



If you've enjoyed this episode, please share this podcast with other caregivers! You'll find us on social media at the following links.



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Contact Jen at hello@fadingmemoriespodcast.com



or Visit us at www.FadingMemoriesPodcast.com

"Beat Burnout - 52 Weeks of Self-Care" explores innovative ways to prevent caregiver burnout with Simon Gidney from A Mind to Care. Discover his story of creating an activity therapy system to engage loved ones with dementia, providing much-needed respite for caregivers. Learn how simple puzzles and games can therapeutically enhance cognitive function while evoking positive emotions. But self-care goes beyond activities - Simon shares his prompted journal designed to help caregivers prioritize their own well-being over 52 weeks. If you're at risk of burnout while caring for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia, this episode offers practical tips, resources, and a path to rejuvenation. Tune in to beat burnout and rediscover balance.



Simon Gidney is the founder of A Mind to Care.



After a successful entrepreneurial career, in 2019 Simon Gidney sold the last business he founded and sought out a new business venture that would allow him to not only experience more quality of life, but also contribute more quality of life to others.



During his pursuit of this vision, Simon crossed paths with Scott, a man who, deeply moved by his father’s early-onset Parkinson’s diagnosis, left a high-powered role in the oil industry. Returning home, Scott witnessed the tremendous strain on his mother, after dedicating two decades to caring for his ailing father. Motivated by empathy and a desire to alleviate such burnout challenges, Scott developed and patented an innovative activity therapy system in 2014, comprising games and entertainment designed to engage his father. This provided valuable respite for family members.



++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++



Related Episodes:



Alzheimer’s Caregivers-Sending You Encouragement Today



Yoga for Busy Caregivers



++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++



Sign Up for more Advice & Wisdom - email newsletter.



++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++



Please help us keep our show going by supporting our sponsors. Thank you.



++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++



Feeling overwhelmed? HelpTexts can be your pocket therapist.



Going through a tough time? HelpTexts offers confidential support delivered straight to your phone via text message. Whether you're dealing with grief, caregiving stress, or just need a mental health boost, their expert-guided texts provide personalized tips and advice.



Sign up for a year of support and get:




Daily or twice-weekly texts tailored to your situation



Actionable strategies to cope and move forward



Support for those who care about you (optional)




HelpTexts makes getting help easy and convenient.



++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++



Make Your Brain Span Match Your LifeSpan



Relevate from NeuroReserve



I've been focusing a lot on taking care of my brain health, & I've found this supplement called RELEVATE to be incredibly helpful. It provides me with 17 nutrients that support brain function & help keep me sharp. Since you're someone I care about, I wanted to share this discovery with you. You can order it with my code: FM15 & get 15% OFF your order.



With Relevate nutritional supplement, you get science-backed nutrition to help protect your brain power today and for years to come. You deserve a brain span that lasts as long as your lifespan.



++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++







Join Fading Memories On Social Media!



If you've enjoyed this episode, please share this podcast with other caregivers! You'll find us on social media at the following links.



Instagram



Twitter



LinkedIn 



Facebook



Contact Jen at hello@fadingmemoriespodcast.com



or Visit us at www.FadingMemoriesPodcast.com

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