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Does food play a part in Alzheimer's or dementia? What about for the caregiver who is stressing and worrying about the independent living capabilities of their parent? We discuss all that and more on the Fading Memories podcast, where you are never alone.



Step into the world of the Fading Memories Podcast, where we intricately weave through the rich fabric of life's diverse experiences. Our podcast offers a compassionate and enlightening perspective on the unique challenges encountered by individuals and families grappling with dementia and Alzheimer's. Dive into the exploration with us at fading memories podcast, where we venture into the realms of psychology, neurology, and geriatric health, casting a spotlight on the delicate equilibrium between fading memories and the vibrant moments that define our existence.



In every episode, we unravel the intricate layers of caring for loved ones affected by cognitive decline, sharing genuine stories, expert insights, and fostering a supportive community for those navigating this complex journey. Our conversations cover a spectrum of topics, from delving into the psychology of delusion to understanding the impact of dementia on daily life. Throughout, we underscore the significance of independent living and the maintenance of cognitive acuity.



Embark on a journey of discovery as we provide practical tips, heartwarming stories, and a wealth of information on gracefully navigating the challenges of dementia with resilience. Our episodes seamlessly navigate the intersection of food, home, and mental health, presenting a holistic approach to cultivating a positive and supportive environment.



At Fading Memories, we champion the power of shared experiences, building a network of understanding and support. Tune in to our podcast to explore the real stories behind fading memories, embracing the profound journey of life, care, and the pursuit of a fulfilling reality. Join us in this exploration at fadingmemoriespodcast.com — where the old may fade, but the memories endure with vibrancy.



Fading Memories is a podcast for caregivers of loved ones with dementia. It provides insights and guidance on how to communicate effectively, manage stress, and cope with grief and loss. The lessons are relevant to anyone caring for a loved one with a chronic illness or disability. By prioritizing the well-being of both caregivers and their loved ones, the podcast's messages of empathy and self-care have the potential to benefit everyone facing these challenges.



Fading Memories was created to support family caregivers in a simple, on-demand form. When I was looking for advice on caring for my Mom, I needed this podcast. Since it didn’t exist, I created what I needed!

Fading Memories: Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregiver Support Alzheimer's Caregivers

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    • 4.9 • 76 Ratings

Does food play a part in Alzheimer's or dementia? What about for the caregiver who is stressing and worrying about the independent living capabilities of their parent? We discuss all that and more on the Fading Memories podcast, where you are never alone.



Step into the world of the Fading Memories Podcast, where we intricately weave through the rich fabric of life's diverse experiences. Our podcast offers a compassionate and enlightening perspective on the unique challenges encountered by individuals and families grappling with dementia and Alzheimer's. Dive into the exploration with us at fading memories podcast, where we venture into the realms of psychology, neurology, and geriatric health, casting a spotlight on the delicate equilibrium between fading memories and the vibrant moments that define our existence.



In every episode, we unravel the intricate layers of caring for loved ones affected by cognitive decline, sharing genuine stories, expert insights, and fostering a supportive community for those navigating this complex journey. Our conversations cover a spectrum of topics, from delving into the psychology of delusion to understanding the impact of dementia on daily life. Throughout, we underscore the significance of independent living and the maintenance of cognitive acuity.



Embark on a journey of discovery as we provide practical tips, heartwarming stories, and a wealth of information on gracefully navigating the challenges of dementia with resilience. Our episodes seamlessly navigate the intersection of food, home, and mental health, presenting a holistic approach to cultivating a positive and supportive environment.



At Fading Memories, we champion the power of shared experiences, building a network of understanding and support. Tune in to our podcast to explore the real stories behind fading memories, embracing the profound journey of life, care, and the pursuit of a fulfilling reality. Join us in this exploration at fadingmemoriespodcast.com — where the old may fade, but the memories endure with vibrancy.



Fading Memories is a podcast for caregivers of loved ones with dementia. It provides insights and guidance on how to communicate effectively, manage stress, and cope with grief and loss. The lessons are relevant to anyone caring for a loved one with a chronic illness or disability. By prioritizing the well-being of both caregivers and their loved ones, the podcast's messages of empathy and self-care have the potential to benefit everyone facing these challenges.



Fading Memories was created to support family caregivers in a simple, on-demand form. When I was looking for advice on caring for my Mom, I needed this podcast. Since it didn’t exist, I created what I needed!

    Dementia, Brain Health & Hearing Loss

    Dementia, Brain Health & Hearing Loss

    Dementia, Brain Health & Hearing Loss. Hearing loss has been increasingly recognized as a potential contributor to dementia, forming a crucial link between auditory impairment and cognitive decline. Research suggests that the sensory input provided by hearing plays a vital role in maintaining cognitive function. When individuals experience hearing loss, the brain may undergo structural changes, impacting cognitive processes.







    One mechanism linking hearing loss to dementia involves the increased cognitive load placed on individuals with impaired hearing. Struggling to comprehend and process auditory information may divert cognitive resources away from other essential tasks, contributing to cognitive decline over time. Furthermore, social isolation often accompanies hearing loss, depriving individuals of meaningful social interactions that are crucial for cognitive health.







    Moreover, untreated hearing loss may lead to alterations in brain structure and function. The auditory regions of the brain may undergo atrophy, while other areas responsible for memory and cognition may be affected. This interconnected relationship highlights the importance of addressing hearing loss as a potential modifiable risk factor in the prevention of dementia. Timely interventions such as hearing aids and rehabilitation programs could play a pivotal role in mitigating cognitive decline associated with hearing loss. Recognizing and addressing hearing impairment may thus emerge as a crucial strategy in promoting overall cognitive well-being and preventing the onset of dementia.







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    • 47 min
    The Dementia & Sleep Connection

    The Dementia & Sleep Connection

    The Dementia and Sleep Connection. Addressing sleep problems involves understanding potential causes, improving daily habits, caring for mental health, and consulting with health professionals. Lifestyle changes, a conducive sleep environment, and adopting relaxation routines can contribute to better sleep and potentially reduce the risk of dementia. Monitoring overall health and seeking professional advice become crucial elements in mitigating the impact of sleep difficulties on long-term health.







    The link between insufficient sleep and dementia is associated with a brain protein called beta amyloid, known for forming plaques in Alzheimer's patients. Inadequate sleep hampers the brain's ability to flush out beta amyloid during the night, leading to its accumulation and potential contribution to dementia.







    Interestingly, dementia itself impacts sleep patterns. Individuals with dementia spend less time in crucial sleep stages, affecting cognitive function. Moreover, the disease disrupts the natural sleep-wake cycle, causing irregularities in sleep patterns.







    To maintain healthy sleep, experts recommend seven to nine hours for adults aged 26-64 and seven to eight hours for those 65 and older. Achieving restorative sleep involves continuous and uninterrupted sleep cycles aligned with circadian rhythms.







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    • 44 min
    Dementia: Signs, Symptoms & Stories of Lewy Body

    Dementia: Signs, Symptoms & Stories of Lewy Body

    Dementia: Signs, Symptoms & Stories of Lewy Body. Dementia is a complex neurological condition that encompasses a range of cognitive impairments affecting memory, reasoning, and daily functioning. One specific form of dementia is Lewy body dementia (LBD), characterized by the presence of abnormal protein deposits called Lewy bodies in the brain. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of LBD is crucial for early diagnosis and effective management.







    Common signs of Lewy Body dementia (LBD) include fluctuating cognitive abilities, visual hallucinations, and motor symptoms such as Parkinsonism. Patients may experience vivid and often distressing hallucinations, adding a unique dimension to their cognitive decline. Additionally, individuals with LBD may exhibit difficulties with attention and problem-solving, further impacting their daily lives.















    Sharing Stories as a Form of Advocacy







    Stories of those affected by Lewy body dementia shed light on the emotional and practical challenges faced by patients and their caregivers. These narratives emphasize the importance of fostering a supportive environment, raising awareness, and promoting research to better understand and address this specific form of dementia. By sharing these stories, we aim to enhance public understanding and empathy toward individuals living with Lewy body dementia, ultimately contributing to a more compassionate and informed society.







    Our guest is Mary Lou Falcone an internationally known classical music publicist/strategist. Combining communication skills with her background as a performer and educator Mary Lou adds another layer: advocate for LBD awareness. Her late husband, the illustrator Nicky Zann, died from LBD in 2020 and was the catalyst for her first book, I Didn't See It Coming.







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    • 52 min
    Brain Health & Dementia Prevention in Ten Easy Steps

    Brain Health & Dementia Prevention in Ten Easy Steps

    Brain Health & Dementia Prevention in Ten Easy Steps. Maintaining optimal brain health and preventing dementia is a ten step process. Adopting a holistic approach to lifestyle choices. is the most common step necessary. The foremost factor in dementia prevention is regular physical exercise. Engaging in activities that promote cardiovascular health, such as brisk walking, swimming, or cycling, enhances blood flow to the brain and stimulates the growth of new neurons. Beyond exercise, a key habit to prevent dementia is maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins. A diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins supports cognitive function and protects against inflammation, a known contributor to dementia.







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    To further fortify brain health and stave off dementia, it's crucial to incorporate seven key habits into one's daily routine. First and foremost is the commitment to lifelong learning and cognitive stimulation. Keeping the brain active through activities like reading, puzzles, or learning a new skill helps build cognitive reserves. Cognitive reserves offer protection against cognitive decline. Additionally, managing stress through relaxation techniques, cultivating quality sleep patterns, and fostering social connections are fundamental habits. Avoiding harmful substances such as excessive alcohol and tobacco, as well as monitoring and managing chronic health conditions like diabetes and hypertension, contribute significantly to a comprehensive strategy for dementia prevention. By embracing these seven habits alongside regular exercise and a nutritious diet, individuals can take proactive steps towards preserving their cognitive well-being.















    Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, (a.k.a. "Dr. T") is a board certified internist. He has authored numerous books including the best-selling From Fatigued to Fantastic! (now in its 4th edition). Dr. T lives in Kona, Hawaii. and developed the popular free smartphone app "Cures A-Z."







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    • 46 min
    Doctor Supports Caregivers Journey Challenges

    Doctor Supports Caregivers Journey Challenges

    Doctor Supports Caregivers Journey Challenge. Caregivers play a crucial role in supporting individuals facing health challenges, particularly those dealing with dementia and other cognitive disorders. These dedicated individuals often find themselves overwhelmed by the responsibilities associated with caregiving. One of the primary needs for caregivers is access to comprehensive resources and support systems that can assist them in navigating the complexities of their roles.







    The challenges faced by caregivers are multifaceted, ranging from managing the daily health needs of their loved ones to coping with the emotional toll of witnessing cognitive decline. A doctor spearheading a platform dedicated to caregivers recognizes the importance of centralizing information and creating a supportive community. By facilitating connections between caregivers and valuable resources, such a website can empower caregivers to better understand and address the unique health and living challenges associated with caring for individuals with dementia. The doctor's initiative embodies a proactive approach to enhancing the overall well-being of both caregivers and those under their care.







    The Doctor is Here to Help







    Producing this show for nearly seven years, I have not had the opportunity to talk to a doctor who is working to fix the problem when our medical care cannot, and does not, help map out a plan for families facing a dementia diagnosis. That ended with this guest, Dr. Logan who paused his residency to address this issue. He has partnered with Olera Care to connect families with resources and support.







    Be sure to check out their website. It is chock full of useful information and they are there to support you.







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    • 41 min
    Alzheimer's Allies: Building BIPOC Community Support

    Alzheimer's Allies: Building BIPOC Community Support

    Alzheimer's Allies: Building BIPOC Community Support. In Alzheimer's care, BIPOC communities have unique challenges that demand dedicated allies. As we explore the impact of Alzheimer's on different cultural groups, it becomes evident that BIPOC individuals are disproportionately affected by the disease. Research indicates that certain minority populations, including African Americans and Hispanics, face a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's compared to the general population. The why behind this heightened susceptibility is multifaceted, involving a complex interplay of genetic, environmental, and social factors.







    Building support within BIPOC communities becomes crucial in addressing this disparity. Our podcast conversation, "Alzheimer's Allies: Building BIPOC Community Support," explores the stories and strategies of those actively working to understand, support, and uplift individuals within these communities affected by Alzheimer's. By shedding light on the demographic most affected and exploring the unique challenges faced by minorities, we aim to foster a deeper understanding and inspire collaborative efforts toward building a more inclusive support network.







    Our guest is Dr. Christopher Howard, a neuropsychologist specializing in communities of color. He utilizes cultural community outreach such as health awareness events in barbershops and churches. Dr. Howard was a regular guest sharing all kinds of brain health information so be sure to check out his previous episodes.







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    • 51 min

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4.9 out of 5
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I just found your podcast. I find it very interesting & I’ve learned so much already. I’m starting at the beginning even though you’re years ahead!!!

I’m a PTA, physical therapist assistant. I’m applying what I’ve learned from your podcast onto the patients I work with.

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Such an informative and compassionate show!

I have learned so much about Alzheimer's and Dementia through your podcasts, Jennifer. More than, that, you have increaed my empathy, compassion and understanding for those caring for loved ones who are in various stages of this. It was an honor to get to be a guest on your show and kindle a friendship as well. I really appreciate your passion with your mission and the help, comfort, camaraderie and community you bring to those who need it most in this space!

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