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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 & Travel: Experiences & Memories

    Dementia & Travel: Experiences & Memories

    Embarking on journeys with a loved one living with dementia isn't just about moving from one place to another; it's about weaving a tapestry of unforgettable moments. Despite the hurdles, travel becomes a beacon of joy, a sanctuary from the mundane. Exploring new horizons becomes a catalyst, lighting up forgotten corners of the mind and kindling sparks of connection. Together, these shared adventures become lifelines, knitting hearts closer and dispelling the shadows of isolation. In the embrace of unfamiliar landscapes, there's a magical alchemy at play - where every smile, every whispered conversation, becomes a cherished gem in the mosaic of memories. Through travel, we defy the boundaries of circumstance, crafting experiences that transcend time, leaving an indelible mark on the journey of caregiving.















    About Our Guest







    Lizette Cloete, an Occupational Therapist and a daughter on this unique journey with you. She has just returned from an Elite Cruises & Vacation where she was part of the support staff for caregivers. With over 30 years as an Occupational Therapist, Lizette has been the “navigator” in many caregiving journeys, guiding 1000’s families through their often turbulent journey into calmer skies while dementia caregiving. Today she's telling you how to make vacation memories a reality.







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    • 58 min
    Essential Caregiver Knowledge = Zen From Zero

    Essential Caregiver Knowledge = Zen From Zero

    Essential Caregiver Knowledge = Zen From Zero







    Navigating the relentless journey of caregiving, fraught with challenges that threaten to overwhelm, requires comprehensive knowledge. Each decision feels like a weight, each responsibility a burden too heavy to bear alone. But amidst the chaos, this week's guest offers solace and sanctuary. Alex brings a wealth of insights, understanding legal complexities, financial burdens, and medical care intricacies like no other. This knowledge was gained from caring for one parent, then the other. What she learned from caring for her Dad, she used to maintain her sanity while caring for her Mom.







    With her guidance, you'll find the strength to confront challenges. Legal understanding becomes a shield against uncertainty, financial literacy empowers against scarcity, and medical awareness ensures proper care. Investing in caregiver knowledge is a lifeline, promising to lift burdens and breathe new life into weary souls. So heed their wisdom, for it holds the promise of peace, security, and the comfort of knowing you're not alone in this journey.















    About Our Guest - Alexandra Free







    Having spent twenty years working in live television I had become a pro at putting out fires when they popped up. No matter how much you may have rehearsed for a show, when the cameras start rolling, you just never know what can happen. Your brain learns to problem solve at warp speed, so that if a situation does arise, you’re usually ready for it.







    Although, no amount of prepping could have prepared me for what laid ahead with my mother, I knew I needed a plan. A plan on how I was going to care for her. A plan on how I was going to afford that care. And a plan on how to navigate this new and final chapter of our lives. So, I packed up my life and my TV career in Los Angeles and moved back to the east coast to be closer to her, and to the rest of my family.







    Through trial and error and a lot of research, I managed to navigate the next decade of my mother’s care with fortitude and grace. Avoiding being crushed both financially and mentally by the situation, and actually becoming a better and stronger person because of it.







    I truly wish you didn’t have to be here. I honestly wish I had never been there myself. But if everything my mother and I went through means that I can help you in some way, shape, or form, then at least it all wouldn’t have been in vain.







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    • 54 min
    Alzheimer's Fight: Still Me

    Alzheimer's Fight: Still Me

    Living with Alzheimer's can be challenging, but lifestyle changes play a crucial role in maintaining cognitive health. Regular physical exercise, a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids, staying mentally active through puzzles or learning new skills, socializing, and managing stress can all help preserve cognitive function. These changes may not stop the progression of Alzheimer's, but they can significantly improve quality of life and potentially delay symptoms.















    About Our Guest







    Alzheimer's is scary. But you can still find ways to be you after the diagnosis.







    Rebecca Chopp never expected a routine annual checkup to uncover symptoms that ultimately revealed she has early-stage Alzheimer's disease. The news was devastating. 







    After recovering from the shock and grappling with the changes Alzheimer's meant for her life plans, Rebecca knew the next steps: retire from her stressful job leading the University of Denver, hold on to the core of herself for as long as possible, and find ways each day to live well so that her remaining time with her family and friends can be as rich and meaningful as possible.







    This honest and hope-filled book--Still Me--chronicles Rebecca's efforts, with the help of her family, friends, and medical team, to reshape her life for a healthy and vibrant approach to living with Alzheimer's, showing that an illness does not define us. Rebecca also provides thoughtful questions, encouragement, and suggestions for those living with Alzheimer's, their caregivers, and those who fear the diagnosis.







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    • 50 min
    Team Family Caregivers & Senior Living Employees

    Team Family Caregivers & Senior Living Employees

    Team Family Caregivers & Senior Living Employees. Family caregivers can experience significant benefits when they collaborate closely with senior living professionals, forming a cohesive team. By working hand-in-hand, caregivers can access invaluable support, guidance, and expertise from professionals trained in senior care. This collaboration ensures comprehensive care for their loved ones, alleviates caregiver stress, and fosters a sense of reassurance knowing that they're not alone in the journey of caregiving. Together, they create a robust support system that prioritizes the well-being and quality of life for seniors.















    About Our Guest:







    Nicole is an advocate and connector for the aging community, dedicating her career to enhancing the well-being of older adults, their families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.







    She is the creative force behind the top-rated willGather Podcast: Navigating the World with Your Aging Loved One, which features expert interviews, real-life stories, and practical advice, making it a valuable resource for anyone caring for aging loved ones.







    Learn more about Nicole HERE.







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    • 51 min
    Accepting Care - A Caregivers Perspective

    Accepting Care - A Caregivers Perspective

    Accepting Care - A Caregivers Perspective. When caregivers transition into the role of care recipients, their perspective often undergoes a profound shift. Experiencing vulnerability and dependence firsthand can cultivate empathy, understanding, and a newfound appreciation for the challenges faced by those they once cared for. Accepting this role reversal fosters humility, insight, and a deeper recognition of the complexities inherent in providing and receiving care, leading to a more compassionate and holistic approach to caregiving.















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    Christopher MacLellan started The Whole Care Network after his experience as family caregiver balancing care and career. With 10 years of experience as the director of an information and referral service hotline, he grew a passion for advocacy in caregiving. He saw firsthand the difficulty in finding trusted information and resources to sustain a healthy and productive lifestyle at home and work. For Chris, the focus of The Whole Care Network is bringing information to family caregivers through shared stories and easy-to-consume media organized within 4 Pillars of Care. 







    Christopher became a care recipient several years ago, and it may not be a surprise to learn that he struggled with accepting care after his time being a care provider.







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    • 50 min
    Dementia Connections: Menopause & Your Brain

    Dementia Connections: Menopause & Your Brain

    Dementia Connections: Menopause & Your Brain. Studies have shown that postmenopausal women may experience changes in memory, cognitive function, and an elevated risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia. Estrogen's neuroprotective effects include promoting the production of neurotransmitters and enhancing cerebral blood flow, which are vital for optimal brain function. The abrupt hormonal shifts during menopause may contribute to the disruption of these processes.







    Understanding the intricate interplay between menopause, hormones, and dementia is crucial for developing targeted interventions and therapies. While research is ongoing, maintaining hormonal balance and adopting lifestyle measures that support cognitive health during menopause may prove pivotal in reducing the risk of dementia in postmenopausal women.







    My guest, Amita Sharma is the founder of NourishDoc. Their goal is a world with no chronic conditions, no suffering, and no discrimination in health for any reason. NourishDoc will serve the community around the world by bringing the most trusted experts and evidence-based holistic medicine information.







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    • 55 min

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76 Ratings

Forman Family ,

Thank you

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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I am grateful there are shows like this to help caregivers through all that they experience. It’s not an easy task- and the tools Fading Memories provides are invaluable. Thank you for the work you do!

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