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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

Fading Memories: Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Jennifer Fink

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.9, 58 Ratings

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

    Flex Your Brain Muscle with Neurosize

    Flex Your Brain Muscle with Neurosize

    Flexing our brain muscle is important but it also needs to be fun!



    Are you looking for a way to flex your brain muscle in a fun and creative way? Would you also like to improve your connection with others, especially your loved one?



    Fun makes us stronger and feel better. Games that engage, entertain and stimulate the brain in a fun and creative ways help you think differently, improve your concentration, and might even help you spend some quality time with the person you care for.



    If you’ve tried other cognitive games and found them leaving you feeling dumb and frustrated then you’ll be excited to learn about a new whole new option. You can have fun and exercise your brain right in your own home or this program can be utilized in a care home setting.



    However you get your brain muscles on, you’ll surely enjoy Neurosize. Even if the games don't ultimately help you maintain cognitive health, you'll surely have a good time playing them.

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    Tea & Brain Health – A Look at My Favorite Drink



    Move It or Lose It – Exercise & Brain Health

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    Jennifer is also available for speaking engagements.



    Contact her at fadingmemoriespodcast@gmail.com

    • 31 min
    Caregivers-Lots of Self-Care Strategies Here!

    Caregivers-Lots of Self-Care Strategies Here!

    Caregivers need all the self-care tips possible. Calmer Waters offers those tips!



    Caregivers are frequently told to take care of themselves. Self-care is important because nearly 70% of caregivers are hospitalized or die before the person they’re caring for is gone. That’s a stressful statistic. Despite this fact. we're lucky to get our daily to-do list completed! As a result, finding time to do self-care seems impossible!



    In this episode, I bring you as many tips, suggestions, and ideas as we could fit in an hour. My guest, Barbara Cohn cared for her husband for a decade. He had younger-onset Alzheimer’s. In writing her book Calmer Waters, it was Barbaras' goal to help other caregivers feel happier, have more energy and time for themselves, sleep better, and feel more relaxed.



    That’s a big order for one book and one podcast episode but you’ll be happy you tuned in because she squeezed in a lot of great tips and advice.



    Calmer Waters at Barnes & Noble



    Barbaras Blog

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    Giving a Caregiver Help



    Activities for People Living with Alzheimer’s

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    By all means, share this podcast with other caregivers!  You can find us on social media at the following links.



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    Also, make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel. There you can see me in "action" and watch the bonus videos I share. You can check out the funny visuals while you're there.



    Jennifer is also available for speaking engagements.



    Contact her at fadingmemoriespodcast@gmail.com

    • 48 min
    A Ray of Hope? Stabilizing Cognitive Decline

    A Ray of Hope? Stabilizing Cognitive Decline

    When a spouse goes searching for something to stabilize cognitive decline & doesn't find it...



     



    We all want to avoid cognitive decline but so far, there aren’t many concrete suggestions on how to make that happen. Most of us will make lifestyle adaptations and hope for the best. But what if there were another tool we could use?  We all know the cognitive benefits of sunlight. What if we could recreate those benefits for our indoor hours?



    What if you could fill your room with a light that promotes brain health? Would you use a product that enhances your daily routine, promotes wellness in a safe, non-invasive way?



    There is such a system. Backed by science you can have lights delivered that mimic the brain's healthy gamma rhythm and it helps improve mental acuity, memory, and attention.



    Let a little light into your life and see if you will be "remarkably stable".



    HomeoLux-Beacon40 Website

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    You Are The Expert with The Dementia Nurse

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    Jennifer is also available for speaking engagements.



    Contact her at fadingmemoriespodcast@gmail.com

    • 48 min
    Why Are You Sick, Fat & Tired? Healthier Lifestyles

    Why Are You Sick, Fat & Tired? Healthier Lifestyles

    Healthier lifestyles aren't automatic. What are you doing that is sabotaging yours?



    What can we do to live healthier lifestyles, feel, and look better? Is there anything we can do to lessen the risk of Alzheimer’s or dementia? You know that runs in my family, so that’s a question I ask a lot. 



    If you want to take care of your health and need a system that is simple and successful with positive results in as short of time as possible then this is the episode for you.



    Making simple improvements in your lifestyle: the food you eat, the air you breathe, the water you drink, and the cleaning products you choose, make a difference in healthier outcomes. These are simple, yet powerful changes. So, why are you… Sick, Fat, and/or Tired?



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    Dr Pat's Website

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    Food As Medicine



    Feed Your Brain for Cognitive Health

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    Jennifer is also available for speaking engagements.

    • 58 min
    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.



    The Caregivers Toolbox podcast

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    Technology Options For Seniors



    Additionally, we'd like to let you know that Jennifer is available for Speaking engagements.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    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.



     



    All About Memoryz App

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    By all means, share this podcast with other caregivers!  You can find us on social media at the following links.



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    Also, make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel. There you can see me in "action" and watch the bonus videos I share. You can check out Christophers' cool bow tie there too.



    Related Episodes



    Technology Options For Seniors



    Additionally, we'd like to let you know that Jennifer is available for speaking engagments.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 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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