When They Forget is an Alzheimer's stories podcast. It is a call in show where listeners share their stories about caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or other dementia. Your hosts, Jennifer and Debbie, started this show as a way to share their experiences with their mother, who has Alzheimer's from a traumatic brain injury. Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and there is no cure! The Alzheimer's community of support is large and fierce. Sharing our stories helps us to feel less alone and isolated as we face this disease and care for our loved ones through this longest of goodbyes. Please call in and share your story.
Alzheimer's + Technology = Chaos
Season 1. Episode 9. Thank you so much for listening to our podcast. In this episode we talk about our mom and technology. Mom had a pretty good grip on computers and tech before her Alzheimer's and as it progressed (before we knew) she was famous for...
Imagining She's Still Working Gives her Alzheimer's Life Purpose
Season 1. Episode 8. Thank you so much for listening to our podcast. In this episode we talk about all the different jobs Mom has had in our memory and why this is important now. In her Alzheimer's, our mom believes she is working at her memory care. ...
A Well-Planned Pandemic Birthday Party (Adapt and Overcome)
Season 1. Episode 7. We're so happy you're listening to our podcast. In this episode talk about our plans for Mom's pandemic birthday party. Since she is in memory care, we can only gather (in a small group) outside her window. There was a man who...
Money and Alzheimer's is Nothing but Trouble
Episode 6. We really appreciate you being here and listening. In this episode talk about how our mom's money habits changed, especially at the beginning of her Alzheimer's. We also have a couple of listener stories this episode. Our second listener...
Adventures in Alzheimer's Shopping
Episode 5. Welcome to our podcast. We really appreciate you being here and listening. In this episode share our adventures in Alzheimer's shopping with mom. We each share a story and then together we talk about the last time we took Mom out...
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Jennifer and Debbie’s Caregiving Stories Resonate
I met Jennifer a couple of years ago as fellow caregivers, past and present, and as volunteers, particularly for our local Walk to End Alzheimer’s. I immediately empathized with her challenging journey and her passion to #ENDALZ.
We had connected on social media and I was excited when she and her sister Debbie began a podcast telling stories about their mother and the progression of her disease. Especially poignant is their anguish about their mom forgetting who they are when they talk or visit with her, particularly now during the COVID quarantine. Their testimony and reminiscing is personal, touching, and relevant to any family caregiver going through a similar experience.
And they include submissions from other caregivers. Like in a support group, you will relate, feel less alone, and be comforted for your own caregiving issues.
Please listen and share. 💜