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  • Writer's pictureNikita Boston-Fisher

Dementia: Tips for caregivers

A new podcast episode is up! Caring for someone with dementia can be challenging. On this episode Teepa Snow shares with us some tips for caregivers of people living with dementia. Teepa explains the difference between Alzheimer's and Dementia, gives some tips for negotiating with our loved one and also explains why caregivers need to remember to take care of themselves as well. To listen to the episode click here.

Teepa asserts that while caring for someone with dementia is hard it doesn't have to be awful. Caregivers should not be afraid to ask for help because the stress and overwhelm of caring for a loved one can also impact their own health if they don't remember to take care of themselves as well. She also explained that dementia doesn't cause someone to lose their dignity, it is the way they are treated that does.

About Teepa

Teepa Snow is one of the world’s leading advocates and educators for anyone living with dementia or other forms of brain change. Teepa presents with extraordinary expertise and humor to audiences large and small throughout the world. Her mission is to improve the culture of dementia care, one mind at a time.

Outline of Episode

  • [04:06] Dementia vs Alzheimer’s

  • [08:22] Lewy Body Disease: Visual disturbances

  • [10:39] How caregivers can avoid frustration while caring for individuals with Dementia

  • [15:00] People are afraid to use the word dementia

  • [19:00] How to broach the issue of seeking help

  • [24:12] Let go of appearances

  • [26:53] Remember mouth care

  • [34:12] How to advocate

  • [37:48] How to develop resilience

Listen to the episode here and be sure to let me know what you think!


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