Dementia By Day PODCAST

I started my podcast in 2019 and I started getting some great feedback from listeners, so I invested in a little more sound equipment for season 2! You can check out my podcast anywhere you normally listen—Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or check out the link below and listen from the website.

  • by Rachael Wonderlin
    In this episode I revisit another difficult situation in Dementia Caregiving. "I want to go home" is the prefect time to Embrace Their Reality ™. There are some pretty good do's and don't(s) when dealing with this topic and I will share some of the tricks to getting your loved one though their difficult time. Join me on this journey today! My audiobook is a great companion tool to have after this podcast. You can purchase it here rachaelwonderlin.com/products   Be sure to visit my sponsor, Alerta, at http://www.alertafamily.com and use the code DBD for 10% off your purchase with […]
  • by Rachael Wonderlin
    Did you know that Dementia and Depression are positively correlated? In this week's episode I will explain how Dementia and Depression typically go hand in hand, the importance of not sidelining Depression symptoms when it comes to a loved one with Dementia, and physician guidance and support in diagnosing Depression. I will also explain how closely related Depression and Dementia are in the elderly. Listen in to learn more. My audiobook is a great companion tool to have after this podcast. You can purchase it here at rachaelwonderlin.com/products   Be sure to visit my sponsor, Alerta, at http://www.alertafamily.com and use […]
  • by Rachael Wonderlin
    Todays episode focuses on what to do when a loved one with Dementia thinks that they still need to go to work. Keeping in mind the Embrace Their Reality (TM) mantra, let them work! Lean into their reality and line it up for them.  My audiobook is a great companion tool to have after this podcast. You can purchase it here, rachaelwonderlin.com/products   Be Sure to visit my sponsor, Alerta, at http://www.alertafamily.com and use the code DBD for 10% off your purchase with them.
  • by Rachael Wonderlin
    What do you do when the person living with dementia clearly needs help, and says, "I don't need your help"! Yet, it is quite clear they do need help to be able to live safely and with the dignity they deserve. What do you do? How do you convince them? Do we really want or need to do that? Is this the best way to manage this situation? It can be so frustrating! Hurtful words can be said on both sides of this issue and I'll share with you ways to provide the care they need without offending your loved […]
  • by Rachael Wonderlin
    When it comes to dementia care, so much is up in the air this time of year. Corona Virus has certainly added a unique twist and added dimension for us to all live with, and manage. When it comes to the holidays, what will this year's festivities and traditions look like? We want things to be perfect. Right? But is this even realistic? We will address guilt and feelings that the holidays can bring upon us. After this podcast episode, I hope you will feel empowered to say NO. I will cover three ways to help and provide tools you […]
  • by Rachael Wonderlin
    This episode addresses what happens after you move your family member or loved one into a dementia care community. Oh those emotions! What happens after the move? What is next? How will you be feeling? Transitioning into a care community decision is a stressful decision. This is often the very last thing you want to do. We will take a look at what emotions and what we can expect to feel after we are no longer the fulltime caregiver and the community is "in charge" now. Listen in and we will take this journey together. My audiobook is a great […]
  • by Rachael Wonderlin
    In this episode we dive into a a very timely topic to address, yet a very difficult and hard to discuss one: Ambiguous Loss. What is it? Why are you feeling it? How do we manage it? This is a remix of an episode from Season 2 where I discuss what is this type of loss, and why it's important to understand this term.  Be sure to check out my sponsor, Alerta, at alertafamily.com and use the code DBD10 for 10% off your next order!
  • by Rachael Wonderlin
    As a care partner to someone living with dementia, the "stuff you need to know" can feel pretty overwhelming. In this episode, I dive into some SUPER EASY activities and programs that you can bring into your caregiving! The last thing that you need as a caregiver is more work and more challenges to tackle, so I'm going to try and make it as easy as possible. Use my Memorable Pets code to get a discount on your next order! Also use the code DEMENTIABYDAY on relish-life.com for 10% off your Relish purchases, formerly known as Active Minds! Learn more […]
  • by Rachael Wonderlin
    Sometimes, caregiving is too much. What happens if you're feeling sick, or worse, chronically ill? How can you handle the burden of caregiving? We'll discuss the challenges and stresses that come with caregiving, particularly if you're the only one doing the job. Learn more about me at rachaelwonderlin.com and check out my audiobook here. You can help to support my content creation using the "buy me a coffee" link here. Learn more about my sponsor, Alerta, at alertafamily.com and use the code DBD10 for 10% off!
  • by Rachael Wonderlin
    This episode is a "remix" from season 1 because it's my most popular podcast episode yet! This topic really fired me up and I think you'll feel the same after a listen. Find out what the "WHAT" is and why it's been a real challenge to get people to think about dementia care communication differently.  If you're loving my podcast, you'll really enjoy my audiobook, out now! Check out this link to support my content creation. Learn more about this season's sponsor, Alerta, on alertafamily.com and be sure to use the code DBD10 for 10% off your next order!

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