Dementia care is not black and white. It’s an artform that takes practice and education to improve.
We’re BACK for Season 4!
This podcast is for anyone who knows an individual living with dementia. You’ll get tangible, accessible tips and techniques to solve your biggest dementia challenges. Through storytelling, humor, and real-life experience, you’ll gain important insights into dementia care communication.
“Where’s the ‘line’ when it comes to ‘lying?’ What IS Embracing Their Reality™?”
What’s the difference between lying and Embracing their Reality? I keep hearing people using this phrase incorrectly. There are a lot of people who consider
“How do I take over finances when they feel they can still do it, even though I know they can’t?”
As you probably know by now, you are not going to be able to convince the person living with dementia that they are no longer
“What if I say the wrong thing?”
“What if at some point I say something that completely confuses the person living with dementia? Should I really do this Embracing their reality thing,
“How do I know if I’m getting burned out?”
This is a great question! But, unfortunately, this is a question that most caregivers don’t ask until they are deeply burned out. Sometimes people don’t
“But won’t agreeing with their delusions make them sicker?”
‘What if my mom believes something that’s not true, and I keep embracing her reality… won’t that eventually make her more confused?’ You’ve probably already
“When should I move her into memory care?”
I get this question all the time! For starters, I don’t like the term “memory care.” Why? Because not all people living with dementia have
Why is she having trouble understanding me?
This question is more common than you think, and it’s usually related to doing different tasks around the house that we all take for granted,
“Why is he having trouble speaking?”
This one usually comes along with, “Is he going to lose his ability to speak altogether?” The answer is, like everything else with dementia…maybe. Aphasia
“Why won’t she take a shower?”
This is a great question because this issue comes up differently for everybody. I’ve had clients who would get in the shower no problem one
16 Things I Would Want If I Got Dementia
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