Category Archives: Caregiver Tips

Daily Dementia Dose: You get what you expect

Daily Dementia Dose You get what you expect

The other day, I went to a dementia patient. According to his history, he has a really bad behavior. I expected to see the bad behavior. I was expecting that he would be always mad and irritated by everything. However, in my head, I told myself to change my mindset and change the expectation I

Misunderstanding Dementia Podcast with Dr. Jenna Kantor

Our special guest today is Dr. Jenna Kantor. She’s also a physical therapist and she has some experience with taking care of dementia patients. In this podcast with Dr. Jenna Kantor: 01:00 – Jenna talks about herself and her experiences 02:00 – Jenna talks about dementia running in the family and Mike tells us more

Daily Dementia Dose: I Am Impatient

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I wanted to share this confession to you guys that I am actually very impatient. I don’t know about you but if you’re caring for a dementia patient, and any type of caregivers out there, we all encounter things that sometimes we are very impatient of. It’s just hard to be patient as a caregiver

Daily Dementia Dose: Sometimes We Just Have To Slow Down

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I always make a mistake like this as a caregiver.When I wake up in the morning, I want to do what I need to do right away, and finish my daily thing. Go to work, and just make everything fast. When we are caregiving for dementia patients, we are always in a hurry. We want

Daily Dementia Dose: From Surviving to Significance

I was just inspired by Peter Berry. I just finished an interview with him this morning. Peter is actually an Alzheimer’s and Dementia patient. He’s 53 years old and he just finished a bicycle marathon. He has dementia. He told me, “Michael, I can’t read anymore, I can’t concentrate anymore, but I can still ride

Misunderstanding Dementia Podcast With Erika Graham

With Erika Graham

Our special guest today is Erika Graham who is a full-time caregiver for her mother. Her mother has an early onset dementia. Erika used to be an awesome truck driver. She competed in a lot of competitions and was also awarded “Truck Driver Of The Year.”   In this podcast: 01:30 – Erika tells us

Daily Dementia Dose: “Have it Your Way”

I just drove through Burger King and I remembered what they say there – have it your way. Dementia patients, they insist that you do it in their own way. In the nursing home that I used to work at, at Signature Healthcare, they have this form called “My way form.” In that form, you

Misunderstanding Dementia Podcast With Ralph Lake

The MisUnderstanding Dementia Podcast Ralph Lake

  Ralph Lake is our special guest today. He is from Indiana. He has family members who have dementia. His sister is in a nursing home, and his mother had dementia too. Right now he is a supervisor for a direct support care company. In this podcast: 01:00 – Ralph tells us about his life

Daily Dementia Dose: Don’t take it personally

I just finished my second interview podcast with Ashley Nicole Patterson. She’s a nursing assistant in a wonderful nursing home in Maryland. I’ve asked her a lot of questions and there’s one thing that really stood out on our interview today. It’s – don’t take it personally. A lot of people, a lot of caregivers,

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