How to take care of your spouse that has Dementia with Mr. Butch Rose

How to take care of your spouse that has Dementia with Mr. Butch Rose

For this podcast, Dr. Mike Chua is with Butch Rose. They discuss the ways and tips in taking care of a loved one with dementia. Butch also shares words of encouragements to his fellow caregivers and the importance of taking care of once self to be able to give the best care possible.

In this episode:
01:38 – Butch shares their journey and finding out that his wife has dementia.
04:44 – Butch talks about the steps in dealing with his wife’s condition.
07:50 – The stages of grief that dementia patients experience.
09:35 – Three things to combat depression.
10:21 - Butch discuss his journey of educating himself and some tips in taking care of his wife.
16:53 – Butch talks about caregivers taking care of themselves to give the best care possible.
19:00 – Butch reiterated the importance of self-care.


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About the Author

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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