MisUnderstanding Dementia Podcast With Ashley Nicole Patterson

With Ashley Nicole Patterson

With Ashley Nicole Patterson

Ashley Nicole Patterson is an activity assistant in a nursing home in Maryland.

01:00 – Ashley tells us about herself

03:00 – How did Ashley become an activity assistant?

06:00 – Ashley talks about the activities they do to help their patients’ cognitive skills

07:30 – Ashley talks about the struggles of caring for patients

10:15 – Why do caregivers experience burnout?

13:00 – What is helping Ashley in her journey in taking care of her patients?

14:00 – Mike and Ashley talk about appreciation

16:00 – What advice does Ashley want to share to the caregivers out there?

19:00 – Mike talks about focusing on your patients’ strengths

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