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 about herself and being fortunate for having a lot of family in the area
04:00 – How did Erika end up being a caregiver?
07:00 – What were Erika’s struggles?
09:00 – Mike and Erika talk about physical activity and rest
11:00 – Why does Erika think other caregivers experience burnout?
15:00 – What helped Erika in this journey and how is she coping with it?
22:00 – What is the one thing that Erika wished she knew before all of this happened?
25:00 – What advise can Erika give to caregivers who are going through the same situation as hers?
Below is an example of a guided meditation video Erika talked about.
Here’s the weighted blanket we were talking about.
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