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 so far
02:00 – Ralph tells us about Walk to End Alzheimer’s
04:00 – Ralph tells us about how he ended up being the caregiver for his sister
05:00 – How did Ralph decide to take his relatives into a nursing home?
09:00 – Ralph talks about observing the staff in the nursing home
10:00 – What is Ralph’s major struggle?
12:00 – Why does Ralph think caregivers experience burnout?
16:00 – Mike and Ralph talk about taking care of yourself first
17:00 – What is the one thing that Ralph wished he knew before everything happened
19:00 – What advice does Ralph want to give to other caregivers?
22:00 – Mike and Ralph talk about rest and self-care
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