MisUnderstanding Dementia Podcast

Tuesday Dementia Training with Lanisha Martin

Tuesday Dementia Training with Lanisha Martin How do we provide care to patients who[...]
Q and A with Dr. Mike Chua: Is falling a common thing with Dementia?

Q and A with Dr. Mike Chua: Is falling a common thing with Dementia?Is[...]
Tuesday Dementia Training with Nikolay Zuyev of Clinical Selfie

Tuesday Dementia Training with Nikolay Zuyev of Clinical SelfieTuesday Dementia Training with Nikolay Zuyev[...]
Tuesday Dementia Training with Jason Heidel of MakeGrandmaSmile.com

Tuesday Dementia Training with Jason Heidel of MakeGrandmaSmile.comTuesday Dementia Training with Jason Heidel of[...]
Tuesday Dementia Training with Christine Henderson

Tuesday Dementia Training with Christine Henderson How can puppet therapy help our loved ones with[...]
Tuesday Dementia Training With Christina Macauley, MS-CCC, SLP, CDP Certified Dementia Practitioner
Interview with Ms. Linda Barker, a Physician Assistant at Martin Orthopedics. In this episode of MisUnderstanding Dementia Podcast: 01:24: Linda[...]
Tuesday Dementia Training with Dr. Lorena Hawkins, OTR
Tuesday Dementia Training with Dr. Lorena Hawkins, OTRHow to be an advocate for your loved ones with Dementia and Alzheimer’s?Dr.[...]
Tuesday Dementia Training with Rachel Wiley, OTR
Tuesday Dementia Training with Rachel Wiley, OTRDr. Rachel Wiley, OTR, shares with us about her practice and about Dementia.Here are[...]
7 Stages of Dementia
7 Stages of DementiaWhat are the Seven Stages of Dementia?In This Podcast:01:49 – Stage One: No Cognitive Decline.02:09 – Stage[...]
Tuesday Dementia Training with Dr. Michele Rigel, PT, DPT, CDP Certified Dementia Practitioner
Tuesday Dementia Training with Dr. Michele Rigel, PT, DPT, CDP Certified Dementia Practitioner How are we managing our Dementia patients[...]
Tuesday Dementia Training with Lizette Cloete, OTR
Tuesday Dementia Training with Lizette Cloete, OTR We have a special guest today, Lizette Cloete, she’s an Occupational Therapist based in[...]
Quick Q and A with Melissa Strout, OTR
Quick Q and A with Melissa Strout, OTR Does our behavior affect our loved ones or patients with Dementia? Melissa[...]
Tuesday Dementia Training with Occupational Therapist Bre’anna Wilson, OTR
Tuesday Dementia Training with Occupational Therapist Bre'anna Wilson, OTRHow do we take care of our loved ones with Alzheimer’s and[...]
Control the Controllables
Control the ControllablesTake a Pause and Take the Power back. Control the controllables. You got this my friends! In this Podcast:[...]
How to WIN in this current situation. Be VIRAL!
How to WIN in this current situation. Be VIRAL! Wondering how we can WIN in this current situation? Dr. Mike[...]
How to Start Your LLC by using Legal Zoom or Direct Incorporation
How to Start Your LLC by using Legal Zoom or Direct Incorporation A quick tutorial for you to start your[...]
3 Things That Are True When Climbing Your Own Mountain
3 Things That Are True When Climbing Your Own MountainGo through anything and be a victor! Watch and be one!In[...]
Notes on Social Distancing
Notes on Social Distancing  How important is social distancing nowadays?  Dr. Mike reminds us on the importance of social distancing to prevent[...]
Open Up Your Eyes and Stop Looking at the Limitations
Open Up Your Eyes and Stop Looking at the LimitationsWhat can you do with your practice during this pandemic?Dr. Mikes[...]
Learn How to Lead Your Career
Learn How to Lead Your Career When is the best time to find an alternative career? Dr. Mike talks about[...]
Do Not Be Afraid To Ask What You Want
Do not be afraid to ask for what you want. Always remember the word A.S.K! In this podcast: 1:25 – Ask[...]
3 Things You Need to Do in this Time of Crisis. T. P. and A.
3 Things You Need to Do in this Time of Crisis. T. P. and A. How are you handling the[...]
How to Make Money Online during this Social Distance Precaution. Be a Leader. Be a M. E. N. T. O. R.
How to Make Money Online during this Social Distance Precaution. Be a Leader. Be a M. E. N. T. O.[...]
This too shall Pass my friends… And also wash your hands. 😃😃😃 So how do you Pass?
This too shall Pass my friends... And also wash your hands. 😃😃😃 So how do you Pass?  It has been said,[...]
Interview with Duane Dickerson, RN – the Hospice Care Consultant of Avalon Hospice
INTERVIEW WITH DUANE DICKERSON FROM AVALON HOSPICEToday, we have an interview with Duane Dickerson. In this video, we will know[...]
Interview with Ms. Lori Farrow, the Caris Representative of Caris Healthcare
Interview with Ms. Lori Farrow, the Caris Representative of Caris HealthcareAnxious and undecided for your loved one to go to[...]
Interview with Ms. April King from West Tennessee Neuroscience and Spine Center in Jackson, TN
Interview with Ms. April King from West Tennessee Neuroscience and Spine Center in Jackson, TN ​April King is a Neuroscience and[...]
Interview with Ms. Cathy Nelson, the Eldercare Advisor of American Senior Living
Interview with Ms. Cathy Nelson, the Eldercare Advisor of American Senior Living  Cathy Nelson is the Eldercare Advisor of American Senior[...]
Interview with Jaleesa Mason, LPN – Admissions Director & Clinical Liaison in Huntingdon Health & Rehabilitation Center
Interview with Jaleesa Mason, LPN - Admissions Director & Clinical Liaison in Huntingdon Health ​Jaleesa Mason, LPN talks about the services that[...]
Interview with Ms. Katie Snider, the Assisted Director of Nursing in Unity Psychiatric Care
Interview with Ms. Katie Snider, the Assisted Director of Nursing in Unity Psychiatric Care  Katie Snider is the Assisted Director of[...]
Interview with Amanda Barlow Leitch, West Tennessee Regional Coordinator of Alzheimer’s Tennessee
Interview with Amanda Barlow Leitch, West Tennessee Regional Coordinator Today, we have a short interview with Amanda Barlow Leitch, West Tennessee[...]
Interview with Brooke Hilton, the Marketing Liaison of Tennessee Quality Care
Interview with Brooke Hilton, the Marketing Liaison of Tennessee Quality Care ​What does a marketing liaison do? ​Brooke Hilton talks about the[...]
Interview with Ms. Stacey Reed, RN – Health Management | West Tennessee Healthcare
Interview with Ms. Stacey Reed, RN - Health Management | West Tennessee Healthcare  Stacey Reed is a Registered Nurse and a[...]
Interview with Atty. Sara Barnett and Atty. Heather Gavrock from Spragins, Barnett & Cobb, PLC
Interview with Atty. Sara Barnett and Atty. Heather Gavrock from Spragins, Barnett & Cobb, PLC  Atty. Barnet and Atty. Gavrocks talks about a very important legal[...]
Interview with Ms. Lisa Tilley, the Eldercare Advisor of Americare Assisted Living & Memory Care
Interview with Ms. Lisa Tilley, the Eldercare Advisor of Americare Assisted Living & Memory CareToday, we have an interview with[...]
Interview with Ms. Peggy Hanes, the Marketing Director of Morningside of Jackson in Jackson, TN
Interview with Ms. Peggy Haynes, the Marketing Director of Morningside of Jackson in Jackson, TN ​Today, we have an interview with Peggy[...]
Interview with Ms. Sabrina Young, a Marketing & Community Outreach Liaison of WestTennessee Healthcare Hospice Division in Jackson, TN
Interview with Ms. Sabrina Young from West Tennessee HealthCare Hospice DivisionToday, we have an interview with Ms. Sabrina Young from[...]
Interview with Ms. Angie Arrington, an Outreach Liaison in Regency Retirement Village in Jackson, TN
Interview with Ms. Angie of Regency Retirement Village  Today, we have Ms. Angie from Regency Retirement Village. Let’s get to know her!   In this[...]
How Do You Become an Awesome PhysioSecret GURU? Be a JARED!
How do you become an awesome PhysioSecret guru? Be a Jared! Constantly working on yourself and your craft to become[...]
Interview with Dr. Cameron J. Camp, Ph.D., a Director of Research & Development for Center for Applied Research in Dementia
Center for Applied Research Edited  Today, we have an interview with Dr. Cameron and we will discuss his profile and his[...]
Happy Holidays from the Chua family!
Happy Holidays from the Chua family! First of all, Happy, Happy Holidays! Today is Sunday, December the 22nd. It's around[...]
Interview with Melissa Strout – an Occupational Therapist and a Certified Dementia Practitioner
Interview with Melissa Strout - an Occupational Therapist and a Certified Dementia PractitionerMelissa Strout is an occupational therapist and dementia[...]
Happy Valentine’s My Friends! So How Do You Love? Be Like My Wife Puppen Chua
Happy Valentine's my friends! So how do you Love? Be like my wife Puppen ChuaDr. Mike's advise on Valentine’s day[...]
The poorest nation in the world is procrastiNATION. The richest nation in the world is imagiNATION. The best part is you get to choose your citizenship. Tom Ziglar
This is Dr. Mike Chua, physical therapist and certified dementia practitioner and yes, I am your Alternative Career Coach. I[...]
Happy Anniversary to My Beautiful Wife Puppen Chua. So How Do You Become an Awesome Wife? Be Like Puppen
This is Dr. Mike Chua, your physical therapist and certified dementia practitioner, and aside from me being your alternative career[...]
Interview with Dr. Kenneth Carr, MD, FABFM – a Family Medicine Specialist in Weakley County Family Medicine, Inc.
Interview with Dr. Kenneth Carr, MD, FABFM - a Family Medicine Specialist in Weakley County Family Medicine, Inc.Dr. Carr shares[...]
Dementia and its Causes
Dementia and its CausesWhat is Dementia? What are the causes of Dementia?Is there a treatment regimen for Dementia? Can you[...]
Does Saving Money Really Make Baby Boomers Happier? The Answer May Surprise You
Frugality is typically a wise financial move, especially during retirement. But being solely concerned with saving money isn’t going to[...]
Interview with Dr. Susan Lowry, MD, a Family Medicine Specialist in Martin Medical Center
Interview with Dr. Susan Lowry of Martin MedicalIn this interview with Dr. Lowry, you will learn about the different types[...]
Interview with Ms. Linda Barker, a Physician Assistant at Martin Orthopaedics
Interview with Ms. Linda Barker, a Physician Assistant at Martin Orthopedics.In this episode of MisUnderstanding Dementia Podcast:01:24: Linda shares where[...]
If your dreams don’t inspire you and motivate you, then you need more powerful dreams. -Ranal Currie
This is Dr. Mike Chua, your physical therapist and certified dementia practitioner. And yes, I am your alternative career coach.[...]
Interview with Mr. David Johnson, the Administrator of Magnolia Place Assisted Living
We are here today with Mr. David Johnson, the Administrator of Magnolia Place Assisted Living in Union City, Tennessee.Magnolia Place[...]
Are you learning? Are you growing? If not, you might need a Coach or a Mentor who will guide you
Are you learning? Are you growing? If not, you might need a coach or a mentor who will guide you[...]
How do you Level Up? Be like Jenna Kantor
How do you level up?My friend Jenna Kantor. She’s a physical therapist. She is actually a new graduate. I don’t[...]
6 Ways to Improve Your Influence
Meet a Need, Educate and Entertain, Networking, Team of Winners, One-on-one Coaching, Recurring CevenueHow do you improve your influence? How[...]
10 Years Challenge
I just finished working out and I wanted to go LIVE and I saw this 10-year challenge, and it's just[...]
Interview With Footbar Walker Inventors Gary and Nancy Morris
Today, we have an interview With Footbar Walker Inventors Gary and Nancy Morris They'll tell us about why they invented[...]
Easy-to-Use Tech for the Older Generation
Technology can improve the quality of life for seniors as it helps them complete daily tasks, stay socially connected with[...]
What Are The Benefits Of At Home Health Care? With Lita McBroom, RN And Chris Wilson, PCM Of LHC Extendicare Dyersburg, TN
What Are The Benefits Of At Home Health Care? With Lita McBroom, RN And Chris Wilson, PCM Of LHC Extendicare[...]
A Guide to Life Insurance Beyond the Death Benefit
When you hear the words “life insurance,” chances are you only think of one thing: the death benefit. After all,[...]
Interview With Kim Jones Of Baptist Home Health
In this episode with Kim Jones Of Baptist Home Health 00:30 - What locations do they cover? 01:50 - What[...]
Interview With Amanda Bizeau and Brittany Todd Of LHC Extendicare – Paris, TN
Meet Amanda Bizeau, account executive, and Brittany Todd, RN of LHC Home Health Extendicare, who are going to help us[...]
What Is A Driver Rehab Specialist? With Terri Cassidy And Kathryn Seibert
What is a driver rehab specialist? When do you need one? How can they help your loved one who has[...]
Living Options for Older Adults: Cost, Companionship and Convenience
Older adults move to senior living facilities for many reasons these days. Health is obviously an important factor, but there[...]
You start with Y. O. U. R. S. E. L. F.
How do I change my loved ones? How do I change jobs? How do I? I learned this from my[...]
Interview With Teepa Snow
Today, we have a very special guest: Ms. Teepa Snow. Her alternative career is teaching and educating people about dementia.[...]
Tell me I Forget, Teach me I Remember, Involve me, I Understand
I attended a certification course called Certified Online Training Professional. One of the Speaker there said, “Tell me I Forget,[...]
Write a Book! Share your Story!
I just wanted to encourage and invite everyone! There's a new free group - Healthy Books - by Jeremy Sutton.[...]
Hoarding
What's going on Dementia Warriors! Today, we will talk about Hoarding 01:37 - Compulsive hoarding is also known as hoarding[...]
Depression
What's going on Dementia Warriors! Today, we will talk about Depression. 01:19 - 40% of Dementia patients experience depression. Dementia[...]
Repetitive Behavior
What's going on Dementia Warriors! Today, we will talk about Repetitive Behavior. 01:19 - What is Repetitive Behavior? 01:40 -[...]
Delusions Vs Hallucinations
What are Delusions? Hallucinations? In this podcast, we will talk about Delusions vs. Hallucinations. 01:38 - Delusion is a false[...]
Caring For Your Stroke Patients Who Have Dementia With Karen Malone
Today we have Karen Malone who is also a Physical Therapist. Her specialty is stroke. We're here today to learn[...]
MisUnderstanding Dementia Podcast With Jerri Bosch Manale
  Our special guest today is Jerri Bosch Manale. She is a full time caregiver for her husband who has[...]
40 Awesome Holiday Gift Ideas For Seniors
If you’re looking for a wonderful gift that your senior loved ones will use and enjoy, we’ve got you covered.We[...]
Misunderstanding Dementia Podcast with Francesca Alonso Tubbs
  Our special guest today is Francesca Alonso Tubbs. She is a speech therapist and we will learn a lot[...]
9 Useful Bathroom Aids For Seniors To Make Everyday Tasks Easier
As people age, it can become more difficult to perform everyday tasks. It also gets harder to do tasks we[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Lack of Awareness, Denial and Anosognosia
Last week, I saw a patient and he had a hip replacement. He kept on dislocating it. We instructed him,[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Student of the Month
Right now, I am here at Martin Elementary School and my daughter Isaiah is one of the students of the[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Get a Diagnosis
Last week I finished the training to be a certified Alzheimer's dementia care trainer, and the trainer who trained us[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: When Faced with Criticism
Today is Labor Day. Happy Labor Day! I just finished working out and went to Walmart to buy my wife[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Smart Goals
It's already 7 PM and I just got home. Just right now I had a lady message me about her[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Fall Seven Times Stand Up Eight
I haven't been live lately because I was so busy with our current job of at home care. Whether you[...]
Daily Dementia Dose : Muscle Failure – Fail Fast, Stand Up and Recover Fast
In the physical therapy world, we have this what you call muscle failure. Where we try to keep on moving[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Sometimes You Just Have to STOP
I am wearing my scrubs today and I worked earlier in a nursing home. I was talking to one of[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Benefits of Massage
It was two or three weeks ago when me and my wife we had a massage in our house. We[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: When You’re Down and Out
My wife, when they go to church, she likes to dress up. There is power when you're changing clothes because[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: It’s Easier Said Than Done
I want to share a WIN today. A lady just messaged me and she told me that she bought my[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: What Strategy Works Today May Not Work Tomorrow
This is a tip for dementia caregivers. We can also apply this in life. The key is to just keep[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: The Bigger the Challenge The Bigger the Victory
I just finished working out and the heavier the weights I am lifting, the stronger my muscles are. The heavier[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: The only thing that is constant in this world is change
It is more enjoyable to eat together with your family. There was a time that me and my wife were[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: You cannot pour from an empty cup
Yesterday I had a patient. He has COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). They have to be given oxygen so they[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Gait training
We have a question in our group asking about if we have talked about gait training. With regards to physical[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: To your Naysayers and Haters
There will be naysayers and haters out there. If you are taking care of a loved one right now, there[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Power Over Your WORDs as a Caregiver
As a caregiver, we tell stuff all the time to our loved ones. Sometimes we tell them negative things -[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: 7 Days without exercise makes one weak
When you're not exercising, your body gets weak. If I don't go out and walk, and go to the gym,[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Gather Relevant Information
I was listening to Vicki Fitch, you have to check her page out - dementia with grace. The word "GRACE"[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Reaching out for help
I just got home from exercising. Over the weekend, I interviewed a lady, her name is Erica Graham. Her mother[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Say I love you more often
Today is a sad day for me and my wife. The husband of one of her good friends died. He[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Verbal Outburst
90% of patients with dementia will eventually encounter verbal outburst. Most of the time, there's always an underlying reason. It's[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Repetition, Routine, Reminiscing
This episode is brought to you by giveloved1.com, which is a box that you send to your loved ones and[...]
The MisUnderstanding Dementia Podcast with Guest Eileen Corbett
  Our special guest today is Eileen Corbett. She uses her hair stylist skills to take care of her mother[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: I Am Impatient
I wanted to share this confession to you guys that I am actually very impatient. I don't know about you[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: You cannot please everyone
The other day, I received a message about my videos, and everything, and they were complaining about it. They were[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Sometimes We Just Have To Slow Down
I always make a mistake like this as a caregiver.When I wake up in the morning, I want to do[...]
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[...]
Misunderstanding Dementia Podcast With Erika Graham
Our special guest today is Erika Graham who is a full-time caregiver for her mother. Her mother has an early[...]
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,[...]
Misunderstanding Dementia Podcast With Ralph Lake
  Ralph Lake is our special guest today. He is from Indiana. He has family members who have dementia. His[...]
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[...]
The Gift
They said she was a “screamer." And she was on my schedule. She had to be treated in her room[...]
When it’s time for Assisted Living…
As an Occupational Therapist in an Assisted Living Facility, I frequently witness the transitional process as a family visits, selects,[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Word for the Day is “Love”…
The other day, I did my podcast interview with Chad Welch. There was one word that stood out to me[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Fail. Fail fast. And Get Up Fast.
Most of the time, we as caregivers always want to be perfect. As a physical therapist, I try to be[...]
MisUnderstanding Dementia Podcast With Peter Berry
  Today we have Peter Berry as our guest. Peter used to run a lumber business for 20 years, and[...]
MisUnderstanding Dementia Podcast With Ashley Nicole Patterson
Ashley Nicole Patterson is an activity assistant in a nursing home in Maryland.01:00 – Ashley tells us about herself03:00 –[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
We as caregivers, sometimes we forget to plan. I work as a home health physical therapist and I travel all the[...]
MisUnderstanding Dementia Podcast With Chad Welch
Chad is a full-time caregiver who takes care of his mother and an administrator of the Alzheimer's and Dementia Support[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Do you feel like you are losing hope?
That is completely normal. I received a message from a random person and she said that I am just giving[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Have you ever felt you just want to shout as a caregiver?
Daily Dementia Dose: Have you ever felt you just want to shout as a caregiver? Have you ever felt that[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: You cannot give what you do not have
Daily Dementia Dose: You cannot give what you do not have I think last Monday or Tuesday, I wasn't able[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Change Your Words, You Change Your World
Daily Dementia Dose: Change Your Words, You Change Your World Today, I'm thankful for our vehicles, our cars, I am[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Attitude of Gratitude
Daily Dementia Dose: Attitude of Gratitude Yesterday I just received the copy of our Caregiver Freedom Journal. It's a very[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: How to handle conflict?
Daily Dementia Dose: How to handle conflict? Conflict is always there. If you have a dementia patient or a loved[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: How to prevent caregiver burnout
Daily Dementia Dose: How to prevent caregiver burnout If you are a caregiver, taking care of your patients or your[...]
MisUnderstanding Dementia: If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all
MisUnderstanding Dementia: If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all This morning I received a[...]
MisUnderstanding Dementia: Running Your Own Race
 MisUnderstanding Dementia: Running Your Own Race A lot of caregivers, nurses, or therapists like me, we sometimes compare our[...]
MisUnderstanding Dementia: Why is my loved one always angry?
MisUnderstanding Dementia: Why is my loved one always angry? Our loved ones with dementia, they go through different stages. The[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Tips on Bathing Your Dementia Patients
Daily Dementia Dose: Tips on Bathing Your Dementia Patients There are certain reasons why your dementia patient doesn't want to[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Reality Orientation
Yesterday, a lady messaged me that I was trying to lie when I said that you have tell your dementia[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Why do my loved one keeps on asking the same question again and again?
Why do dementia patients keep on asking the same question again and again? Sometimes it's really irritating for us caregivers.[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Caregiving is just like a Roller Coaster Ride. Just enjoy the ride.
Caregiving is just like a roller-coaster ride. A week ago, we had a good vacation with family. We went to[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: You are the Average of the 5 People You Hang Out With
We're coming to you live here from Tampa, Florida. We just attended a really cool seminar, and the one thing[...]
Daily Dementia Dose: Prevent Caregiver Burnout
I'm coming to you live from Union City, Tennessee, right here at the gasoline station. My gasoline indicator said, "Hey[...]
Why do dementia patients say “I want to go home?”
I saw a post from Bob DeMarco. He has a podcast called Alzheimer's Reading Room. It's very good. And he[...]
God Is Always Working In The Background
The other day, I saw a patient. It's an early onset Alzheimer's and she's 50 something year old. She's actually[...]
They May Forget Your Name, They May Forget Who You Are, But They Will Never Forget How You Made Them Feel
Yesterday, there was a conference in Union City called - Alzheimer's Association Facilitator Group Training. They made us feel welcome.[...]
Determination
Last night Dr. Emma Shapiro interviewed me on her podcast called "Therapists On Fire." Her website is at debtfreept.com. She's[...]
Happy Mental Health Awareness Month
What do mental health and dementia have in common? Mental illness is a disorder of the brain. Same with dementia.[...]
Benefits Of Crying
What are the benefits of crying? Last Sunday we went to church and I cried. I cried and cried like[...]
The Value of Prayer; Happy National Prayer Day
Our word for today is prayer because today is National Prayer Day. I'm here at Dyersburg and will be attending[...]
Fall Seven Times, Stand Up Eight
Fall Seven Times, Stand Up Eight This is a Japanese proverb that I've heard again and again. I also saw[...]
Tips to Reduce Caregiver Stress Through Self-Care
With a growing aging population, friends and family members are increasingly being called upon to act as caregivers for older[...]
How To Handle Incontinence
Incontinence refers to the involuntary release of urine from the bladder or bowel movement. Most people with dementia experience this[...]
How To Handle Patients Who Wander
Once the person with dementia experiences memory problems and is still able to walk, he is likely to wander. He[...]
How To Minimize Agitation
It is common for persons with dementia to be anxious or agitated. It does occur as the disease advances. Agitation[...]
How To Cope With A Loved One Who Has Dementia?
How to Cope with a loved one who has dementia? The number of dementia cases worldwide is on the rise[...]
What Is Dementia?
Dementia is not a disease in itself. Rather, it is a broad name referring to a long-term and gradual deterioration[...]
Stages Of Dementia
Global Deterioration Scale for Assessment of Primary Degenerative Dementia (GDS) (also known as the Reisberg Scale1)   Stage 1: No[...]
How To Communicate With Patients Who Has Dementia
How to communicate with patients who has dementia. When I first came here in the United States, I encountered a[...]
How To Handle Behaviors
How to handle behavior One of the issues I encountered among dementia patients is their varied behavioral patterns. Every now[...]
Tips In Bathing A Dementia Patient
BATHING Bathing is a private and personal matter. It is a necessity for people, in general. But, for a person[...]
How To Handle Sundowning
SUNDOWNING   Research shows that some people with dementia experience restlessness, agitation, disorientation and other troubling behaviors towards the end[...]
How To Dress Your Dementia Patients
Dressing As dementia advances past the early stages, choosing what to wear and putting them on can be a challenging[...]
Ways To Prepare A Healthy Meal For Your Loved One Who Has Dementia
Eating a healthy meal is important. It should always be a part of everyone’s daily life. Not least to those[...]
How To Minimize Perseveration
Perseveration refers to the repetition of a certain word, phrase, or gesture. Dementia patients often repeat a word, question, statement,[...]
How To Handle Paranoid Patients
A person with dementia finds it difficult to remember things and remain in the current moment. This condition is due[...]
How To Handle Hallucinations And Delusions
Hallucinations and delusions are two conditions that may occur as dementia progresses, particularly in the later stages of the disease.[...]
How To Handle Inappropriate Sexual Behavior
Some persons with dementia may display inappropriate sexual behavior at any stage of the disease. Although it is not widespread,[...]
How To Handle Verbal Abuse By A Dementia Patient
Verbal Abuse Ninety percent of people with dementia are likely to exhibit verbal outburst in the later stages of the[...]
How To Handle Shadowing
Shadowing refers to the situation when the person with dementia constantly follows his care provider around. He may mimic him[...]
How To Handle Difficult Dementia Behaviors
DIFFICULT BEHAVIORS When the person enters the later stages of dementia, his behaviors become more difficult to handle. He can[...]
Nutrition For Your Dementia Patients
Persons with dementia do not require a special diet. Just like everyone else, they follow the same basic rules of[...]
How To Keep Your Dementia Patient Engaged
Your dementia patient/loved ones will eventually lose the ability to participate in their hobbies and lose interest in doing things.[...]
Dementia: Caring For The Caregiver
I have seen so many caregivers get burned out from taking care of their loved ones. One thing I always[...]