The MisUnderstanding Dementia Podcast with Guest Eileen Corbett

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Our special guest today is Eileen Corbett.

She uses her hair stylist skills to take care of her mother who has dementia.

Eileen used to be the manager of a hair salon in JC Penny.

Today we will have a lot to learn from Eileen Corbett.

In this podcast with Eileen Corbett:

01:30 – Eileen talks about herself

05:00 – How did Eileen become her mother’s caregiver?

18:00 – What are Eileen’s major struggles now?

21:00 – Eileen and Dr. Mike talk about learning something new

25:00 – Why is being positive important?

33:00 – How does Eileen handle burnout?

35:00 – Eileen talks about allowing her mom to do what she can do

38:00 – What is the one thing that Eileen wished that she knew before this happened?

40:00 – Eileen and Dr. Mike talk about being prepared and taking action

46:00 – Eileen gives us her last pieces of advice


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About the author 

Dr Michael Chua PT, DPT

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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