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December 29, 2022 This holiday season has shown you some things you didn’t want to see or know if you visited someone displaying signs of memory loss and cognitive impairment. Everything seems immediate! Let’s get help! What do we do 1st? Well, first – breathe! Doctor appointments are six months out, filing for Medicaid for the less fortunate takes…
 
December 8, 2020 A few years ago my husband & I went into the studio to make our second Christmas CD, Finding Christmas Spirit and had a great time over the next seven months working on the music. Jim Played acoustic guitar and harmonicas, including a 40 year old bass harmonica once owned by his father, as well as sharing the vocals with me. His re…
 
December 13, 2022 As we return home for the holidays, gather for family celebrations, some of you will encounter disturbing and confusing issues of memory loss and cognition. It can be helpful to listen to this podcast so as not to be overwhelmed. I hope to give you some guidance on what to do next; steps to take to address these issues.…
 
December 6, 2022 My guest in studio today is Sarah Thompson, a PHD student at the University of Colorado Anschutz in Denver. She is conducting a studio on music therapy and how it benefits people who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their care partners. She is looking for a team of 20 people for the study which begins in January. If you are inter…
 
November 29, 2022 When we are caring for a family member or friend, assisting with a dementia disease, sometimes asking questions about finances is tricky. This is personal information, and they may be suspicious why you are asking. Many people hide information throughout their homes, cars, safe deposit boxes and more. Where do you even begin to lo…
 
November 22,2022 Today my guest is Dr Amy Sanders, a neurologist based in Hartford, Connecticut. I found Amy as I was working on a project and searching for literature reviews. She worked with a large team to theorize better ways to work with their patients who need a clear diagnosis and path of success slated for their upcoming journey.…
 
November 8, 2022 Visiting your long-time family doctor or general practitioner when someone you care for is struggling with impaired cognition or memory issues seems to be the first stop for many of you. Not a bad idea because they know you best, however, they may not be the most qualified to give you the answers you are seeking. Don’t be afraid to…
 
October 4, 2022 My guest today is Dr. Peter Pressman, Neurologist and Researcher at the University of Colorado Hospital Anschutz in Denver, Colorado. Dr Pressman and Dr. Huntington Potter are looking for people to join the newest phase of the Sargramostim clinical trial. Otherwise known as the Leukine study. This clinical research is showing promis…
 
September 27, 2022 This is a very hard show today because I am meeting so many people who do not like the person they are supposed to be caring for on a daily basis. When there is baggage, hard feelings, there is the potential for abuse, neglect and more trouble. I see adult kids who never felt loved, I see couples who have fallen out of love and h…
 
September 20, 2022 When a person is in the very early stages of Alzheimer’s, we start noticing the issues they are having with keeping up with demands of a job. Is the boss noticing? Are you forgetting tasks? Are you forgetting meetings? Have you been put on a performance plan? If you stay at your job, can they adjust your daily tasks so you can st…
 
September 13, 2022 Trying to care for someone in their last weeks, months is hard. Not just hard but emotionally taxing. We never understand the amount of work, the scope of care, the diligence that it takes to turn someone, so they don’t get pressure sores. Late stage is difficult. It is not about thinking family caregivers aren’t up for the task,…
 
September 6, 2022 My person will not talk at all about their diagnosis, is something I hear about often from clients. My person fights with me all the time. I am afraid to begin to bring up the subject of the dementia because my wife comes unglued. Talking to your person with a diagnosis will help them to be a part of the plan of their care. if you…
 
August 30, 2022 Understand how the brain works and then you may be able to understand more effectively why people with dementia diseases behave the way they do. I will break this down for you in new ways to help you comprehend it more easily.Jill Lorentz tarafından oluşturuldu
 
August 23,2022 Klaralee Charlton joins me again today and we cover questions from listeners about legal issues you need help with. We talk about neglect, trusts, power of attorney documents, and when you have trouble getting doctors and banks to accept them. We go through so much information, and you will really want to listen to this conversation!…
 
August 16, 2022 I am taking a different approach to the early diagnosis process today and walking you through what will happen at the doctor’s office. What are they looking for in terms of impairment and memory loss? What tests will they perform? What is ruled out and was is still in play? What is a neurobehavioral exam? I will discuss all this and…
 
August 8, 2022 This show is dedicated to the helping you through the grieving process at the end of life. How do we navigate the journey when things get rough? This is not how to work the actual process; this is about letting go of expectations and getting help to be prepared for the end. Let go of the guilt, say what you need to say.…
 
August 2, 2022 Last week I attended the Pioneer Conference in Denver Colorado and was enlightened by most of the speakers and subjects I listened to. One of my highlights was interviewing Vicki de Klerk – Rubin, the daughter of Validation theory architect Naomi Feil. It was an interesting and riveting conversation! I have used some of their methods…
 
July 19, 2022 When you have a person who is denying their stage of dementia, or you are a family member who thinks your person is not as bad off as some others, or you are hesitating to move them or care for them when things are bad, this show is for you. I discuss all of this in detail today. Also, a big, beautiful community may not be all it is c…
 
July 5, 2022 As one of the most inspiring interviews I have done to date, this ranks way high on the list. Today I spoke to my friends David and Virginia (Ginny), an absolutely couple, who have had enormously fulfilling lives, David as a Urologist and Ginny as an educator teaching middle school children and later, adult literacy, during her teachin…
 
June 28, 2022 Summer months can be challenging when we can’t go outside because it is scorching hot. Air conditioning makes our joints hurt. The heat is suffocating. Going in and out of both makes your sinuses go crazy! It is hard to do outside activities and you are itching to get out of the house. These issues can be draining and emotionally dest…
 
June 21,2022 Navigating the road, from suspecting symptoms to a diagnosis, along the journey and to the end is full of strife and challenges. Managing this road is often anything but easy. Some have difficult people to deal with and some have it easier. Some people are in denial, some are ready to walk the road together. Grief from day 1 is ever pr…
 
June 14, 2022 Sometimes, much to our dismay, we have a person with some type of dementia disease that is extremely difficult to work with. They refuse care, are spiteful, angry and a lot more. They won’t bathe, are incontinent, don’t brush their teeth. They lose their social graces. This is so hard! What recourse do you have? This is the show for y…
 
May 26,2022 Sorry this podcast is two days late! Difficult times with clients held me up! That lead to this topic. When someone is in the process of dying, there are many questions and hard issues to deal with. This podcast is dedicated to this subject.Jill Lorentz tarafından oluşturuldu
 
May 17, 2022 For this second of a two-part May 10 & 17 series, I am delving deep into memory loss and cognitive symptoms and how the daily grind can get to us. Looking closely at the issues of repetitiveness, stubbornness, resistance to care and how to keep your emotions in check. If we understand why our loved ones and clients are presenting the w…
 
May 10, 2022 For this two-part May 10 & 17 series I am delving deep into memory loss and cognitive symptoms and how the daily grind can get to us. Looking closely at the issues of repetitiveness, stubbornness, resistance to care and how to keep your emotions in check. If we understand why our loved ones and clients are presenting the way they are, …
 
May 3, 2022 Today I had an enlightening and educational conversation with a speech, language pathologist, who also happens to be my niece, Sarah Hackert. For the past twelve years she has worked with people who have experienced brain injuries, and various types of dementia diseases. We dive deep into the symptoms of aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, ea…
 
April 26, 2022 This seems like a really straight forward issue that needs no explaining, right? Wrong! Rules around who can know about your medical information can be a good thing to protect privacy, but a nightmare when you are trying to help a person with a dementia disease, and they won’t let you talk the doctor to try to work with your symptoms…
 
April 18, 2022 I promise I will never put you in a care community. This vow made by millions of spouses was made most often when no one was sick with a dementia disease, and it seems insurmountable years later. We want so much to be able to let people age at home. We give it our all, sometimes even at our own expense. Care communities, formerly kno…
 
April 12, 2022 As we look to our journey down the path of unknown twist and turns, the maze of symptoms, safety, legal, financial issues and so much more, can be completely overwhelming. Today I dive deep into a comprehensive look at what is available to us. I will talk about many issues you may not have even thought of, and guess what? I will have…
 
April 5, 2022 Today was a pure joy because I interviewed Dr. Delia Bakeman, D.O, Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Hospital Neurology Department in the Memory Disorders Clinic. Dr. Bakeman specializes in Psychiatry as well and has a great handle on what needs to happen to change the way neurologists work with their patients. The ent…
 
March 29,20222 Today I want to discuss an issue many see and recognize during their journey with various dementia’s and that is the up and down rollercoaster of moods. We see depression, anxiety, restlessness, alcohol and substance abuse which helps the depression take a deeper dive. What do we do? How can we help? How do we find resources to assis…
 
March 22,2022 When we are caring for someone with advanced dementia diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Lewy body and Parkinson’s, how do we access bed sores, fevers, pain, urinary tract infections and other aches and pains? In this podcast I will go over the symptoms and how to read them.Jill Lorentz tarafından oluşturuldu
 
March 15, 2022 – I don’t think there is much more contentious times with families than when some don’t believe that a family member is having cognitive or memory issues. This podcast is dedicated to learning how to work through this process!Jill Lorentz tarafından oluşturuldu
 
March 8, 2022 Today is an empathy show, where so many issues have come up that defy logic, or are problems so many of us face, that I had to take the time to commiserate and try to think of ideas or paths to take for resolution! I surprised myself while I spoke, that I was able to come up with some ideas that might help some of you! l…
 
March 1, 2022 The show today explores the early process of memory loss and the kinds of symptoms you may experience. Sometimes they are so subtle that we don’t recognize what is happening. We may think the person in abstinent, not listening, being rude, apathetic or having a hearing problem. Let me walk you through this confusing journey.…
 
Feb 22, 2022- Today I am having a conversation with Juan Padilla, a terrific young man whose mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at age 39 and passed away less than a decade later. Juan is trying to make a difference with his community, and we have a very open and enlightening conversation about his mom’s younger onset and what it means for him. …
 
Feb 15, 2022 – In this episode, my goal is to help you line out what you will experience in the late stage of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, when falls and eating issues become prevalent. This is the beginning of a number of steps that need to be addressed to make sure stress levels don’t reach an epic place and take you to a place of being completely…
 
February 8, 2022 A question was asked of me this week that ruffled my feathers; is there a time in late stage when we should just stop feeding our person with dementia? Should we use feeding tubes? What if a doctor says we should let go and stop feeding? Listen to the show to hear my answers.Jill Lorentz tarafından oluşturuldu
 
January 26, 2022 – The type of dementia known as Lewy Body is one of the toughest to diagnose and even harder to deal with from a symptom standpoint. The anger, the lack of judgement and reasoning, the laser focus and the delusions. Enough already! It’s enough to make their caregivers lose their minds! I will help as much as I can in this episode.…
 
January 18, 2022 – When some has Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s or some other type of dementia disease, it is often difficult to know when they are in pain, sick, dehydrated, or have a urinary tract infection. It is also hard to know if they have fallen or broken a bone. This show will hopefully help you to access the situation and make the correct cho…
 
Jan 13, 2022 – Today my show is all about helping children through the tough times of living with various dementia’s. Kids are much more accepting and resilient when they are educated on what is transpiring. If you don’t know how to start the conversation, I have a full show of ideas for you! Children have the ability to have deep compassion and lo…
 
January 4, 2022 – My guest today is my friend Amelia Schafer, Senior Director of Growth and Engagement Strategy for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the national Alzheimer’s Association. She is working hard to build trust in communities where people have been overlooked and underserved with dementia care. She is using community forums to reach p…
 
December 28, 2021, Today my show is about learning what dementia is. There is so many misconceptions it blows my mind. A friend this week said her husband is glad he has Parkinson’s and not dementia, I just shook my head. Parkinson’s is a type of dementia disease, as is Alzheimer’s, Frontotemporal, Vascular, ALS, Lewy Body, Huntington’s and over a …
 
Dec 21, 2021 ~ The holidays are filled with people traveling (300 million this Christmas season in the USA) to be with their families and it is often the beginning of a confusing and heartbreaking time. The reality sets in that our loved ones are struggling with memory and cognition issues, and it happened when we weren’t looking. Families are at o…
 
December 14, 2021 – Today I present a wonderful, intimate and sweet conversation with Annabel (Baby Belle) Bowlen, daughter of National Football League Hall of Fame Owner Pat Bowlen and his beautiful wife Annabel. Pat Bowlen, affectionately known as Mr. B to fans, passed away in 2019 from complications of Alzheimer’s. He was such a beloved owner an…
 
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