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Beat Burnout - 52 Weeks of Self Care

Beat Burnout - 52 Weeks of Self Care

"Beat Burnout - 52 Weeks of Self-Care" explores innovative ways to prevent caregiver burnout with Simon Gidney from A Mind to Care. Discover his story of creating an activity therapy system to engage loved ones with dementia, providing much-needed respite for caregivers. Learn how simple puzzles and games can therapeutically enhance cognitive function while evoking positive emotions. But self-care goes beyond activities - Simon shares his prompted journal designed to help caregivers prioritize their own well-being over 52 weeks. If you're at risk of burnout while caring for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia, this episode offers practical tips, resources, and a path to rejuvenation. Tune in to beat burnout and rediscover balance.

Simon Gidney is the founder of A Mind to Care.

After a successful entrepreneurial career, in 2019 Simon Gidney sold the last business he founded and sought out a new business venture that would allow him to not only experience more quality of life, but also contribute more quality of life to others.

During his pursuit of this vision, Simon crossed paths with Scott, a man who, deeply moved by his father’s early-onset Parkinson’s diagnosis, left a high-powered role in the oil industry. Returning home, Scott witnessed the tremendous strain on his mother, after dedicating two decades to caring for his ailing father. Motivated by empathy and a desire to alleviate such burnout challenges, Scott developed and patented an innovative activity therapy system in 2014, comprising games and entertainment designed to engage his father. This provided valuable respite for family members.


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