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DEALING WITH CHALLENGES

June 9, 2022
Losing Someone During This Pandemic

Losing someone during the 2020 pandemic is more challenging than losing them in “normal” times. I said many times that I was ready for Mom’s journey with Alzheimer’s to end. In all honesty, I thought we had 2-3 years left. It was hard to see what was so evident to others while in the thick […]

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June 9, 2022
Holiday Survival Tips for Caregivers

Please don’t lose your mind! I’ve got holiday survival tips for caregivers right here! The holiday season can be an incredibly challenging time for families living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Many people are looking forward to spending time with family and friends, and these tips are to help you do the same. I’ve curated the […]

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June 9, 2022
Anxiety Over The End-Of-Life Process

The end of life isn’t something most of us want to discuss or think about most of the time. We don’t want to talk about dying either. The end of life and the transition leading up to it fill many people with unnecessary anxiety. It’s understandable to feel this way; we don’t want to say […]

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June 9, 2022
Caring Across the Miles

Submitted by Claire Wentz Caring from across the miles can be difficult, particularly when it comes to ensuring older adults have access to the care they need. That worry can be compounded when your loved one has the early stages of dementia. Fading Memories podcast is an exceptional resource to help remote caregivers make the most informed […]

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June 9, 2022
Curing A Caregivers Guilt

Most of the caregivers I’ve spoken to have some level of guilt. For many of us, the guilt is significant. Why is this? The answer may not be surprising. Caregivers tend to neglect their own emotional needs. Taking care of a significantly needy adult, especially if that person is our parent, can quickly suck us […]

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June 9, 2022
Helping Seniors to Cope With the Loss of a Spouse

Losing someone is never easy.  For seniors, coping with the death of a loved one they have shared their life with for many decades can be particularly challenging.  Where once there was a dependable partner to help with daily duties and offer love and companionship, now a grieving senior must deal with the unfortunate possibility of going about the […]

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June 9, 2022
Tips for Discussing End-of-Life Planning

Initiating a conversation about death is difficult. Few people want to dwell on their own mortality, and the younger you are, the more likely you are to put off considering end-of-life arrangements. To many people, death is something that happens to others, but, unfortunately, it’s an experience we will all encounter. That’s why end-of-life planning […]

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June 9, 2022
Senior Dental Care Tips

Introduction Dental hygiene is vital for people of any age. But senior dental care has no competition at all. Your oral health should be a top priority, along with other health issues. And that’s why you need to know about senior dental care tips. Thus, it would be best if you took different measures to keep […]

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February 15, 2022
What Is a Virtual Dementia Tour?

What is a Virtual Dementia Tour? Is it a Zoom thing? If you aren’t familiar with a Virtual Dementia Tour you may think it’s an online resource.  Not quite. We’re all much more familiar with virtual worlds thanks to the pandemic, but Virtual Dementia tours pre-date these times. A Virtual Dementia Tour put us, the […]

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Fading Memories was created to support family caregivers in a simple, on-demand form. When I was looking for advice on caring for my Mom, I needed this podcast. Since it didn’t exist, I created what I needed!
Jen – pod host

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