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November 18, 2022
Bonus -Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

You are caring for a loved one and struggling to care for yourself. You know this isn't a sustainable way to live, but what options do you have? In this bonus episode, I talk to Judy Burkle of Coach Judy about ways to avoid burnout. Judy also has a Burnout Prevention Membership you may want […]

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October 14, 2022
How to talk to someone with Alzheimer's

Guest Submission from Johny Kershaws 1. Introduction to Alzheimer's: Alzheimer's disease is a disease that causes memory, thinking, and behavior problems. Symptoms usually develop slowly and worsen over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to talking to someone with Alzheimer's, as each individual's condition will progress differently. […]

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September 14, 2022
What Are Nursing Specialists, and What Can They Do for My Loved One?

Image credit: Pexels Source: https://www.pexels.com/photo/nurse-measuring-the-blood-pressure-of-a-patient-6129676/ Nurses are in high demand in the United States. In fact, due to this demand, it's projected that there will be far more nursing jobs compared to any other profession. As such, it remains the fastest-growing career path in the country. Be that as it may, there is one particular nurse job […]

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July 19, 2022
Strong Center: Tips for Keeping Well as a Caregiver

Being a caregiver is an enormous responsibility. Often, caregivers become so used to putting someone else first that they completely neglect their well-being. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you’re someone providing care for a loved one, Fading Memories Podcast advises keeping well while staying on task. Time Management When striving for […]

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July 13, 2022
Navigating Marriage and Life as a Senior Couple

Life continues to prove that love can find you at any age. However, when you partner up later in life, there's more to sort through than if you were in your 20s or 30s. Marriage, at this point, becomes a union of two people with longer histories and vast life experiences.  Here are tips to […]

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June 9, 2022
Assemble A Care Team (Shopping & Meal Prep)

This Care Team article is on shopping and meal prep. If you haven’t read Assemble a Care Team (General)) start there first. As I’ve mentioned in previous care team articles, evaluating your strengths and weaknesses is where you need to start when getting help. In the earlier stages of the disease, it’s not impossible to handle […]

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June 9, 2022
Caregivers & Employment – A Look at the Challenges

Caregivers & employment challenges were a big problem before Covid-19 made them worse. This is a companion article to the podcast episode Caregiving & Employment – Make it All Work. Currently, there are over 16 million Americans that require help with daily living. Most of these people get help from unpaid family members and friends. Some […]

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June 9, 2022
Creating A Personalized Playlist for Someone Living With Alzheimer’s

Memories are profoundly linked to music. We know this because we remember what was going on when a particular song was popular. We associate songs with our first love, our first break up so it’s not surprising that music can reach someone locked in a dying brain.   Even for people with severe dementia, music can […]

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June 9, 2022
My Caregiving Journey

Regular listeners know a lot about my caregiving journey, but maybe you’re new here. Even if you’re not new, there are stories I probably haven’t discussed much on the podcast. Coupled with what you’ve already heard, there’s a lot I rarely shared. I have kept many of the stories relatively basic for fear that I […]

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June 9, 2022
 Integrating Cognitive Stimulation Through Play According to the Different Phases of Alzheimer’s Disease

The article is on how Marie Vaudry is a caregiver of a mother, diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at 59 years old uses play therapy. She is the Founder of Gleam in Your Eye, a company dedicated to bringing joy to the lives of people with dementia. The evolution of Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders does […]

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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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