Ever wondered how to navigate the complexities of dementia behaviors? Join us and our guest, Krista Montague, the brain behind Dementia Success Path, as we unravel this tangled issue. Krista, with her riches of experience in dementia care, shines a light on the intricacies of caring for dementia patients - from handling physically active patients to dealing with violence in caregiving. We delve into the importance of balancing physical and emotional needs and how fostering one-on-one relationships with recreation therapists or activity directors can revolutionize patient care.
The emotional facets of dementia care can be challenging to comprehend. We've all heard of patients clinging to the emotion of an experience, even when the details are lost in the fog of their memory. In this episode, we delve deep into the emotional labyrinth of dementia. We discuss how feelings of loss of control can trigger anger and frustration and why it's crucial for caregivers to understand and empathize with their perspective. As we navigate these emotional waters, we also touch on the impact COVID-19 has had on caregiving facilities and care partners.
We share some powerful stories of hope and resilience, too. Hear about Travis Macy and his father, who ran a 100-mile race while combating early-onset Alzheimer's. A testament to the power of compassion and understanding in caregiving, their story is both uplifting and inspiring. Whether you're a caregiver, a family member, or a friend, join us as we share insights and strategies to improve the lives of dementia patients. Armed with Krista's invaluable advice, we hope you will feel more equipped to handle the challenges and enjoy the rewards of caring for a loved one with dementia.
(0:00:01) - Challenging Dementia Behaviors and Strategies
(0:08:14) - Challenges and Violence in Caregiving
(0:15:05) - The Emotional Impact of Dementia
(0:20:12) - Repetitive Movements and Staff Issues
(0:33:43) - Effective Communication Strategies for Dementia Care
(0:43:22) - Building a Caregiving Village
(0:49:46) - Father, Son, Alzheimer's Marathon Runners
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