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Unraveling PTSD, Alzheimer's & The Loss of Memories

Unraveling PTSD, Alzheimer's & The Loss of Memories

Explore the intricate connections between Anxiety, PTSD, Dementia, Alzheimer's, and Psychology in this profound podcast episode. Imagine the profound impact of discovering parallels between PTSD and Alzheimer's, unveiling the ensuing loss of identity, and the anxiety it can evoke. Dive into a thoughtful dialogue on memory and sleep's profound influence on both PTSD and Alzheimer's, shedding light on the complex web of mental health.

Meet EM Liddick, the author of 'All the Memories That Remain,' a former Marine with the 82nd Airborne Division and the 75th Ranger Regiment. Liddick candidly shares his intimate battles with PTSD and recounts his challenging journey caring for his father, who battled Alzheimer's. Uncover the raw emotions that surface when faced with a loved one's terminal illness and the delicate balance between preserving autonomy and providing necessary care.

The conversation goes beyond personal experiences as we delve into the powerful impact of memories, the often-overlooked bond between military siblings, and the role of humor and sorrow in navigating PTSD and Alzheimer's. Join us for an insightful exploration of the emotional terrain surrounding PTSD and Alzheimer's, fostering compassion, and emphasizing the importance of making individuals dealing with these issues feel seen and heard.

(0:00:01) - Author's Journey With PTSD and Alzheimer's

(0:08:44) - Memory and Sleep Issues in PTSD and Alzheimer's

(0:16:20) - Similarities Between PTSD and Alzheimer's

(0:22:27) - Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer's

(0:31:25) - Compassion in Aging, Caring for Each Other

(0:35:17) - Coping With a Parent's Absence

(0:44:45) - Alzheimer's Caregiving and the Power of Memories

(0:57:01) - Marine Brotherhood and Appreciation


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