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Retirement isn’t just about money. In our show we talk about the other things that will impact you such as: Social and Family Adventure and Travel Volunteer and Philanthropy Spiritual/soul Sex in retirement (I usually have therapists discuss this topic) Helping your parents/sandwich generation issues Baby Boomers are often helping both their children and their parents at the same time. Our goal is to help you have a great retirement, regardless of the amount of money you’ve saved. We want you to Rock Your Retirement!
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In this episode of Rock Your Retirement we talked to Dave Jackson. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/abcs-of-alzheimers-interview-with-dave-jackson
On the 10/17/16 episode of the Rock Your Retirement show, Kathe interviewed celebrity Dave Jackson about his experience with Alzheimer’s disease.
Dave Jackson runs the School of Podcasting. Frances McGrogan, a previous guest, and I talked about how he helped us learn how to podcast in episode 21.
This chat wasn’t about podcasting though. It was about his experience with Alzheimer’s Disease, which is a form of Dementia. Dementia is a heartbreaking disease, and Dave tells his story about how he was able to deal with it.
Dave told us about his father, and his experience with Alzheimer’s. The family thought that the symptoms were due to a mugging that he had experienced earlier in his life. As his father got older, Dave and his brother realized that something was wrong. Certain stories would always come up and be repeated. (But we all do that, right?)
Dad went to the hospital for colon cancer. The hospital diagnosed him with dementia. Dad couldn’t be left alone.
The family had to do some quick planning. They only had a week to find a place for him to stay.
There are ways to help families deal with Alzheimer’s and they are discussed in today’s freebie, The ABC’s of Dementia. Dad “sort of knew” that he wasn’t going home.
A common side effect of Alzheimer’s is inappropriate sexual behavior. It