The Alzheimer's Podcast
About This Show
The Alzheimer’s Podcast with Mike Good of Together in This is your number one resource for practical tips and insights; empowering you and your family to live well with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia.
Most Recent Episode
040 How to Know When Physical Changes Require Intervention
2 days ago
Christy Turner, the Dementia Sherpa, and I continue our conversation on how to know when it’s time to intervene or get professional help, with a discussion on the signs of physical changes. This is the 5th episode in this six part series. If you’ve missed the prior episodes, you can catch up by starting with episode 36 where we kicked off the series with an overview of five main areas. Some of what we will discuss includes: Why physical changes are often overlooked or not associated with signs of dementia and why we tend to think of physical symptoms as age-related only. What the average family member probably isn’t aware of regarding the consequences a fall can have, and some ideas on how to prevent falls. Changes in sleep patterns and how to help your loved one have a better sleep routine. Why sleep medications should not be used for older adults and people who are cognitively impaired. Sudden incontinence and/or Urinary Tract infections and how the symptoms are different in older adults and cognitively impaired people. Christy is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Dementia Care Unit Manager, and Cognitive Stimulation Instructor. She has run award-winning memory care communities in assisted living and skilled nursing levels of care. She has more than 16 years experience in working with over 1,100 people living with dementia and their families.