Frontotemporal Degeneration

Live chat with expert: Sharon Denny

Join expert Sharon Denny from the Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration and your host Lakelyn Hogan from Home Instead Senior Care as we talk about the unique symptoms and challenges of frontotemporal degeneration (FTD). We’ll discuss the differences and similarities between FTD and other forms of dementia, as well as best practices for caring for someone with FTD.

Watch the video

Preparing for the Long Haul

Live chat with expert: Anne Tumlinson

Join expert Anne Tumlinson and your host Lakelyn Hogan as we talk about how to prepare for the long haul in caring for a loved one with dementia. Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia can affect someone for many years, and you may encounter a number of logistical, social, and emotional challenges along the way. No matter how far along you are on this caregiving journey, we hope you’ll join us.

  • How to find the right kinds of support in your community
  • Ways to cope with the role reversal from daughter/son/husband/wife to caregiver
  • Tips for long-term care planning
  • Guidance navigating the geriatric care system

Watch the video

Practical Ways for Dementia Care Partners to Find Respite

Live chat with expert: Karen Garner

Join expert Karen Garner and host Lakelyn Hogan as we talk about practical ways for dementia care partners to find respite. We know you know that it’s important to get enough sleep and take care of yourself, but the million dollar question is HOW, especially when you have so many other responsibilities to juggle.

Watch the video

Relationship-Centered Dementia Care

Live chat with expert: David Troxel

Join expert David Troxel & host Lakelyn Hogan as we talk about relationship-centered dementia care. David will share the premise behind his “Best FriendsTM Approach” to care and teach you how to apply it as a care partner to your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

Watch the video

Practical Dementia Care Techniques

Live chat with expert: Molly Carpenter

Molly will share best practices to help minimize symptoms associated with dementia, such as repetition, agitation, delusions or social withdrawal. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from other caregivers’ situations or send in a question and receive tips for your unique situation.

Watch the video

The Post-Caregiving Journey

Live chat with expert: Karen Garner

Join expert Karen Garner and host Lakelyn Hogan as we talk about what happens when your caregiving journey ends. Karen is walking through that experience right now after the passing of her husband, Jim, and is glad to pass along some of her lessons learned for the benefit of others going through the same thing. Some topics this chat may cover include:

  • Processing grief and guilt
  • Discovering your post-caregiver identity
  • Ways to share your story, become an advocate, and reach out to help others

Watch the video

Music Therapy for Dementia

Live chat with expert: Rachelle Norman

Join expert Rachelle Norman and your host Lakelyn Hogan as we talk about music therapy and how it can help individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia disorders. Music has the power to bring joy to just about anyone, but it’s ability to reach past the mind and touch the soul can be particularly beneficial to those experiencing memory loss. Some topics this chat may cover include:

  • Benefits of music therapy
  • Music therapy care techniques
  • Ideas for incorporating more music into the life of an individual with dementia

Watch the video

Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

Live chat with expert: Michael Ellenbogen

Join expert Michael Ellenbogen and host Lakelyn Hogan as they talk about what it’s like to live with Alzheimer’s disease. Michael was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 49. He is 100 percent open about his condition and is passionate about sharing his experience with others.

Watch the video

Early-Onset Dementia

Live chat with expert: Karen Garner

Join expert Karen Garner and host Lakelyn Hogan as we talk about coping with the unique challenges of early-onset dementia. If you’re looking for guidance from someone who has “been there, done that,” bring your questions for Karen. As a caregiver to her husband who passed away from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2016, she is passionate about sharing her experience and insight to help other caregivers along their journey.

  • Differences between early-onset and other forms of dementia
  • Coping with the emotional stress
  • Figuring out the hard stuff (care plans, finances, etc.)
  • How to face a future you never planned on
  • Balancing work and family responsibilities
  • And more

Watch the video

What to Expect After a Dementia Diagnosis

Live chat with expert: Diane Hendricks

Join expert Diane Hendricks and your host Lakelyn Hogan to get answers to your “What now?” questions after receiving a dementia diagnosis from a doctor. Whether you are currently living with dementia yourself or if you are caring for a loved one with dementia, this chat is for you. We’ll discuss:

  • Tips for sharing the diagnosis with family and friends
  • Stages of dementia and what to expect
  • Considerations for putting together a long-term care plan
  • How to find support
  • And more!

Watch the video