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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.)
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
Legal and Estate Planning for Alzheimer’s Families
Live chat with expert: LeRoy Peterson
Join expert LeRoy Peterson and your host Lakelyn Hogan to get answers to your questions about navigating the often stressful and emotional legal challenges that can arise when families are caring for a loved one with dementia.
Tips for establishing wills and advance directives
Considerations for estate planning
Considerations for long-term care planning
Tips for families who have lost a loved one and are now facing the probate process