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

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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!

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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

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Coping with the Emotions of Caregiving

Live chat with expert: Mary Martinez

Special guest: Mickele Hogan

Join expert Mary Martinez, special guest Mickele Hogan, and your host Lakelyn Hogan to get tips on coping with the emotional stress that often comes with caring for a loved one with dementia.

  • How to overcome feelings of loneliness and isolation
  • Tips to temper your frustration or anger
  • Suggestions for coping with grief and loss
  • Practical ways to find respite

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Relationships & Dementia

Live chat with expert: Karen Garner

Join Karen Garner, Lakelyn Hogan and other caregivers to get tips on coping with the many ways dementia can impact your personal relationships.

  • Coping with dementia-related personality changes
  • Shifting from spouse to caregiver
  • Navigating family conflict related to care responsibilities

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Making Care Decisions for Your Loved One

Live chat with expert: Karen Garner

In this live chat from January 31, 2017, Karen Garner of the Garner Foundation discusses “Making Care Decisions for Your Loved One” with Home Instead Senior Care’s Lakelyn Hogan.

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Balancing Independence & Safety For Your Loved One

Live chat with expert: Karen Garner

  • Gather advice on how to navigate tough conversations with your loved one on things like organizing financial matters, managing medications, etc.
  • Understand when might be the right time to begin helping your loved one with these matters
  • Share tips with other caregivers who may be experiencing something you’ve already been through

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Alzheimer’s & Wandering Prevention

Live chat with expert: Karen Garner

  • Gather takeaways and tips for preventing dangerous wandering behaviors.
  • Ask expert Karen Garner your Alzheimer’s and dementia questions.
  • Share advice with other caregivers who are experiencing situations similar to those you’ve encountered.

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Warning Signs of Unsafe Driving

Live chat with expert: Sue Paul

  • Gather takeaways and tips for assessing your loved one’s ability to drive safely and recognizing signs it may be unsafe for them to be behind the wheel.
  • Ask expert Sue Paul your Alzheimer’s and dementia questions.
  • Share advice with other caregivers who are experiencing situations similar to those you’ve encountered.

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Indoor & Outdoor Alzheimer’s Friendly Activities

Live chat with expert: Karen Garner

  • Spring is here! Gather takeaways and tips for activities both indoors and outdoors to do with your loved one.
  • Ask expert Karen Garner your Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving questions.
  • Share advice with other caregivers who are experiencing situations similar to those you’ve encountered.

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