Alzheimer's Caregiver Radio

Responsibilities of Alzheimer’s Family Caregivers

by Nancy Landa
    The responsibilities of Alzheimer’s family caregivers is enormous.  Is it no wonder that the #1 complaint of  caregivers is stress?  Many of these responsibilities overlap a bit into other areas, but I wanted to give you something to work with.  Depending on where you’re currently at in your journey with your loved one, you’ll take something different away from this article. Knowing what lies ahead in your journey as a family caregiver will help you prepare and plan for when things get more difficult.  This is better than being surprised by having to make yet another change in […]

The Last Thing You Want Friends & Family To Say

by Nancy Landa
Well-meaning friends and family don’t know what to say, but this is something I absolutely hated to hear…  

Laughable Moments That Still Make Me Giggle

by Nancy Landa
Moments that made me giggle and they still do!

Thank You…

by Nancy Landa
If you don’t expect anyone to say thank you, you’ll really enjoy it when someone does.

Mom’s Rules…

by Nancy Landa
When a parent with Alzheimer’s disease breaks “the rules” they demanded of you when you were growing up with them, how do you handle it? Get your Free Alzheimer’s Caregiver Kit!

The Voice of Reason

by Nancy Landa
Nothing has to be logical to a person with Alzheimer’s disease. Get your Free Alzheimer’s Caregiver Kit!
Refusal To Bathe

Caregiver Training: Refusal to Bathe

by Nancy Landa
Caregiver Training:  Refusal To Bathe is transcribed from video and provides great insight on how caregivers can encourage their loved one to bathe without it being a battle every time.  By following these tips, bathing can be much less stressful for both caregiver and loved one. “My mother used to shower every day.  Now if I don’t remind her, she refuses to bathe at all.  If I try to help her and courage her to take a bath, she argues with me and gets upset, so she’s afraid of the water.  What can I do?”  “Mom it’s 8 a.m.  Time […]
Alzheimer's Caregiver Health

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health

by Nancy Landa
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health is transcribed from video. Hi, I am Laurie Owen from Home Instead Senior Care. Today I am talking about how to take care of yourself when you are a caregiver. The demands of caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can force you to focus all of your energy on his or her care. In fact, research shows that many people start neglecting their own care when they are caring for others. A loss of self care can result in both physical and emotional stress. You may experience a loss of sleep, headaches and […]
Alzheimer's Caregiver Burnout

Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Burnout

by Nancy Landa
  Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Burnout is transcribed from video and provides tremendous insight into how to prevent it.  Enjoy! Hi! I am Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care.  Today I am talking about avoiding (family) caregiver burnout. Let’s talk about ways to cope in dealing with Alzheimer’s patients. Many family caregivers presently care for a parent or spouse who is suffering from some sort of dementia. In fact, the frequency of dementia increases with rising age; from less than 2% for the 65 to 69 year-olds, to 5% for the 75-79 year-olds, and to more than 20% for the […]
Alzheimer's Caregiver Guilt

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Guilt

by Nancy Landa
  1 of the worst emotions of an Alzheimer’s caregiver – “Guilt”.  (Transcribed from video) Guilt may be the most annoying of the “seven deadly emotions” of Alzheimer’s care-giving. It’s right up there with resentment, worry, fear, anger, loneliness, and grief. This podcast episode is based on the original article written by Paul Spencer Scott.  One of the worst emotions of Alzheimer’s – guilt.  Guilt is especially bothersome because it tends to be the least rooted in reality.  There’s often no reason to feel guilty but we feel it just the same.  Guilt usually stems from caring so much we […]