Romance and Dementia

Romance and Dementia

Our loved ones with dementia often find it comforting to have a close friend.  Sometimes that friend becomes a girlfriend or a boyfriend.  Is this a good thing?  Should we STOP that relationship since they still have a spouse who visits regularly?  That's the topic of...

Just Don’t Tell Everything You Know!

Just Don’t Tell Everything You Know!

Today's episode tells of a recent phone conversation with a listener.  She was trying to make plans for her mother without upsetting Mom in the process.  That is ALWAYS a good plan, but her approach needed tweeking.  If you have an situation you could use help with,...

Do You Remember?  Uh – Nope!

Do You Remember? Uh – Nope!

I know I should not say it, but the phrase "Momma, do you remember" comes out of my mouth before I can stop it!  That is the topic of today's episode.   Write me with your thoughts - carol@letstalkdementia.org. Check out our YouTube Channel, also called "Let's Talk...

Cheese Crackers Instead Of Drugs?

Cheese Crackers Instead Of Drugs?

Many times individuals with dementia have behaviors that are disturbing.  Should we medicate to change those behaviors?  What if we offered a distraction?  Food is an excellent distraction for most everyone we know (including ME!).  That's the topic of today's...

When They Feel Yucky!

When They Feel Yucky!

It can be very difficult to know when our loved ones with dementia are not feeling well.  Sometimes we have to put on our "detective's hat" and begin investigating.  That's the subject of today's podcast.

Momma Likes Saying Dirty Words!

Momma Likes Saying Dirty Words!

Momma has a tendency to say a few select "dirty words". While it makes me laugh, it can be upsetting to other families.  Understanding WHY she does this make a huge difference in my approach.  That is the topic of today's podcast.      ...

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