1. 248 - Finding The Right Words Alzheimer's Caregivers 55:45
Author, Cindy Weinstein

Cindy Weinstein is a professor of English at the California Institute of Technology. We’re discussing her book, Finding The Right Words, which is one part journey of coming to terms with her Father’s Alzheimer’s & one-part guidebook. Writing gave Cindy one way to talk about her Grief, but she knew she lacked the scientific vocabulary to make sense of her Father’s slow and traumatic decline.

Through professional contacts, Cindy found Dr. Bruce L. Miller, a neurologist at the University of California, San Francisco. After years of collaboration and friendship, they completed Finding the Right Words. This book is an invaluable guide for families dealing with a life-changing diagnosis and a conversation that combines memoir, literature, and the science and history of brain health into a unique educational and meditative work. Their two perspectives, at once heartbreaking and empowering, give readers a fuller understanding of Alzheimer’s than any one voice could.

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After helping care for her grandmother who had vascular dementia, Jennifer realized her Mother was showing signs of early onset Alzheimer’s. After the death of her father in 2017 Jennifer went searching for answers to many of the common questions and Alzheimer’s caregiver faces. Being a busy entrepreneur Jennifer realized that a podcast would be the easiest way to learn more about caregiving while completing other tasks.

Sadly, in late 2017 she only found one and it didn’t quite address what she was looking for, so she did the next best thing, and started her own. The Fading Memories podcast is now in it’s fourth year and despite the death of her Mom in March 2020, Jennifer is still talking to caregivers and still learning how to be an excellent caregiver. On the podcast she discusses caregiving, brain health, self-care and how to age well.