1. 257 - Do Speech + Other Therapies Help Dementia? Alzheimer's Caregivers 1:00:28
Adria Thompson, Be Light Care

Having been part of the Alzheimer’s and dementia community for most of my adult life, it’s easy to have opinions on specific “treatments.” I’ve seen SLP, OT, and PT therapies work great while the therapist is present with our loved one, then fail once they are gone. My view on these treatments for someone with a dementia-causing disease was, more or less, not to bother.

I’ve seen lots of today’s guests’ educational social media posts (they’re great), so I was pleased when she asked if I would like to chat with her for my show. I challenged her to change my mind, and she was more than ready to make that happen.

Adria Thompson is a speech & language pathologist dedicated to helping people living with dementia. Adria has a fantastic Instagram page with lots of educational content. https://www.instagram.com/belightcare/

I know you’ll love Adria and learn a lot from our conversation.

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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.