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265 – Dementia in the Kitchen. A Step-by-step Guide

  1. 265 - Dementia in the Kitchen. A Step-by-step Guide Alzheimer's Caregivers 1:22:29
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Melissa Bernstein demonstrates how to engage with our loved ones in the kitchen.

Cooking together in the kitchen can provide meaningful activities for loved ones battling neurodegenerative illness. However, getting a meal on the table and focusing on meaningful engagement at the same time can be a challenge.

That’s where this episode comes in handy! It may be longer than a typical episode, but it’s well worth a listen or even checking out the video on YouTube. In this jam-packed conversation, Melissa Bernstein discusses adaptive tools and utensils designed to make eating and preparing food more accessible.

She also shows a video of her working with a gentleman in the later stages of dementia to prepare a fruit salad in the kitchen. This video starts at one hour & seventeen minutes if you’d like to listen to our conversation and then head to YouTube for the engagement part of the video.

However you consume this episode, you’re sure to get a lot of helpful advice from Melissa. You can learn more about her on her website and even order the cookbooks!

Here, you can also listen to my episode with Melissas’ husband, Dr. Bernstein.

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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.

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