1. Become A More Empowered Caregiver Alzheimer's Caregivers 1:04:40

Today I’m speaking with Linda Fordrini-Johnson, the author of The Empowered Caregiver. The Empowered Caregiver is a pocket support guide designed to provide you with strategies and solutions for caring for your aging parents. 

In today’s episode, we’re talking about what to do about resistance, how to set limits, and how to share the caregiving load. We’re lucky that this isn’t a three-hour episode!

Linda Fodrini-Johnson became a licensed family therapist and professional certified care manager in 1984. She was president of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers—now called the Aging Life Care Association. She founded Eldercare Services, a full-service care agency in the San Francisco Bay Area that provides care management, home care/caregiving services, advocacy, counseling, support groups, and education. She was director of the Dementia Respite Center—one of the first in the San Francisco Bay Area—and pioneered the multi-award-winning Early Stage of Dementia Program.

To learn more about Linda, her book, and available services, please visit her website at https://lindafodrinijohnson.com/the-empowered-Caregiver/

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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.