1. Connecting The Screen Generation to Aging Adults Alzheimer's Caregivers 54:35

Matt wanted his Mom to hear from her four sons and thirteen grandchildren daily! She needed a simple and direct way to communicate, ask for assistance, and conveniently interact with her grandchildren.

Screens and phones are complex for her. Amazon Alexa and Speak2 Family remove this barrier. The entire family can watch out for her and help her with her requests. It keeps her as the family centerpiece, just like she always was.

This need is the basis for my conversation with Jillian Guerra, the Chief Difference Maker of Speak2Family. Their app works with Alexa, providing messaging, activities, reminders, community support, and more. The user can tell Alexa when they need assistance, and the app alerts family or community staff. 

After hearing their story, learn more by heading over to their website – https://www.speak2family.com

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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.