1. Coping for Caregivers in a Covid-19 World Alzheimer's Caregivers 33:40

Covid-19 has upended our world. As if Alzheimer’s weren’t bad enough, now we have to contend with more uncertainties than ever! I thought it would be helpful to check in with past guests, see how they’re coping and get tips to share.

This bonus episode check-in was with Susan Straley the author of “Alzheimer’s Trippin’ With George”. Her husband is no longer with us but we discussed how she would have handled his needs in this crazy time. Certainly, some of her ideas will be ones you can implement.

Even when this crazy time of sheltering-in-place and social distancing is over, these techniques will still be relevant. Caregivers need as many strategies as possible whether it’s normal day-to-day caring or caring during this Covid-19 crisis.

Useful Episode on Caregiver Stress-Reducing Techniques (they worked!)
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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.

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