1. Food As Medicine? Dawn Renee’s Caregiving Experiences Alzheimer's Caregivers 1:20:31

Can we use food as a medicine?  My guest, Dawn Renee has a compelling story of Self-Care & recovery. After a debilitating month in bed and a lifetime of chronic illnesses, Dawn believes you can. She has spent the past decade learning from others while assisting them with their daily health issues. Their experiences demonstrate that nutritional support and detoxing the body are crucial to maintaining good health.  

Dawn Renee is currently devoted to the care of a woman with stage 4 ALS. Focused care for someone navigating so many obstacles has provided challenges for learning. As a result, she has gained an intimate understanding of how nutritional support affects us, our health and our cognitive well being.

Suggestions from Dawn (some of these I’ve also found to help my brain sharpness);

Eating eggs help rebuild the brain barrier myelin and nerve support.

Omega-3 fatty acids – also known as healthy fats are important for overall health.

Consider probiotics for improved gut health. There is research showing a “leaky” gut causes all sorts of problems.

Drink lots of water. It won’t “rust your insides” as my Mom used to say. The worst thing that can happen (unless you REALLY overdo it) is you’ll be well acquainted with all the bathrooms near you!

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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.