1. Learning to PACE Yourself Alzheimer's Caregivers 1:00:59
Learn how to PACE yourself while caregiving.

Today I’m chatting with Tami Anastasia about strategies for dementia caregiving. Tami offers a fresh and practical approach to the challenges faced by wives, husbands, and adult children who care for loved ones with dementia. Using the four D’s of Dementia Care, detach, document, diffuse, and distract, caregivers can find solutions for behaviors ranging from shadowing to wandering to medication refusal. 

The PACE model is what we discuss in this episode. It is a model that emphasizes the importance of prioritizing the caregivers’ well-being while navigating the dementia journey. PACE stands for;

P = Permission for trial and error

A = Acknowledge Their Reality

C = Compassionate Care

E = Empower Yourself

After hearing her advice, learn more by heading over to her website – https://tamianastasia.com/book/

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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.