1. Nostalgia Inspired Engagement Alzheimer's Caregivers 1:06:18

This week’s guest is Laurette Kiler, the author and creator of Nana’s Books. When her mother-in-law developed Lewey-Body dementia, Laurette looked for ways to have quality engagement with her. In this chat with her, you’ll learn how this need ended up as a passion project for anyone who has a loved one with dementia.

Nana’s books is an educator-created treasury of nostalgic books designed to engage people in cognitive decline and their care partners. Lovingly designed and created, each book helps elicit positive emotions, fond memories, and connections. Visually stimulating, nostalgic photos of people, scenes, and events are far more engaging than a single labeled Image.

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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.