- Embracing Echoes: Nurturing Minds Affected by Alzheimer's & Dementia Lisa Skinner 1:03:15
Imagine the fear and confusion of being lost, not recognizing the familiar, and unable to express your plight. This is the daily reality for millions suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia. I sat down with Behavioral Specialist, Certified Dementia trainer, and Author of, “Not All Who Wander Need Be Lost” & “Truth, Lies & Alzheimer’s – Its Secret Faces,” Lisa Skinner, who shared her personal journey navigating her grandmother's Alzheimer's diagnosis. Lisa not only brings an expert's perspective but also a deeply personal understanding of the impact of these diseases on individuals and their families.
Together, we demystify the complex world of Alzheimer's and dementia. With Lisa's help, we untangle common misconceptions and provide clarity on the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia. Did you know that Alzheimer's is one of the leading causes of death among seniors globally? Or that the number of people living with these diseases is set to triple by 2050? Lisa shares these startling facts and more, emphasizing the need for education and more informed medical practices.
In addition, Lisa shares insights on the often-overlooked aspect of Alzheimer's: diagnosing the disease and living with it. She highlights the stages of cognitive decline, the role of certain genes, and the part lifestyle choices play in managing Alzheimer's risk factors. We also explore the potential of stem cell research and we discuss Lisa’s remarkable books, inspired by her experiences.
Engage with us on this journey of understanding Alzheimer's and dementia, and find hope amid the challenges. Be prepared to be enlightened, to learn, and to find solace in the knowledge that you're not alone.
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