1. 111 | "They don't remember who I am!" — How Do I Handle It? Breanna Wilson 13:40

In this original What the Dementia episode, we will discuss the often heartbreaking experience of someone with dementia not recognizing or remembering the Caregiver, which is often a close relative, and how to handle it. This is part 2 of a 2 part series.

This episode will cover:

— Insights into navigating the emotional landscape when your partner with dementia forgets who you are.

— The significance of emotional connections in dementia care.

— Gentle tactics for reminding your partner of your relationship without causing distress.

— How to respond when they mistake you for someone else or inquire about your whereabouts.

— Exploring the potential for a renewed relationship dynamic with your partner.

— Access to specialized support and where to find additional caregiving resources.

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Part 1 | 109 | “They don’t remember who I am!” — Why?

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Bre'anna Wilson Certified Dementia Practitioner, Author, Podcaster

Bre'anna is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, the founder of Bambu Care LLC, the host of the What the Dementia podcast, and the author of "With Intent: A Practical Guide to Navigating Behaviors Along the Dementia Care Journey" and "Grow With Gratitude: 100-Day Gratitude and Self-Care Journal".

She has been in the field of dementia care for over 5 years now as of 2022. Her background is in occupational therapy, specifically in the home setting: home, independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Along her journey, she realized just how big the gaps were in dementia care and just how much our system was failing caregivers. Not just the family caregiver who received no real information, guidance, or education after their partner’s diagnosis, but also the professional caregiver who received very little training (if any) and was often completely at a loss for what to do — which ultimately impacted both the caregiver and the person living with dementia. Consequently, she decided to take a direct step into the dementia care realm so that she could help more people in a more meaningful and impactful way.