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  1. 117 | The Biggest Lie Told in Dementia Care — "It's Just the Dementia" Breanna Wilson 11:23

In this original What the Dementia episode, we will discuss the common misconception in dementia care that behaviors are “just the dementia.” We delve into why this belief is problematic and what care partners should consider instead.

This episode will cover:

— The misconception that challenging behaviors in dementia are solely due to the condition itself.

— The importance of not dismissing behaviors as “just the dementia.”

— The reasons why attributing everything to dementia can be problematic.

— An explanation of ‘THE IMPACTS’ approach to understanding behaviors in dementia.

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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.