1. 119 | 5 Dementia Misconceptions — Uncovering the Truth Breanna Wilson 14:34

In this original What the Dementia episode, we will discuss and correct five pervasive misconceptions about dementia that often lead to confusion and misunderstanding among caregivers.

This episode will cover:

— Debunking the myth that dementia is always a genetic condition.

— Clarifying the relationship between memory loss and dementia and the multi-faceted nature of the syndrome.

— Addressing the misconception that dementia only affects older adults and is part of normal aging.

— Explaining why not all forms of dementia are neurodegenerative and the importance of proper diagnosis.

— Challenging the notion that there is no hope or quality of life for individuals with dementia.

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061 | Reversible Dementias & Pseudodementia

081 | The Role of Genetics in Dementia ft. Probably Genetic

YouTube Video: Normal Aging vs. Signs of 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.