CARE GIVING FOR DEMENTIA

CARE GIVING FOR DEMENTIA

The show is about the Delaney Family's caregiving for someone with dementia. My mother has had dementia for four years now, In the show, we talk about things we do and don't do because of dementia. I 'm hoping that this podcast will help someone Who's in the same situation. So basically the show is a little bit about things to do and things not to do with someone with dementia.... Show More

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February 10, 2020

This Episode is a continuation of what went on after Mommy was picked up.

 

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January 31, 2020

This is the first of a few episodes that goes through what you may feel right immediately after your loved one has passed away. There's not a whole lot to show notes with these episodes it's just me talking about what had happened immediately after Mama's death. What I thought would happen that didn't and that kind of thing. I hope these few episodes help you get along for a few months immediately following your lov...

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This episode is just a brief message to all those that are still downloading the podcast happy Thanksgiving to all.

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September 3, 2019

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Episode # 93

There comes a time in caregivers journey that they know time
is very close to running out. We hear caregiving for dementia have realized
that fact.

The past five days Mama has not eat anything at all, the past
four days Mama has not drank anything, and for the past three days Mama’s been
very hard to wake up at all. When she is awake it’s about two minutes and she’s
right back out.

Mamas, breathing...

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Episode #92

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There are so many things in life that normal people take for
granted. This becomes more apparent the longer you take care of your loved one.
There are things that I take for granted because there things that come natural
to me that Mama can no longer do for herself.

Mama can no longer wash her face, brush her hair, brush her
teeth, or even talk. Mama tries so hard to talk to us and y...

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In your caregiving a lot of times you do things in the heat of the moment. After time goes by you wonder whether or not what you did was the right thing to do.

A lot of caregivers won’t tell you everything that they go through in their caregiving. I am one of those people who won’t tell you every little thing that goes on in in the house with the caregiving I am one that won’t tell you what Mama has done to us I won’t tell you wh...

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August 5, 2019

Care Giving for Dementia Know It All Doctors Episode # 90 While in your caregiving journey there will be a lot of things that happened that you don’t understand. I know when not when we first started there was a whole lot that went on that we didn’t understand there’s a whole lot that I haven’t gone into with this podcast that went on when Mama first got dementia. That’s one reason why I started this podcast. What is a post on Face...

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Care Giving for Dementia

Trying to get your loved one to do what ever

Episode # 89

 

There are times when you try to get your loved one to do something that they don’t want to do. When that happens the only thing that you can do is back off and give a little better time and try again you just need to keep trying until it works.

There are times where your loved one doesn’t want to eat now here with Mama sometimes that’s three da...

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July 8, 2019

Episode # 88

There are times when mama just seems to be staring out into
space. There are times when mama doesn’t look at you but she looks through you.
She doesn’t realize there’s anything going on around her.

Over the Fourth of July weekend mamas great-granddaughter
come to see her. Not mama seem to be fixated on the granddaughter but I’m not
sure whether she realized it was her granddaughter or if she just reali...

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July 1, 2019

Episode # 87

This week’s episode of caregiving for dementia was inspired
by a Facebook group post someone said something about their siblings giving
them a hard time about caregiving for their loved one.

If you are the main caregiver for your loved one you are the
one that is dealing with the aftereffects of your siblings coming to visit. If
they are not around 24 seven 365 days a year like you are, if they are n...

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June 24, 2019

 

As your caregiving for someone and the longer it goes the more things go wrong. The more things do go wrong the more help you need. Toward the end of the school year it become apparent that we were going to need some help with mama, getting her from the bed to the pot getting her from the pot to bed getting them from the bed to the dinner table and so forth.

This has never been more evident than when mama broke her hip somehow. M...

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June 14, 2019

Caregiving for Dementia 72 Hour Conversation Episode # 85 When Mama 1st got this dementia the doctor give her a lot of medication to take. A lot of it made Mama sleep. It made Mama pretty much a zombie. So I took half of it away from her. When I took half of the medication away from Mama, Mama woke up. Mama could function a little bit Mama was awake a little bit. Everything was fine. Although Mama still slept a good bit, until Mama...

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This week we know why Mama, is no longer able to set up from a lying down position on her own. We got up Sunday morning and put Mama on the pot when we got her there we notice that are left leg was swollen as big as a small basketball, and it was as hard as a brick. This prompted me to call mom is Dr. and explain what was going on. The doc said, take her to the emergency room. In the emergency room, They did a sonogram on Mama’s le...

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Getting Old with Dementia Episode # 83 The longer you take care of someone with a mental disease. The more problems you have. In the past 2 weeks, Mama has developed a few new problems, one of which is not being able to set up from a lying down position, all by herself. The longer I’m taking care mom, the harder it’s becoming to move her around. Now that she not only can’t set up. It’s also causing a problem with her standing up ev...

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Episode # 82

This episode
is about some feelings I have after reading some Facebook support group posts.
Some news from a very old friend that reinforces the thought that dementia
kills. I also asked the question whether or not we are taking care Mama
correctly or not.

A lot of
times I get into the support groups on Facebook and the post that some people
make often get me upset after reading them, because those post...

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Caregiving for Dementia Trying New Things with Dementia Episode #81 When you try new things with somebody that has dementia, they don’t always react the way you think they will. It’s not an easy thing to do. In fact, it’s quite difficult because they are used to certain things. And when you change those things they get a little confused, standoffish, and sometimes even a little scared. After having several coffee cups broken, we de...

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April 26, 2019

Dementia exercise is what we talk about this week. You see the lady that we have coming in from the church is not only sits with mom, but she also gets Mama fed and puts Mama is a chair with wheels on it and gets Mama to work her legs a little bit. I have seen a change in Mama the past month as we’ve had this lady for Mama, because this lady doesn’t let Mama sleep all day. This lady gets Mama up this lady gets Mama fed this lady ge...

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April 22, 2019

In this episode # 79,

, I talk a little bit about Easter When I was a kid. Easter
is a holiday for the children. When I was a kid, one of the 1st
signs of spring was Easter. One of the 1st signs of Easter was the
fact that we were able to go out and get some dress close to where for Easter
Sunday.

I talk about Mama not remembering those times. The times when
we were kids and we went out my front yard running colored eggs for E...

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April 12, 2019

Once again this week I was on
Facebook. I was in some of the caregiving for dementia support group’s, and
I’ve got a few questions that I had answered and I thought I would just make an
episode out of the questions.

1:33 – 4:40         The 1st question that I come upon was, someone had
said something about getting their loved one in iPhone and iPad or an android.
I wasn’t really sure why they were talking about it, but my adv...

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