Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

Tim Tholen, CEO of Thoughtful Health Care, discusses valuable strategies, tips, and information used every day in the care of Alzheimer and dementia patients at home. Thoughtful Healthcare is committed to providing your loved ones with the very best in personable, caring and friendly at home care. By providing compassionate and professional caregivers a higher quality of life for loved ones under our watch is achieved through advocacy, integrity, continuous improvement and, above all else, honesty. Enhancing Lives - Extraordinary Care Contact us for a free in-home assessment by visiting www.ThoughtfulHealthcare.com

Episodes

June 18, 2019 7 min

You know it's often been said that America is a car culture. Driving is so ingrained in who we are. It represents freedom, it represents opportunity, capability and responsibility. It's how we get to work. It's how we get our groceries and see our families. It's been estimated that the average American drives 293 hours a year. But what happens when this privilege becomes a risk? What happens when someone really shou...

Share
Mark as Played

When one member of the family has been diagnosed with dementia the dynamic will inevitably change, and some questions will come up like, "Who will make the decisions now that dad cannot? Who will give advice now that mom is unable to? Who will provide the care for your family member? And will there be help in sharing that burden of care?" Emotions can run very high, and family life can suddenly feel chaotic. This is pretty ...

Share
Mark as Played
June 18, 2019 5 min

When there's a diagnosis of dementia in your family everything changes. There's less predictability there's added confusion and the person with dementia needs more attention. Holiday events can get thrown on their ear. but all is not lost. We have some helpful strategies for you to plan a great holiday. And this might not come as a huge surprise, but flexibility is a key to a successful holiday event.

For many families h...

Share
Mark as Played

When we talk about dementia we often focus on the person who's been diagnosed, but caregivers also experienced tremendous changes in their lives as a result of this diagnosis.  In fact studies have shown that people who care for those who have dementia are at risk of developing depression and illness themselves. A 2009 study by the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP found that caregivers immune systems are compromise...

Share
Mark as Played
June 18, 2019 5 min

Today we'd like to talk about planning outings with a loved one who has dementia. Taking the time to do something special will benefit your loved one by breaking up the week's routine, socializing a bit, and keeping him or her active and engaged. However, the progression of dementia will dictate what's doable for your loved one. But by managing expectations and doing a little planning outings can be fun for everyone.

Pro...

Share
Mark as Played

So one of the many questions we get that Thoughtfulcare is how do I connect with my dad? He has dementia. And we tell them that the goal is to create an enjoyable experience so that you can spend quality time together. And it might not be perfect in your eyes, but it will be so valuable to your dad. It's easiest if we meet the person with dementia where they are, not where you think they should be. So accept them for who they a...

Share
Mark as Played
June 18, 2019 6 min

As you may know, dementia is a progressive disease and having a plan of care so very important. But now we need to look at the costs of care and the available assets to pay for it. Because caregiving can be quite expensive and your family will want to anticipate what's on the horizon. Now this conversation is best done as soon as possible after the diagnosis. Now the term costs is associated with both monetary cost and time spe...

Share
Mark as Played
June 18, 2019 6 min

Why do you need to plan for the progression of dementia? Well dementia's progressive disease. So this means that the need for care will change as the disease changes. And so we want to give you an inside look at a tool that we use in our professional services. It's called a plan of care. So what is the plan of care? The plan of care is a set of documents that will give a caregiver immediate access to all facets of a loved o...

Share
Mark as Played

Can you possibly prepare for the progression of dementia? You know dementia often means that those who are diagnosed gradually lose the ability to manage their day to day lives. So two questions come to mind. How can caregivers and family members help a loved one with dementia feel taken care of? And how does one take control of a potentially chaotic situation? So in this presentation we'll look at how to address life's det...

Share
Mark as Played

Mom's been diagnosed with dementia, now what do we do? You know every family with a loved one who has been diagnosed with dementia will have a host of questions including this one, so we've tailored this presentation to those family members who are new to caregiving for a loved one with memory issues and these tips are intended to share our expertise with you so that you can be better prepared for what lies ahead. So what i...

Share
Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

    Dateline NBC

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    Morbid: A True Crime Podcast

    It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.

    The Daily

    This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

    Crime Junkie

    If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

Advertise With Us

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

    Connect

    © 2022 iHeartMedia, Inc.