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165: When Your Parent Has Dementia

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Release Date: 06/16/2020

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In this episode, we’re talking about how to deal with dementia in our families and in our lives.

Dementia is an unfortunate topic that touches many of our lives. When a parent starts to show symptoms of memory loss or erratic behavior, you need to have plans in place, to be able to have difficult conversations, and to be able to take action without getting overwhelmed.

However, with the right preparation, you can take a compassionate approach to your parents’ care without straining your relationship or becoming exhausted - and you can take actionable steps right now to know the red flags, warning signs, and even determine if something is a medical issue and not dementia at all.

Today, I’m joined by Kay Bransford. She’s the author of the award-winning blog Dealing With Dementia and creator of the MemoryBanc system, which has been named as a must-have in AARP’s Brain Healthy Gift Guide. She has also appeared on The Dr. Oz Show to talk about her work.

So, if you want to know what to look out for, as well as how to prepare for the worst, check out today’s episode of Profit Boss® Radio!

Here’s what you’ll find out in this week’s episode of Profit Boss® Radio:

  • How Kay discovered that she needed lots of information to implement her parents’ plans once they developed forms of dementia - and why it took over half a decade of erratic behavior before they were diagnosed.
  • How children can deal with parents who reject assistance – and how to take action without embarrassing or belittling them.
  • Why certain medicines can trigger dementia-like symptoms - and the red flags you should bring up with a doctor if you notice.
  • What people with dementia really need, how to prepare to be a caregiver, and how to tell if you absolutely can’t – or shouldn’t – be a caregiver.
  • Why it’s so hard to determine when someone has to leave their home and be in full-time care.

 

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