Hope on the Horizon? (Research Interview)

Disease research

Neurotez is conducting research into a different potential cause of Alzheimer’s.

 

Do you ever feel like disease has taken over our world and we’ll never be free of its devastating effects? Fortunately, while we’re caregiving for people living with Alzheimer’s there are people living Alzheimer’s research daily.

As a curious person, I am interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s research. As an artist, it’s not easy to follow along when speaking to a researcher.

That is not the case with this episode. My guest, the CEO of Neurotez was able to discuss their current research in a way that all of us can understand. It’s fascinating and gives me hope. I’m sure you’ll feel that way too.

Neurotez is focusing on a different metabolic factor that may be a cause or contributor to Alzheimer’s disease. Their approach is not one that I have heard or read about but seems to have some hope.

I hope you find the explanation of what they’re doing as interesting as I did.

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Whether you’re helping care from a distance or your loved one is in a care residence, staying connected is incredibly important yet challenging.  During these times of staying connected while staying physically apart, we need as many connection options as possible.

Having many tools to use while caregiving is important. It is not uncommon to have to try a lot of things before you find tips that work. Of course, once you find tips that work, you still need tools in reserve for the day things change.

You’ll likely learn new things as you listen, I did. Every new tip, trick, and tool you try could be the one that makes a difference in your caregiving journey.

My guest, Donna Marenty, offers up many tips and tools to make caregiving easier. While I’ve heard a lot of tips lately on staying connected, Donna offered new ones. Enjoy this episode and give these suggestions a try!

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Before the Diagnosis is a book about the people & who they were before dementia.

Too often, when someone receives a diagnosis of any type of dementia, they are seen a just that; a person with dementia. These stories are about human beings. They are about people like you and me; people with hopes and plans for the future. People who lived, or are still living, all of whom had lives worth remembering.

In this episode, you’ll hear from Gincy Hines, author, volunteer, and super bubbly person. You’ll love her story and the inspiration behind her book.

We started talking about how the book came to be but we quickly veered into Gincys’ story. You’ll hear how her husband was 55, she was 49 and they had a son in junior high a lot. Due to her husbands’ early-onset Alzheimer’s, it’s understandable that she was in disbelief.

Like many caregivers, Gincy found a passion project as a coping technique. That was the birth of Before the Diagnosis.

Gincy’s book – Before the Diagnosis

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To take back your life you have to start coping with change.

 

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Coping with change has basically been the theme of 2020 thus far. Humans don’t particularly fair well with change even if we initiate it. Change causes stress and we know that stress is bad for our brains.

Making changes in your attitude & behaviors as your caring for a loved one takes courage.  Implementing change also requires practice, patience, and perseverance. The process takes time and you may need to revisit some issues repeatedly.  Change is more than a one-shot cure. 

As a caregiver, your feelings may revolve around the enormous responsibilities, obligations, and stresses you face every day. Maybe you need to make a change in a relationship with other family members.  The reality is that change is stressful. You need to decide if you want to deal with the stress of the same old routine or deal with the stress of trying something new. Change is possible! What have you got to lose?

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