Alzheimer’s disease is a crisis in our country. 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other related dementia this podcast if for you. Created by a woman who is helping to care for her Mother, a 3rd generations victim of memory loss, Fading Memories is a supportive podcast that focuses on conversations with people who can help with resources and ideas for whichever stage your loved one is in. There are stories from families dealing with Alzheimer’s, funny stories about visits with Mom (and other patients) and the feeling of being part of the larger community wherever you may live. Fading Memories is part helpful information and part true stories from someone like you and is a podcast is for everyone who is on the journey of Alzheimer’s disease.
If you’re trying to navigate caring for a loved one with memory loss you’re busy even if you’re not responsible for their full time care. There are so many daily questions and challenges and finding the answer isn’t as easy as it should be. Fading Memories is a podcast designed to answer those daily questions in an easy to use format. Our weekly podcast has conversations from folks who have some of the answers and personal stories from family members dealing with a loved one with memory loss. Listen whenever you want or while you’re doing other things. We’re on this journey with you!
But the caring and the questions didn’t end there, in fact, more questions piled on and finding answers took more time than she or her sister had. This podcast is the result of the search for answers.
Jennifer spent the first half of her adult life as a portrait photographer, a business she still maintains. Listening to podcasts became a favorite way to learn new things while walking the dogsor doing household chores. After the death of her father in March 2017, dealing with and caring for her Mother became a much bigger part of her life. Looking toher favorite media in search of answers and not finding what she was looking for, Jennifer decided she would create a supportive podcast that caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients need and deserve. Jennifer is the daughter, grand daughter & great grand daughter of women who suffered from Alzheimer’s or other cognitive impairment. Looking for answers on how not tobecome the fourth generation with this problem while also seeking ways to connect better with her Mom has led her on this interesting journey with her new passion, podcasting.
Diane raised two girls, helped her husband with his business, and volunteered in her community. She was a beautiful seamstress making the girls formal dance dresses when they were in high school. She also did acrylic painting, woodworking and other funcreative projects. Looking back, Jen thinks it’s entirely possible that her Mom Diane started showing symptoms of memory loss in mid 1995. She would take orders from clients but not write down directions or due dates. This problem became increasingly worse over the years. Diane was very concerned about ending up like her Mother who at the time was in the latter stages of Alzheimers.This led to denial and hiding as many of the symptoms of her disease for as long as possible.Jen would like to think that Diane would be thrilled tobeable to help other people with memory loss and their families through this podcast. It’s the kind of thing should would have done in her better memory days.
Misty is a 9 year old black miniature poodle who lives with Diane in the memory care community. She has 2 dog friends there and is adored by just about every resident. She one over the few cat lovers after just a short time living there! Misty has learned how toget the residents to share their meals with her so she can avoid the boring dog food that she’s supposed to eat. Misty is the sparkle in Diane’s eye, a reason to greet every new day. Diane’s family was thrilled and grateful tofind a community that would accept both Mom and her dog.