Knowledge As A Coping Technique


Knowledge can make you a Caregiver Superhero

Seeking knowledge allows us to cope better & become CareHero’s!


These days there’s a lot more knowledge about Alzheimer’s and I am truly grateful for that. I’m grateful to be part of the knowledge space. By learning more we are better able to handle challenging situations and keep our stress as low as possible. This episode is about how I use knowledge as a coping technique.

When I started my podcast I wanted to share what I had already learned. Fearing that that knowledge wouldn’t provide too many episodes I started staking out other people and their knowledge. Needing to know more myself was another reason.

Producing this podcast gives me knowledge and a wide network of people. I can reach out to this network when I need them.  Reaching out to other caregivers is also an excellent way to manage some of our self-care.

But back to knowledge as a coping technique. Let me tell you a story. Many of you know my Mom does not remember that my Dad died.  Frequently, she asks me if “her husband” knows where she’s going. She used to ask me every 2 minutes. Frustrating doesn’t begin to explain how I felt. One day I had an “ah-ha” moment. I realized that by answering her with “yes, Dad knows…” it didn’t really answer her concern. Lacking the understanding of our relationship made my answer non-sensical.

Having this “a-ha” moment was only possible because of what I’ve learned. That is the reason I have sought out a guest who can help us all with specific challenges.

Let me tell you about what I got from the Savvy Caregiver training.

Savvy Caregivers

First, if you think the savvy caregiver program is going to teach you how to make your loved one be better, remember more I can tell you that’s not the case at all.  This program trains us, the caregiver.  Alzheimer’s & dementia affect each person differently so each of us has our own unique struggles.  Despite the differences, however, each of us has to learn how WE have to change, to make this journey with our loved one more bearable.

Guiding the behavior of our loved ones will take up a considerable part of our day. The term behavior only means action in this context, not good or bad behavior.  Learning how to make this happen isn’t hard. Ask yourself these questions;

        • What has your loved one always liked to do?
        • In everyday life, what have they done to get through the day?
        • What do you like to do and share with this person?

Make your list and keep revising it as you go.  Some tips to consider as they progress with the disease.

        • What parts of an activity to try with the person
        • How much and what kind of control to exert?
        • Do we need to provide help & if so, how much?
        • What to watch out for that tells you when to back off or try something else.
Simplifying Projects

Six months after Mom moved into the memory residence I wanted to help her create Christmas gifts for the grandkids. Working on the advice to simplify activities they’ve always enjoyed. I selected a project that I thought she’d enjoy. Having to continually remind her of what we were doing should have been my first clue. Mom constantly worried about doing it wrong.

What I thought was poor memory as the cause wasn’t the case. Because Mom’s visual-spatial processing is poor, I didn’t realize that she didn’t comprehend what she was doing. What could have been an enjoyable afternoon turned into a frustrating one? At this point all I do with Mom is people watch.

Other Challenging Behaviors
Walking or Pacing

Walking and pacing are common and frustrating behaviors. Many people with dementia walk a lot. It is important to distinguish between good walking from disturbed walking. Pacing can provide a way to wear off excess energy.  Some folks who walk or pace a lot seem to be searching for something.  There is often a troubled quality in the way they move. Do they look concerned, lost or troubled?

Look for a pattern in their walking. Is there a repetitive quality that might allow you to “break” the cycle they’re in?  Some people living with memory loss get into loops and don’t know how to stop. If we’re vigilant, we might see the place where we can ease them into a different activity.

Nighttime Wakefulness

Another common issue is nighttime wakefulness. This may be because they wake up to use the bathroom and not understanding that it’s still night. Sometimes their sleep pattern may be disrupted due to the disorder.  Sometimes they sleep short periods of time.  Some suggestions that I’ve learned may help.

Guide your person back to bed.  Hopefully, this cue may be enough to reinitiate sleep.  This guiding may be more effective the sooner it is done.  Hopefully, if you catch them quickly enough they won’t be in complete wakeful mode and go back to sleep.

Failing that, stay with them for a while.  They may be more confused in the night and the added comfort of your presence will soothe them back to sleep.  Maybe give a comfort snack a try, like cookies and milk. Try to keep your loved one quiet to foster sleep either way.

Have them help with the evening chores to help tire them out. Maybe go for a walk together before settling down for the evening.

If all else fails, consult their physician. Careful management of drugs can help the person to sleep without being drowsy the next day.

These techniques are just a few things caregivers can learn to make their job easier. Providing care is already challenging enough, we need to do all we can to make it easier.


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Becoming a Savvy Caregiver

Becoming a Savvy Caregiver is as much a journey as Alzheimer’s.


The Savvy Caregiver Program is a training program for caregivers like you. Caregiving is a role far different from being a spouse or child.  Those terms describe relationships. Assisting and guiding someone who is living with a chronic illness is the definition of caregiving. It is work.

The caregiving role has a “job description”. Putting together the tasks, the helping, the cleaning up, watching, worrying, everything make up the caregivers job description. Hiring someone to do what you do isn’t truly possible. With enough money you can hire people to do many of your caregiving tasks. However, the caregiver role is more than one person can handle.

Caregiving is a job most of us never expected to have and are untrained to do properly. Lacking proper training leads to stress, frustration and sometimes injuries. Taking care of a person living with a demanding illness like Alzheimer’s is specialized work. Doing this work successfully requires special skills and knowledge,  You also need an outlet and attitude that helps you look after yourself.

Why Do I Need Caregiver Training?

Being unprepared for the role of caregiver is common. Lacking awareness of available training or even the need for training is also common. Many family caregivers tackle their role as a caregiver in a way similar to raising children. Unfortunately, this method leads to a lot of stress, frustration and tears. Consider the situation you’ve found yourself in. Caregiving is likely very different from any other role you have experienced. Seeing, recognizing and understanding that difference are important first steps in appreciating the work you have undertaken as a caregiver.

Most importantly, the Savvy Caregiver Program teaches you how to be a great caregiver. I attended the accelerated version (3 weeks vs 6) this past May. Learning how to be a better care partner to my Mom was a blessing. Taking this training earlier on the disease would have been a huge benefit to my Dad. Between his chronic illnesses and caring for Mom, he had too much on his plate.

What Types of Things Will I Learn In This Training?

Firstly, you’ll learn about providing contented involvement.  In other words, successful caregiving comes down to helping the person be as comfortable & involved & happy as possible. Keeping in mind that a person living with a demanding disorder can still:

  • zero in on a task or activity
  • stay with it for some time
  • have a pleasant time doing it

Keeping the person involved and content may help lessen confusion and reduce the chances of distress and difficult behaviors. Determining contented involvement takes practice. For instance, think of Goldilocks trying to find a balance between too much and too little. That is to say, a just right amount.

As a result of taking the training program I learned new ways to approach caring for Mom as she declines further.  Learning that we, as caregivers, are more in charge than we thought was huge.  While we can’t control the disease, we can control our reactions. For example. reacting in calm, more understanding ways helps our loved one stay calm. Anyone dealing with someone with Alzheimer’s knows that being calm can be a challenge.

Changing our behavior, reactions will change the outcomes of many of our interactions. That’s the benefit of becoming a Savvy Caregiver. As a result, our journey as caregivers can be a lot easier.

This is the painting that was discussed in this episode.

Fruitful life, painted by a person living with Alzheimer’s.


Learn More About Training Opportunities

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Creating Breathing Spaces for Family Caregivers

Breathing Spaces Logo

Breathing Spaces is a caregiver support network that focuses on self-care.


Sometimes the simple act of breathing, deep breath in and out can mentally give a caregiver space to solve a problem.  Understanding the roller coaster of emotions caregivers go through is our guest, Cyndi. Living with and taking care of her Mom and brother was overwhelming. Cyndi was a stressed-out family caregiver not taking care of herself. (Sound familiar?)

Self-care is a vital component in the overall caregiving journey. I am very reluctant to miss my regular exercise classes or bike rides because I know how I feel when I do. It is not a selfish thing to take time for yourself. Being a good care partner means assembling your support network so self-care isn’t neglected.

In addition to exercise I’m in a caregiver support group, I participate in many online chat groups and I talk to many knowledgeable guests. Despite all this, I still struggle. Struggling is part of the journey, unfortunately. However, we don’t have to struggle alone. In fact, we should do our best not too.

Gathering your support network is just as important as making sure your loved one has what they need. In fact, it may even be more important. Failing to be able to care for someone because you neglected your own needs is something all caregivers need to avoid.

Tuning in to this episode will give you insights into self-care, challenges in getting help and ways to make it happen.

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Honoring Grandma – Zach’s Alzheimer’s Journey

Zach’s Grandmas journey with Alzheimer’s was the catalyst for his career choice.


Choosing to embark on an Alzheimer’s journey is not one most of us take.  Generally, Alzheimer’s chooses us and generally later in life. That is not the case for today’s guest, Zach Smith. Zach volunteered at our local Alzheimer’s Associations chapter as a way to fulfill a graduation requirement.  At the time his grandmother was already living with Alzheimer’s. Therefore, it was a natural place for him to want to volunteer.

During his volunteer time, Zach met his future  supervisor. She was in charge of Public Policy for Northern California/Northern Nevada.  Volunteering was not glamorous but it was eye opening. Alzheimer’s is  the sixth leading cause of death for seniors in American but got the least amount of research funding. Feeling angry at this financial imbalance  Zach decided to become more involved.

A career In Alzheimer’s Policy Advocacy

Congress had passed the National Alzheimer’s Project Act which introduced a Secretary position into the office of National Institute of Health. (The National Alzheimer’s Act was introduced in February 2010 & became law in January 2011.)  While volunteering, Zach attend the State Advocacy Day, National Advocacy Forum, and worked with the legislative ambassador volunteers. Consequently, he decided to make a career of policy advocacy for Alzheimer’s. Changing the course of the disease for everyone effected in the future was Zach’s vision.

Studying health care public policy  in college combined with advocacy work made his career vision a reality. While completing his studies Zach was lobbying, and participating in the legislative process. Seven months after graduation he started working in the Alzheimer’s Associations program department. A year later he was promoted to the public policy department where he’s been for  2.5 years.  Zach says it’s his pleasure to come to work everyday, work with advocate volunteers and teach them what he did as a volunteer.

Zach teaches that sharing our stories with our elected officials, both state and federal is an important step. This step helps them understand the need for legislation and increased funding. With increases in funding we will be *that* much closer to a cure.

During the course of this podcast I’ve talked to many people whose lives were changed by Alzheimer’s. Zach is in a unique category as the youngest person I’ve spoken to. He has a passion for changing the future of Alzheimer’s care. Zach’s grandmother would be immensely proud of what he’s doing and what he’ll achieve.

Changing the Face of Alzheimer’s Work

A fascinating side note is the increase in Millennial’s who are caregivers. Over 10 million Millennials care for someone with Alzheimer’s. Sadly, no Google search tells me how many millennials go into policy advocacy but I’m sure it’s not high.

Meeting Zach’s grandmother would have been something I would have enjoyed. Hearing about her reminds me of my grandmother who also had memory loss at the end of her life. Regular listeners know, we’re not sure if it was due an aneurysm or dementia.  Assuming Alzheimer’s is my thought because her mother also had dementia at the end of her life.

If you’re interested in becoming a state advocate (you don’t have to do politics) you can contact Zach at  Working with Zach will be a joy, I promise!

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More info on The National Alzheimer’s Project Act

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Caregiver Forgiveness – Easing Emotional Challenges

Forgiveness helps reduce emotional challenges.

Caregivers have enough stress. Learning to forgive past hurts goes a long way in reducing emotional challenges.

Becoming someones full time care provider has many emotional challengesh. Dealing with unresolved past hurts makes caregiving even tougher. Therefore learning to forgive the person you’re caring can go a long way in reducing stress.

Easing emotional challenges is important when you’re providing care for someone. This is especially important for an adult child who is caring for a parent to master. It is common for the person you’re caring for to say or do things that are unpleasant. When their behavior triggers negative memories in their care provider, it makes the challenges that much more difficult to manage.

How do we learn to forgive when the forgiveness is one-sided?  What can we say or do to our loved ones who don’t understand their words are hurtful? That’s what this episode is all about. Caregiver Forgiveness!

My Journey to Caregiver Forgiveness

I’ve had to get past many past hurts. Currently, I do more caregiving for Mom so when she’s cranky with me it stings. The feeling of being unappreciated is very hard to get past, but she’s not going to change. Her lack of awareness of how her words are hurtful will never improve. Because of thisI have had to learn how to let her words just flow past me.

Having learned to “hear the emotion” has saved me a lot of frustration. Learning how to react to my Moms needs versus clinging to our “old” relationship has enabled better communication even as her verbal skills have declined. Listening to my conversation with Susanne and reading her blog will allow you some freedom from common emotional challenges.

More About Susanne & Caregiver Help

My guest for this episode is Susanne White.  Learning how she went from butting heads to understanding her Mom is very enlightening. Susanne is the author of the blog Caregiver Warrior and is working on publishing her first book.

Going from butting heads with her Mother to becoming her caregiver was a big challenge. Subsequently, she became aware that changing her expectations would make her caregiving journey just a bit easier. Certainly, we can understand that changing the behavior of someone living with dementia is impossible. Alternatively, the only behavior we can change is our own.

For example, I used to respond to the question “does my husband know where I am?” with “yes Mom, Dad knows you’re with me.”  Two minutes later I’d get the same question. Consequently, I’d become irritated which made my Mom uneasy. Learning to respond differently made a huge difference. To clarify, Mom was looking for reassurance that my Dad (deceased) would not be angry if he didn’t find her at home as expected. After becoming aware of that I’ve changed my response and get that question far less often.

Likewise, you will gain an understanding of emotional challenges and how to make them less stressful just by listening to this episode.

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More info for caregivers:

Caregiver Confessions Episode

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A Path Revealed – Coping With Early Onset Alzheimer’s

Art was one part of the path forward during Martha’s journey with Alzheimers.


Carlen’s story is about a path that emerged in the darkest of hours. In other words, a path that was neither planned nor foreseen. It’s a story about the inner struggles and insights that emerged when he leads Martha and their children through a life-altering quandary. Diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at 50 was never part of anyone’s plan.

Suggested by a Protestant minister and friend, a search began. Martha and Carlen visited a Catholic nun and a monk in the hills and back roads of Kentucky. Scrambling for answers, Carlen devoured scores of medical and spiritual books; flew halfway around the world to Sydney and back. Carlen spent dozens of weekends at a nearby monastery; then landed all alone one week in Thomas Merton’s cabin.

Thinking of caregiver support we may not see the potential in meditation. Showing us by example, Carlen’s used mediation to ease the fears and confusion of Alzheimer’s.  Starting early on the path of meditation allowed Carlen to use learned techniques as Martha’s disease progressed. Easier fears and confusion are critical to our caregiving and this is one potential solution.  Listening to this episode may help you to reveal a path you didn’t realize was available.

Early Onset Alzheimer’s

Generally, Alzheimer’s affects those over the age of 65 and is most common in seniors over age 80. However, approximately 5% of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s are diagnosed in their 40s and 50s.  The warning signs of the disease are the same at any age. Martha went from a confident, independent woman to one who could no longer handle many of her normal tasks.

Finding support is important for both the person living with Alzheimer’s as well as their care partner. Additionally, learning all you can about the disease. Treating the early-onset version of AD is the same as late in life AD.

Stay as positive as you can. Keep up with the activities you still enjoy. Try different ways to relax, like yoga or deep-breathing or meditation.  Keep your body in good shape, too. Make sure you eat healthy food and get regular exercise. Exercising outdoors when possible is also important. My Mom always seems to have a little more clarity when we’ve been outdoors.

There are different paths for each person with AD and their care partner. I hope this episode gives you something you can take advantage of.

Find Carlen Here!

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Understanding a Dementia Brain Part 2

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Caregiver Goals & Self Care

Caregiver goals are important for successful caregiving.

We’re talking about setting caregiver goals so we can appreciate the great job we’re doing.  Caregivers do so many different jobs. Social worker, recreation leader, chauffeur, nurse –  all things people get training for. There are also no real goals attached to the “job” of caregiving.

What are the five main caregiver goals?

Safety and comfort.  Your loved one didn’t burn the house down and they’re in a comfortable environment, congratulations, you’ve met your goal.

Meeting your loved ones daily care needs. Did they have at least one good meal, they’re relatively clean, and dressed?  If you were able to meet their daily needs, you’ve done your job.

Contented Involvement.  The person you’re caring for doesn’t need to be happy all the time. If they have moments of joy or moments of contented involvement like petting the dog, folding towels, something that gives them purpose, you’ve done your job.

Purpose. Having a sense of fulfillment. Even if we have dementia regardless of the stage we don’t lose the need to have a purpose in life. Making up tasks might be a way to help them have fulfillment. Peeling vegetables, emptying the dishwasher, whatever they can do, let them do it.

Listening to this episode will be quite beneficial to caregivers. It will help alleviate stress and frustration.

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Preserving Skills in People Living With Dementia

Dementia with Dignity book

Focus on the skills remaining is the lesson from Judy Cornish.


Can caregiving be less frustrating, less stressful?  Working with the skills our loved one retains we could achieve that goal. Judy Cornish, author of Dementia With Dignity talks to us about how to preserve skills in our loved ones.

For example, expecting our person to use rational thought long after it’s gone is common. As a result, we cause stress and frustration. To clarify this, think about how often you’ve explained what you need doing only to have to explain it again. It’s absolutely frustrating! Instead, by focusing on intuitive thought processes we can create a situation to get what we need accomplished.

For example, a common struggle for caregivers is showering. Think about how many steps are involved in the process. How many times is the action paused while waiting for something to happen? Even short pauses in activity allow their minds to lose focus.  As a result, we get resistance to showering.

On the other hand, focusing on their intuitive thought we set up a situation for them to “just do” what we want. For example, a support group member found a no-fuss way to get her Mom to shower. Her first step was to get everything ready and turn the water on. Meanwhile, as the water warmed up, she’d help her Mom to the bathroom for toileting. As a result hearing the running shower, Mom would naturally get in as she did prior to her Alzheimer’s.

Automatic Thinking Scripts

When we find ourselves doing a task without consciously thinking about it we are using intuitive thought. Some people call this muscle memory. Others call it an automatic thinking script. I’ve brewed tea so often in my kitchen I don’t need to think about the steps involved. Repetition brings competency. As long as there are no alterations in this process, we function just fine.

It is not good for those of us with healthy brains to be on auto-pilot except when doing mundane things. However, it’s critically valuable to people experiencing dementia because they cannot rely on memory to know where to look for coffee filters or socks. They don’t have rational thought to tell them that underwear goes on before pants once memory fails.

Intuitive versus rational thinking is the conversation in this episode. You will learn a lot and certainly be interested in Judy’s books. You can find them on Amazon or at her website where you can also check out her blog.

If you need a refresher on what living with dementia is like make sure to check out these past episodes.

Living With Dementia Part 1

Living With Dementia Part 2

Where Else To Find Fading Memories

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Alive Inside -How Music Touches the Soul

Alive Inside in action

Alive Inside is a program that brings music to those in the late stages of Alzheimer’s.


Alive Inside is a program that brings music to people living in the late stages of Alzheimer’s. Music reminds us that we are vibratory beings.  Music can bring out memories long thought forgotten because of Alzheimer’s. Hearing familiar tunes can reawaken the mind & allow someone to engage again.

When someone you love struggles with Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s or another form of cognitive or physical impairment, it can be a tremendous challenge to communicate and find ways to help them rediscover the world.

A personalized playlist can help you bridge that gap and help to reconnect with one another. Creating a personalized playlist takes some detective work, but it’s fun, so dive right in!  Each individual’s response is unique, and your loved ones’ ability to benefit from music will depend in a large part on the particulars of his or her cognitive impairment.  But, chances are good that she or he will find more pleasure in life once again. Additionally, you will regain a peaceful and relaxing way to renew your relationship.

Creating a personalized playlist can be easy if you’re able to ask your loved one about their favorite music. If that isn’t an option then you’ll have to become a detective. If you’re like me, you’d assume that the best way to achieve this goal would be to pick songs from their particular era. That didn’t work AT ALL with Mom but after conducting some internal sleuthing, I did come up with a handful of songs she did connect with.

Steps for Creating A Personalized Playlist

Here’s how I started. First, I vividly remember some songs that I heard when visiting my maternal grandmother. It wasn’t a huge leap to guess that if Moms mom liked these songs, Mom might as well. This was especially easy to assume since I enjoy them and still recall the words. Once I found those on iTunes (Spotify works too) I used the recommendation function to search for other songs.

All the songs I remembered had a similar style so my final step was to go to the years she was in high school and listen for other songs in that same style. You can see the results here —> Short dancing clip.

More ways to enjoy time with your loved one

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Dear Clueless – Two Caregivers Sharing Knowledge

Caregivers have to deal with many clueless people, including themselves.

Author Sandy Seville and I talk about being clueless in our caregiving roles & how to get a clue. Sandys’ family has seen a lot of Alzheimer’s so it wasn’t a surprise to her when it also afflicted her Mom.  Her Mom was a bartender and had worked in the same bar forever. Sandy begged her not to retire because she knew retirement was the beginning of the end for her aunt.  Being social is important for good brain health and for many people retirement shrinks their life.

Loners are losers is a phrase that Sandy uses to describe what generally happens to older people who don’t remain social. If you’re a loner it’s likely you’ll also lose cognitive health. Having a purpose in life is something we all need to keep our minds healthy.

This episode is mostly two caregivers sharing their journeys and struggles. However, in this conversation, there are a lot of gems of information to be had. Sandy shared her wisdom just as she shared it in her book, with humor and acceptance.

The primary caregiver receives the least amount of cooperation from the person with dementia. The caregiving journey can be short or long.  Even a quick decline with Alzheimer’s can feel like a long journey. Being clueless about how to provide the kind of care you’d want is a big reason why.

Why This Book & Podcast?

Dear Clueless is a book for Alzheimer’s caregivers. You’ll need it (according to Sandy). Becoming a good caregiver requires us to read everything we can get our hands-on. Talking to other caregivers, both those on the journey and those whose journey has ended. The only way to avoid being a clueless caregiver is to become an informed caregiver.

Listening to this conversation is highly recommended for all caregivers. There’s a lot of laughs, inspiration and most of all, hope. I hope that you will survive and some caregivers can even thrive.

Find Dear Clueless Here

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