We are bold, strong, courageous, and compassionate. We are Warriors; daily sacrificing our own lives to care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease. How do we as caregivers cope with the constant changes, the financial strain, plan for a life when our care-giving duties are over, all while providing the best care possible for our loved one? Is it even possible to find joy along the family caregiver journey? These are the blaring questions this podcast will explore.
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7 Responsibilities of Alzheimer's Family Caregivers
My guest on today's show is Dr. Judy Butler. Dr. Butler is a certified Pastoral Psychotherapist in private practice, who consults with, counsels and coaches Adult Children of Aging Parents, members of the “Sandwich Generation”, Caregivers, and Senior Adults interested in creating a Legacy Experience through 2nd half and end of life planning.
On October 31, 2018 -- Butler Counseling & Consulting, LLC received the 2018 Best of Mebane Award in Religious Counseling. Judy holds a doctorate in psychotherapy from The Graduate Theological Foundation, a Master of Divinity degree from Campbell University and is a member of both Epsilon Pi Eta and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. Judy is a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Triad Retirement Living Association, HealthCare Industry Professionals Serving Seniors, a certified Spiritual Director, ordained clergy, a speaker, and a teacher with years of experience and many thousands of hours of practical application.
In this episode, Judy takes us through what is involved in creating a legacy experience. She shares stories from her own experience and provides examples of why her Guardian's Gift is a legacy experience that families will cherish for generations to come. "It's all about having conversations" Judy says. "Even the difficult ones." Her consulting service helps mediate and navigate those difficult conversations.
Guilt is a common feeling in the landscape of care giving. Guilt can propel you to be the best you can be or it can immobilize you. In this episode I offer 5 tips to help you manage caregiver guilt effectively.
On today's episode, I interview guest Taunya Woods Richardson; a serial entrepreneur, financial strategist and behavioral financial coach. As creator of the Cashflow Canvas and Money Mastery Matrix, and founder of Epifany Financial Group, Nail the Numbers and Champs of Change, Taunya has shown thousands how to reinvent their financial reality through transforming their relationship with their money. Today she speaks candidly about her own financial struggles and how she became a much sought after expert speaker on financial transformation that is applicable to anyone desiring a better financial future.
In this episode, I’m going to talk about what it means to be an Alzheimer's Family Caregiver: The Long Goodbye AND invite you to a very special event! Register for the live event here: https://alzheimerscaregiverradio.com/register.
As a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia, I don't need to tell you it is stressful. That's like the understatement of the century, right? In this episode, I'll give you 10 stress relief tips you can take action on today.
Life does not and should not come to a standstill just because a person has Alzheimer’s disease . While they may have memory impairment and a decline in social skills, they’re still people with thoughts and feelings. In this episode, I discuss activities you can do with your loved one that will bring them joy (and you, too!)
As a family caregiver of a loved one with Alzheimer's, the thought keeps looming inside your head... Am I going to get this disease? In this episode, I discuss some strategies you can do now to help prevent this terrible disease.
Dr. Elizabeth Clark, executive director of the National Association of Social Workers says “Care giving is a difficult job that can take a toll on relationships, jobs and emotional well-being. Those who care for others need to be sure to take care of themselves, as well.” In this episode, I discuss some important tips to help caregivers care for themselves.
Mom had urinary track infections over the years; quite common for women with Alzheimer's disease - and I learned the signs - agitation, mood changes, combative. But this time, none of those signs were evident…
It's an odd thing that happens - there is a role reversal that happens, often subtly at first, then more an more as time goes on - You become the parent of your parents. When Alzheimer's disease is a part of the mix, that role reversal happens even sooner.
Living in Charlotte in August 2005, building a business that my Dad and I talked about over the phone daily. He was very interested in the products and how I was building a business with it. Then he was falling asleep on the phone at 10am! Something was wrong...
Brief overview of the 12 1/2 years I was a caregiver for my Mom; diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. It was a time filled with challenges, opposition, and triumphs - something I will always treasure as my greatest experience, though the hardest thing I've ever done in my life.