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The Alzheimer’s Moment

The Alzheimer’s Moment

By Robin Ely
Tips for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers.
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Sequencing and Simple to Complex
In this episode you will learn about the Montessori principles of sequencing and simple to complex in your care routine.
December 06, 2021
Procedural memory, familiar materials, and meaningful activities.
In this episode learn about the Montessori principles of procedural memory, using familiar materials, and choosing meaningful activities as you care for your person with dementia.
November 29, 2021
Holiday Bonus Episode
In this episode, Robin gives her top 10 tips for enjoying the holiday season with a loved one with dementia.
November 23, 2021
Adaptation and Demonstration
In this episode, learn how to apply the Montessori principles of adaptation and demonstration as a dementia caregiver.
November 22, 2021
Independence, Choice, and Being Error Free
In this episode you will learn how to apply 3 of the Montessori principles as a dementia caregiver - independence, choice, and being error free.
November 15, 2021
Intro the the Montessori Principles for Dementia Care
In this episode Robin Ely, RN, DNP introduces the ten Montessori principles that have been adapted for dementia care. The principles are independence, choice, being error free, adapted materials, demonstration, familiar materials, meaningful activities, procedural memory, sequencing, and simple to complex. These principles are interdependent and can be used by dementia caregivers to improve engagement and quality of life for the person they are caring for and themselves. In upcoming episodes Robin will explain each principle in detail and how to apply them to real world situations you face as a caregiver every day. You can learn more about Robin and her practice by visiting
November 08, 2021
Season 2 Trailer
Information on the upcoming season of the Alzheimer’s Moment Podcast
November 04, 2021
Care of the Caregiver
In this episode Robin explains caregiver stress and tips to mitigate it.
June 23, 2021
Finding Care & When It’s Time For the Next Level of Care
Robin gives information on when it’s time for the next level of care and different types of care including home care, adult daycare, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and hospice care. Resources and links also mentioned are: National Association of Area Agencies on Aging- National Institute on Aging- https// Alzheimer’s Association
June 11, 2021
Common Questions About Alzheimer’s Disease
In this episodes Robin answers the questions, “What is the difference between Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia?” & “Do I have Alzheimer’s Disease, because sometimes I forget things?”
May 24, 2021
When your loved one with dementia no longer recognizes you.
In this episode Robin identifies and provides strategies for when your loved one with dementia no longer recognizes you.
May 16, 2021
Medications for Alzheimer’s Disease
Medications used to treat Alzheimer’s disease are reviewed along with tips on staying mentally active.
May 07, 2021
Personal Hygiene
In this episode, Robin gives practical tips for caregivers on accomplishing personal hygiene tasks with their loved one with dementia.
April 28, 2021
Wandering and Elopement
Robin gives tips on keeping your loved one safe while they wander in the home and what you can do in the event that your loved one elopes from the house.
April 21, 2021
Engaging in Activities
Robin has a discussion with Brittany about strategies used to get dementia clients engaged at Mind Matters.
April 12, 2021
In this episode I review strategies to effectively communicate with your loved one with dementia.
April 05, 2021
Establishing A Routine
Tips for caregivers on how to establish a routine.
April 02, 2021