Experiences in Caregiving; Stories & Support for Caregivers
  • Alzheimer's Association San Diego/Imperial Chapter
10 episodes
This podcast is brought to you by the San Diego/Imperial County chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and is a place where everyday people can speak on their experiences, their struggles, and the everyday highs and lows that come with their family member’s Alzheimer’s journey. The goal of this podcast is to create a space of comradery, connecting listeners with this support group and hopefully encouraging people to ask questions, give advice, and share their own stories. 24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900 |alz.org/sandiego

Episodes

The Role Reversal of Caregiving
2021 Mar 1947m 39s
On this episode we discuss how adult children manage role reversal with their parent living with dementia and feelings attached to the new family dynamics.
The Art of “Therapeutic Fibbing”
2021 Mar 1950m 54s
This episode provides insight on how to step into your loved one’s current reality and spare them unnecessary upset and distress by using the “therapeutic fibbing” technique. Also how it feels to go along with the older adult’s new reality and have it not feel like we're lying to them.
Long Distance Caregiving
2021 Mar 1944m 59s
On this episode we discuss the feelings and obstacles that come with being a long-distance caregiver and the challenges that arise when making the big and everyday care decisions from afar.
Male Caregivers
2021 Jan 131h 8m 23s
In this episode we discuss how men assume the role of caregiver and the unique challenges that are presented as they provide care for a loved one.
Moving into a Memory Care Facility
2021 Jan 131h 34m 41s
In this episode we discuss the timing and circumstances that go into moving a loved one into an assisted living/memory care facility, the transition of the move, and its impact on the loved one and family members after the move.
Younger Caregivers
2021 Jan 1356m 45s
In this episode we discuss complex challenges of being a younger caregiver and how the emotional stress of taking care of a loved one affect a young person’s life.
Caregiving during COVID
2020 Nov 251h 6m 21s
In this episode, we discuss the physical and emotional challenges associated with caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s during Covid 19. We also compare what it’s like to care for your loved one at home versus caring for a loved one in a facility during a pandemic.
Caregiving during the Holidays
2020 Nov 2557m 46s
In this episode, we discuss what it’s like to care for someone with Alzheimer’s during the holidays.
The First Diagnosis & Becoming a Caregiver
2020 Nov 251h 7s
In this episode, we discuss the first diagnosis and what it felt like to become an advocate or caregiver. We talk about the behaviors or circumstances that led us to getting a dementia or Alzheimer's diagnosis, how it felt to become responsible for someone’s health and well-being, as well as everything else that goes along with this experience.
Welcome to 'Experiences in Caregiving'
2020 Nov 191m 55s
Welcome to the Experiences in Caregiving Podcast; Personal stories and support for caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s. This podcast is brought to you by the San Diego & Imperial County chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
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