3 Things Every Alzheimer’s Caregiver Needs to Know With Martin Schreiber, Author of My Two ElainesJul 06, 2022
Former Wisconsin Governor Martin J. Schreiber is the Author of My Two Elaines and an award-winning crusader for Alzheimer’s caregivers and persons with dementia.
In this episode, Marty speaks about learning, coping, and surviving as an Alzheimer’s caregiver. Marty points out that there are two different patients with Alzheimer’s: the patient and the caregiver. He explains the value of self-care as a caregiver and how to navigate the stress and emotional impact of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
Then, Marty speaks about the importance of help and support as an Alzheimer’s caregiver. Tune in as we talk about The Alzheimer’s Association and learning to let go of the person who once was so you can embrace the person who now is.
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[0:00] Topic Intro
[03:15] There are two different patients when it comes to Alzheimer’s: the patient and the caregiver.
[07:20] Caregivers need to understand the importance of self-care.
[12:05] Find support as a caregiver through the Alzheimer’s Association.
[20:20] Pivots that happen when you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s.
[29:15] It takes courage and strength to ask for help as a caregiver.
[37:35] Everyone will handle Alzheimer’s differently: drop your preconceived ideas.
[51:00] Learn more about Alzheimer’s and dementia.
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