Learn some helpful advice for being a caregiver for a patient with dementia.
Today I talk with Kathy Flora who has served as her mother’s caregiver as she has journeyed through dementia. Kathy shares her wisdom and advice for those who find themselves in a similar role with a parent or other loved one. She is the author of the book “Walking My Momma Home: Finding Love, Grace, and Acceptance Through the Labyrinth of Dementia.” Learn more at Kathy’s website:
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This interview with Kathy Flora includes:
- How to recognize when an elderly loved one is declining if you live far away
- How to talk to a loved one about necessary life changes such as giving up driving, managing finances, and living independently
- The difference between an independent living facility and assisted living
- How to deal with role reversal as our parents age
- The “long goodbye of dementia” and coping with anticipatory grief
- Who should be on a caregiver’s “essential team”
- How to maintain relationships and communication with siblings who live at a distance
- The hidden blessings from caring for a loved one with dementia
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Kathy’s website
- Kathy’s book: Walking My Momma Home
- National Elder Law Foundation
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
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