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cont. “Senior Moment” Segment – June 12, 2024

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Seg 2 – cont. “Senior Moment” Segment

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DEMENTIA HELP CENTER w/ Kae Hammond, re: 75-270 Hwy., 111, Ste., 204, Indian Wells 92210.
– MISSION STATEMENT that Dementia Help Center is the rescue plan for family caregivers. Offer individual and family coaching, personalized planning, care management and placement when the time comes. Fear cripples, but knowledge empowers. Strive to educate, inform and manage the disease and then to thrive.
– DISCUSSION of how Kae got into this work. At the time, 20 years ago, stats said 64% of caregivers will DIE or develop a life altering condition BEFORE their patient.
– REPORT on how important it is to care for the caregiver.
– REPORT that there are new medications that APPEAR to be helping.
– SUGGESTIONS FOR DEALILNG W/ SUMMER TRAVEL.
1. Advise visitors of what to expect from the patient IS NOW. The changes since you saw him last.
2. Advise visitors that the patient’s memory is now more child-like and they remember you only as a child.
3. Introduce yourself again and tell visitors to do the same.
4. Be prepared to show them where things are they don’t remember…i.e. the bathroom.
5. Control your voice and manage your patience levels.
6. Be careful about crowds.
7. Stick to their routine as much as possible.
8. Take advantage of available perks when traveling by air.
9. Introduce a new “tradition”.
– REPORT on their bi-monthly “THRIVE” support group for ALL LEVELS IS BACK. Open to clients, family, caregivers. They also have a ZOOM meeting. Call for the link. FREE CONSULTATIONS. Indian Wells group meets 1st and 3rd Wed., of each month. La Quinta group meets 2nd and 4th Wed., in Old Town. of each month.
– REPORT on the 2 books Kae recommends: “Welcome to the Departure Lounge” and “Travelers to Unimaginable Lands”.
– (contact info: www.dementiahelpcenter.com and (760) 636-6355).

Kae

Rest in Peace

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