In this second episode of Theology Mixer Radio Host Jeremy Lundmark is joined by Carol Howell to discuss the sensitive topic of Dementia. Carol Howell is a regular contributor to TheologyMix.com and is the author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller “Let’s Talk Dementia: A Caregiver’s Guide.”
Carol and I delve into the details of what dementia actually is, and how it is distinct from Alzheimers and other diagnoses.
We also discuss how a family can diagnose dementia in a family member and how they can know when it’s time to move a family member into assisted living. Whether it be one of the san francisco senior community options, or one a little closer to home, there are plenty of choices out there to decide on, in all sorts of locations.
I grill Carol on how pastors can take advantage of visitation opportunities and how lay-people, too, can be a blessing and an encouragement when they visit those suffering from various forms of dementia.
Carol gives some great tips for those spouses and children who are acting as caregivers and helps set us at ease as we wade into very unfamiliar waters.
If you’re a caregiver, a family member, or a church member that is dealing with someone who has or may be developing dementia, listen to this episode. You will not be disappointed.
Links from Episode 2
- Let’s Talk Dementia: A Caregiver’s Guide
- If My Body is a Temple, Why Am I Eating Doughnuts?
- Senior Life Journeys – Helpful Online Resources from Carol Howell
- Carol Howell Author Page on Theology Mix