Dementia Resilience - 2.26.17
Sunday, February 26th
Jill Lorentz originally hails from the great farm country land of Illinois and has lived in Denver since 1984. When her mom was diagnosed with a form of dementia in the early 90's, Jill dedicated her life to learning about the disease, which lead to her career path of working with families and professionals who need assistance in this area as well. Believing caregivers can hold the key to setting the tone of emotional stability for the person with dementia, Dementia Resilience with Jill Lorentz sponsored by Belleview Hieghts Alzheimer’s Special Care Center will take an in depth look at how we can strengthen our techniques, strategies, and even our compassion to help people live with this disease; not to struggle with it. Our show's goal is to have a candid conversation about dementia and its effects on those it touches and to ignore ridiculous talk of a stigma attached to Alzheimer's. Resilience is your ability to adapt well and recover quickly after stress, by overcoming obstacles and adversity to find a positive outcome. People who have a resilient disposition are better able to maintain poise and a healthy level of physical and psychological awareness in the face of life's challenges. This 1/2 hour radio show, Sunday mornings from 10:00 -10:30 will explore avenues of intentional care and finding moments of joy while living with dementia.
Topics which may be covered on Dementia Resilience with Jill Lorentz could include:
Successful techniques for activities of daily living such as bathing, incontinence, wandering, repetitive questions, eating, and grooming issues
How to take care of yourself as a caregiver
Financial issues on the horizon
Taking the car keys away
What is a neurological behavior exam and why should my loved one get one?
What is new in the research world? How can I be a part of a clinical trial?
Will Medicare cover my loved one if they have to go to a care community?
Will I lose my job if anyone knows I have memory issues?
Noticing signs in the workplace
Why is my loved one eating so many sweets?
How do I tell family and friends that mom has Alzheimer's?
Family members asking for updates, how about getting them involved with care instead?
Creating moments of joy
Traveling with a person with dementia
Behavior issues, what caused them and how do we avert them?
Experts from the Alzheimer's and dementia world who can help guide us, will shed light on senior issues
How to talk to your doctor
Belleview Heights Alzheimer's Special Care Center is located just outside of Denver in Aurora, Colorado, off of Parker Rd and Belleview Ave. The dedicated staff at Belleview Heights is honored to care for your loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer's or any other dementia related disease. We value the partnership between families, health care providers and our community to ensure your loved one is receiving the best possible care available. Belleview Heights Alzheimer's Special Care Center is a part of JEA Senior Living's family of memory care facilities, which spans from coast to coast and into Canada. With over 30 years of caring for families experiencing the challenges of having a loved one with Alzheimer's, we have positioned ourselves as leaders in the industry, partnering with the top local physicians and experts in the communities we serve in. We offer Meaningful Moments®, a distinctive approach to memory care, that incorporates past preferences and routines to create a day similar to a typical day in their lives of our residents before the disease progressed. This allows residents and families to feel comfortable in the safe environment provided in our communities. We invite you to call 303-690-0700, to come experience what sets Belleview Heights Alzheimer's Special Care Center apart from other memory care facilities.
Jill Lorentz owns Summit Resilience Training, which provides education and training for families and professionals who work with different types of dementia. If you need an in-home assessment, help with what to look for concerning supplemental help like a care community, home care assistance or strengthening your your own knowledge with dementia, call, email me or visit my website.