Lisa’s Story – Chap. 2 – Living Well with Alzheimer’s
Earlier this year, podcast episode #65 – we spoke to Lisa and her daughters Stacy and Natalie. They told us about how they were Living Well with Alzheimer’s and improving using lifestyle and personalized approach. Her cognitive decline had stabilized and seen small, but significant improvements in brain function. This episode we review some of the elements that have led to their success:
1) Hiring a personal assistant for Lisa as opposed to a caregiver to force her to do things
2) Inspecting & moving out of a water damaged “moldy” home and why they did this
3) How they continue to iterate and push back against her Alzheimer’s process, some tools and tricks that are working for them every day.
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In this Episode You Will Learn:
4:44 – What has happened since we last spoke to Natalie and Stacey
7:27 – How Natalie and Stacey revolutionized typical dementia care through choosing a personal assistant over a caregiver
12:45 – What they discovered from mold tests in their mother’s home
29:15 – Navigating the process of moving their mother to a safer home
34:50 – What kept Lisa motivated to keep doing the work
41:48 – How is Lisa doing right now overall?
47:10 – The ins and outs of the system that keeps the family on track with the treatment plan