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Young Caregiver

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Katie Brandt narrates her personal journey as a young wife and mother navigating through early onset dementia of her husband Mike, who was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia at age 29. She shares practical tips on mitigating financial challenges using federal and local programs to create a financial safety net until she was ready to return to work. She spoke of the value of an elder care attorney as she went through the process of planning for the future, and emphasized the importance of joining a support group.

November 16, 2022 12 Min 05 Sec TRANSCRIPT

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NEWLY DIAGNOSED
Five Key Elements of Dementia Care
The Care Team
Daily Routine
After Diagnosis: Lifestyle Practices
Love, Living & Alzheimer’s
ACTIVITIES
Cognitive Fitness
Music Therapy
The Dance Connection
Having Fun with Improv
COMMUNICATION
Choosing Kindness
I Repeat
Conversations
Communication: Tools & Techniques
CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS
Triadic Model
Understanding Agitation
Wandering
Failure to Recognize
Challenging Behaviors: Tools & Techniques
FAMILY
Family
Sibling Dynamics
Caring for a Spouse with Dementia
Finding Support
GRIEF
The Ambiguous Loss of Dementia
The Final Loss
Sheltering Walls: Palliative and Hospice Care
Hospice: Our Personal Experience

THE CAREGIVER
Denial
Self-Care for the Caregiver
Complacency
Feeling Sure
Moving Forward
Self-Care: The Benefits
Self-Care: Overcoming Barriers
FINANCES
Financial Concerns
Let’s Support Caregivers
CLINICAL UPDATES
Treating Alzheimer’s Disease
The Diagnostic Process
The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease
Beyond Plaques & Tangles



Check the website regularly to find up-to-date resources for support such as helplines, classes, and books. These expert sources are gathered with the help of care professionals and organizations dedicated to the needs of people with dementia.