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The DAWN Method Dementia Podcast Guide

As dementia awareness grows, there are many more podcasts for dementia and Alzheimer’s caregivers. If you are caring for someone with dementia at home, listening to a dementia podcast can be a way to connect with other dementia caregivers traveling the same journey and get tips on how to best walk this challenging path. Judy … Read more

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Dementia Caregiver Stress

Three tips that make dementia care less frustrating When I tell people that I provide dementia care, the most common response is an exclamation of sympathy and a comment about how patient I must be. I know dementia caregiver stress is legitimate for many reasons and I can understand their reactions. But I’m not a … Read more

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Interview Archives

Listen to past audio and video interviews with Judy Cornish about dementia and Alzheimer’s care as well as the DAWN Method. Past dementia & Alzheimer’s audio interviews with Judy Cornish All Things Seniors podcast with Rafiq Punjani—Listen to Judy’s interview with Rafiq Punjani on All Things Seniors. Judy and Rafiq discuss what she meant by … Read more

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Shaping the Mood in Dementia

We can affect the moods of those with dementia When we are with people who have dementia or Alzheimer’s, we should take responsibility for their moods. Actually, whether we realize it or not, we are already creating their moods because changing moods requires rational thought and memory. People with dementia are missing both, so whatever … Read more

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Turning No into Yes—Reaching Underlying Issues of Disempowerment

No one likes being told what to do, and that doesn’t change when dementia appears. When someone demands that you do something, isn’t your natural response a momentary “Why should I?” or “Who are you to tell me what to do?” When dementia has taken away rational thought, those innate responses aren’t followed by reasoning … Read more