135 | Understanding Verbal Aggression with Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia (bvFTD)
What The Dementia
by Breanna Wilson
1d ago
This episode is a feature from our ⁠YouTube channel⁠⁠⁠⁠. In this episode, we will discuss the topic of verbal aggression within the context of Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia (bvFTD). This was a topic inspired by one of our Treehouse members. (https://letsbambu.com/treehouse) DIRECT VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/K4EKcu_iw4Y This episode will cover: — Insights into Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia (bvFTD) and its effects on behavior. — The challenges caregivers face while dealing with bvFTD-related behavioral changes. — Understanding the reasons behind the verbal aggression ..read more
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134 | Talking to Children About Dementia [YouTube Audio]
What The Dementia
by Breanna Wilson
2w ago
This episode is a feature from our YouTube channel⁠. In this episode, we discuss how to talk to children about dementia, focusing on the grandparent-grandchild relationship. DIRECT VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/R7iMzLbYOH4 In this episode we cover: — Importance of honesty and openness when discussing dementia with children — Using simple language — Initiating conversations — Normalizing emotional experiences for the child and the family — Addressing behavior changes and encouraging respect and understanding — Adapting activities for the grandparent and grandchild to do together — Maintaining t ..read more
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133 | Housekeeping: Puzzles, Mini Course, & $50,000?
What The Dementia
by Breanna Wilson
3w ago
In this housekeeping episode for What the Dementia, we update you on everything happening in the world of Bambu to help support dementia care partners on their care journey. Is there anything that meets your needs? This episode will cover: — The next Bambu Care Champion Meet & Greet. — The relaunch of the Bambu Dozens puzzle collection with new designs and bulk purchase options. — Updates on the development of a highly requested mini-course on toileting & hygiene for dementia care. — An introduction to Maude’s Ventures, offering seed funding for innovative dementia care solutions. — T ..read more
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132 | Is it okay for a person with dementia to drink alcohol?
What The Dementia
by Breanna Wilson
1M ago
In this original What the Dementia episode, we will discuss the considerations and precautions surrounding alcohol consumption for individuals with dementia.  This episode addresses the complexities of alcohol use in the context of dementia, including medication interactions, behavioral changes, and the impact of prior drinking habits.  REFERENCES: Alcohol-Medication Interactions: Potentially Dangerous Mixes by NIAAA MENTIONED IN EPISODE: Treehouse | ⁠https://letsbambu.com/treehouse CONNECT, GET RESOURCES, LEARN MORE, + SIMPLIFY YOUR CARE JOURNEY: LinkTree | ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.ba ..read more
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131 | Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome — Blame it on the Alcohol?
What The Dementia
by Breanna Wilson
1M ago
In this original What the Dementia episode, we will discuss Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome, a lesser-known form of dementia that is often underrecognized and underdiagnosed. This episode will cover: — An overview of Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome and its symptoms. — The connection between alcoholism, thiamine deficiency, and dementia. — The progression from Wernicke Encephalopathy to Korsakoff Syndrome. — Diagnostic challenges and the importance of timely treatment. — Care needs and support for individuals with this syndrome. REFERENCES: Isenberg-Grzeda E, Kutner HE, Nicolson S ..read more
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130 | When a Person with Dementia Doesn't Meet Hospice Criteria
What The Dementia
by Breanna Wilson
1M ago
In this original What the Dementia episode, we will discuss why some individuals with dementia may not meet the criteria for hospice care, despite facing significant challenges in their condition. We explore a real-life scenario to illustrate the complexities of hospice eligibility and highlights the importance of understanding these criteria for dementia caregivers. Clarification Statement for Listeners: While some hospices use a patient's eating status to determine eligibility because it's easier to predict death, it's important to note that if a person with dementia stops all eating, they ..read more
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129 | The Ugly Side of Hospice
What The Dementia
by Breanna Wilson
2M ago
In this original What the Dementia episode, we will discuss some of the critical issues and unethical practices within the hospice system that can directly impact those with dementia and their caregivers. This episode aims to equip listeners with the knowledge to navigate these challenges and effectively advocate for their partner with dementia. This episode will cover: — The controversial side of hospice services and its potential impact on patients and caregivers. — Strategies for caregivers to ensure their partner qualifies for hospice and how to advocate for proper care. — The financ ..read more
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128 | Dispelling 5 Hospice Myths
What The Dementia
by Breanna Wilson
2M ago
In this original What the Dementia episode, we will discuss the common misconceptions surrounding hospice care and debunk five prevalent myths that often misguide dementia caregivers. ‍MENTIONED IN EPISODE: Episode 126 | Hospice Readiness in Dementia: Eligibility & Signs Treehouse | ⁠⁠⁠https://letsbambu.com/treehouse⁠⁠⁠ CONNECT, GET RESOURCES, LEARN MORE, + SIMPLIFY YOUR CARE JOURNEY: LinkTree | ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.bambu.care⁠⁠⁠⁠ MUSIC CREDIT: Listen To SpillageVillage - Tropical Landing Pop Songs At Looperman.com DISCLAIMER: The information contained in Bambu Care LLC’s website, blog, ema ..read more
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127 | Hospice Care: Addressing Treatment & Comfort Concerns (Q&A)
What The Dementia
by Breanna Wilson
2M ago
In this original What the Dementia episode, we will discuss a caregiver's concern about hospice care conflicting with dementia treatment. This episode will cover: — The caregiver's role in continuing care and the additional support offered by hospice. — How to communicate the necessity of addressing treatable dementia symptoms in a hospice setting. — The importance of understanding hospice goals and medication management. — Advocating for therapy services and comprehensive care within hospice for individuals with dementia. MENTIONED IN EPISODE: Simplifying Dementia Care Worksh ..read more
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126 | Hospice Readiness in Dementia: Eligibility & Signs
What The Dementia
by Breanna Wilson
2M ago
In this original What the Dementia episode, we will delve into the eligibility criteria for hospice care and the specific signs indicating when it may be time to consider hospice for people with dementia. This episode will cover: — The eligibility requirements for hospice care, particularly for those with dementia. — Signs indicating when someone with dementia may be ready for hospice care. — The importance of not waiting for active signs of dying to involve hospice care. MENTIONED IN EPISODE: Simplifying Dementia Care Workshop | ⁠https://letsbambu.com/events⁠ Episode 23 | Palliative Ca ..read more
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