Caregiving For Dementia

The show is about the Delaney Family that is caregiving for someone with dementia. My mother has had dementia for two years now, and I 'm hoping that this podcast will help someone how's in the some situation. Also, I may talk about my feeling on a lot of things like religion, politics, and there may even be a lot electronics.
So basically the show is a little bet on everything that we do and get into as a Family.

Dementia Who Are You (2/2018)

Dementia Who Are You? Episode # 42 In this week’s episode of care giving for dementia. I asked the question? Dementia who are you? It’s becoming more and more frequent that Mama asked the question who we are, whenever were talking to her. I also mention in this episode, when we were kids. Mama always used to call the role, and then she would say you know who I’m talking to, you know who I’m talking about. I also mention the fact that Mama seems to be a little bit more scared. And that’s the reason why she’s acting out so often. I also asked the question what’s going to happen to me or Stephanie when we get to be mom’s age. I question whether or not Michael will be there for us if we him. I also use a quote from Cliff Ravenscraft. I don’t need easy I just need worth it. You can find Cliff’s podcast, at https://www.cliffravenscraft.com. I asked you to please go to either www.babymountainradio.com or www.caregivingfordementia.com and leave me a comment. Let me know that you listen, and let me know if the podcast is helping you.

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly (2/2018)

In this week’s episode of caregiving for dementia. We discuss the good things If there are any, the bad things, and the ugly things about mom having dementia. Some of the good things that we talk about our not knowing whats going on in the world, not happening to fool with the tax man. Some of the bad things we talk about in this episode is the fact that mom not knowing who I am and not knowing who she is. The ugly thing in this episode that we talk about his mom becoming more clingy to me more than anyone else in the house. We hope you enjoy this episode of caregiving for dementia which we call The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

Dementia Boredom (1/2018)

This week’s episode is about being bored even though you’re busy taking care of the one with mental disease. You do get bored even though there are things to do. You don’t always feel like doing them because you’re mentally tired, mentally stressed out, from taking care of the one that your taking care of. The times that you have to yourself is so few and far in between that you just don’t want to do anything. You get tired of doing the same things you always do to keep yourself out of boredom at times. When you’re not sleeping because you either can’t or don’t feel like sleeping your not always able to do a whole lot because the things that you do may or may not cause noise. So you get bored because the things that you normally do. You’re tired of doing, or they make too much noise to do at certain times of the day. You may also get bored because everybody in the house is sleeping at certain times. You don’t always feel like sleeping when everybody else in the house is. You don’t play with the dog because everybody else is sleeping. Also in this episode, I mentioned making some trinkets for the podcast. I also mention possible listener donations through Patreon.

2018 Lookout (1/2018)

This episode of Care Giving for Dementia is once again going to be a little different. I mentioned to you last week that I would have some things to look forward to in 2018. Some new changes to the podcast that I think will help in the production of the podcast.

Dementia Violence (1/2018)

  I named this episode dementia violence because I wanted to put my feelings out about the violence that you may or may not experience with your caregiving of someone with a mental disease.
  I've heard a couple other caregiving podcasts and one of those podcast was on dementia violence and locking up knives in getting rid of guns and taking things to the extreme.
  So I thought I would put my opinion out there because what books smarts people tell you is not always what happens in the field. You see my podcast doesn't have a lot of book smarts this podcast has field smarts, which is to entirely different things.
  Hope you enjoy the episode dementia violence episode number 38.

Dementia, Christmas, Depression (1/2018)

We’ve talked about not decorating for Christmas because mom’s dementia. But what we haven’t talked about. Is that not decorating for Christmas, makes the house and makes the time feel like it’s not Christmas time. When you don’t decorate for Chr

Christmas Changes (12/2017)

In this episode of Care Giving for Dementia. We read Luke chapter 2, verses 1 through 20. This passages Scripture is the Christmas story. The birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.Which is the true meaning of Christmas. We also talk about a few things that the family will change this year for Christmas due to mom having This devastating disease called dementia.

Update To Episode # 35 (12/2017)

This is Just an update to episode # 35. 

Not Able to do Things You Know You Should Do (12/2017)

Caregiving For Dementia EPISODE # 35 Not Being Able To do The Things You Know You Should Do. This week’s show notes are going to be short and sweet to the point, ladies and gentlemen, you see, we’ve had a death in the family. Fortunately, it was not m

Interruptions (12/2017)

Caregiving for Dementia Episode 34 Interruptions This week on caregiving: I want to talk to you a little bit about things that don’t get done. When, you take care of someone no matter what the reason. There’s, always things that need to be done that don’t always get done. Like housework! Whether that, be the dishes , the beds made, laundry, or any other need to do housework. Now, when mom was in good health, she would clean the house and work. Mama worked up until oh, I guess, 1997 and even when Mama worked, and was steel able keep the house clean. Now it wasn’t spotless, but it was clean. Now that Mama is not as well, Stephanie is working all day long. I mean she doesn’t come home until evening because of transportation. Michael is working 8 to 10 hours a day. So that only leaves mom and I hear in the house, and the dog. So there are things, that yes need to be done, but if I try starting to do something, whether that be the dishes, laundry or sweeping the floor or whatever. 9 times out of 10 Mama needs something, and most of the time it is at the worst time. It doesn’t always have to be housework. Many times, I’m on the computer and mom need something. I’m in a shower and mom need something. Or any other thing that we’re doing, we need to stop and take care of her, and because of that, there’s a lot of things that get put off until they just can’t be put off anymore. There are things that I’d like to do that I’m not doing because it would take a lot of time to configure and I’d get deep in thought and Mama would yell because she needed something. Sometimes, that something, is she just wants to know that somebody else’s in the house with her, that happening more and more. A lot of the time, she’ll wake up from a nap and she gets really scared because she thinks there’s nobody else in the house. No matter how many times you tell her that she’s never in the house alone, it doesn’t seem to sink in. When you’re the only one that is taking care of somebody else, whether that your children or your elderly parents and you know they’re scared, you do everything you can for them with them at any time. It also affects you a little bit also because, for a while you’re trying to figure out why their so scared. A lot of times they can’t tell you, what, why there’s a scared. Singer, left with the feeling of that was weird. And for a while, you are worried about what it is that there is a scared of. Mamas, is to the point now, where she’s scared of her own shadow at times. Mama is seeing things that scare her. A lot of the times, the things that she sees are caused by her hallucinations due to dementia. I’ve thought a lot about maybe hiring someone to do some of the things that I’ve been putting off. There are some things that need to be fixed, that Yeah, I could fix, but I get to fixing and Mama would needs something. I thought about hiring somebody just to help with mom. Which we did for a while, but that got expensive. I’m not sure even if I was to hire someone to help take care of mom, I’m not sure Mama would let them. I know there’s times when Michael and Stephanie, both take care mom and evening, and Mama wants me. Michael and I had discussion last night. Michael was telling me that when he takes care of his grandma. A lot of the times when she wants something, that something is me. I tried to telling Michael that I can’t be there every time Mama wants me. I’ve got a have a little bit of time every day for myself. The more time that goes by the worst Mama gets the more Mama wants me. I tried to tell Michael that she wants me because I’m the one that’s here 5 days a week, 12 hours a day. I tried to telling that he needs to work with his grandmother in times like that. I also told him, though I knew it wouldn’t be easy because Mama is so used to having me with her that it’s really hard for her to trust someone else. Because they’re not with mom is much as I am. I think that mom has trash issues with them when they take care of her. I’m trying to do my best, to work them into the routine in the evening and weekends. So that mom builds that trust with Stephanie and Michael so that I don’t have to be there as much. I really hope that mom will build that trust with Michael and Stephanie so that I can get a little bit of a break every day without happening to stay up past midnight just to have a little bit of time to myself. I don’t mean for this to sound like I’m complaining I’m not. But these are the things that happen when you take care of someone no matter who it is. One of the reasons why are called this episode interruptions. It’s because while I was doing this podcast I have gotten interrupted by the telephone, Mama need go to the bathroom, as well as needing something to eat for lunch. So to wrap all this up. This is just what happens as you take care of your elderly parents or whoever it may be, that your taking care of. Don’t forget whatever you do, don’t forget yourself you need to take care of yourself as well. Cause if you don’t nobody will. So ask yourself this question. If you don’t take care yourself who’s going to take care of the one that your taking care of? Stay tuned for next week’s episode as we discuss what were doing and what where not doing for the holidays due to the dementia. Also a couple months from now I will be celebrating one year of podcasting. I’d like to have a little bit your input as to how we do that. If you’ll go to www.babymountainradio.com and leave us a comment as to how we should celebrate our one year in podcasting. I would appreciate it so very much. Thanks again for listening to Caregiving for Dementia.