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Author of Dementia Home Care How to Prepare Before, During, and After: Tracy Cram Perkins

Back by popular demand! Tracy Cram Perkins authentically shares hands-on solutions for reducing repetitive questions, melt downs, and wandering using simple fixes found at hardware and office supply stores. Tracy Cram Perkins is the author of Dementia Home Care How to Prepare Before, During, and After is a four-time dementia caregiving survivor with over 16 years of caregiving experience. It is her mission to supply caregivers with proven shortcuts to reduce the stresses of dementia care. View the previous discussions here

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12:06:54     From  veda vazquez : Good day from Coatesville, pa.thank you for this presentation

12:09:54     From  Adele Logan-Galen : Good afternoon everyone!  This is Adele from Smooth Move Managers, a woman owned senior move management company.  This topic is dear to me since my Mom had dementia for 15 years before she died.  Anyway, should you need downsizing/decluttering/moving help, feel free to give me a call 571-230-5702  or email: Adele@smoothmovemanagers.com.

12:11:28     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Previous recordings with Tracy!https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos?q=tracy

12:12:26     From  Deborah Dougherty   to   Hosts and panelists : Tracey thanks to your book I installed door locks so my husband couldn’t leave unexpectedly and I was finally able to sleep.

12:12:47     From  veda vazquez : Clever woman

12:14:23     From  Patrice Henry : Yes, you just gave me an idea.

12:17:13     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://tracycramperkins.com/

12:18:51     From  Susan Becker : does this apply to dementia that is not diagnosed as Alzheimer's?

12:26:35     From  Susan Becker : yes. thank you

12:28:45     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Resources https://tracycramperkins.com/resources/

12:29:17     From  Joe Sperling : Looking for options and solutions for when care is needed?

Insurance and other creative suggestions.

Joe Sperling 

Independent insurance broker

Participant with Senior Services Alliance




12:29:27     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : 10 Steps to Calming Aggressive Dementia Behavior, a two-page guide that will help you take your loved one from crisis to calm. You can unsubscribe anytime. https://tracycramperkins.com/

12:33:06     From  Patrice Henry : my mother looks at the bathroom mirror and thinks the person she sees is a friend and talks to her.  She will continue to say I can't hear you if she ask a question.

12:34:42     From  Patrice Henry : thank you

12:35:35     From  Adele Logan-Galen : She is amazing!  I wish I knew all of this years ago!!  Thanks Steve.

12:38:31     From  Joe Sperling : This is truly a fantastic and comprehensive presentation!  Are all of these suggestions in Ms. Perkins book?

12:38:57     From  Patrice Henry : Yes, I agree. Awesome.

12:42:04     From  Jeannette Hand : What if you have a client that will absolutely not allow a caregiver to provide any personal care.  She wont even entertain the offer.

12:46:04     From  Jeannette Hand : No not necessarily

12:46:17     From  Jeannette Hand : our cgs often wear street clothes

12:47:12     From  Adele Logan-Galen : One funny story:  My Mom's caregiver would shower with her so that she wasn't scared or felt alone.

12:49:21     From  Jeannette Hand : That is brilliant!  change your clothes and now you are a different person!

12:49:33     From  Lori Shepard : My MIL just accepted shower assistance from the caregiver for the first time last week!  Although really resistant, afterwards, she called my husband and said how wonderful the "helper" was and that she felt "squeaky clean" - something she would have said 60 years ago to her kids.

12:51:50     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Here is the previous discussion Tracy referenced - it was great full of tips https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos?q=tracy

12:54:58     From  Nicole Smith : Does that really work? Dr. Bredesen? there is no cure?!

12:55:25     From  Nicole Smith : Love the Learning to Speak Alz book

12:56:02     From  Nicole Smith : I am unaware of any science that says Alz can be reversed or prevented.

12:57:06     From  Nicole Smith : I reviewed a ton of books on IG: @dementiabookreview

12:57:56     From  Adele Logan-Galen : Please thank her!  She is a real find!

12:58:01     From  Patrice Henry : From my Heart to yours, Tracy, thank you so much.

12:58:49     From  Nicole Smith : yes meds and location can make a huge difference, but that isn't a cure.

12:59:25     From  Kelly Lambert : Tracy is unbelievable... learned so much today. Thank you!

12:59:52     From  Nicole Smith : Thank you Tracy, I learned so much as well.

12:59:53     From  Susan Becker : can you describe sundowning? you just mentioned it

13:00:08     From  Maggie Ma : how did you convince your father to start socializing? My mom refuses to be in social situations, which is a lot of pressure on me to be the 'activities director'.

13:00:32     From  Susan Payne   to   Hosts and panelists : Great webinar!  Thank you!!!

13:00:55     From  Missy Memar   to   Hosts and panelists : Will you share a link to this video recording ?

13:01:05     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : tracy@tracycramperkins.com

13:02:13     From  Nicole Smith : Sundowning is agitation that sometimes occurs at the end of the day for seniors during "sundown"

13:02:56     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Using LEGO®️ Bricks and Pieces to Create a Positive Experience for those living with Dementia https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/using-lego-bricks-and-pieces-to-create-a-positive-experience-for-those-living-with-dementia

13:03:35     From  veda vazquez : Will we receive a copy of the chat box.

13:04:13     From  Maggie Ma : thanks so much. these are great practical suggestions.

13:04:46     From  Jeannette Hand : Thank you so much!  Wonderful presentation!

13:05:22     From  Cindy Hartman : Sundowning can happen at ANY time.  My Mom hit the wall at 3 pm-ish every day

13:05:40     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : the chat will be at https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/ with the recording later this afternoon

13:06:14     From  Marcy Silver : Unfortunately I need to go. What a fabulous, informative discussion! Thank you!

13:07:57     From  Mari Anne Hamilton : One theory of sundowning is that towards late afternoon whether we were working and had to “close out work” or parents and kids are coming home and must get homework or dinner going … and NOW… as the sun begins to go down, that sense of anxiety and needing to do things

13:08:10     From  Val Lyons : So informative!! Thank you!

13:10:33     From  Susan Becker : thank you, great discussion

13:10:33     From  Patrice Henry : Made my day! thank you

13:11:25     From  Christian Swenson : Thanks, great to listen w/ my wife whom I’m caring for.

13:12:03     From  Janet Machamer   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you for all the practical advice

13:12:11     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Real-Life Story: An Amazing Healthcare Recovery https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/events/real-life-story-an-amazing-healthcare-recovery

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