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Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 06/23/2022

Discussion with author of Dementia Home Care: How to Prepare Before, During, and After


Tracy Cram Perkins is a dementia caregiving survivor with over 12 years of caregiving experience, who is currently caring for her fourth family member. It is her mission to supply caregivers with proven shortcuts to reduce the stresses of dementia care. Tracy Cram Perkins teaches hands-on solutions for reducing repetitive questions, melt downs, and wandering using simple fixes found at the hardware store. 

Email: tracy@tracycramperkins.com 

Website: tracycramperkins.com

Book on Amazon

Chat Transcript:

12:12:42     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Tracy's Website https://tracycramperkins.com/

12:13:02     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Her book on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Dementia-Home-Care-Prepare-Before/dp/1941887120?asin=B08YM8822P&revisionId=&format=2&depth=1

12:15:23     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Caregiver Cards https://www.sayitwithsymbols.com/caregiver-cards/?setCurrencyId=1&srsltid=AQP2TeNdXhWSXR5qQbJUqZUekGiyH1n_y7vOc9I161vUjbBQwErsPCta4zE

12:23:41     From  Deborah Dougherty : Some music programs play the words along with the song.

12:25:27     From  Dixcy Bosley   to   Hosts and panelists : Please share your thoughts on the value of day health programs/ affordability / relief for caregivers

12:25:41     From  Lynn Mercurio : This is a great idea!

12:25:52     From  Carol Hillegas : I love the daily "present" and photo!

12:26:14     From  Deborah Dougherty : Playing detective helps you to figure out what works best.

12:26:28     From  Debra Hallisey : Amazing ideas! Your story is wonderful and so helpful.

12:27:12     From  R Hart : This is genius...

12:32:51     From  Marcy Silver : Great ideas - I can't wait to read the book!

12:33:04     From  Dixcy Bosley   to   Hosts and panelists : You turned your pain into joy

12:33:23     From  Carol Hillegas : That is so moving. Wow!

12:43:42     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://www.amazon.com/End-Alzheimers-Program-Prevent-Cognitive/dp/0735216207

12:44:00     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://www.amazon.com/s?k=36+hour+day&i=stripbooks&crid=PRETVZ19MTGY&sprefix=36+hour+day,stripbooks,69&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

12:44:19     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://www.amazon.com/Caregivers-Guide-Dementia-Practical-Yourself/dp/B085HDPHBF/ref=sr_1_1?crid=24G7NA0FUUGGR&keywords=caregivers+guide+to+dementia&qid=1656002649&s=books&sprefix=caregivers+g,stripbooks,68&sr=1-1

12:44:39     From  JEAN IVORY : This information is very helpful. I never thought of color with this perspective.

12:44:43     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Moments-Along-Alzheimers-Journey/dp/1557537607/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1EX3BHDS1VZJ1&keywords=creating+moments+of+joy&qid=1656002672&s=audible&sprefix=creating+moments+of+joy,audible,54&sr=1-1-catcorr

12:44:45     From  JEAN IVORY : Jean

12:45:09     From  JEAN IVORY : AARP Chptr #939

12:45:13     From  Dixcy Bosley   to   Hosts and panelists : Teepa Snow OT   !!!!! Very helpful videos

12:45:37     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://www.amazon.com/Share-Care-Organize-Someone-Seriously/dp/0743262689/ref=sr_1_1?crid=317W7D84O83P0&keywords=share+the+care+organize+a+group&qid=1656002710&s=audible&sprefix=share+the+care+organize+a+group,audible,46&sr=1-1

12:46:26     From  Dixcy Bosley   to   Hosts and panelists : I feel the same way Steve…  Tracey is brilliant

12:46:53     From  jeanie tauss   to   Hosts and panelists : Fantastic! Just ordered 2 books.

12:47:00     From  Monique Price : I like how she touched on respite care and the importance for the care giver to get help from time to time in order to take a break

12:47:28     From  Sue Maddox : Excellent presentation!!

12:48:47     From  Carol Hillegas : This has been so helpful, and so hopeful. I love the positive attitude and love that shines through!

12:48:52     From  Jean-Marie Minton   to   Hosts and panelists : ABSOLUTELY. I have numerous family members who are active caregivers and I will share with them.

12:48:58     From  Jenn Gruber : Amazing information! Thank you for all of the wonderful ideas and resources!

12:49:34     From  Kim High   to   Hosts and panelists : This was soooo good!!

12:50:55     From  Christine McMahon : Thank you so much for the awesome session.  My father lives alone and is in the beginning stages (3 years in) and I can tell he is beginning to decline these past few months.  I will definitely be purchasing your book.  Bless you!!

12:50:59     From  Dixcy Bosley   to   Hosts and panelists : What about day health programs to give caregiver a break?

12:53:36     From  Carol Hillegas : I am comforted that it's okay to "fib" in order to protect and help your loved one. It seems uncomfortable, but it would definitely avoid conflict and arguments!

12:54:24     From  Deborah Dougherty : Compassionate fibbing.

12:55:05     From  Dixcy Bosley   to   Hosts and panelists : If you live in DC… Iona has a day health in NW and SE DC private and public funding

12:56:36     From  Sherry Martin : compassionate fibbing! exactly!  thank you for that :-)

12:56:39     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : From Dixcy Bosley to All Panelists 12:55 PM

If you live in DC… Iona has a day health in NW and SE DC private and public funding

12:57:04     From  Dixcy Bosley   to   Hosts and panelists : Thanks Steve !!

12:57:19     From  Deborah Dougherty : Iona day program-- provides excellent care for my husband.

12:57:20     From  Sherry Martin : this session has been immensely helpful. I'm ordering tracy's book right now.  thank you so much!

12:57:29     From  Kim Karlinchak : Any hints for toileting when someone "fights" the bathroom/pulling pants down to use the toilet?

12:58:03     From  Dixcy Bosley : Learn about hospice eligibility BEFORE you need it.

12:58:43     From  JEAN IVORY : I must leave. I have a virtual at 1:00/Jean

13:01:07     From  Carol Hillegas : Colors could probably really help in the bathroom. No black toilets/black holes!

13:02:45     From  Dixcy Bosley : Me too..  Your dad would be proud

13:03:10     From  Sherry Martin : I agree, 100%

13:03:13     From  Jean-Marie Minton   to   Hosts and panelists : Steve, thanks for finding Tracy

13:03:32     From  R Hart : Thnk you Steve and Tracy

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