Alzheimer's and Dementia

Home Alzheimer's and Dementia

Holiday Visits: Seniors With Dementia, with Daphne Davis

Culture, Connections and Celebrations: how to communicate and establish rapport. Some of our senior loved ones may have some communications challenges or issues due...
MorningStar Senior Living Lavender Sky program

Memory Care: Lavender Sky program at MorningStar Senior Living, part 2

Suzanne talks with Julie Wilkins, Ignacio Lopez, and Rebecca Martin to talk about MorningStar Senior Living's Lavender Sky program. This segment focuses on where we go in the future with breakthroughs in Alzheimer's and dementia therapies.

Dementia: The Environmental Four Fs

Allyson Schrier, founder and CEO of Zinnia TV, joins Suzanne to talk about Teepa Snow's four ideals for making the environment a safer place for those with Alzheimer's and dementia. Teepa says an environment should be Friendly, Familiar, Functional, and Forgiving. Environmental wellness is one of the 8 foundational principles of wellness, a focus of the Vitality Revolution podcast series sponsored by Humana.

The Alzheimer’s Journey, Part 3 with Daphne Davis

Daphne Davis at Pinnacle Senior Placements talks about what to do as a family to support a loved one through this journey. In this...
Zinnia TV therapeutic caregiving tool

Getting Zinnia TV for Seniors With Dementia

Allyson Schrier talks about how to download the Zinnia TV app to a phone, tablet, or smart TV. It opens to reveal a library of channels, each with a menu of videos.
Tracy Helling CarePartners Living

Top 3 Tips for Being With Seniors Who Have Dementia

Tracy Helling at CarePartners Living shares three most important things to keep in mind during interactions with senior loved ones who have Alzheimer's and dementia. They can't make new memories, so correcting them and arguing with them just causes distress. Have a sense of humor when the unusual happens. And remember that every day is a new day – someone with Alzheimer's and dementia lives in the moment, so if they get angry with you, they won't carry that into tomorrow.
Zinnia TV therapeutic caregiving tool

Zinnia TV: Therapeutic Dementia-Friendly Videos

Allyson Schrier joins Suzanne to talk about Zinnia TV, a therapeutic caregiving app created especially for those in the mid- to late stages of Alzheimer's or dementia.

Commonly Asked Dementia Questions

Kelley Smith at CarePartners Senior Living joins Suzanne to talk about the most commonly asked Dementia questions. Kelley explained, “People want to know what a...

Home Safety for Those with Alzheimer’s

As more seniors are being diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s, safety in the home becomes an important factor. Dementia and Alzheimer’s impairments can include: Judgment...
Kevin Church, Chief Science Officer of Athira Pharma

Pandemic’s Impact for Those with Dementia

Kevin Church, Chief Science Officer of Athira Pharma, joins Suzanne to talk about the pandemic's effect on dementia patients, as well as clinical trials developing treatments for Alzheimer's.