IGA026- The DAWN method- A breakthrough in Dementia care

Summary:

Caring for loved ones with dementia can be expensive, exhausting, and emotionally draining. And those afflicted with the condition can experience many frustrations as they struggle to continue in a world that doesn’t recognize what is happening to them.The DAWN method of dementia care, developed by Judy Cornish, shifts our paradigm on how we view dementia and opens the door to more compassionate care, allows us to keep our loved ones with us longer, instead of in institutions. This alone can drastically reduce the cost of dementia care. If you are touched in any way by any form of dementia, the information in this episode could easily be a game-changer for you. this discussion is guaranteed to affect how you dementia and those suffering with it.

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What You Will Learn About In This Episode:

  • Why the DAWN Method of dementia care is a paradigm shift opening up new possibilities.
  • How a person with dementia feels when interacting with the normal world
    • The difference between intuitive and rational thinking
    • The remembering self vs. the experiencing self
  • What qualities and aspects remain in a person with dementia
  • How to provide a taste of security, comfort, and purpose to those with dementia
  • How to partner and become a team-mate to a person with dementia
  • How to delay the inevitability of a nursing home for a loved one with dementia.

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As the founder of the Dementia & Alzheimer’s Wellbeing Network® (DAWN), Judy Cornish approaches dementia care with clear and empathetic methods that not only improve the lives of the individuals with dementia but also of those caring for them.

Act quickly to get this book shipped to you for free. Yes, you read correctly. Judy has made a small quantity of copies available to Insiders Club members free. The Dementia Handbook will be shipped free of charge to the first newly registered Insider club members after the release of this podcast episode.
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The Dementia Handbook

Training in the DAWN Method

The method is taught in 8 one-hour sessions, starting with an introduction to dementia care. The following seven classes help attendees learn to recognize and respond to seven specific emotional needs caused by dementia, and provide tools and techniques for meeting those needs.

  • Class #1: Dementia Care Overview
  • Class #2: Practicing Mood Management
  • Class #3: Developing Security in Confusion
  • Class #4: Developing Security in Care
  • Class #5: Giving Social Success
  • Class #6: Giving a Sense of Control
  • Class #7: Giving a Sense of Value
  • Class #8: Building a Secure Future

Judy’s Blog Posts

Judy has written extensively on her findings in dealing with people with dementia and offers many insightful perspectives in her writings. The link above will take you to her blog posts. Here are just a few of the subjects you will find there.

  • Is Diagnosing the Specific Type of Dementia Important?
  • How Do We Help Someone Feel Secure in Our Care?
  • Why is Mood Management So Important?
  • Let’s Talk About Abilities and Dementia
  • How to make dementia care less frustrating
  • How we feel dictates how we behave

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IGA025 – Elder Law – Part 2 of Avoiding the Dark Side Of Personal Planning

Summary:

The practice of elder law covers a myriad of life topics. David R. Craig, a NH elder law attorney, opens up many of these areas for us during this 2-part conversation. Hear Lee and David chat about many of the ramifications and pitfalls in managing our financial and health affairs to support all the possibilities ahead of us as we grow older. This is the second part of an engaging discussion delving further into several aspects of elder law. Lee and David continue with living wills, powers of attorney (both financial and health, guardianship, and Medicaid rules. David continues to educate us about the care that must be taken in setting up our arrangement to avoid surprises as our future events unfold.

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What You Will Learn About In This Episode

  • A Perspective on Living Wills
  • The various type of ‘Power of Attorney” documents
  • Why Guardianships should be avoided
  • A few details on Medicaid rules in regards to gifts and personal assets

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    • Website: The law office of David R. Craig
    • National Elder Law Foundation

      National Elder Law Foundation

    • Two FREE articles Written by David R. Craig to increase our understanding (Get these sent to your inbox immediately)

      • “It is only now, after nearly 15 years in this practice area that I am beginning to understand what the term – Elder Law – really means”.
        Understand how an attorney sees the practice of Elder Law. Read David’s personal accounting of real-life circumstances with his mother, and other clients that underscore the importance of making basic legal arrangements. See why David questions the term “Elder Law”.
      • “Today, families are required to provide every detail of the last five years of their financial lives”.
        David has been watching the Medicaid landscape for many years and has noted some disturbing trends. In this article, he takes a look at where these issues might be headed. He explores both the history and possible future that we all may be facing with these issues

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IGA024: Elder Law – Avoiding the Dark Side of Personal Planning

Summary:

The practice of elder law covers a myriad of life topics. David R. Craig, a NH elder law attorney, opens up many of these areas for us during this 2-part conversation. Hear Lee and David chat about many of the ramifications and pitfalls in managing our financial and health affairs to support all the possibilities ahead of us as we grow older. this is the first part of a fascinating discussion that gives us a deep look into such aspects as personal planning, wills, probate, guardianship, and trusts. David teaches us about the care that must be taken in setting up these arrangements, and the difficulties that can happen through misinformation and/or negligence.

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What You Will Learn About In This Episode:

  • A few basics of personal planning
  • Why wills are important and tips to strengthen yourself
  • Executor  and agent bonding issues
  • All about trusts – revocable vs. irrevocable

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  • Two FREE articles Written by David R. Craig to increase our understanding (Get these sent to your inbox immediately)

    • “It is only now, after nearly 15 years in this practice area that I am beginning to understand what the term – Elder Law – really means”.
      Understand how an attorney sees the practice of Elder Law. Read David’s personal accounting of real-life circumstances with his mother, and other clients that underscore the importance of making basic legal arrangements. See why David questions the term “Elder Law”.
    • “Today, families are required to provide every detail of the last five years of their financial lives”.
      David has been watching the Medicaid landscape for many years and has noted some disturbing trends. In this article, he takes a look at where these issues might be headed. He explores both the history and possible future that we all may be facing with these issues

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The Lighter Side of Having a Stroke

We can always find a reason to chuckle, no matter what the circumstance. Even if we don’t feel like a chuckle, the cause to do so is still there.

On Dec. 29th, 2016, Lee had a stroke. In this video he talks with a small group of people about a few of the funnier occurrences on his journey to becoming a stroke survivor. Hear the full details in his podcast ( http://innergameofaging.com/iga22  and http://innergameofaging.com/iga23).

“The Lighter side of having a stroke” (Video):