I recently spoke with Lori La Bey on her talk radio show, Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio. Lori is the Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks and a passionate Alzheimer’s advocate who continuously searches for ways to shift our dementia care culture from crisis to comfort. Lori has been recognized by Sharecare and Dr. Oz as the #1 Influencer Online for Alzheimer’s.
In our interview we discuss 4 areas that help us have our most positive and balanced journeys as caregivers, while helping our care receivers and those around us have theirs.
Our conversation featured:
Four tips for dealing with the Elephants in the Caregiving Room:
Tip 1 – The parable of the elephant and the blind men
Embrace our unique perspective so we live authentically from there
Tip 2 – Elephant Training
Evaluate our beliefs to make sure they still serve us
Tip 3 – How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time
Break things down into smaller and smaller pieces until we can deal with them objectively
Tip 4 – Dealing with the elephants in the room
Managing important conversation so they help, rather than hinder, us