PODCAST

Life on Repeat: A Dementia Caregiver Podcast

Laura Vaillancourt

Life on Repeat is a podcast for those caring for someone with dementia. Join Laura Vaillancourt, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Geriatric Mental Health Specialist and Eldercare Coach as she explores helpful caregiving tips, practical resources and most importantly, how to care for yourself through this journey.
Five Ways to Minimize the Sense of Isolation with Laura Vaillancourt
I hope you will enjoy this podcast episode as I talk about the sense of isolation that so many caregivers experience and how to minimize it. I feel so strongly about supporting caregivers that are extremely overwhelmed (all of you!) and are putting others before themselves. Caregivers need every bit of encouragement and support they can get. In this episode, we explore five helpful ways caregivers can minimize their sense of isolation and some creative examples of each: Creating a Routine Staying Connected The Power of Reframing Setting Intentions Listening (to your inner guidance) FOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: lifeonrepeat.podcast Facebook: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/) Podcast Website: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/) Professional Service Website: https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/ (https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/) SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST: I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported and empowered. We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate. You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device. Or simply go to the link below for ease =). https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)
Nov 16 2021
19 mins
Music and the Human Connection with Larry Griner
You will love this episode with Larry Griner. Laura and Larry talk about his experience as a caregiver for his mother who has dementia. They explore how music brings his mother (and himself) back to life, the many fans his mother has received due to his social media videos, the challenges he has had as a caregiver and what gets him through the hard moments. Larry Griner moved from southern CA to Baltimore to relieve his brother and care for his 90-year-old mother, Norma. This temporary plan eventually turned into a long-term commitment. He began recording videos of his mother singing and posted them on social media which gained a large fan-base for Norma. Larry found that he could help his mother's mood and create some magic in their lives by playing and singing familiar music. Norma has a large following of fans and Larry has expressed that people from all over the world have sent messages of encouragement and gratitude. Follow Larry and Norma on Facebook and YouTube https://www.facebook.com/larry.griner https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb9E6enl5Lw7jMsn3Lxu9Ug FOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: lifeonrepeat.podcast Facebook: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/) Podcast Website: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/) Professional Service Website: https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/ (https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/) SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST: I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported and empowered. We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate. You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device. Or simply go to the link below for ease =). https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)
Nov 1 2021
37 mins
The Hummingbird Project Therapeutic Activity Program with Kari Rogenski, LMFT
You will love listening to this podcast interview with Kari Rogenski, LMFT about the program she created that focuses on bringing joy and meaning back to the lives of older adults: The Hummingbird Project Something I feel so strongly about is supporting our older adults in continuing to find meaning in their lives whether that is giving back, pursuing a passion or learning something new. Listen to Kari, her colleague Susan Martelino, and I talk about the program they use to help older adults find that sense of connection to life and living. We explore stories and examples, how they have pivoted through the use of online sessions, and the 7 Domains of Wellness. Kari combined her passion for eldercare and the creative arts by becoming a licensed marriage and family therapist and creative arts therapist working with elders. She brings well over a decade of experience to her role as Director of The Hummingbird Project and co-creator of https://hummingbirdproject.net/joyfulmoments/ (Joyful Moments: Meaningful Activities to Engage Older Adults). She is a proud advocate for the importance of finding and embracing joy throughout life. She has presented to both professional and public audiences locally and nationally about Quality of Life and Life Enrichment for older and disabled adults, including several presentations for the Alzheimer’s Association, the Aging Life Care Professional Association, and the North American Drama Therapy Association, among others. You can find our more about the Hummingbird Project here: https://hummingbirdproject.net/ You will LOVE their Joyful Moments Activity Cards made specifically for you to use with your loved one: https://hummingbirdproject.net/joyfulmoments/ Check out their YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLhTqQchoTUPk17w5oBEmjQ They also have a great social media following on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn FOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: lifeonrepeat.podcast Facebook: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/) Podcast Website: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/) Professional Service Website: https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/ (https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/) SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST: I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported and empowered. We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate. You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device. Or simply go to the link below for ease =). https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)
Oct 25 2021
42 mins
AlzAuthors with Marianne Sciucco, RN
Today’s show is a wonderful conversation with one of the founders of AlzAuthors, a global community of authors writing about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias from their personal experience. I believe that one of the most profound elements to change is both sharing story and experience as well as receiving knowledge from those that have a shared experience. In a time where so much information about the disease is "medicalized", it can be so important to have access to a more personalized experience. In today's episode, Marianne talks about the founding of AlzAuthors, the power of story and how a small, grassroots group of caregivers are making waves as authors. I hope today’s show has helpful information for you! Join us! You can find more about AlzAuthors here: https://alzauthors.com/ (https://alzauthors.com/) Please consider signing up for their newsletter! Check out their YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLhTqQchoTUPk17w5oBEmjQ They also have a great social media following on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn FOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: lifeonrepeat.podcast Facebook: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/) Podcast Website: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/) Professional Service Website: https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/ (https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/) SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST: I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported and empowered. We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate. You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device. Or simply go to the link below for ease =). https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)
Oct 11 2021
46 mins
Caregiving Survival Tips with Laura Vaillancourt, LMHC, GMHSCalming the Chaos with Tracy Kenela, LMHC, CRC, CEDSResistance to Care with Laura Vaillancourt, MA, LMHC, GMHSThe Fragile Years with Amy O'Rourke, MPH, CMCPillars of Personhood with Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAANTherapy, Art and the Creative Mind with Angel C. Duncan, PhDc, MA, MFT, ATRA Deeper Perspective on Alzheimer's with Megan Carnarius, RN, NHA, LMTHospice, Palliative Care and Decision Making with Teresa Quadres, LCSWDementia Overview with Dr. Angelo DomingoGet in the Lifeboat with Dr. Lisa BakerTransition Support During a Move with Laura Vaillancourt, LMHC, GMHSCare Management and Dementia with Lisa Mayfield, LMHC, GMHS, CMCAging in Place with Sara WasserThe Rebellious Widow with Jill Johnson-Young, LCSWLong Distance Caregiving with Laura Smothers-Chu, CSA, CDPOT Magic with Jennifer Hopps, OTR/L, CAPS

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