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Dementia Care Around the World, Part One

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Dementia Care Around the World, Part One

October 4, 2022

Dementia Care Around the World, Part One

In this AlzAuthors Live! Virtual Q&A we explore the similarities and differences caregivers and those living with dementia encounter as they seek care and search for solutions to the many questions and problems a dementia diagnosis brings. The authors featured in this event represent the United States, Canada, and Argentina. We hope their stories will inspire and empower you on your own dementia journey.

Topics included:

• obtaining a diagnosis

• accessing care

• community resources

• financial concerns

• insurance considerations

• home care, assisted living, long-term care

• stigma surrounding a dementia diagnosis

This discussion was recorded on September 13th, 2022.

Note: This event was originally scheduled with three of our authors – Cindy Weinstein (US), Donna Thomson (Canada), and Katya De Luisa (Costa Rica) – but heavy rainstorms prevented Donna and Katya from participating, although we did get to hear from Donna briefly. Both Donna and Katya have been on the podcast in the past. You can find their episodes here: https://alzauthors.com/podcast . Thankfully, many of our participants shared their experiences and we had a well-rounded discussion.

The speakers:

Marianne Sciucco, New York, US:

https://alzauthors.com/2018/05/02/meet-marianne-sciucco-alzauthors-admin-and-author-of-blue-hydrangeas-an-alzheimers-love-story/

Cindy Weinstein, California, US:

https://alzauthors.com/2022/01/18/cindy-weinstein-finding-right-words/

Donna Thomson, Canada:

https://alzauthors.com/2020/02/04/unexpected-journey-caring-thomson-white/

Ethelle Lord, Canada:

https://innocareofdementia.com/news/ethelle-lord-the-warrior-of-dementia-who-is-she/

Virginia Naeve, California, US:

https://anewpathformom.com/

Dennis Dulniak, Florida, US: https://www.nanasbooks.org/

Luis Cordero, Argentina and Chicago: https://www.davidson.edu/news/2022/04/19/watson-fellows-ready-tackle-questions-health-and-well-being-around-world

Vicki Tapia, Montana, US: https://alzauthors.com/2018/05/15/meet-vicki-tapia-alzauthors-admin-and-author-of-somebody-stole-my-iron/

We hope to revisit this subject with authors from other countries in the future, so please keep in touch with us at https://alzauthors.com.

You can follow us on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn – to stay updated on events, new authors, books, and resources.

Remember: You are not alone. One can sing a lonely song, but we chose to form a choir, and create harmony.

About the Podcast

Our podcast features authors who share their dementia journeys, talk about what led them to tell their stories in whatever medium they’ve chosen, and offer unique and painfully earned insights into life with dementia. Please subscribe so you don’t miss a word. If our authors’ stories move you, please leave a review. And don’t forget to share our podcast with family and friends in need of knowledge, comfort, and support on their own dementia journeys.

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