Elevate Your Caregiving in the Kitchen with Melissa & David Bernstein

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Elevate Your Caregiving in the Kitchen with Melissa & David Bernstein

July 5, 2023

Elevate Your Caregiving in the Kitchen with Melissa & David Bernstein

A crucial aspect of caregiving is keeping those in your care engaged and productive with simple, everyday tasks. Such activities can include folding laundry, arranging books, cooking, and eating. Not only does this provide purpose and enjoyment for the care recipient, but it also promotes independence and preserves dignity. Encouraging participation in daily tasks, even in a small capacity, can significantly enhance the overall quality of life for both caregiver and care recipient.

In this podcast, Melissa Bernstein, an occupational therapist, and David Bernstein, a geriatrician with over 40 years of practice, share the importance of these regular activities and how they can benefit those receiving care. They stress the value of including all the senses in these tasks, such as playing music while cooking or eating. The goal is to create a rich, sensory experience that nurtures and engages the mind and body, thereby fostering continued independence and self-worth in the care recipient’s life.

In this episode, you will be able to:

·      Discover their groundbreaking “Power of Five” formula for preventing neurodegenerative diseases.

·      Explore compassionate approaches to nutrition and engagement for Alzheimer’s caregivers and their loved ones.

·      Foster independence and uphold dignity in dementia and Alzheimer’s care.

·      Unlock flavorful secrets from Melissa’s cookbook for healthy eating and pet care.

After the Podcast

Read Melissa and David’s AlzAuthors posts

Melissa Bernstein Creates a Cookbook for Caregivers

Doctor Shares Strategies for Dealing with Unsafe Senior Drivers

Discover their books:

The Power of Five Formula:The Ultimate Formula for Longevity & Remaining Youthful

Power of 5 Test Kitchen Cookbook Your Guide to Healthy Cooking and Eating 

The Power of 5 Test Kitchen Cookbook: Caregiver Edition

I’ve Got Some Good News and Some Bad News: YOU’RE OLD: Tales of a Geriatrician, What to expect in your 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and Beyond

Senior Driving Dilemmas

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