Untangling Dementia Behaviors with Lisa Skinner

Untangling Alzheimer’s & Dementia, an AlzAuthors Podcast

Untangling Dementia Behaviors with Lisa Skinner

December 7, 2020

Untangling Dementia Behaviors with Lisa Skinner

Lisa Skinner is the author of “Not All Who Wander Need Be Lost,,” a caregiver guide full of real-life stories and practical advice.

Her dementia journey started when she was a teen and her grandmother displayed bizarre behaviors, diagnosed as senile dementia. At the time, resources for families were practically nonexistent and she dedicated her life to becoming an advocate and ally for those on the dementia path. She has witnessed 8 family members succumb to Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and with her husband served as a “relief caregiver” for his mother. She also provided dementia care for her beloved cockapoo, Oliver, who was diagnosed with Canine Dementia.

Professionally, she is a Behavioral Specialist devoted to helping families understand the stages and related behaviors that are associated with dementia illnesses. She considers her career in elder care a calling and has more than 25 years’ experience starting up memory care programs, counseling patients and their families on dementia care, training caregivers, and working in sales and marketing.

In this episode we discuss dealing with dementia behaviors, how to understand and communicate with those who have dementia, and canine cognitive dysfunction.

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