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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.
 
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I love this interview with Stacy Scheel-Hirsch about 'resourcing'. Resourcing is how we access and apply self-care. Imagine all the resources we tap into within to survive and thrive. Stacy talks us through how to access our inner resources, how mindfulness is a helpful tool and the different dimensions of wellness. We explore stories and examples …
 
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 thi…
 
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…
 
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, pursu…
 
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 sha…
 
Today’s show is about one of my most favorite topics in the world: supporting caregivers. I’ll admit that I’m always seeking new techniques, creative tools and new ways to reframe the caregiving journey. Whether you’re a champion at caregiving or someone who needs more support, I hope today’s show has helpful information and tips for you. Join us! …
 
Join Laura and Tracy as they explore how to manage through times of chaos as a caregiver. They talk about a variety of techniques that may be helpful in calming the chaos many caregivers feel. Listen in for practical tools and new ways of surviving tumultuous times! Tracy Kenela is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Certified Rehabilitation Coun…
 
Join me in this exploration of resistance to care, challenging behaviors and getting curious about what is being communicated for those with dementia. We look at who is being challenged and how to approach challenging situations as well as how to assess for low vs high safety behaviors.By Laura Vaillancourt
 
Join us for a discussion with Amy O'Rourke about the 'Fragile Years' and the importance of approaching decision making and relationships from this perspective. We examine questions such as when to step in as a decision maker, what you might be doing to make your stress worse and what you can be doing to minimize your own memory loss. Amy Cameron O’…
 
A wonderful episode with an amazing human being and dementia specialist, Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN, neurologist, Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center and the University of Alabama, Founder and President of Cognitive Dynamics Foundation. Dr. Potts explores the Pillars of Personhood: learning to honor, validate, and build relationships around the innate pers…
 
Join us for a conversation with Angel Duncan, PhD Candidate in Psychology of Gerontology, marriage and family therapist and art therapist working in mental health and dementia forms research, teaching, holistic program developments in care treatments, arts and neurosciences enthusiast. We had a wonderful conversation about the creative self, the im…
 
Join us in this great conversation with Megan as she explores quality of life for both caregiver and the person with dementia, taking a deeper look at situations that seem helpless, the human spirit underneath the disease and how to frame life and the dementia experience in a new, positive light. Learn more about Megan and her work and join her mai…
 
Join Laura as she interviews Teresa Quadres, LCSW about hospice, palliative care and the important decisions that caregivers are faced with. She has wonderful tips and thoughtful and very helpful considerations for everyone. You can check out more about her work and her Living with Intention class and the ARC model here: www.teresaquadres.com Also …
 
Join us as we explore the types of dementia, some very interesting information about how the brain works and impact on dementia impacts parts of the brain and a great discussion about therapeutic fibbing with those that have dementia. This is a fantastic interview you will not want to miss!By Laura Vaillancourt
 
Join Laura Vaillancourt as she explores considerations when moving your loved one from one setting to another. She educates about Relocation Stress Syndrome, how much to share with your loved one, how to make the transition go as smooth as possible as well as how to support the family during this time. Laura's website: www.eldercarecounselor.com Po…
 
Join Laura as she interviews Lisa Mayfield about Care Managers and the world of Aging Life Care Professionals. Lisa Mayfield founded Aging Wisdom® in 2003. She is trained and licensed as a mental health counselor, geriatric mental health specialist, and is a certified Aging Life Care Professional. Lisa brings over two decades of experience supporti…
 
Join Laura and Sara as they discuss aging in place for some great tips and important considerations. Sara Wasser is a social worker and is certified in geriatric mental health. She has spent the last 10+ years serving older adults by providing care coordination, resources and referrals in a continuing care community. Sara has a wealth of informatio…
 
Join us as we explore dying, death, grief and dementia with Jill Johnson-Young: caregiver, counselor, author and grief expert. Jill has spent her career as a social worker and clinician. After a long career, including ten years as a hospice social worker and ten years in private practice, her goals are clear: "We need to change how we talk about dy…
 
Join Laura V and her guest, Laura Smothers-Chu as they explore the unique challenges and gifts that come with long distance caregiving. This episode covers tips and tools as well as self-care opportunities such as mindfulness. You can find more about Laura Smothers-Chu at her website: https://www.joyindementia.com/home…
 
Learn about Occupational Therapy and how an OT might be helpful for your loved one with dementia. We discuss great tips on remaining at home safely, how to plan ahead and other ways an OT might be helpful to you. You can find more about Jennifer Hopps at her website: AdaptiveLivingOT.com Her Facebook: Adaptivelivingllc…
 
Join us as Elisabeth Mack, RN, BSN and owner of Holistic Caring shares with us about the benefits of using medicinal cannabis with your loved one with dementia. She covers the history, the science, the benefits and risks. This episode is packed with information, you may want to listen twice! You can learn more about Elisabeth and her work here: htt…
 
Christy and Laura explore the "Sandwich Generation"- those that are raising children while caring for older family members. Her knowledge and research in this area is so informative and normalizing. We examine how common this is, how to talk to children about dementia, and how to support your own health during this time. Christy Yates is the author…
 
Laura and Gail discuss the importance of advocacy such as important things to know about advocating during the pandemic. She shares practical tools and language that can be helpful to use as you act as your loved ones voice. We discuss the concept of 'brain-failure' and the helpful perspective this can have when caregiving. Gail wrote a fabulous bo…
 
Welcome to Life on Repeat: a podcast for those caring for someone with dementia. You host, Laura Vaillancourt, MA, LMHC, GMHS, explores the vision of this podcast as a platform to explore helpful caregiving tips, practical resources and most importantly, how to care for yourself through this journey.…
 
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