067 Managing Difficult Alzheimer's Behaviors Without Medications

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In This Episode:

Dr. K talks with Paula Spencer Scott, a family life expert and the author of Surviving Alzheimer s: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers. They discuss:

  • Paula’s personal experiences caring for her father and her in-laws affected by dementia
  • Why she didn’t write a memoir, and instead opted to focus on featuring Alzheimer’s experts and practical caregiving how-tos
  • The “Why-This, Try-This” approach to troubleshooting challenging dementia behaviors
  • Why it’s so important to learn to better respond to dementia behaviors, and only use medication as a last resort
  • A 7-step process that you can use to safely manage difficult Alzheimer’s behaviors
  • Why it’s important to “be kinder than you feel” (and be kinder to yourself)

Related episode:

030 Drugs for Difficult Dementia Behaviors: What to Know

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