GUT PUNCHED: ALZHEIMER’S & CAREGIVERS

Gut Punched: Alzheimer’s and Caregivers EP 10

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In episode 10 of “Gutpunched: Alzheimer’s and Caregivers” hosted by Jeff Edwards, listeners are in for an informative and heartfelt exploration of Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving challenges.

The episode kicks off with a segment titled “In the News Stories: If You Miss It, You’ve Missed It.” This week’s focus is on MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment), shedding light on this precursor to Alzheimer’s and the importance of early detection and intervention. Additionally, listeners will learn about Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys in the “Celebrities” feature, highlighting his connection to Alzheimer’s and raising awareness through his platform.

A poignant moment awaits with a special Alzheimer’s poem penned by a local caregiver, offering a glimpse into the emotional journey of those caring for loved ones with the disease. Following this, Jeff engages in an interview with BJ Odom, the host of “The Gift Of Life: The Organ Transplant Podcast,” delving into shared experiences and insights on caregiving and resilience.

Continuing the series “Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s,” Jeff explores the challenges of changes in personality and behavior in part 2 of the segment. Practical advice, links for connecting to help, and recommendations for books on the subject are shared to empower caregivers in their journey. Two fundamental rules for caregivers are highlighted, emphasizing self-care and community support.

The episode wraps up with a call to action, urging listeners to spread the word about the podcast, recognizing that nearly everyone knows someone affected by dementia. With episodes available on various podcast platforms, “Gutpunched” serves as a valuable resource for education, support, and solidarity in the face of Alzheimer’s and caregiving challenges.

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