Guest Post from Peggy Sweeney-McDonald, Life in the A-Zone (Alzheimer’s) Podcast
September is World Alzheimer’s Month to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. Dementia affects almost 50 million people with a new case occurring every 3 seconds. Chances are you and your family have been, or know someone who has, struggled through the maze of caregiving a loved one. Caregiving for someone with dementia is extremely challenging and finding support while juggling the demands is nearly impossible.
The growing amount of podcasts focusing on Alzheimer’s caregivers can be an excellent resource. Podcasts with dementia experts being interviewed and giving tips on how best to support their loved ones can be helpful, but now there are podcasts telling the caregiver’s story. These podcasts explore the emotional, mental, and physical challenges weighing on the caregiver. Honest storytelling and conversations by caregivers who have been in the trenches, and are stronger because of the experience can help the caregiver know they are not alone and maybe offer some hope.
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Peggy Sweeney-McDonald is an actress, host, speaker, producer, writer and storyteller. She is the creator/author of Meanwhile, Back at Cafe Du Monde… Life Stories About Food live event and coffee table book by Pelican Publishing.