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Hello, my name is Michael Delaney Sr.I started Baby Mountain Radio Productions as the home of a podcast that I wanted to start. I just didn’t have the name of the show. We were all sitting around the table one evening after dinner. We got to talking about me starting the podcast. We were talking, company names, instead of show names. Although Mama was losing some functionality, Mama who has dementia now is the one that come up with the name Baby Mountain Radio.

I wanted some way of telling my story of living with someone with dementia for about 2 years. I really thought about starting a radio station, ever since I saw the movie Pump Up the Volume with Christian Slater. In short, I thought that it would be so cool to talk to other people about anything that comes to mind, but I didn’t just want to talk all the time. I thought with a radio station I could at least play some music part of the time, so I wouldn’t have to talk all the time.

While researching how to start a radio station, it became apparent to me that it was way too expensive to even think about after all the royalties you had to pay. I mean, I needed about 6 licenses just to play the music for one, and then all the paperwork you had to keep up with in order to play the music. So I decided that a radio station was way too expensive. But while researching the radio station I came across a thing called podcasting.

So, you guessed it. I started researching podcasting. Come to find out podcasting is sort of like a radio station without all of the licenses and the royalties and all that. But with that said, without all the licenses I could no longer play the music, so I had to talk a lot. So I started researching what a podcast was and how to do it. The more I dug into podcasting, the more I thought this was my replacement to a radio station. I came across the name of Cliff Ravenscraft The Podcast Answer Man, so I started listening to his podcast because I thought maybe he’s teaching people what a podcast is and how to do it. Sure enough, that’s exactly what he was doing.

And the rest of the story is history. Baby Mountain Radio Productions is the home of my podcast called, Care Giving For Dementia. With Hopes of adding more podcasts soon.The latest episode of Care Giving For Dementia is down below. I hope you enjoy this episode.

 

 

A Turning Corner

Episode # 57

 

 

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Show Notes

 

In this episode of Care Giving for Dementia :

 

I refer back to several different episodes of caregiving for dementia about changes. If you would like to hear those episodes that I refer to, I put the direct links for downloads in the show notes.

And yet in this episode, I bring you yet another change in mom with her dementia in this episode, I discuss a lot about drinking, Mama is forgetting how to drink. And it’s a major turning point because when she forgets to drink altogether. We have lost any way of getting any nourishment to her at all.

I also talk about my belief in the fact that I don’t believe the doctors really know where this dementia comes from. They just seem to chalk it up to being old. The problem that I have with that thought is the fact that you have 85-year-olds that are acting like they’re in their 50s and 60s. And then you have people in their 60s and 50s with dementia like the 85-year-olds. So I don’t believe just being old has anything to do with dementia.

Once again in this episode, though I know that mom is not totally gone. You see, I’ve made up some T-shirts for the show in which I have used the cover art as the front of the T-shirt, which is in fact, Mama’s high school graduation picture that we have altered to black and white. I was sitting out with Mama one evening working with her on her drinking and she recognized that I had a T-shirt on with a picture of a girl on the front, she looked at that and point at it as she looked at me and said that girls pretty, I looked at mom and I said that’s you mama, she pointed to shirt looked at me again and she said yeah, I know. Now whether or not she actually knew that the picture was her not, I don’t know, but that’s a glimpse of Mama still be in there. Thank God that Mama’s still with us.

Here are the direct links for the episodes that I have referred to in this podcast.

# 1  Losing History Episode number 14

# 2 Physical Problems episode number 20

# 3 Changes episode number 27

# 4 Christmas Changes episode number 36

# 5 and last but not least Losing Spunk episode number 51

 

I hope you enjoy this episode or the past episodes of caregiving for dementia. Have a good week. Have a safe week and will talk to you next week. I have one last link I’d like to share with you for the international podcast day. https://internationalpodcastday.com/

 

 

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