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Dementia 

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Episode # 41

 

 

 

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In this week’s episode of caregiving for dementia. We discuss the good things the bad things and the ugly things about mom having dementia. Some of the good things that we talk about our not knowing whats going on in the world, not happening to full with the tax man. Some of the bad things we talk about in this episode is the fact that mom not knowing who I am and not knowing who she is. The ugly thing in this episode that we talk about his mom becoming more clingy to me than anyone else in the house. We hope you enjoy this episode of caregiving for dementia which we call The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

 

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Dementia Boredom

Episode # 40

 

 

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This week’s episode is about being bored even though you’re busy taking care of the one with mental disease. You do get bored even though there are things to do. You don’t always feel like doing them because you’re mentally tired, mentally stressed out, from taking care of the one that you’re taking care of. The times that you have to yourself is so few and far in between that you just don’t want to do anything.

 

You get tired of doing the same things you always do to keep yourself out of boredom at times. When you’re not sleeping because you either can’t or don’t feel like sleeping you’re not always able to do a whole lot because the things that you do may or may not cause noise. So you get bored because the things that you normally do. You’re tired of doing, or they make too much noise to do at certain times of the day.

 

You may also get bored because everybody in the house is sleeping at certain times. You don’t always feel like sleeping when everybody else in the house is. You don’t play with the dog because everybody else is sleeping.

 

Also in this episode, I mentioned making some trinkets for the podcast. I also mention possible listener donations through Patreon.

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2018 Lookout

Episode # 39

 

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This episode of caregiving for dementia is once again going to be a little different. I mentioned to you last week that I would have some things to look forward to in 2018. Some new changes to the podcast that I think will help in the production of the podcast.

One of these changes that I’m considering is moving the recording part of it to some kind of a room outside of the house. I’m not really sure whether what kind of room this is going to be, whether it’s just a shed in the backyard or if it’s going to be possibly some kind of the old truck of some sort. Either one would allow me to record in a much quieter, much more efficient way. Either one would give me a better place to do research, as well as possibly upgrading my equipment.

One of the things that I’m thinking about trying to do as well with the podcast is possibly trying to make just a little bit of money. Nothing major, just enough to cover the hosting fees for the podcast.

Also, I’m thinking about starting a few more different types of podcasts, you see caregiving for dementia is a good podcast for now, but eventually I’m going to run out of content. So when that happens, I’ll need something that’s already started so that I can continue podcasting itself.

One of the podcasts that I’m thinking about trying to start in 2018 would be one with the wife. Bring her on a podcast and do one together because of dementia. Not only affects the person who has it but it also affects the entire family. So I think that having a podcast with Stephanie would be a good idea for her to get her feelings about what’s going on here in the house out. Combination of the both of us dealing with dementia might help another family not only just the one is dealing with it from day-to-day. I’m also thinking about starting a podcast with the boy. I don’t know something about photographs, picture taking movies that kind of thing. He’s in the movies a good bit. He might be willing to do a podcast about his productions. I’ve been to I’ve been also been thinking about doing one on politics. Yeah, I know politics a sticky situation would be even stickier as a podcast. Because my opinion is my opinion and I’m sure that not everyone in America feels the same way I feel about some of the situations that America’s got itself into. That might be an interesting podcast. I’m also thinking about starting one from the church. I’ve also been thinking about having the pastors preaching as a podcast that would be a good way to get the Lord’s message out as well. So there’s just a few possibilities for podcasts in 2018.

Podcasting not only gives me something to do, but it’s also a way to relax, to clear my head, as well as leave something after I’m dead and gone. Something that Michael could look back on or Michael’s kids even when he has them so that they could say that’s my grandfather. Not only that but podcasting. I’m having it Blast. It’s really neat to be able to come back behind the microphone and release some your thoughts, put your thoughts down on paper per say. Not only does it give me a way of relieving the stress of caregiving, but it’s a blast to work on as well.       I don’t think I’ll ever get rich podcasting, but it’s fun and as long as you’re having fun doing something that you enjoy doing, go for it. As long as it’s not hurting anyone, as well as its not hurting the family, who knows, it may help someone much like I’m hoping that it does today as I record this.

I’ve also learned a good bit this year about podcasting, and one of the ways that I have learned a good deal is by listening to different podcasts. And there’s about 4 podcasts that I’m listening to on a consistent basis. One of these podcasts is the school podcasting with a man who I’ve actually had the pleasure of meeting, Dave Jackson. You can find Dave’s Jackson’s podcast, at http://www.theschoolofpodcasting.com He has a section in his podcasts called because of my podcast. And there are some really great stories that help new podcasters. Another podcast is the audacity to podcast with Daniel J Lewis. Daniels podcast has helped me a good deal because he has a Q&A that is quite helpful, and knowledgeable about all specs of podcasting. You can find Daniels podcast, at http://www.theaudacitytopodcast.com. The 3rd podcast that I find very helpful and I enjoy listening to is the podcasters Roundtable with Dave Jackson, Daniel J Lewis, and Ray Ortega, these 3 fellas get together and discuss everything about podcasting with a live chat room where you can ask your questions as they record. You can find this podcast at http://www.thepodcastersroundtable.com.  Now you may ask what these 3 podcasts have to do with my Outlook for 2018, well with listening to these podcasts, I have learned that there are podcast seminars, podcast camps… kind of things and they’re all over the United States. I found out that there was one in Washington DC called DC pod Fest and it was back in November 2017. There I learned a whole lot about podcasting. DC pod Fest wasn’t even the biggest one in the United States. I understand from what I’m hearing that social media marketing world is out in San Diego, California is the biggest one. I would really like to make it out there in February of 2019. With what I’ve learned at DC pod Fest I know at one of the bigger conferences I would learn twice as much. That’s not to mention meeting Daniel J Lewis, Cliff Ravenscraft, and Ray Ortega, and seeing Dave Jackson again. All of the above podcasters have been a great help to this newbie and I’m sure they’ll be a big help to you as well. Check their podcasts out at the above links. I’m sure you enjoy.

You see, in February 2017 is when I started podcasting. In a years, time I have changed the name of this podcast 3 times. Because I was just trying to get my feet wet, getting used to coming behind the mic, trying to find my voice. Not only was I trying to find my voice, but I was having a blast trying to podcast. One of the very cool things about creating something is watching it take form. When I started podcasting, I didn’t think anyone was going to listen to little old me about anything that I had to say. But I found it quite interesting just to have some kind of diary some kind of recording some kind of record of how dementia is affecting the family. But I didn’t just want the quote-unquote book smarts about dementia. I wanted real life field living experiences and that’s how I’ve been podcasting about dementia since I went to the DC pod Fest. You can have all the books smarts in the world about anything that you learning about, but when it comes to real life out in the field experience. There’s nothing like hands-on. You can’t learn everything by reading books.

In 2018 I would like to start possibly doing the podcast live on something like Facebook hangouts. A few of the podcasters that I mentioned above do live podcasting and most of them have an open chat room as well. I’d like to learn how to do a live chat room while recording my podcast. I’d also like to have more engagement with my audience, more interaction, more conversation with you the audience. Anything from emails to maybe even live meetups. I think a live meet up in 2018 would be excellent. Anything at all to where I could get to know you the audience a little better. Put faces to your names put names to faces that kind of thing.

So in closing, these are just a few of the things that I’m going to attempt to do in 2018. A few of these things are very scary to me. But I think a lot of them will be interesting as well. I know they’ll be a lot of fun as well. I hope you’ll stay tuned and listen to episodes in 2018. I hope that the podcast been very helpful to you so far. I hope 2018 will be even more helpful more exciting and full of information for you. Have a wonderful week. Have a wonderful 2018. And we’ll see you next week this is Michael with caregiving for dementia on https://www.babymountainradio.com

 

 

 

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Dementia Violence

 

Episode # 38

 

 

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This week’s episode.

I’ve named dementia violates because I was poking around iTunes and our ran on to several caregiving podcasts dementia, podcasts, and so forth. And one of them had some nurse or something on there that was talking about patients who have dementia, Alzheimer’s getting violent. And I wanted to put my feelings out there as far as the subject.

Now while it may be true that patients with dementia have a violent street now and then that is not always the case. This person was saying get rid of all the guns in the house lock up all knives in the house and that kind of thing. Now I’m not saying that that does not always happen. But what I in good tell you is the fact that in our case, Mama who has had dementia for or about 4 years now. I believe, although there are violent outbursts. There are no worries about the knives that are in the kitchen and yes we do have steak knives. We do have meat carving knives and so forth. Unfortunately, there are no guns in the house so I don’t have to worry about the guns. But even if there were Mama sleeps too much to be worried about these kinds of things.

And I when you 1st start in on this caregiving journey you’re told. Watch out for this kind of violent outbursts. Yes, we were told to lock up all knives and that kind of thing. And folks, that’s been 4 years ago and went to the point now where all Mama does is sleep, eat and go to the bathroom, and what little bit of violent outburst we do deal with has nothing whatsoever to do with knives or guns. It certainly is not to the point where we are worried about life-threatening situations.

Of course, violence comes in several different forms. These forms range from anything from screaming and yelling pitching and hitting pulling hair that kind of thing to what I understand to be life-threatening situations. None of us have ever really felt like we were in a life-and-death situation. Although these life-threatening situations may exist in some patients. They do not exist in all patients.

I also heard this person say that if you had children in the home with a dementia violent person, social services could and would come and take the children out of the home. Look, no one is going to come and check to see whether or not the dementia person is violent! It doesn’t happen. The counties don’t have enough employees enough time or even the budget to go around to every home in the county where there is a dementia person. I don’t understand why you get people that go to school for this kind of stuff they have all the book smarts, but they’re absolutely idiots when it comes to actually dealing with the dementia person.

You may have neighbors that call the police or call the county, but once they find out that the person has dementia, but they were called about unless you are physically in danger or feel that you are physically life threatened there’s not a whole lot. They’ll do. I’ve had this happen. This past summer mom was at yard yelling and screaming he’s going to kill me. He’s going to do this easily do that and yes, there were some neighbors in their yards and several houses up. Of course, and they called the law. I’ve seen the officer show up at their house a talk to whoever was in the house and then the officer come down toward my house, he got about halfway between his car and my house and I told him to come on down.  I said mamas just got dementia and when I said that the officer was like oh, okay, is everything okay ?, I said yes, mamas just having a little outburst. No one was bleeding profusely. So the officer said. If you need help, you can call this number. This officer was very nice, very pleasant very professional, but he was also very helpful to us, it gave us all I don’t know several numbers. I think about 3 to 4 numbers to where we could get help if we needed it. If we needed it, being a very big IF.

I think a lot of times people get to where they don’t want to take care of their parents. They don’t want to be tied down. They don’t want to have the responsibility of yeah, I’ll say it raising their parents again. I say that because the worst dementia gets the more like a child, they become. And I think a lot of people just don’t want to be bothered about don’t get me wrong, I realize people have to work. There’s nowhere around it, but there’s a lot of people in the families that don’t work, there’s a lot of people that could take care of their parents that don’t. Now I don’t know about you all, I really don’t know what your situations are but I’ll tell you I feel that God has given me COPD for reason! And that reason being, the fact that God knew that Mama was going to have dementia. And God knew that I was not going to put her in a nursing home. So God gave me this COPD to where I could take care of my mother. After all, it’s only right that I take care Mama now that Mama needs taking care of.

You ask what about the immediate family well. Although they have things that they’re doing they know how I feel they know that I’m not willing to put mom in a nursing home and so they help out as much as they can for the most part. They don’t always want to do what where when I tell him, but they do help out as much as they can, where they can as often as they can. And no, no one has said anything about locking up knives getting rid of the guns or any of the sort. No one is feeling in a life or death situation at any time, and were so far into it now that there’s not a whole lot that Mama can do even when she does get mad, she gets too tired too quickly.

So to wrap all this up for this episode, I’m going to say. Let’s not take things to the extreme. If you feel like you’re in a life or death situation, then, by all means, lock up your knives get rid of the guns in the house. But at the same time you some common sense. Don’t let somebody scare you to death and get you to believe that you’re in a life-and-death situation when you’re not. Just because you’re living with someone who has dementia and just because they have a violent outburst at times does not always make them so dangerous that you’re in a life-and-death situation. Let’s not make something out of nothing. A lot of times, all you need to do is tell them you love them tell that person who has dementia that you love them, tell them a lot and that seems to calm the situation down considerably. Walk away from him, leave them by themselves for just a little bit that doesn’t walk to where if they fall they’re going to hurt themselves and you don’t know what but you don’t necessarily have to be in the same room with them. You don’t have to be where they can see you that, situation down as well do things to calm the situation don’t do things to keep the situation up. Don’t argue with the person. If you don’t care if there’s nobody to argue with. They don’t argue. Therefore, it calms the situation down. Let’s not carry things to the extreme! Everything seems to be get carried to the extreme. Let’s not carry things to the extreme not always necessary. It’s not always something that needed. But what is needed is for that one who has dementia to feel safe to fail unafraid and can be coffered when they need it.

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Dementia, Christmas, Depression

 

Episode # 37

 

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We’ve talked about not decorating for Christmas because of mom’s dementia. But what we haven’t talked about. Is that not decorating for Christmas, makes the house and makes the time feel like it’s not Christmas time.

When you don’t decorate for Christmas, it doesn’t feel much like Christmas. It just feels like another day of the year. It doesn’t even feel like a special day. Now you don’t have all of the work decorating the tree decorating the house. But when you don’t put the work in to make it feel like it’s Christmas you don’t feel much like being in the Christmas mood.

            The family no longer has what I would consider being kids in the family. The youngest one in the family right now is 17 years old. When they get to be that age, you don’t really know what to get them for Christmas. If you get them close you don’t know what size to get them, you’re not really sure what kind of music they listen to, and today’s kids seem to be more into electronics than not. So if you don’t know what size they were you don’t know what music they listen to when you’re not sure what kind of electronics there into, what you get them?

            I know when I was a kid. All I don’t know, 13, 14 years old. Maybe younger I was just as happy with money as a gift. What better thing, can you get someone? Especially if you don’t know what to get somebody for Christmas.

            Christmas is a rough time the year for a lot of people. A lot of people get depressed because they don’t know what to get someone. When you have a deadline, to get that special gift for that special someone, it adds a lot of pressure, the buyer of that gift. I know it does for me anyway. And I don’t know about you but I always, always spend way too much money for Christmas. So that adds to the pressure of Christmas. All this pressure at this time a year really makes it rough for some people. It’s so rough that some people don’t make it through the pressure. They feel like their gift, wasn’t good enough, wasn’t big enough, or and yes, sometimes not expensive enough.

            Depression comes on for a lot of different reasons to someone. Their job causes them to have headaches, their family life causes them problems, and yes, in my case, their health causes them to worry. I’m finding myself more and more worried about things like, what’s going to happen to mom if something happens to me? Who’s going to take care of mom if I’m not able to do so? These are just some of the reasons that may cause someone to fall into depression.

            As to how all this ties into dementia, dementia causes a lot of family problems. Things like going home for Christmas. It’s been 6 years since we’ve been back home to West Virginia because of a mamas health. It’s been 2 years since my sister has come down to see mom. This is a sister that called mom every night and talked to mom on the telephone for 2 hours. She just quit calling she just quit coming to see mom.

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Christmas Change

 

EPISODE # 36

 

 

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In this episode of Care Giving for Dementia, we read Luke chapter 2 verses 1 through 20. This passage of Scripture is the Christmas story. The birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Which is the true meaning of Christmas. We also talk about a few things that the family will change this year for Christmas due to mom having this devastating disease dementia

 

 

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 This episode is dedicated to the memory of our dearly loved uncle, Thomas Strong

Episode # 35

Things You Know You Should Do Put Can’t do

 

 

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This week’s show notes are going to be short and sweet and to the point, ladies and gentlemen, you see, we’ve had a death in the family. Fortunately, it was not mom, thank God. But unfortunately, we do not have coverage for mom on one of the days that we need for the funeral, so one of the 3 of us is going to stay home and Miss the funeral for our beloved, Uncle Tom.

This episode of caring for dementia I’m dedicating to the memory of our beloved Uncle, Thomas Strong. A man who gave this family a lot of love a lot of time, and this new podcaster a lot of encouragement. Uncle Tom, you will be missed very, very much. Rest in peace! Uncle Tom, Rest in peace.

 

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Episode # 34

 

Interruptions

 

 

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This week on caregiving: I want to talk to you a little bit about things that don’t get done. When you take care of someone no matter what the reason. There’s, always things that need to be done that don’t always get done. Like housework! Whether that, be the dishes, the beds made, laundry, or any other need to do housework.

Now, when mom was in good health, she would clean the house and work. Mama worked up until oh, I guess, 1997 and even when Mama worked and was steel able keep the house clean. Now it wasn’t spotless, but it was clean. Now that Mama is not as well, Stephanie is working all day long. I mean she doesn’t come home until evening because of transportation. Michael is working 8 to 10 hours a day. So that only leaves mom and I hear in the house and the dog. So there are things, that yes need to be done, but if I try starting to do something, whether that be the dishes, laundry or sweeping the floor or whatever. 9 times out of 10 Mama needs something, and most of the time it is at the worst time.

It doesn’t always have to be housework. Many times, I’m on the computer and mom need something. I’m in a shower and mom need something. Or any other thing that we’re doing, we need to stop and take care of her, and because of that, there’s a lot of things that get put off until they just can’t be put off anymore.

There are things that I’d like to do that I’m not doing because it would take a lot of time to configure and I’d get deep in thought and Mama would yell because she needed something. Sometimes, that something, is she just wants to know that somebody else’s in the house with her, that happening more and more. A lot of the time, she’ll wake up from a nap and she gets really scared because she thinks there’s nobody else in the house. No matter how many times you tell her that she’s never in the house alone, it doesn’t seem to sink in.

When you’re the only one that is taking care of somebody else, whether that your children or your elderly parents and you know they’re scared, you do everything you can for them with them at any time. It also affects you a little bit also because for a while you’re trying to figure out why their so scared. A lot of times they can’t tell you, what, why there’s a scared. Singer, left with the feeling of that was weird. And for a while, you are worried about what it is that there is a scared of. Mamas, is to the point now, where she’s scared of her own shadow at times. Mama is seeing things that scare her. A lot of the times, the things that she sees are caused by her hallucinations due to dementia.

I’ve thought a lot about maybe hiring someone to do some of the things that I’ve been putting off. There are some things that need to be fixed, that Yeah, I could fix, but I get to fixing and Mama would need something. I thought about hiring somebody just to help with mom. Which we did for a while, but that got expensive. I’m not sure even if I was to hire someone to help take care of mom, I’m not sure Mama would let them.

I know there’s times when Michael and Stephanie, both take care mom and evening, and Mama wants me. Michael and I had a discussion last night. Michael was telling me that when he takes care of his grandma. A lot of the times when she wants something, that something is me. I tried to tell Michael that I can’t be there every time Mama wants me. I’ve got a have a little bit of time every day for myself. The more time that goes by the worst Mama gets the more Mama wants me. I tried to tell Michael that she wants me because I’m the one that’s here 5 days a week, 12 hours a day. I tried to tell that he needs to work with his grandmother in times like that. I also told him, though I knew it wouldn’t be easy because Mama is so used to having me with her that it’s really hard for her to trust someone else. Because they’re not with mom as much as I am. I think that mom has trash issues with them when they take care of her. I’m trying to do my best, to work them into the routine in the evening and weekends. So that mom builds that trust with Stephanie and Michael so that I don’t have to be there as much. I really hope that mom will build that trust with Michael and Stephanie so that I can get a little bit of a break every day without happening to stay up past midnight just to have a little bit of time to myself.

I don’t mean for this to sound like I’m complaining I’m not. But these are the things that happen when you take care of someone no matter who it is. One of the reasons why are called this episode interruptions. It’s because while I was doing this podcast I have gotten interrupted by the telephone, Mama need go to the bathroom, as well as needing something to eat for lunch.

So to wrap all this up. This is just what happens as you take care of your elderly parents or whoever it may be, that you’re taking care of. Don’t forget whatever you do, don’t forget yourself you need to take care of yourself as well. Cause if you don’t nobody will. So ask yourself this question. If you don’t take care yourself who’s going to take care of the one that you’re taking care of?

Stay tuned for next week’s episode as we discuss what we’re doing and what where not doing for the holidays due to dementia. Also a couple months from now I will be celebrating one year of podcasting. I’d like to have a little bit your input as to how we do that. If you’ll go to www.babymountainradio.com and leave us a comment as to how we should celebrate our one year in podcasting. I would appreciate it so very much. Thanks again for listening to Caregiving for Dementia.

 

 

 

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Episode # 33

 

Family Trouble

 

 

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this week on: Caregiving for Dementia. I have a lot of trouble trying to tell mom about the trouble the other family members are having. You see any time that one of us has a medical condition or someone has died, whether it be a family member or a friend of the family, I have a really hard time bringing myself to the point of being able to tell mom.

It’s hard enough trying to carry on a conversation with mom, about anything at all. So when I find out about someone having trouble, that normally I would’ve told mom about whatever it was, with her having to dementia, I can no longer do that without great difficulty. Mom’s not capable anymore of understanding, physical problems, or the fact that someone has died. You see, she keeps asking to go see her mother. Her mom died 20 years ago. As she normally would know this, but I can’t seem to bring myself to tell her the grandma has died.

I have found out about someone being very sick, sicker, than I thought they were, and I’m not going to say anything to mom about it. They’re not going to say anything to mom about it. All because mom’s not going understand, no matter how you try to explain it to her. Because she may realize that something is wrong with our actions, the way we talk, but without getting her upset and not accomplishing anything except getting her upset. We have decided not to say anything. And this is not the 1st time that something like this has happened. The 1st time it happened Mama just got extremely agitated even though she knew something was wrong. It took forever to have her understand what it was.

It decisions that you have to make to keep that person from getting so upset and so agitated. Because it does no good to get them upset, especially when they’re in their 80’s. It doesn’t do you any good because you have to deal with the one that’s agitated and upset. And a lot of times you get upset because they are upset, you try to explain something to them and they don’t understand what you’re trying to tell them, so they get upset, you get frustrated because they don’t understand plain English.

The conversations that you try to have with someone with dementia, isn’t always about someone being sick or someone dying. It’s any kind of conversation that you try to have, can be very frustrating for both you and the one that has dementia, For example, I had a problem with the computer. I need to put some major money out to fix the problem. That would’ve been a conversation that mom and I would have had if it wasn’t for her having to dementia.

Mama also seems to be having trouble hearing us. Of course, that’s been the case for a while, but part of the problem is the fact that when she 1st got dementia. She took her hearing aids out one night to go to bed we got up the next morning and we could not find her hearing aids. Months went by, and we found one of her hearing aids but when I found it, and it appeared to be very, very dirty.             Now I’m not a hearing aid technician, but common sense tells me that you can’t put water on hearing aids. So I haven’t put it back in your ear. Yet, I may take an alcohol wipe to it, to see if it will clean up. But even if it does clean up she’s to the point now where she can’t tell me if they hearing aids working or not.     Now I may be able to figure it out by her actions as we talk to her. Or I may not be able to because she’s not capable anymore of telling me whether or not a hearing aid is helping her or if a hearing aid is bothering her.

That’s like her eyeglasses. It’s been at least 3 years since she’s had her eyes checked. She can’t tell the doctor what the eye chart says anymore. She can’t tell me what the eye chart says so I can’t tell the doctor what she says about the eye chart. And it’s very frustrating for me because I feel like it would be a waste of time to take her to either Dr. for either problem because she’s not capable of communicating much anymore.

If any of you out there have a doctor, that specializes in these 2 fields that has experience working with folks with dementia and not being able to communicate very well. Please, please leave a comment on www.babymountainradio.com, and let me know who they are and how to get in touch with them.

I guess to wrap this week’s episode up. When it comes to health conditions, or life or death situations. Doctor’s appointments for things that need the person to communicate with the doctor. You just have to do what you think is best for yourself and for the person who you are taking care of. Because you may feel like I do at times like you’re caught between a rock and a hard place.You feel bad because you don’t take them to the doctor, you feel bad if you do take them to the doctor because they can’t communicate, so you feel like some doctor’s appointments are just a waste of time. What do you do in situations such as these? Again, please hit www.babymountainradio.com and let me know.

Until next week this is Michael, enjoy your week.

 

 

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Episode # 32

 

Thanksgiving Day Dinner With Dementia

 

 

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In this episode, we talk about the Thanksgiving dinner with family members, including the dogs for both families. All 3 grandkids helping to prepare dinner, Including a 1st-time turkey carving.

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Episode # 31

 

A Clearer Direction

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The past 30 episodes of this podcast have just really been getting my feet wet with the podcast putting it out to the Internet getting my technique and such down. Without any real direction for the podcast itself.

I heard about the DC pod Fest, which was November 10 and 11th. I was unsure about whether or not to go. But I finally decided to go ahead and get my ticket and go to the pod Fest just to see what things were like. I had no idea what to expect, I thought it would be just a bunch of people partying pretty much. But ladies and gentlemen, I’m here to tell you that I’ve got a much clearer a much more focused direction to go with this podcast.

As you all know when I’ve 1st started this podcast, in fact, the 1st 8 episodes of this podcast are tracking mom’s day to day activities. Which was the subject of the podcast, but as you all know by now the family thought that was too much information. So the object of the podcast or the reason why I was podcasting was taken away from me. So from episode 9 to episode 30, I’m just sort of getting my technique you know the way I sound to a certain degree all of the ins and outs of podcasting.

After attending DC pod Fest. I have a much clearer and much more focused object of this podcast. You see, there are times when caregiving can be so stressful that you feel frustrated and alone. You feel like you’re the only one in the world dealing with your situation.

So I hope that this podcast from this point forward gives you an outlet, gives you someplace to release that frustration. Because you’re not caregiving by yourself, there are a lot of people caregiving for their parents, not just with dementia, but other diseases as well.

We as caregivers need a place that will allow us to remove the stress remove the frustration so that we don’t get to feeling like were the only one dealing with this situation. I’m hoping that this podcast will give you that such place. I know this podcast has really helped me with the stress I’m dealing with Mama and her dementia, it gives me an outlet to reach out to other caregivers, hopefully, to help them through their day. Hopefully to help them through their situations and maybe even put a smile back on their faces.

 

 

The Michael Delaney Show

 

 

 

Episode # 30

Proudly Terrorized

 

Part # 3

 

Starring: Michael Delaney Sr.

 

 

 

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Michael Junior is Terrorizing Us: One of the reasons why I named this series of 3 episodes Proudly Terrorized, is because about 6 months ago, Michael come to his mother and I and told us that there was some kind of a concert going on at the end of October, out in Las Vegas, that he wanted to go to . Now, for normal parents that would probably be a big deal to let their kid go from one end of the country to the other, but for us, we were okay with it, because back in 2011 we got a letter from the people to people student ambassador programs. Now how we got this letter, we don’t know, how ,who what, where ,when yada yada yada. We have no idea, but make a long story short, Michael was invited to go overseas to France, England, and Rome. I believe he was about 14 at the time, 13, 14, in that range, so we decided to go ahead and let him go. We did all kind of checks and all kinds of protections and everything that we could do and all that,but the problem was with that trip itself. You see his mother and I had just seen the movie Taken. Now if you haven’t seen any of the movies Taken. These movies are about people that go overseas and get kidnapped and that kind of thing, the wrong kind of movie to go see at the movies the evening or 2 before your child goes overseas. So that was a little bit of time that was terrorizing for his mother and I being the daddy that I am. But we had mom at this time that we could talk to. She was a good comfort to both of us. In fact, she even Helped him go, and we had all kinds of things in place to where we knew where he was at certain times of the day, Which made us feel a little better about letting go, not just across the country, but overseas. Remember now, the boy is only 13, 14 years old. He’s not a child, he’s not a baby, but yet he’s not an adult, either, so he comes back, everything’s fine and dandy. He graduates from high school, which is another terrorizing moment in life because it makes you realize that your child is no longer a child that needs his mommy and daddy all the time, now he’s not fully grown, but old enough to step out on his own, just a bit. All this is leading up to the fact that Michael Junior is no longer a child. He’s a now young adult, yet he still needs mommy and daddy at times, but he’s no longer depending on us for every move he makes. Now this week in the country, We’ve had this mass shooting out in Las Vegas. There’s some kind of a concert at the end of the month that Michael wants to go to in his head made plans to go to for about 3 months at least in the same location. This is very terrorizing for his mother and I number 1 because these are only child number 2 because of the shooting. That was just out there. I mean, this guy killed 59 people and injured 500 people over 500 people, I believe. So I have tried my best to talk Michael out of going without coming plane out telling him that he can’t go, I told him he shouldn’t go, but I have not asking not to go and I won’t asking not to go. He’s he’s 21 he’s got to make his own life decisions whether or not they may or may not put them in arms way. I I’m really proud of in because he does have a heck of a head on the shoulders for being 21. Maybe I’m just being the over protective parent that needs to keep quiet and and letting do what he wants to do. I mean eventually he got a turn things like this over to God and let God take care of a. After all, he is 21, you can’t make every decision for him. And I think one of the frightening things about this one is is that mom is not here mentally to talk to about it and to give us that mental support that she give us when he went overseas. She can’t carry on a conversation, let alone give us any kind of advice about letting go across the country, like she did when he went overseas. Naturally still in the country. He sees closer than what he was when he was 13, 14, but he’s older tell and we just need to be…… There if and when he needs us. I want my mommy to talk to about to give me that comfort that she give us when he went overseas, but unfortunately dementia has got are locked in this little world over own. I know she’s in there somewhere, because we get glimpses of her, but she’s not there 24 / 7, 365, the way she was when he went overseas.

These are the kind times that I really miss mom. I guess that due to dementia, this is how I’m going to go through the rest of my life. Not being able to talk to her in situations like this to give me that comfort to give me that backbone that I need to let him grow up in the way that I know he will. I mean Stephanie and I’ve done a great job. I think with raising Michael with mom’s help. He’s turned out to be a great young man. When he was little, I thought maybe he’d be the world’s next Elvis Presley. But now that he’s 21 has no interest in preforming music, that wish in mind as changed. Although my hopes of him, become an Elvis have changed. I do believe that no matter what he does in life with the attitude that he’s got today he will do something great in this world. I have had some great conversations with him, on politics, and religion, and now then, with the shooting in Las Vegas and he’s left me with the impression that he’s got a good head on his shoulders and I need to trust in his decisions that affect his life. So with all that said, the only thing I can say to him, and about him, is that daddy is very, very proud of him.

 

            I’m also terrorizing myself by doing this podcast. I have 27 episodes out. This is number 28 and one of the things that is terrorizing is the fact that you put yourself out for all to see for all to hear what and how you react to things. I started this to keep track of mom and her dementia. The process of dementia and for a while I was calling the show the dementia episode this episode that one of the things that you learn when you do podcasting. If is to talk to other pod casters who had been doing it longer and take their advice and what they tell you and all this and either apply it or not, and what the podcast that I listen to. I have ran on to what’s called The Podcasters Roundtable.( @ Www.Podcastersroundtable.com ) with Ray Ortega, Dave Jackson from WWW.school podcasting.com and Daniel J Lewis from www. the audacity to podcast.com. I can’t get enough of this podcast I am learning so much from this podcast. That’s amazing. I not only just have one pod casters that I listen to, but now with the podcast Roundtable. There are 3 of the meta-time, plus a new one and can listen to the 3 that have done this for years and the new one that they bring on you learn so much about podcasting.

The equipment what to do, how to do how to monetize how to make money, how not to make money where to host your feet what where not to so I mean that they’re going through everything and these 3 podcast is a been podcasting for years. Can you imagine if you were singer were in a rock band just starting out, sitting down in a room with Elvis Presley, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and then giving you advice on how to sing, how to perform. I couldn’t.

Well, okay, I think that’s probably about enough of being terrorizing. So if you are looking for other podcasts to listen to the 3 that I’ve mentioned in this podcast are great podcasts. I have learned a lot just listen to the 3 of them on the pod casters Roundtable. If you get a chance check them out. I think you enjoy your podcast. And speaking of enjoying podcast. If you enjoy this podcast, please leave me a comment, an email, on www.baby mountain radio.com

 

 

 

The Michael Delaney Show

 

 

 

Episode # 29

 

Proudly Terrorized  

 

Part #Two

 

Starring: Michael and Michael Jr.

 

 

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In this part of proudly terrorized, Michael Junior and I talk about his trip to Vegas. Why he’s going. How he’s getting out there. And the fact that he is not afraid of going out there due to the shooting that we just had out there couple weeks ago. We talk a little bit about him needing to get away from the house due to his grandmother’s dementia. I let him know as well that his mother and I are terrorized just a bit about him going to Vegas. We also talk a little bit about these public shootings or massacres or whatever you want to call them becoming part of the norm.

This group or whatever this thing is that he’s going to Vegas to see. They had one in DC of the same sort of thing. But Michael seems to feel that he’ll get more out of the event in Vegas than he did in DC. Michael also has some things out in Vegas that he knows about that he wants to go try while he’s out there and we discuss those things as well.

Michael and I also talk about his airfare, hotel and car rental while he their in Vegas. The fact that he needs to have some way around, and he was talking about rent a car, maybe Uber or something on that lines to get around Vegas while he’s out there.

I asked Michael if he had checked on the event to see if they are still having it. I thought maybe with just have in the shooting out there, They may cancel this event. I was kind of hoping that they would cancel the event. I thought that it would give him a good excuse to stay home.

Michael brought up the fact of just wanting to have some fun. So I asked him what kind of fun he wanted to have, a way for mommy and daddy that he couldn’t have in the same town where we are, being the fact that he is now 21 years of age.

We also talk about what if’s. What if there’s another shooting while he’s out there, what if he gets hurt, what if he gets lost. Here in DC. His mother and I are here where we can get to him if any of the above happen. But with him going to Vegas it could take days to get to him. Whereas here DC it would only take hours.

I told him that his mother and I were talking in last week’s episode about whether or not he found somebody to go out to Vegas with him or not. So I asking if he found somebody go to Vegas with him or not.

When he went overseas, his mother and I got him a track phone. We could sit in the bedroom of the house and know, approximately where he was with this phone. But now that he’s 21 we can’t giving something like that. He tells me that we need to letting spread his wings just a little bit. He also said that we need to trust God that it’s in the Lord’s hands.

I tell him that his mother and I realize that we’ve got a letting spread his wings. But on the other hand, we are going to be worried about him out their in Vegas, all by himself. I understand to that he needs to get away from his grandmother with her dementia. I understand to that he is only 21 and he’s never had to deal with a family illness, let alone dementia, and the need to get away from such an illness. The Fact that he’s 21 now is not going to stop his mother and I from worrying about him.

And that’s my interview with Michael Junior, His feelings on the shooting in Las Vegas. Last week’s episode was his mother’s feelings on the shooting. And next week you’ll have my thoughts on the whole situation. I hope you all will keep listening to the podcast and if you could hit www.babymountainradio.com and leave us a comment.

 

 

 

The Michael Delaney Show

 

Episode # 28

 

Proudly Terrorized  

Part # One

Starring: Michael and Stephanie Delaney

 

 

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This is the 1st part of a three-part series that Stephanie and I are calling proudly terrorized. In this 1st part Stephanie and I talk about her feelings on the shooting in Las Vegas due to the fact of our boy wants to go to Las Vegas it in the month for another concert. Yes, a concert much like the one where we had the shooting. We also talk about her feelings. Not being able to talk to mom about it due to dementia. We also talk about the fact that Michael has went overseas back in 2012. The things that we did then are not the same things that we can do now due to the fact that he is 21 years old.

We also ask at the tail end for your comments on www.babymountainradio.com. I also leave a little teaser about next week’s episode, part 2 of Proudly Terrorized at the very end of this episode.

 

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Episode # 27

 

Changes

 

 

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New neighbors

Having the law called

Mom not eating very much

Returning to childhood state

Losing the ability to talk

Listening to another podcast

Unable to share

Trying to keep mom from falling

Having a Big Dog

Our support group

Preparing care giving

5 steps to prepare for Care Giving

Dying before the one you’re caring for

Time for me later is the wrong idea

No 2 people care give in the same way

Asking for some feedback

 The Michael Delaney Show

Dementia Episode # 26

Talking to other Podcasters about the content.

 

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Is my content good enough to keep going

Podcasters who have been podcasting for years are reachable folks

Cliff Ravenscraft  http://podcastanswerman.com/

Daniel J Lewis  https://theaudacitytopodcast.com/

Ray Ortega  http://podcastersroundtable.com/

Not being the only one worried about his content drying up

Judging your own content

Feeling like I’m in a box

Steel considering changing the name of the show

Talking to the above pod casters about the content drying up

According to the stats this podcast seems to be helpful

Not putting out last week’s content

Dementia has really slowed down. Thankfully

Giving Mikey & Stephanie the weekend to take care of mom

Stephanie went back to work this month

This Week 16 years ago was 9/11

Mom doesn’t remember a whole lot of anything, let alone 9/11

Taking care of yourself in order to take care somebody else

Find a local care giving support group

Watching the parent trap

Quick movements in the car / being out in the car

Asking for some feedback

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Dementia Episode # 25

 

Is the content drying up?

 

 

 

 

 

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In this week’s episode of dementia, I talk a little bit about changing the show around due to the fact of losing some content. Dementia has slowed down to the point where the content is drying up.

Without going through other people’s notes and other people’s information, and without the changes of dementia being so quick, the content is drying up without specifically tracking mom.

We are not noticing the changes as quickly or as frequently or quite as strong as we were when we started podcasting about dementia. Thankfully, I no longer feel like I’m losing my mother as quickly as I once did.

Also we talk a little bit about possibly changing the name of the show. With the content not being as strong as it once was, leaving the show named dementia does not feel quite right. I am concerned, however, of losing the audience that the show has if I change the name.

            I wasn’t getting any feedback for the show either. I thought no feedback was a sign of not having any listeners, but the show stats were growing every month. I wasn’t sure why I wasn’t getting any feedback. Was it because the show was not interesting, Not very helpful, or what the deal was. I put the fact of not having any feedback out on Facebook in a podcasting group. And I got some great feedback from fellow pod casters that helped me to at least decide to continue podcasting.

 

The Michael Delaney Show

 

 

Dementia Episode # 24

 

 

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  1. Taking care of Stephanie
  2. Still playing around with Mama’s meds
  3. Stephanie getting ready to go back to school
  4. I’m coming down with a head cold
  5. How I’ve been recording the podcast and the fact that you may hear some skips this week
  6. Remembering wanting to go to Memphis In August 1977
  7. Missing the serious talks mom and I used to have
  8. I’m not sure how to be identifiable throughout life to do about that
  9. Family members missing out on mom’s life
  10. Life being one big circle
  11. Stephanie going back to work. It’s just leaving me and mom during the day
  12. Not knowing why moms not stable on her feet anymore
  13. Still working with the iPad for the podcast recording
  14. News on the DC pod Fest
  15. Not knowing if anyone is listening other than family members
  16. Asking for some feedback on the podcast

The Michael Delaney Show

 

 

Dementia Episode # 23

 

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  1. Not having a whole lot to talk about this week
  2. Thinking that after you get to be a certain age. The doctors are going to over medicate you
  3. Mama’s has done 380 after taking have of her medication away
  4. Mama not being hard to deal with, yes, she’s a little feisty at times, but aren’t we all
  5. Talking to my brother about taking some of this medication with mom
  6. Not seeing the reasoning behind giving mom all of the medication. If she’s just go to sleep
  7. Being up all night and most of the day, now she sleeping at 2 AM
  8. August being a transition month cost of these going back to work at the end of the month
  9. Facebook accepting podcast in a new way, started a Facebook page for baby mountain radio, as well as a Facebook group for promoting podcast
  10. May try to start a new podcast with the kids at school
  11. Do you need to as careful about letting people know where you are on the Internet
  12. Talking to Michael Junior about coming on in the podcast
  13. A possible podcast on politics
  14. The government wasting money that could be spent on research for dementia
  15. Business cards from baby mountain radio
  16. Asking for you to leave us a review in iTunes and/or on baby mountain radio.com

 

 

The Michael Delaney Show

 

 

Dementia Episode #  22

 

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  1. Almost didn’t put this episode out
  2. The support group
  3. Update on Mama Eating habits are getting better
  4. The IPad episode may sound a little different
  5. Some new software for the IPad
  6. FaceBook Groups & the Stigma associated with mental diseases and podcasting
  7. Update on the DC pod Fest in November
  8. Not receiving any feedback from the episodes
  9. Stephanie Health Problems
  10. My bike riding
  11. Planning My C&O Canal Trip a 186 mile trip
  12. May see if the boy scouts need a big bike trip

The Michael Delaney Show

 

Dementia Episode # 21

 

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Retracting a statement from last week’s episode

My own forgetfulness

A report on Mama

Mama not knowing that societies crumbling, due to a public magazine targeting our children and sex

Here’s a link to the article in teen Vogue that I’m referring to: http://www.teenvogue.com/story/anal-sex-what-you-need-to-know

Cities and states wasting money on ballfields and stadiums

Mama had some memory test run years ago

Quite concerned about Stephanie’s physical problems

Bringing back memories of the time Mama took on a big airline

My relationship with daddy

Finding out something about my father. I didn’t know from the web

Mom is not really able to carry on a conversation anymore

Reassuring mom that she safe and constantly telling her that I love her

The Michael Delaney Show

 

 

Dementia Episode # 20

 

 

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 Taking a bath

After taking a shower/bath

Family members on both sides end up in the hospital

Summer projects here in the house, that are still waiting

Not telling mom that her family members in the hospital

Stephanie’s health issues

Having a registered nurse in the family is a big help a big comfort

Not wanting to ramble in the podcast

Not having control of life’s curbs

Believing in God and letting him have his way in all things

The Michael Delaney Show

 

 

Dementia Episode # 19

 

 

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  1. Explaining some of the feedback I’ve gotten about the podcast
  2. Giving mom credit for the name of the company/network/podcast
  3. Paying closer attention to mom this week
  4. A different way to prepare the food
  5. Refusing to put mom in a nursing home
  6. Seeing changes every day instead of week by week, month by month
  7. Thank you to Michael and Stephanie’s help
  8. One thing that we learned from the support group
  9. Being able to return to church in a different sort of way
  10. A late happy Fourth of July
  11. Love your family
  12. Mom not knowing who I am

 

The Michael Delaney Show

 

 

Dementia Episode # 18

 

 

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  1. Apologetic for last week’s episode
  2. Thank you to the wife, Stephanie
  3. The talk between pod casters.
  4. My own health issues
  5. Mamas eating and sleeping habits
  6. A ruler from kindergarten
  7. Listening to other pod casters and one was talking about growing up as a child
  8. Having the best of both worlds is a kid
  9. Losing the family stories that you heard as a kid. Not having anyone to go to to know the truth of those stories
  10. Things that Michael should and shouldn’t know/Stephanie knows
  11. Dementia locking doors to memories
  12. Reading the Christmas story on Christmas Eve
  13. Not decorating for Christmas this year
  14. Mama not being able to tell Michael your daddy did this your daddy did that
  15. Siblings telling the family stories
  16. My stepfather and I
  17. 3 out of 4 parents
  18. Dementia robbing mom of her grand kids/great grand kids
  19. Mama sisters
  20. Losing track of thought and being able to regain it
  21. Not searching for the truth, this close to losing mom
  22. Your health, your actions affect your kids
  23. Starting family traditions of your own
  24. Telling kids in your stories
  25. Tell your kids you love them
  26. Michael’s responses a lot of the time to his mother and I when we want to love on him
  27. The wife walked in at the tail end of this podcast and said I should of said when I was talking about love on them to add a hug on their to.

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Dementia Episode # 17

 

 

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Welcome to this week’s episode of dementia, this is episode 17. This week Michael’s under the weather I’m Stephanie his wife. Michael and I both are blowing out of our minds due to our stats of this program, we just cannot believe how many of you folks are listening. We would like to thank you so very much for all of the listening.
This week’s episode is going to be quite different due to Michael’s health. But we wanted to let you know a few select things.
Mama is doing quite fine all in all. We had another day of work done on the house, where we had to leave the house for about 8 hours and she did really good. The next day, however, she made up for having to get up so early and staying up all day that she slept all day until dinner, and she got up for dinner and right back out to bed she went. She must’ve been extremely tired is all we configure.
Our boy Michael Junior is back home from his camping trip to the modern day Woodstock. He seemed to enjoy his trip very much, but was also glad to get home into his own bed and was really glad to take a shower.
I unfortunately still have not been able to figure out all of the IPad’s functions. I’m still working on trying to figure all of that out for this podcast, but once I get it there will put an episode out from the iPad and we’ll see which one is better sounding for the podcast.
One other thing that Michael wanted me to let you know is that, the DC area is having a Pod Fest in November 2017. He’s looking forward to it. It will be his 1st ever pod camp. Hope to see you all there. We’ll keep you posted as the information becomes available to us.
Sorry if this episode sound like it was read. But It was, because I’m not used to speaking in the dementia podcast. Anyway, we both hope to see you next week for a much better episode of this thing. We were living with called dementia.
One last thing Michael wanted me to ask if any of you all could go to iTunes and leave this podcast, a review apparently they seem to help. Thanks again for all your listening and thanks in advance for the review in iTunes.
Until next week this is Stephanie behind the mic this week ,for Michael, for the podcast on dementia have a great week, Enjoy life, We’ll see you next week.

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Dementia Episode #16

 

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  1. The bought me a father day gift
  2. The Republican shooting the ball field
  3. Ways to let steam off without using a handgun
  4. Not in the podcast but here’s a link to learn how to podcast www.podcastanswerman.com/learn-how-to-podcast/
  5. Reference to the game call of duty
  6. Diseases are taking enough of our people
  7. Good news of the Republican shooting at the ball field not affected mom and all
  8. Not getting things out of shooting a bunch of people except being killed yourself
  9. Not all the people at the ball field being adults
  10. The older I get the more I care about things like this
  11. Being unable to talk to mom and getting a straight answer
  12. Trying to get mom interested things
  13. Not understanding people going out in public shooting a bunch of people
  14. Mama raising us kids
  15. Dementia is affected mom’s family so it may not look good for a couple of us kids
  16. Forgetting some things myself
  17. This statement talking to yourself you’re okay it’s when you answer yourself you have problems
  18. Being frustrated
  19. The elected president being the president
  20. Feeling bad for the 10-year-old boy on the ball field

 

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Dementia Episode # 15

 

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  1. Not being able to tell us this and that about the washing machines because of dementia.
  2. The boys needing to take a break from work to be with the family do other things.
  3. Mama’s reaction to being woke up.
  4. I don’t know answer to questions is getting more frequent.
  5. The wife and I are talking about putting another show together
  6. I like being able to do the recording instead of a live show.
  7. The summer temperatures, are they going to bother Mama.
  8. Finding a local support group.
  9. Mama being attached to the dog, taking the dog to the vet, the dog not filling himself
  10. Mama’s 3 red House coats.
  11. Making more and more difficult decisions for the family without Moma’s input.
  12. Putting the podcast out in other places. The following URLs are for this podcast.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/babymountaiunradios-podcast/id1202238896?mt=2

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-BabyMountainRadio’s-28197837

https://babymountainradio.com/ for the latest episode

https://babymountainradio.com/episodes/ for all the older episodes

https://play.google.com/music/m/Ihpecjaf4zqod3grougmk7coksy?t=BabyMountainRadios_podcast

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Dementia Episode # 14

 

 

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Losing History

 

  1. Trying to erase history
  2. Not being able to tell the grandkids about history
  3. Saying no to elected officials
  4. Being upset because of a disease taking my mother and the family history with her.
  5. I think a lot of things in the country are not right but I’m don’t out here trying to destroy things just because I find them offensive.
  6. All this Confederate business started with banding the Dukes of Hazard TV show just because of the stars and bars on the Gen. Lee. A car! People.
  7. Understanding things happen the hundred 200 years ago that wasn’t right.
  8. Not being able to change history.
  9. Having a conversation with grandkids.
  10. Cities, Government, and elected officials trying to destroy my country.
  11. Losing mom and all of the family history because of dementia.
  12. What are we doing about diseases like dementia.
  13. The countries going in a very wrong direction.
  14. Changing and adding holidays.
  15. If you don’t like what you hear in and you don’t like what you see turn the channel turn it off.
  16. God is still in control and will always be in control.
  17. We need to wake up and stand up and start telling our elected officials stop trying to destroy our countries history.
  18. Asking Pres. Trump to say no to destroying the country’s history.
  19. Don’t let here and take what I’ve said to the extreme ! But somebody needs to say no we need to say no more destroying of history, before it’s too late for my grandkids my great grandkids and my great great grandkids.
  20. Fighting things legally fairly and without violence.

 

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Dementia Episode # 13

 

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

 

 

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  1. Trying, not to make the episodes directly about mom.
  2. Redoing the recording of this episode.
  3. Update on Mother’s Day phone calls.
  4. Missing a great granddaughter’s  graduation from high school.
  5. Talk to the family about the adult day care.
  6. We found some support groups in town that are going to have some meetings coming up here next month.
  7. Apparently dementia causes hallucinations.
  8. Being cold all the time because of dementia.
  9. Adult day cares, nursing homes, and other people not taking care of the temperature to suit mom.

 

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  Episode # 12

 

 

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  1. Trouble recording the show
  2. I asked the question what’s wrong with today’s society
  3. Taking care of mom is my responsibility
  4. Having some work done on the house is what give me the idea of adult day care for mom
  5. Having some work done on the house is what give me the idea of adult day care for mom
  6. Not putting the dog in either car
  7. Options for taking care of the dog due to the work in-house
  8. Mama doing really good the day that we had to work that even without her medication
  9. Mama not really having a reason to get up out of bed in the morning
  10. Googling dementia bringing up nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  11. The pricing of adult day cares versus having someone come in and stay with mom for 2 days a week
  12. A 4 hour tour of one of the adult day care centers
  13. Mama worrying about Dalton the dog being big enough to take care of himself
  14. Not allowing Michael to dry with grandma on his own
  15. Being able to do things in and out of the house if we get it adult day care
  16. The trouble that I had recording this episode and being able to put this episode out today
  17. Being afraid of talking about dementia a little bit
  18. Getting older, being a pain in the you know what your kids not being a joke and doing something about having Michael take care of us when we get older.

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     Dementia Episode # 11

 

 

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Mother’s Day With Dementia

 

  1. Apologies for the lateness of the show !
  2. Sunday being Mother’s Day and being a kid on Mother’s Day
  3. Letting holidays go by the wayside due
  4. Being fair to the wife on Mother’s Day
  5. Choosing the right gift for Mother’s Day for someone with dementia
  6. The way four a us are treating mom on Mother’s Day due to dementia
  7. My brother and his wife not being able to make it for Mother’s Day
  8. Mom putting the other 3 through college
  9. Black sheep of the family
  10. Mama put stuff on hold
  11. Having mom physically but not mentally for Mother’s Day
  12. Looking for anything from the other 4 kids on Mother’s Day
  13. Mama isn’t able to carry on conversations on the phone
  14. Thanking the other 4 are ignoring mom because she sick
  15. Talking to my older brother and his wife of 45 minutes
  16. Mama been up all day doing things
  17. Things I’m doing and trying to help the boy save a little money
  18. My older brother and his wife’s flowers come from moms Mother’s Day
  19. Taking mom to Walmart for Mother’s Day
  20. Staying concentrated on the episode
  21. taking time with mom on Mother’s Day
  22. A Little something for the wife at the tail end of the show in the song

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Dementia Episode # 10

 

 

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  1. A different set of problems that we can’t talk to mom about.
  2. Taking a ride in the truck.
  3. Waking up angry.
  4. Still worrying about the dog.
  5. Still being afraid of her own shadow.
  6. A little girl has showed up.
  7. Wanting to go see grandma.
  8. Looking things up on the web about dementia.
  9. Mama’s dizziness.
  10. Adjusting the medication.
  11. Symptoms of dementia.
  12. Waking us up at night.
  13. Our pastor and one of the fellows from the church stopped by for a chat.
  14. Not willing to put Mama in any kind of facility.
  15. The differences between Alzheimer’s and dementia
  16. My own memory.
  17. Causes of dementia.
  18. Treatment for dementia/Alzheimer’s.
  19. Coming back to the microphone.
  20. Being able to find this podcast in different places.

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Dementia Episode # 9

 

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  1. In this episode of dementia I discuss the reasoning behind having no episodes for over a month.
  2. One more reason why I started podcasting.
  3. Stevie Nicks  concert/ 14 karat gold tour.
  4. A caregiving meeting on the aging.
  5. How mom is doing.
  6. Getting Michael more involved.
  7. Not being able to go to Mama about Verizon bill.
  8. Changing emails around.
  9. Getting older.
  10. Asking God for more time.
  11. Mama knowing us.
  12. Show stats.

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Dementia Episode # 8

 

 

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  1. Mom is talking in her sleep to an old woman.
  2. Stephanie sister and uncle listening to the podcast, with a little bit of difficulty.
  3. Preparing Stephanie to join me in this episode.
  4. Stephanie joins me in this episode to talk about how she feels and how the dementia affects her.
  5. Stephanie introduction.
  6. Working with kids help working with mom?
  7. Bathroom trips.
  8. Working as a team.
  9. The dog Bucky.
  10. Mealtime
  11. Talking behind our backs.
  12. Being someone in mom’s past.
  13. Okie and Joy being big help.
  14. Wanting to go home.
  15. Asking for feedback.

 

 

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Dementia Episode # 7

 

 

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Finding yourself in the same situation 35 years later.

 

  1. Not being able to go to mom with problems any more.
  2. Talking to Okey & Joy
  3. Not handing situations right
  4. Nursing home
  5. Apology to the wife
  6. Not understanding mom’s sleeping so much

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Dementia Episode # 6

 

 

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  1. Getting my hair cut and shaving
  2. The lights and sun light adjusting the light in the room
  3. The old lady
  4. Wanting to go somewhere
  5. Worrying about the dog
  6. The making of the bed
  7. Eating / feeding the dog
  8. Mom’s weight
  9. Day to day life
  10. Getting interpreted
  11. The first thing to concern us the bus route and West VA trip
  12. Renewing mom’s driving license
  13. The evening ride to pick up Stephanie

 

 

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Dementia Episode # 5

 

 

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  1. Mom’s eating or not
  2. Mom’s attitude with Joy and Okey
  3. The bills getting paid or not and how much.
  4. My head cold and not feeling good

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Dementia Episode # 4

 

 

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  1. Up Date on Kaiser Web Site
  2. Renting a rv for a trip to West Va
  3. Sound Bites
  4. Feb 14 2017 Valentine’s Day

 

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Dementia Episode # 3

 

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  1. I have some shout outs for the gamers of Call of Duty Black Ops III.
  2. Kaiser
  3. Mom’s fall
  4. Mom seeing things and people.
  5. The Super ball
  6. President Trump’s Band

 

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Dementia Episode # 2

 

 

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The New Music for the show at the beginning and at the end

 

  1. Research on sound bites: The price deciding if the $40.00 is worth it or not
  2. The type of show I’m going to put together
  3. Mom eating, and the doctor changing some of her meds, going to church, knowing people at the church, Forgetting some of the family members, sleeping
  4. Problems that I’m going to have keep the podcast going
  5. The boys working interfering with his grandma and us. Stephanie’s summer job
  6. Opening the podcast for a poll about the music at the beginning and at the end of the podcast.

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Episode #Introduction to a Family living with Dementia

 

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The show is about the Delaney Family and living with someone with dementia. My mother has had dementia for two years now and I ‘m hopping that this podcast will help someone how’s in the some situation. Also I talk about my feeling on a lot of things like religion, politics, and there may even be a lot  electronics.

So basically the shows is a little bet of everything that we do and get into as a Family.