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Caregiving For Dementia

98 EpisodesProduced by Michael DelaneyWebsite

The show is about the Delaney Family's caregiving for someone with dementia. My mother has had dementia for four years now, In the show, we talk about things we do and don't do because of dementia. I 'm hoping that this podcast will help someone Who's in the same situation.So basically the show is … read more

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February 22nd, 2024


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27 Months Without Mommy

December 3rd, 2021


This is just an update of the family. 27 Months after losing Mommy!

Life After Caregiving Part 2

February 10th, 2020


This Episode is a continuation of what went on after Mommy was picked up.


Life After Care Giving

January 31st, 2020


This is the first of a few episodes that goes through what you may feel right immediately after your loved one has passed away. There's not a whole …

A Happy Thanksgiving Message

November 27th, 2019


This episode is just a brief message to all those that are still downloading the podcast happy Thanksgiving to all.

The hardest talk a family can never have.

September 3rd, 2019


Episode # 93

There comes a time in caregivers journey that they know time
is very close to running out. We hear caregiving for dementia have realized
that fact.

The past five days Mama has not eat …

Things we take for granted as Caregivers

August 26th, 2019


Episode #92

Show Notes

There are so many things in life that normal people take for
granted. This becomes more apparent the longer you take care of your loved one.
There are things that I take …

Caregiving Mistakes,Regrets

August 20th, 2019



In your caregiving a lot of times you do things in the heat of the moment. After time goes by you wonder whether or not what you did was the right thing to do.

A lot of caregivers won’t tell you everything that they …

Know It All Doctors

August 5th, 2019


Care Giving for Dementia Know It All Doctors Episode # 90 While in your caregiving journey there will be a lot of things that happened that you don’t …

Getting your loved one to do whatever

July 29th, 2019




Care Giving for Dementia

Trying to get your loved one to do what ever

Episode # 89


There are times when you try to get your loved one to do something that they don’t want to do. When that happens the only thing …

There But Not There

July 8th, 2019


Episode # 88

There are times when mama just seems to be staring out into
space. There are times when mama doesn’t look at you but she looks through you.
She doesn’t realize there’s anything going on …

Family Interference

July 1st, 2019


Episode # 87

This week’s episode of caregiving for dementia was inspired
by a Facebook group post someone said something about their siblings giving
them a hard time about caregiving for their loved one.

A Dementia Evaluation

June 24th, 2019



As your caregiving for someone and the longer it goes the more things go wrong. The more things do go wrong the more help you need. Toward the end …

72 Hour Conversation

June 14th, 2019


Caregiving for Dementia 72 Hour Conversation Episode # 85 When Mama 1st got this dementia the doctor give her a lot of medication to take. A lot of it made Mama sleep. It made Mama pretty much a zombie. So I took half …

Second Guessing Family Decisions

June 7th, 2019


This week we know why Mama, is no longer able to set up from a lying down position on her own. We got up Sunday morning and put Mama on the pot when …

Getting Older with Dementia

June 1st, 2019


Getting Old with Dementia Episode # 83 The longer you take care of someone with a mental disease. The more problems you have. In the past 2 weeks, Mama has developed a few new problems, one of which is not being able to …

The Effects of Dementia

May 18th, 2019


Episode # 82

This episode
is about some feelings I have after reading some Facebook support group posts.
Some news from a very old …

Trying New Things with Dementia

May 3rd, 2019


Caregiving for Dementia Trying New Things with Dementia Episode #81 When you try new things with somebody that has dementia, they don’t always react the way you think they will. It’s not an easy thing to do. In fact, …

Dementia Exercise

April 26th, 2019


Dementia exercise is what we talk about this week. You see the lady that we have coming in from the church is not only sits with mom, but she also gets Mama fed and puts Mama is a chair with wheels on it and gets Mama …

An Easter Forgotten

April 22nd, 2019


In this episode # 79,

, I talk a little bit about Easter When I was a kid. Easter
is a holiday for the children. When I was a kid, one of the 1st

Q&A from Facebook

April 12th, 2019


Once again this week I was on
Facebook. I was in some of the caregiving for dementia support group’s, and
I’ve got a few questions that I had …

Not Understanding Dementia

March 16th, 2019


Not Understanding

Episode # 76

This week’s episode, I talk a little bit about some of the
things that I don’t understand about dementia. One of the things that I don’t
understand is where dementia comes …

Mental Stress

March 8th, 2019


Mental Stress

Episode # 75

In this episode, I talk a little bit about mental stress while
caregiving for our loved one. There are a …

I will

February 22nd, 2019


Care Giving for Dementia I will Episode 73 I come to you again this week with yet another poem from a Face book group that I had joined. The poem or saying that was posted was posted by Michelle DeSocio. The saying is …


February 15th, 2019


Care Giving for Dementia Episode # 72 Mistakes I talk a lot in this episode about mistakes in life and caregiving and mistakes in general. We all make mistakes and we will make mistakes and till death. This is just part …

Do not ask me to remember

February 8th, 2019


Caregiving for Dementia Don’t ask me to Remember Episode # 71 One of the things I constantly hear from veteran podcasters is be where your audience is. The people that are listening to your podcast are hanging out in …


January 25th, 2019


I talked this week in a podcast about why society thinks it’s all right, just to put sick people, your loved ones that you are caring for in a long-term care facility. I talked to mom is Dr. and that was one of the …

Being Worried

January 21st, 2019


In this episode, I talk about things that I worry about. Things like whether or not mommy’s eats, whether or not were giving her the right medication, or even the fact whether or not the doctors are giving her too much …


January 12th, 2019


I talk just a little bit about some things that you inherit from your family. I don’t mean the inheritance that you get when someone dies and leaves you money or any kind of material possession. What I’m talking about …

Christmas Not

January 5th, 2019


I called this Christmas not due to the way Mama reacted to Christmas this year. In 4 years. We have went from being able to go Christmas shopping cannot even knowing what Christmas is. 4 years ago, Mama was able to go …

I'm a Baby

December 21st, 2018


I’m a Baby Episode # 66 In this episode, I talk about babies. Were only a few days away from Christmas? And a lot of people are talking about the baby Jesus. Now I don’t know whether it’s all the talk of Christmas here …


December 14th, 2018


Caregiving for Dementia Frustrations Episode 65 In this week’s episode of care giving for dementia, I discuss some of the frustrations that I find myself with taking care of Mama with her dementia. Some of the things …

Putting Things Off

November 30th, 2018


Care Giving for Dementia Putting Things Off Episode # 64 This week’s episode once again brings us to the holiday season. I discuss the past 2 years …

Being Forced to Stay Gone

November 16th, 2018


Caregiving for Dementia

Being Forced to Stay Gone!

Episode # 63



I just got back from DC pod Fest. I had to force myself to stay away from the house because I was mentally still here, still taking care of Mama. I …

Caregiver Gone

November 6th, 2018


Caregiving for Dementia Caregiver Gone Episode # 62 This week’s show, I’ve called caregiver gone because I am the main caregiver and I’m going to be gone for almost 2 days. Although I’m going to be fairly close to home. …

Doing The Hard Things

October 30th, 2018


Caregiving for Dementia Doing the Hard Things Episode # 61 In this episode, I discuss a few things that Stephanie and I are having a real hard time …

No Name

October 23rd, 2018


Caregiving for Dementia No Name Episode # 60 I had too many names for this episode of caregiving for dementia. So I called this episode. No name …

Making Sense at 22

October 16th, 2018


 This week’s episode is about some changes that we need to make. We were at the dinner table. The other night and Mama looked at me and got angry was ready to fight. The boy looked at her, grabbed her hand and said …

Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

October 8th, 2018


This week’s episode is about being caught between a rock and a hard place with some more decisions about mom. Deciding whether or not to up some of her medication, whether or not to take her to the doctors for the flu …

A Turning Point

September 25th, 2018


In this episode, I refer back to several different episodes of caregiving for dementia about changes. If you would like to hear those episodes that I …

Mental Illness

September 17th, 2018


Caregiving for Dementia Mental illness Episode #56 There’s not a whole lot of show notes for this one. This entire episode has been on the most …

Scared Caregiver

August 25th, 2018


Caregiving for Dementia A Scared Caregiver Episode # 55 O:55 The Opening 0:56 – 5:40 I’m talking here in this episode about waking up at 3 AM after falling asleep for about a half hour in finding Mama on the floor, …

Mama And The Day Elvis Died

August 17th, 2018


Mama, and the day Elvis died Episode # 54 In this episode of : Care Giving for Dementia I share some stories of the summer time as a kid. One of those stories is how I found out that Elvis Presley had died. I have a …

Being Forgotten

August 10th, 2018


1st off, let me assure everyone that Mama is still with us, so that is not the reason why I haven’t put a podcast out in about 5 weeks. We’ve had some devastating changes in mom this past month, but for the most part …

Care Giving Pressure

June 26th, 2018


In this episode of caregiving for dementia I talk a little bit about caregiver pressure. Caregiver pressures to pressure that you have as you care for someone with any kind of physical or mental disability. I talk about …

Losing Spunk

June 15th, 2018


Losing Spunk Episode # 51 In this episode of Care Giving for Dementia, I talk a little bit about the time I got stuck in Atlanta, Georgia airport …

Family Emergency

June 4th, 2018



I open this episode, with a dedication to Debra Lilly the family member how has pass away this month.

Things that you are doing don’t matter a …

A Dementia Rollercoaster Ride

April 27th, 2018


Caregiving for dementia Episode # 49 A Dementia Roller Coaster Ride The 1st 11 minutes of this episode is about new equipment that I had to buy for …

Dementia Music

April 16th, 2018


Care Giving for Dementia

Episode # 48

Dementia Music



In this week’s episode of caregiving for dementia, I talk a little bit about the truck, bus, van thing that I’ve been talking a little bit about. The condition of …

Feeling Like a bad caregiver,son

April 9th, 2018


In your teenage years, you don’t always see eye to eye with your parents about your friends. A lot of the time you end up in a big argument with your parents over your friends, because your parents can see things down …

Personal Appearance

March 28th, 2018


Care Giving For Dementia

Episode # 46

Personal Appearance

When you were a child, you really didn’t care about how your parents looked. However, as …

Taking Care of Yourself

March 12th, 2018



Taking care of yourself episode number 45 of caregiving for dementia

When your caregiving for someone who has dementia or any other mental disease. You get all wrapped up in taking care of them. That you forget about …

The Dementia Wall

March 5th, 2018


The dementia wall is a wall that was built by the person who has dementia to help make that person feel safe. Much like the border wall will make the …

Dementia No Talk

February 26th, 2018


This week’s episode of care giving for dementia is really not about dementia. However, I call it Dementia No Talk because of a couple different reasons. The 1st reason is because the more or the longer this dementia …

Dementia Who Are You

February 12th, 2018


Dementia Who Are You? Episode # 42 In this week’s episode of care giving for dementia. I asked the question? Dementia who are you? It’s becoming more and more frequent that Mama asked the question who we are, whenever …

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

February 5th, 2018


In this week’s episode of caregiving for dementia. We discuss the good things If there are any, the bad things, and the ugly things about mom having dementia. Some of the good things that we talk about our not knowing …

Dementia Boredom

January 29th, 2018


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 …

2018 Lookout

January 22nd, 2018


This episode of Care Giving for Dementia is once again going to be a little different. I mentioned to you last week that I would have some things to …

Dementia Violence

January 17th, 2018


  I named this episode dementia violence because I wanted to put my feelings out about the violence that you may or may not experience with your …

Dementia, Christmas, Depression

January 8th, 2018


We’ve talked about not decorating for Christmas because 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 …

Christmas Changes

December 22nd, 2017


In this episode of Care Giving for Dementia. We read Luke chapter 2, verses 1 through 20. This passages Scripture is the Christmas story. The birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.Which is the true meaning of Christmas. We …

Update To Episode # 35

December 17th, 2017


This is Just an update to episode # 35. 

Not Able to do Things You Know You Should Do

December 16th, 2017


Caregiving For Dementia EPISODE # 35 Not Being Able To do The Things You Know You Should Do. This week’s show notes are going to be short and sweet …


December 10th, 2017


Caregiving for Dementia Episode 34 Interruptions 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 …

Family Trouble

December 1st, 2017


this week on: Caregiving for Dementia. I have a lot of trouble trying to tell mom about trouble the other family members are having. You see any time that one of us has a medical condition or someone has died, whether …

Thanksgiving Dinner

November 24th, 2017


Thanksgiving Day Dinner episode # 32 In this episode we talk about the Thanksgiving dinner family members, including the dogs for both families. All 3 grandkids helping to prepare dinner, Including a 1st time turkey …

Proudly Terrorized Part # 3

October 27th, 2017


           Proudly Terrorized Part # 3

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 …

Proudly Terrorized part # 2

October 18th, 2017


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 …

Proudly Terrorized Part # 1

October 6th, 2017


The Michael Delaney Show Episode # 28 Proudly Terrorized Part # One Starring: Michael and Stephanie Delaney This is the 1st part of a three-part series that Stephanie and I are calling proudly terrorized. In this 1st …


September 25th, 2017


The Michel Delaney Show Episode # 27 Changes 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 …


September 15th, 2017



Episode # 26

Show Notes

Talking to other Podcasters about the content.

Is my content good enough to keep going

Podcasters who have been …

Demendia Episode # 25

September 1st, 2017


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 …

Dementia Episode # 24

August 18th, 2017


Dementia Episode # 24 Show Notes 1. Taking care of Stephanie 2. Still playing around with Mama’s meds 3. Stephanie getting ready to go back to school …

Dementia Episode #23

August 4th, 2017


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. …

Dementia Episode # 22

July 30th, 2017


Dementia Episode # 22 Show Notes 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 …

Dementia Episode # 21

July 21st, 2017


Dementia Episode # 21 Retracting a statement from last week’s episode my own forgetfulness a report on Mama Mama not knowing that societies …

Dementia Episode # 20

July 14th, 2017


Dementia Physical Problems Episode # 20 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 …

Dementia Episode # 19

July 7th, 2017


Dementia Episode # 19 Show Notes Explaining some of the feedback I’ve gotten about the podcast Giving mom credit for the name of the company/network/podcast Paying closer attention to mom this week A different way to …

Dementia Episode # 18

July 1st, 2017



Episode # 18

Show Notes


Unapologetic for last week's episode

Thank you to the wife

The talk between pod casters.

My own health issues

Dementia Episode # 17

June 23rd, 2017



Episode # 17


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 …

Dementia Episode # 16

June 16th, 2017




Episode# 16


The bought me a father day gift

The Republican shooting the ball field

ways to let steam off without using a handgun

not in the podcast but here’s a link to learn how to podcast

Dementia Episode # 15

June 10th, 2017


Dementia Episode # 15 Show Notes Not being able to tell us this and that about the washing machines because of dementia. The boys needing to take a break from work to be with the family do other things. Mama’s reaction …

Dementia , Episode # 14

June 2nd, 2017


Dementia Episode # 14 Losing History 1. Trying to arace 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 …

Dementia Episode # 13

May 26th, 2017



Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Episode # 13 Show Notes


Trying,  not to make the episodes directly about mom.

 Redoing the recording of this episode.

Update on Mother's Day phone calls.

Missing a great …

Dementia Episode # 12

May 19th, 2017




Episode # 12

Adult Day Cares



  1. Trouble recording the show
  2. I asked the question what's wrong with today's society
  3. Taking care of mom is …

Dementia Episode # 11

May 13th, 2017




Episode# 11

Mother’s Day With Dementia

Apologies for the lateness of the show !

  1. Sunday being Mother’s Day and being a kid on …


May 5th, 2017


Dementia Episode # 10 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 …

The Michael Delaney Show Episode # 8

March 17th, 2017


Download Episode!

  1. In this episode the wife joined me for the first time on the podcast.
  2.  We talked about how mom and …

The Michael Delaney Show Episode # 7

March 10th, 2017



Dementia Episode # 7

Finding yourself in the same situation 35 years later.

Not being able to go to mom with problems any more.

Talking to Okey …

The Michael Delaney Show Episode # 6

March 3rd, 2017


Show Notes for Dementia Episode # 6 Getting my hair cut and shaving The lights and sun light adjusting the light in the room The old lady Wanting to …

The Michael Delaney Show Episode # 5

February 24th, 2017



Show Notes for Episode # 5

Of the Michael Delaney Show on Dementia



Mom’s eating or not

Mom’s attitude with Joy and Okey

The bills getting paid …

The Michael Delaney Show Episode # 4

February 17th, 2017



The Michael Delaney Show Episode # 4



  1. Up Date on Kaiser Web Site
  2. Renting a rv for …

THe Michael Delaney Show Episode # 3

February 10th, 2017


The Michael Delaney Show

Episode # 3


In today’s show we cover the following

  1. I have some shout outs for the gamers of call of duty III

Gen Death, …

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