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In this episode of Caregiver Stories, Kimberly D. Scott a former Video Girl, and now Podcast Practitioner interviews Lauren Hunter. A former Recreation and Physical Therapy Aide and a loving granddaughter to someone who was diagnosed with dementia. Lauren shared her experience and the changes her family went through when her grandmother was diagnosed. It was around 20 years ago when her family started to notice the early signs but it was not until her grandmother moved from Florida to Tennessee when the signs started to intensify. She shared that one of the major declines she will never forget was after her grandparents got into an accident. The trauma from the accident played a huge role because the decline was almost immediate. Though the pace of someone’s decline can be unpredictable, Lauren highlighted the importance of ensuring safety precautionary measures like placing a locator on the car and on the patient’s phone. Leveraging with technology will surely help each member of the family especially the primary caregivers.
Listen to the entire conversation for Kimberly and Lauren tackled how important it is to reach out to family and friends or even any group support because during tough situations it's okay to ask for help. The lessons they learned from there experience will be a great reminder for you to start talking about the what-ifs with your family now because tomorrow is promised to no one. Don't forget to share with your family and friends, for you will never know who needs to hear this.
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