Being 'virtually' helpful! Military Network Radio show at http://militarynetworkradio.com/2016/11/insights-on-dementia/
Greetings! On November 15th last year, I had the distinct pleasure to be a guest on the Military Network Radio show! Linda Kreter co-hosts this fantastic show every week to provide resources/support/education to veterans and their families covering a variety of issues.
What we both observed is that while dementia impacts veterans and their families, the disease also is specific to no one, it does not discriminate. We discussed 'Dementia 101', basic strategies of care, the importance of planning ahead, and resources and support options. Communication and flexibility are key, ensure the diagnosed individual feels your love. The show's co-hosts taught me that if you have a TBI (traumatic brain injury), you are 60% more likely to develop dementia. People with untreated PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) are twice as likely to develop the condition. In preparing for the show, I found that there are 500,000 current U.S. veterans diagnosed with some form of dementia (source: http://www.research.va.gov/researchweek/vet-centric.pdf).
Please listen here: http://bit.ly/AlzDementia. Also available on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.
If we did another show, what would you want to learn about dementia and related services/support?
Take good care ~ Suzannah