• Summary

  • Life on Repeat is a podcast for those caring for someone with dementia. Join Laura Vaillancourt, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Geriatric Mental Health Specialist and Eldercare Coach as she explores helpful caregiving tips, practical resources and most importantly, how to care for yourself through this journey.
    Copyright 2021 Laura Vaillancourt
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Episodes
  • Five Ways to Minimize the Sense of Isolation with Laura Vaillancourt

    Nov 16 2021
    I hope you will enjoy this podcast episode as I talk about the sense of isolation that so many caregivers experience and how to minimize it. I feel so strongly about supporting caregivers that are extremely overwhelmed (all of you!) and are putting others before themselves. Caregivers need every bit of encouragement and support they can get. In this episode, we explore five helpful ways caregivers can minimize their sense of isolation and some creative examples of each: Creating a Routine Staying Connected The Power of Reframing Setting Intentions Listening (to your inner guidance) FOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: lifeonrepeat.podcast Facebook: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/) Podcast Website: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/) Professional Service Website: https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/ (https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/) SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST: I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported and empowered. We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate. You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device. Or simply go to the link below for ease =). https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)
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    20 mins
  • Music and the Human Connection with Larry Griner

    Nov 1 2021
    You will love this episode with Larry Griner. Laura and Larry talk about his experience as a caregiver for his mother who has dementia. They explore how music brings his mother (and himself) back to life, the many fans his mother has received due to his social media videos, the challenges he has had as a caregiver and what gets him through the hard moments. Larry Griner moved from southern CA to Baltimore to relieve his brother and care for his 90-year-old mother, Norma. This temporary plan eventually turned into a long-term commitment. He began recording videos of his mother singing and posted them on social media which gained a large fan-base for Norma. Larry found that he could help his mother's mood and create some magic in their lives by playing and singing familiar music. Norma has a large following of fans and Larry has expressed that people from all over the world have sent messages of encouragement and gratitude. Follow Larry and Norma on Facebook and YouTube https://www.facebook.com/larry.griner https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb9E6enl5Lw7jMsn3Lxu9Ug FOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: lifeonrepeat.podcast Facebook: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/) Podcast Website: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/) Professional Service Website: https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/ (https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/) SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST: I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported and empowered. We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate. You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device. Or simply go to the link below for ease =). https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)
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    38 mins
  • The Hummingbird Project Therapeutic Activity Program with Kari Rogenski, LMFT

    Oct 25 2021
    You will love listening to this podcast interview with Kari Rogenski, LMFT about the program she created that focuses on bringing joy and meaning back to the lives of older adults: The Hummingbird Project Something I feel so strongly about is supporting our older adults in continuing to find meaning in their lives whether that is giving back, pursuing a passion or learning something new. Listen to Kari, her colleague Susan Martelino, and I talk about the program they use to help older adults find that sense of connection to life and living. We explore stories and examples, how they have pivoted through the use of online sessions, and the 7 Domains of Wellness. Kari combined her passion for eldercare and the creative arts by becoming a licensed marriage and family therapist and creative arts therapist working with elders. She brings well over a decade of experience to her role as Director of The Hummingbird Project and co-creator of https://hummingbirdproject.net/joyfulmoments/ (Joyful Moments: Meaningful Activities to Engage Older Adults). She is a proud advocate for the importance of finding and embracing joy throughout life. She has presented to both professional and public audiences locally and nationally about Quality of Life and Life Enrichment for older and disabled adults, including several presentations for the Alzheimer’s Association, the Aging Life Care Professional Association, and the North American Drama Therapy Association, among others. You can find our more about the Hummingbird Project here: https://hummingbirdproject.net/ You will LOVE their Joyful Moments Activity Cards made specifically for you to use with your loved one: https://hummingbirdproject.net/joyfulmoments/ Check out their YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLhTqQchoTUPk17w5oBEmjQ They also have a great social media following on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn FOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: lifeonrepeat.podcast Facebook: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/) Podcast Website: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/) Professional Service Website: https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/ (https://www.eldercarecounselor.com/) SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST: I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported and empowered. We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate. You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device. Or simply go to the link below for ease =). https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/ (https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/)
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    43 mins

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