• Untangling Personal and Professional Dementia Care with Paula Spencer Scott

  • Mar 22 2021
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Podcast
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Untangling Personal and Professional Dementia Care with Paula Spencer Scott

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  • Paula Spencer Scott is a long-time journalist and health and family-life specialist focusing on self-care, eldercare, and baby care. She's the author of the bestseller “Surviving Alzheimer's: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers” and the recently released “When Your Aging Parent Needs Help: A Geriatrician's Step-by-Step Guide to Memory Loss, Resistance, Safety Worries, & More” with Dr. Leslie Kernisan Paula experienced dementia in five of her immediate family members, including her live-in father-in-law, and took on a variety of caring roles. This gave her the precious insight and advice that flows throughout her caregiver guides.​​ Paula’s work may be familiar to you. She’s been published in a variety of mainstream magazines and online platforms, including Woman's Day, Parade, AARP Bulletin, Newsweek, PBS Next Avenue, Glamour, Reader's Digest, USA Weekend, Caring.com, and WebMD, to name a few. ​She has earned writing awards from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Arthritis Foundation, the National Political Women's Caucus, and the Western Publishing Association. Her other books include “Momfidence” and a series of interactive journals for Peter Pauper Press: Pregnancy Journal, An Oral History: Preserve Your Family's Story, Mother and Son, and Like Mother, Like Daughter: A Discovery Journal for the Two of Us (written with her daughter, Page). In this episode we discuss the Cardinal Rules of Dementia Care, three things you can change about your dementia journey, and how knowledge can be a form of self-care. Read Paula’s AlzAuthors Post: https://alzauthors.com/2016/12/28/meet-paula-spencer-scott-author-of-surviving-alzheimers-practical-tips-and-soul-saving-wisdom-for-caregivers/ Start reading Surviving Alzheimer’s https://amzn.to/3uXlpxk and When Your Aging Parent Needs Help https://amzn.to/3ecYsQW now! Note: We are an Amazon Associate and may receive a small commission from book sales. Connect with Paula Spencer Scott Websites:  Surviving Alzheimer’s…Together: https://www.survivingalz.net/ Paula Spencer Scott: https://www.paulaspencerscott.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/survivingalz/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PSpencerScott LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/forpaulaspencerscott/ Paula’s Recommended Resources Better Health While Aging: BetterHealthWhileAging.net. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Colorado State University: https://courses.online.colostate.edu Mindspan: Stay Sharp All Your Lifetime Through Better Brain Health  Dementia Together: dementiatogether.org  About the Podcast AlzAuthors is the global community of authors writing about Alzheimer’s and dementia from personal experience to light the way for others. Our podcast introduces you to our authors who share their stories and insights to provide knowledge, comfort, and support. Please subscribe so you don’t miss a word. If our authors’ stories move you, please leave a review. And don’t forget to share our podcast with family and friends on their own dementia journeys. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization totally reliant on donations to do what we do. Your generosity will help cover our many operating costs, which include website hosting and maintenance fees, service charges to keep things running smoothly, and marketing expenses to promote our authors, expand our content, improve our reach, and more. Our ongoing work supports our mission to lift the silence and stigma of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. To sustain our efforts please visit https://alzauthors.com/donate/ . Thank you for listening. We are a WCN Featured Podcast. Proud to be on The Health Podcast Network. Want to be on the podcast? Here’s what you need to know. Shop our Store Ideas and opinions expressed in this podcast belong to the speakers and not AlzAuthors. Always consult your healthcare provider and legal and financial consultants for advice on any of the topics covered here.
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