Health Hats, the Podcast

Health Hats, the Podcast

Dementia, Covid-19, Oh My

April 26, 2020

New normal in dementia care Memory Units in the age of Covid-19. Social distancing? Right. Live in the moment. Honor the caregivers. Help the helpers.

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Proem 00:53. 1

Introducing Stephanie Oden 02:26. 1

Coronavirus, social distancing, Memory Unit 04:05. 2

Present and not present 05:10. 2

Managing risk 07:08. 2

Telehealth 08:33. 3

Advice for families 11:58. 4

Re-introducing Jennifer Keeney 12:47. 4

Face Timing. What does he see? 14:35. 4

In the moment. Does it matter? 18:17. 5

Holding his hand 22:40. 6

Joining the staff 26:41. 6

Reflection 27:40. 7

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Thanks to these fine people who inspired me for this episode: Allison Cofone, Rebecca Archer, Tania Marien, Mary Anne Sterling, Geri Lynn Baumblatt, Jill Johnson-Young, Susan Murphy, Carol Zindler


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