Caregivers Stories: Deborah Shouse, author & caregiver, shares her story of caring for her mother
Kimberly D. Scott (That Kimberly)
In this episode of Caregivers Stories, I interviewed Deborah Shouse, a writer, speaker, editor, and creativity catalyst. She is the author of Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey. Deborah shared that when her mother was diagnosed with dementia, it changed her life. Even though things were not the same as it used to be, she continued to find the light in the situation. Like every care partner, as she coins it, the struggle and adjustment are always there, but one should never forget to find ways to make the load lighter. With her mother, what she appreciated the most is the fact that she is growing up, she has been known as someone who had always been a person of significant rules and judgment. When she was able to accept her condition, she was able to let go of that trait; her mother became very playful after. She highlighted that being a care partner for someone living with dementia is one of the most creative and spiritual things you can do because it's new every moment, and you'll never know what's going to happen next. This journey will not only change one's courses of action, but it will flip everything, including how you deal with what’s coming for you and your loved one. Listen to the whole interview for Kimberly, and Deborah shared so many great insights about what it is like to be a care partner to their parents and what activities they can do to redirect and help their loved ones enjoy their time with them. These wonderful daughters are hoping to spread awareness, so please share with friends and family. A small act of sharing can go a long way, for we will never know who needs to hear this conversation. Learn more and connect with Deborah Shouse: https://dementiajourney.org https://twitter.com/deborahshouse https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQfJMweUZaXZPkk71pzuvHQ Email: email@example.com Listen to other episodes or signup to be a guest on a Podcast (it is free): https://thatkimberly.com/convos-with-kimberly/ Connect on: FB: https://www.facebook.com/thatkimberlyscott Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thatkimberly IG: https://www.instagram.com/thatkimscott Twitter: https://twitter.com/that_kimberly Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdrDMJCNq8kxGGgqsO8avwQ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thatkimberly/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thatkimberly/support
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Chicken Soup for the Soul with Amy Newmark
Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and it’s Friend Friday on the Chicken Soup for the Soul podcast. I’m continuing our review of our new book Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Empowered Woman, which has created a lot of buzz and you can understand why, as it includes stories from women of all ages and all walks of life, discussing how they found their confidence, courage, and their true selves. Deborah Shouse, who is one of our regular writers, wrote a story for this book and we’re going to discuss that and then another topic where she is an expert, and that is tips for people who are caregivers for their family members who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Deborah Shouse is a writer, speaker, a caregiver, and dementia advocate. She has a huge amount of awareness to share which she does in detail in her book "Connecting in the Land of Dementia --Creative Activities to Explore Together." It's a terrible and frightening diagnosis, which seems to be happening more frequently, so Deborah's insights are helpful and useful.www.dementiajourney.org
Today, on Small Changes Big Shifts I am speaking with author Deborah Shouse. Deborah Shouse’s world changed after she watched her mother battle dementia. Her mother’s dementia taught her how to find hope, compassion and love. The journey also helped her connect with her mother and family on a deeper level. We'll also be catching up with our real guest Sudy and see how she's been.