LivHOME, the nation's largest provider of professionally led at-home care for seniors, has released a new episode of The Senior Care Podcast by LivHOME that discusses caring for seniors with dementia.
In Episode 4, LivHOME Chief Professional Officer Steve Barlam describes common caregiving mistakes in working with dementia sufferers, how to identify the causes and precursors to challenging behavior, and explores ways to reduce anxiety among seniors suffering from dementia. Drawing on more than 20 years of geriatric social work experience, Barlam provides advice for caregivers and offers poignant examples based on actual caregiving experience.
The episode is particularly important for caregivers, since about half of Americans age 85 and over suffer from some form of dementia, which includes Alzheimer's disease.
Episode 4 of The Senior Care Podcast by LivHOME can be found at the podcast's homepage (http://www.livhome.com/podcast). Listeners can subscribe to the show via RSS feed, email or through the iTunes store. Episode 4 has a runtime of 14 minutes, 22 seconds.