Dementia Care Consultant and Trainer Teepa Snow

Dementia Care Consultant and Trainer Teepa Snow

            What High Cortisol Level does to People

The automatic and autonomic reactions to the fear of Dementia are that the Cortisol Level goes way up. (see Part 2 Fear of Dementia below)

Raise Cortisol Level

  • Helpful in Crisis
  • Not helpful for daily living

The high Cortisol Level affects the following:

1.     Physiological Stress Indicators

·       Faster heart rate

·       Faster respiratory rate

·       Raised blood pressure

·       Raised blood sugars

·       Higher bad cholesterol levels

·       More pain or less aware of pain

·       Halt digestion—store as fat—build up ‘belly’ fat

2.     Physical Stress Indicators

·       Constant fatigue—Sleeplessness—Insomnia

·       Tight muscles—overall tenseness

·       Join pain—Clenched jaw

·       Shaking, jerking, hyperactive reflexes

·       Startle easily

·       Eye discomfort or strain

·       Weight gain—weight loss (Comfort foods or no appetite)

     3.   Intellectual Stress Indicators

·       Can’t concentrate

·       Can’t think of more than one thing at a time

·       Getting stuck and thinking over and over

·       Can’t remember—worse than usual

·       Can’t let go

·       Sticky notes everywhere

·       Having more accidents than usual

    4.    Social Stress Indicators

·       Not getting out socializing

·       Having emotional meltdowns

·       Emotionally disconnecting

·       Wanting to go home as soon as you go out

·       Ignoring people you usually love to be with

·       Limiting contacts

·       Ignoring attempts to connect—“do it later”

    5.    Spiritual Stress

·       Angry with God

·       Bargaining with God

·       Denying that there is a God—despite a life time belief

·       Not being at peace or satisfied at any time

·       Not caring one way or another

·       Not seeing any blessings

·       Not feeling connected to anyone or anything

    6.    Emotional Stress Level

·       Everywhere

·       Up and down

With Dementia 

            There are two or more of us ALL experiencing some level of STRESS and DISTRESS.

            We are trying to help but we are not seeing the other person’s point of view.

Deep Cleansing Breathe helps us to go from Autonomic reactions to Executive Function

            How can we go from autonomic reactions to executive function?

            How can we manage the stress? 

            Research has shown that by breathing deeply, we can bring down the Cortisol Level. This brings oxygen to the frontal lope and helps to clean the air for executive function.

Recognize:

            How you feel is REAL and Important! 

And

            How the other person feels is REAL and Important too!

As we age

  • We are slow, but our brains will still go!
  • More effort to grow new connections
  • We do not lose function in our brains, unless. . .something goes wrong with our brains like brain failure.

Dementia is brain failure, like heart failure.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Care for the Caregiver: Part 1

Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Care for the Caregiver: Part 2 Fear of Dementia

Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Care for the Caregiver: Part 3 What is Dementia?

Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Care for the Caregiver: Part 4 Q & A

WorkSafeBC Dementia Presentation April 27, 2012 part 1

WorkSafeBC Dementia Presentation April 27, 2012 part 2

Teepa Snow – Making Visits Valuable Part 1 – Breathe

Teepa Snow – Making Visits Valuable Part 2: Senses (Sight, Hearing, Touch, and Smell)

Teepa Snow – Making Visits Valuable – Part 3 Taste and Pills

Teepa Snow – Making Visits Valuable – Part 4: It Starts With You

Teepa Snow – Making Visits Valuable – Part 5: Movement and rhythm of speech, what to say

Teepa Snow – Making Visits Valuable – Part 6: The Promise, Take Me Home, Things go Missing

Teepa Snow – Making Visits Count – Part 7

Teepa Snow – Making Visits Count – Part 8

Teepa Snow – Making Visits Count – Part 9

Teeap Snow – Making Visits Count – Part 10

Teepa Snow – Making Visits Count – Part 11 – Visiting

Teepa Snow – Making Visits Count – Part 12 – Games

Teeap Snow – Making Visits Count – Part 13

Teepa Snow – Making Visits Count – Part 14

Teepa Snow – Making Visits Count – Part 15

Live Panel – Part 1 – Alzheimer’s from the Patient’s Perspective

Live Panel – Part 2 – Alzheimer’s from the Patient’s Perspective

Live Panel – Part 3 – Alzheimer’s from the Patient’s Perspective

LIve Panel – Part 5 – Alzheimer’s from the Patient’s Perspective

Live Panel – Part 6 – Alzheimer’s from the Patient’s Perspective

Live Panel – Part 7 – Alzheimer’s from the Patient’s Perspective

Live Panel – Part 8 – Alzheimer’s from the Patient’s Perspective

Teepa Snow: Accepting the Challenge! (Livestream Version)

What is Dementia?

Teepa Snow Discusses the Ten Early Signs of Dementia

Common Issues With Dementia

Phrases to Learn for Caregivers

What is Lewy Body Dementia? Learn with dementia expert Teepa Snow

Lewy Body Dementia – Understanding Movement Problems

Dementia/Alzheimer’s: Why Activities Matter

Dementia: Rediscovering Moments of Joy through Activities

Alzheimer’s & Vision Loss

Alzheimer’s: Letting Go at the End of the Disease

“Late Stage Alzheimer’s Dementia Care: How to Recognize Pain” with Teepa Snow – Part 1

“Late Stage Alzheimer’s Dementia Care: How to Recognize Pain” with Teepa Snow – Part 2

Teepa demonstrating eating and drinking at diff dementia stages

Teepa driving clip

Difference between Forgetfulness and Alzheimer’s

Teepa Snow – Dementia Care Consultant & Trainer

Living with Alzheimer’s: Staying Home and Staying Safe (Part 1) – Southboro

Living with Alzheimer’s Staying Home and Staying Safe (Part 2) – Tisbury

Living with Alzheimer’s Staying Home and Staying Safe (Part 3) – Tisbury

Living with Alzheimer’s: Staying Home and Staying Safe (Part 4) – Southboro

Living with Alzheimer’s Staying Home and Staying Safe (Part 5) – Tisbury

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