Seekers of Meaning 12/3/2021: Lisa Skinner, author of “Truth,Lies and Alzheimer’s; Its Secret Faces”

Rabbi Address chats with author Lisa Skinner on this week’s Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast

On this week’s episode of the Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast, the guest is Lisa Skinner, author of the book, Truth,Lies and Alzheimer’s; Its Secret Faces.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it’s estimated that nearly 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s in 2021. That number is, in fact, projected to nearly triple to approximately 14 million by 2060. 

Even though this disease continues to increase in prevalence and severity in our society, it is still quite a misunderstood disease. No one patient is the same… making it difficult for caretakers and loved ones to find beneficial solutions tailored specifically to the individual. 

That is why it is crucial for both those struggling with the disease, and loved ones looking for answers and guidance, to be able to identify key symptoms, behaviors, and possible solutions in order to promote their overall health and wellbeing. 

Lisa Skinner, behavioral expert in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, navigates the heartbreaking challenges of having a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias in her recently revised book, Truth, Lies and Alzheimer’s: It’s Secret Faces.

Through a rich trove of stories culled from her years in the eldercare industry, Lisa Skinner offers insight into the difficult questions families face, including:

  • How do I respond to a loved one’s false belief?
     
  • Am I abandoning my parent if I place them in the care of professionals?
     
  • How do we make the best of our time left together?
     

Skinner’s original thinking and counter-intuitive solutions provide family members, spouses, children, caregivers, and others with the tools they need to effectively manage the symptoms of brain disease. Readers of her book will feel empowered to work through the difficulties of the disease, and return to what matters — enjoying their remaining time with their loved one.

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About the Guest

Lisa Skinner

Lisa Skinner is a behavioral expert in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. In her 20-year career as a community counselor and regional director of senior care facilities, she has helped thousands of families find the best care options for their loved ones. She holds an Administrators license through the California Department of Social Services. As a trainer, advisor and public speaker, Skinner has dedicated her career to teaching people the skills to effectively manage brain disease. Learn more at www.AllSeniorsSafeandSound.com

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