Dementia Caregiving: Showing Love When It’s Most Difficult

Listen Live or Listen at Your Convenience Tuesday October 10th, 2023 2 pm EST, 1 pm CST, 12 pm MST, 11 am PST & 7 pm London GMT, 9 pm South Africa SAST, and on the 11th at 6 am in Australia AEDT

Lori La Bey talks with Carolyn Birrell, a daughter who relocated her aging mother to be near her and spent the next eight years caring for her while learning all things dementia. She began writing initially to help her make sense of her mother’s early stages of dementia and the terrifying behaviors that came with it. It didn’t take her long to realize she was writing the very book she’d been searching for – the one that not only tells one woman’s story of traveling down her mother’s path into dementia from its beginning to its inevitable end but also helps others who are struggling to keep pace with their own loved one and desperately needing help. The book is called Walking with Fay and can be found on Amazon.

Learn About:

  1. What denial looks and feels like to a care partner.
  2. Ho scheduled calls can help you to stay connected.
  3. About crisis – What does it look like and feel like when it hits?
  4. How do people choose to live together or not.
  5. About White Lies and how and why they can help you care.
  6. The types of people on the caring journey.
  7. To ask and investigate the “Whys” behind their reactions.
  8. What Carolyn feels is essential for you to know as a care partner.

Purchase Carolyn Birrell’s book Walking with Fay on her website, Amazon, or the typical spots you purchase books.

Purchase Carolyn Birrell’s book Walking with Fay on her website, Amazon, or the typical spots you purchase books.

Contact Carolyn Birrell  





Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort worldwide one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sound news, not just sound bites since 2011.

Order Your Book Now – A Great Gift For Anyone At Any Age

Betty the Bald Chicken – Lessons in How to Care is a wonderful tool for anyone struggling and feeling like they don’t fit in anymore. Bullying, Chronic Illness, Addiction, Divorce, Death and Dying, Ageism, Racism, and more.

Paperback 978-1-952976-86-5 Hardcover 978-1-952976-87-2

Library of Congress Control Number: 2022948781

Reviews on Amazon and Barnes & Noble Are Appreciated!

Learn More About Alzheimer’s Speaks Below

Lori La Bey and Alzheimer’s Speaks Can Help Your Organization With Staff Training, Family Support, Perspective Clients, and Support Gatherings.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.