MEMIC Safety Experts Podcast

Living with Dementia: A Caregiver’s Guide w/ Dr. Heather McKay

Episode #4 | Published November 11, 2019

The Alzheimer's Association estimates that 16 million Americans provide unpaid care to people with dementia-related diseases. Special guest Dr. Heather McKay helps us recognize the common symptoms and behaviors that are caused by dementia, understand how the progression of dementia affects the someone's skills and abilities, and learn how to take specific actions to improve safety for both caregivers and those living with dementia. Heather has been named the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s “Dementia Care Professional of the Year” and collaborated with the National Association of State Veterans Homes, Armed Forces Veterans’ Homes Foundation, AMVETS Service Foundation the Air Force Sergeants’ Association to produce the award-winning caregiver training video series Dementia Care for America’s Heroes.

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