Senior Health: The Signs Of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease with Pat Moffet

In this episode, Pat Moffet joins us as we discuss the early signs and diagnosis as well as the surprising behaviors that challenged Pat’s preconceived ideas of what Alzheimer’s behaviors look like. Meet Pat Moffet Pat Moffett married the love of his life Carmen in 1976 and moved to Great Neck Long Island where they raised their five children together. In 1998, Pat was recognized as Long Island’s International Executive of the Year. That same year, Carmen was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s. After years of struggling with the disease, Carmen was finally admitted to a nursing home. It was then that Pat decided to write a book based on his and Carmen’s love story and its tragic turn after she was diagnosed, the internationally acclaimed ICE CREAM IN THE CUPBOARD.  After Carmen’s death in 2010, Pat continued to work with the Alzheimer’s Association and Carmen’s doctor, Gisele Wolf-Klein, raising awareness and providing support for the caregivers and loved ones of Early Onset Alzheimer’s victims. In 2012 he received the “Tikkun Olam (Translation: Repairer of Lives) Award” from the Sid Jacobson J.C.C.  In 2014 he was recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association as “Humanitarian of the Year”. Pat’s dream is to honor Carmen[…..]

Senior Health: Early Onset Alzheimer’s And It’s Caregiving Challenges with Pat Moffett

Patrick Moffett joins Steve Heisler to talk about his experience in caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Patrick’s wife was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Early-onset Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that strikes people younger than age 65 and only 5% of Alzheimer’s patients will develop symptoms before age 65. Today, at least 300,000 people in this country have early-onset Alzheimer’s. Tune in as Patrick reveals some of the most significant challenges he faced as a caregiver and communication tips for caregivers. In This Episode: [02:55] The early signs and diagnosis as well as the surprising behaviors that challenged Pat’s preconceived ideas of what Alzheimer’s behaviors look like. [12:00] The most significant challenges Pat faced as the caregiver.  [23:25] Pat speaks about his experience putting a loved one into a nursing home.   [27:25] The number of caregivers that help out with Alzheimer’s in the United States.  [28:20] All about Pat’s book and feature film, Ice Cream in the Cupboard: A True Story of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Key Takeaways: The caregiver has to take care of themselves, or else the disease will claim two victims: the caregiver and the patient. Pat Moffett recommends keeping your job and look for a Alzheimer’s[…..]

Alzheimer’s Disease: Why Trips to the Bathroom Are So Dangerous with Dr. Rein Tideiksaar

People with Alzheimer’s have their visions impaired. And that’s where a lot of falls occur. Listen now as Dr. Rein Tideiksaar discusses how can trips to the bathroom be so hazardous. Meet Dr. Rein Tideiksaar Rein Tideiksaar Ph.D., PA-C (or Dr Rein as he is commonly referred to) is the president of FallPrevent, LLC, Blackwood, NJ, a consulting company that provides educational, legal and marketing services related to fall prevention in the elderly. Dr Tideiksaar is a gerontologist (health care professional who specializes in working with elderly patients) and a geriatric physician’s assistant. Author of textbooks, professional training manuals and director of numerous research projects on fall prevention, Dr Tideiksaar has been active in this field for over 30 years, and has developed fall prevention programs in the community, assisted living, home care, acute care hospital, and nursing facility setting. Dr. Tideiksaar’s blogs appear @ecarediary.com, seniorlist.com, and rightathome.net. Resources Email Dr. Tideiksaar at drrein@verizon.netLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dr-rein/6/759/592

Alzheimer’s Disease: Effective Strategies to Prevent Falls with Dr. Rein Tideiksaar

Dr. Tideiksaar is the president of FallPrevent, a consulting company that provides educational, legal, and marketing services related to fall prevention in the elderly. Tune in as we reveal some effective strategies on how you can prevent older adults with Alzheimer’s disease from falling. Meet Dr. Rein Tideiksaar Rein Tideiksaar Ph.D., PA-C (or Dr Rein as he is commonly referred to) is the president of FallPrevent, LLC, Blackwood, NJ, a consulting company that provides educational, legal and marketing services related to fall prevention in the elderly. Dr Tideiksaar is a gerontologist (health care professional who specializes in working with elderly patients) and a geriatric physician’s assistant. Author of textbooks, professional training manuals and director of numerous research projects on fall prevention, Dr Tideiksaar has been active in this field for over 30 years, and has developed fall prevention programs in the community, assisted living, home care, acute care hospital, and nursing facility setting. Dr. Tideiksaar’s blogs appear @ecarediary.com, seniorlist.com, and rightathome.net. Resources Email Dr. Tideiksaar at drrein@verizon.netLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dr-rein/6/759/592

Alzheimer’s Disease: Common Risk Factors That Lead to Falls with Dr. Rein Tideiksaar

The most significant risk of falling in for people with Alzheimer’s disease is cognitive problems. And according to Dr. Rein Tideiksaar, the visual aspects of Alzheimer’s disease can also put people at risk of falling in terms of their inability to match and integrate their position with their surrounding environment. Meet Dr. Rein Tideiksaar Rein Tideiksaar Ph.D., PA-C (or Dr Rein as he is commonly referred to) is the president of FallPrevent, LLC, Blackwood, NJ, a consulting company that provides educational, legal and marketing services related to fall prevention in the elderly. Dr Tideiksaar is a gerontologist (health care professional who specializes in working with elderly patients) and a geriatric physician’s assistant. Author of textbooks, professional training manuals and director of numerous research projects on fall prevention, Dr Tideiksaar has been active in this field for over 30 years, and has developed fall prevention programs in the community, assisted living, home care, acute care hospital, and nursing facility setting. Dr. Tideiksaar’s blogs appear @ecarediary.com, seniorlist.com, and rightathome.net. Resources Email Dr. Tideiksaar at drrein@verizon.netLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dr-rein/6/759/592