Health and Wellness

Caregiver Help Radio

Elaine K. Sanchez

Caregiver Help Radio – Part 2 – What’s Funny About Dementia?

People sometimes feel like they are shirking their responsibility and being cruel when they put a loved into memory care. They also think that working on an Alzheimer’s unit must be incredibly depressing. Join us as we talk to Charles Schoenfeld, and learn why that simply is not true. At age of 56, Charles retired as a UPS delivery driver and started CNA training. As he looked at the other students, he realized he was the only male, the only person without a cell phone, and the only one without a hickey on his neck! Based on his experiences of working with dementia residents, he wrote the book, “A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the Dementia Ward!” Discover the difference between caring for your own mother and caring for other people’s mothers. Learn how music, humor, and activities keep people with dementia engaged and fulfilled, and about the profound love that often develops between professionals and the people in their care.