Connecting with a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease, and warding off isolation, can be a challenge—and a heartbreak. In this episode, comedian and author Dani Klein Modisett shares the story of how she learned to reach her mother while visiting her at an assisted living facility. After a spell of silent, sad visits, Dani stumbled across an idea, which eventually evolved into Laughter On Call, which provides training workshops and an on-line curriculum for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients as well as those with other dementias. Dani also shares tips and strategies for moving a parent into assisted living, navigating the finances and various levels of care, and the challenges encountered when family members have differing opinions about what should be done.
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