A year ago on the podcast Lisa Howland told of quitting her job to be a full-time caregiver for her father, who has Parkinson’s disease, and of hiding the knives in her house because of his increasingly aggressive behavior — associated with his later diagnosis of Lewy Body dementia. In today’s episode: the changes since then in Lisa and her father’s lives, from his move into and out of an assisted living facility to Lisa’s new knowledge of Florida’s “stand and pivot” law and why she stopped going to a support group, learned to embrace mindfulness and hold onto the good memories of her dad. Tune in to this follow-up story, filled with dark humor and hard-won tips from a caregiving survivor.
Lisa’s 2016 Agewyz Podcast Interview: “Life, Interrupted”
Learn more about Lewy Body Dementia: Symptoms and Treatments
Coping and support for Parkinson’s Disease: Parkinson’s
Tool for comparing Assisted Living Facilities in Florida: Agency For Healthcare Administration
Music: “The Summit” and “Hundred Mile” by Blue Dot Sessions | CC BY NC | Free Music Archive