A podcast where we share stories of hope for family caregivers breaking through loneliness to see God even in this season of life.

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Jennifer Fink

Episode 167

The challenges of Alzheimer’s care can be complicated, but my engaging conversation with Jennifer Fink will shed some light on this often-daunting journey. Hear her heartwarming and sometimes hilarious tales of caring for her mom, including the mystery of the black sports bra. Fink, a beacon of support in the Alzheimer’s community through her podcast, Fading Memories, opens up about the difficulties and joys of her caregiving season.

As we laugh with Jennifer over the wardrobe fiascos, we also tackle the tough topics. Staff at facilities, mischievous residents, and the overall unpredictability of Alzheimer’s – it’s all part of the caregiving package. Jennifer shares her recipe for surviving and even thriving in the face of these challenges: a dash of humor, a dollop of grace, and a whole lot of resilience.

We round off our conversation exploring the lessons learned and the silver linings found in the cloud of Alzheimer’s care. Jennifer insists on finding joy amidst the rollercoaster of emotions, cherishing the small moments of beauty and comfort. She leaves us with her hopeful outlook on life, a mantra of positivity that will undoubtedly resonate with listeners. Tune in for a unique blend of heartwarming stories, laughs, and perhaps even a few tears. You won’t want to miss this insightful episode.


8:05       Funny Memories and Challenges of Caregiving for her mom who journeyed with Alzheimer’s

11:47     Mom Found Friends That Became Like Family in Memory Care

16:58     Lessons on Caregiving

22:40     Find the Joy and a Reason to be Proud of Yourself Every Day

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Jennifer Fink

Jennifer Fink

Enduring three generations of a family with Alzheimer’s, including 20 years with her Mom, Jennifer became determined to prevent the disease in herself and help other caregivers.

However, research and reading books by others should have addressed the gamut of questions. She was determined to add her experiences to what was already available, so she started the Fading Memories podcast. This is a podcast to share her experiences and knowledge. Producing the podcast broadened her knowledge far more than expected.

After nearly 300 interviews with caregivers, industry experts, and people living with cognitive impairment, Jennifer can speak on various topics: brain health caregiving, lifestyle options for optimal brain health, and more.

There are commonalities in coping with the disease, but many differences. The more experienced voices addressing this topic, the better off we can all be.

Jennifer brings her experiences to the public with a passion for helping others navigate a similar journey, avoid one of their own, and be a knowledgeable friend that people can turn to when they need support.



*Transcript is an actual recount of the live conversation

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Rayna Neises

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Rayna Neises, ACC

Author of No Regrets: Hope for Your Caregiving Season, Editor of Content Magazine, ICF Certified Coach, Speaker, Podcast Host, & Positive Approach to Care® Independent Trainer offering encouragement, support, and resources to those who are in a Season of Caring for Aging Parents.

Her passion is for those caring and their parents, so that both might be seen, not forgotten & cared for, not neglected.

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