Episode 4: Susan Suchan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pkq6WjYBQ1Y This is a very special edition of this Dementia Life. Brian interviewed Susan Suchan in fall of 2017. This was actually Brian's first interview for his podcast but we waited to release on this podcast till now. This is a incredible interview with Susan talking about her life and advocacy work. It truly isn't hard to see why so many people fell in love with Susan.

2018-07-13T11:59:51-04:00February 28th, 2018|

Episode 3: Heather Miller

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZrQ2KxxLmU On this week's episode of This Dementia Life, Brian LeBlanc interviews Heather Miller who is the daughter of Susan Suchan. Heather and Susan’s sister Nancy were the primary care partners for Susan. But as you will learn it was a entire family’s love and dedication to Susan that contributed in so many ways to her caring. Brian and Heather have a very frank and honest discussion about Susan, what she meant to her [...]

2018-07-13T12:00:33-04:00February 21st, 2018|

Innovative Dementia-Friendly Programs – Countering Stigma and Social Isolation

by Emily Kearns, PhD, MBA We have known for a very long time that lifestyle, such as diet and exercise, affects our health and well-being. But, did you know that social isolation is directly linked to decreased longevity? That’s right! More than cigarette smoking and even obesity, living alone and being isolated can shorten our lives. Not only that, the quality of our shortened life is at risk with social isolation potentially contributing to [...]

2018-02-13T07:03:19-04:00February 13th, 2018|