Lisa Skinner Featured On Listen Up!


Lisa Skinner is a published author and Behavior Specialist on Alzheimer’s and its corresponding dementias. She has served as a counselor in California for more than 20 years. Lisa was also the regional director of an assisted living company for many years. Her interest in dementia-related illness stems from her family, where seven different members are afflicted with the condition. The book helps explain behaviors caused by dementia, encourages those who feel burdened, and gives practical advice for how to respond.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

• Lisa Skinner talks about what drove her to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

• What are the common signs of dementia?

• Early treatment for dementia and its efficacy

• The story behind Lisa’s book and why she wrote it

• How to work with and help people with dementia

• Learning how to “join the reality” of loved ones with Alzheimer’s

• Knowing the difference between the person and their symptoms

In this episode… Losing any loved one to an illness is difficult, but helping someone with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease can be particularly painful. The steady decline of short-term memory and unfamiliar behaviors can turn a family member into a stranger. Similar to hearing loss, the condition can easily isolate the person from their support network.

As someone who has had seven family members diagnosed with dementia, Lisa Skinner has found her calling in helping others through the struggle. She has developed her insights over 25 years as a counselor, a regional director of assisted living facilities, and her own experience.

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