(Creating Dementia Solutions 4) From Main Caregiver to Supportive Caregiver

In this episode of Creating Dementia Solutions, Connie Skidmore continues to impart wisdom from her journey as the main caregiver for a loved one with dementia – until she wasn't.

Sherii Sherban also offers some additional perspective on the decision to move a loved one with dementia to an assisted living – including some notion for the costs involved.

Episode Resources

Miles for Memories website
Order Miles for Memories technology
A Brief Guide for Understanding Dementia
Miles for Memories Events Page 
All Creating Dementia Solutions episodes


Miles For Memories is a Calhoun County, Michigan organization created in 2013 to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Disease. Later in 2014, the vision was expanded to include all types of dementia. MFM raises money each year through sponsorships, community events, and grants to gather funds to create local programming for both the person living with dementia and the caregiver. Along with local efforts, 20% of the funds to prevention-related dementia research. Miles for Memories is a committee of 70-plus volunteers and are always looking for more to get involved.

Creating Dementia Solutions andThe Richard Piet Show are Livemic Communications podcasts. Livemic Communications helps businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs create customized, purposeful podcast content.

This episode of Creating Dementia Solutions was recorded at AccessVision television studios in Battle Creek.