#48. Caregiving Bros Bill Cohen & Joey Yourchek #EndALZ
This week on the second biggest podcast in the Pacific Northwest behind only The Sasquatch Hunters, we welcome back esteemed Business Over Beer alumni, Bill Cohen of Cohen Caregiving Support Consultants, and Joey Yourchek of Elfin Services. Bill provides support to family caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia and Elfin Services is a professional caregiving service offering, among other things, in home care to patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. Alzheimer’s Disease remains a top 5 cause of death in the United States with no cure and no treatment, and mental health is becoming an increasingly more important issue for our overall health and wellness, especially in the time of COVID-19.
The goal of this Business Over Beer episode is to increase awareness of the seriousness of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia and to keep mental health at the the forefront of health and wellness conversations. But we still manage to have a good time, even talking about heavy topics like this, and with Bill and Joey, it’s hard not to have a good time.
Business Over Beer will be donating a portion of our October Patreon proceeds to help fight Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.
In this episode:
Joey Started working with seniors as a fiduciary for a bank, where he enjoyed the relationships with Seniors before landing at Elfin Services as Business Administrator
After being the primary caregiver for his mom while she battled Alzheimer’s, Bill started a post retirement career, providing resources for family caregivers to help reduce their stress, coordinate with the healthcare and other service providers, and assist with self care, a resource that did not exist when he was in position of caregiving.
2 out of 3 are women who suffer from dementia.
There are still no real definitive answers as to who and why people get dementia.
As with many other health issues, lifestyle factors are the best preventative medicine for Dementia; gut health and heart health are good for brain health.
Keeping an active brain throughout life can also be beneficial in prevention or in delaying the onset of Dementia, things like taking up a language, learning an instrument, and doing puzzles.
One theory about what causes Dementia is that people who overuse their brain power could that be a contributing factor.
If you’ve seen one case of dementia, you’ve seen one case of dementia. Every case is unique.
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