We are clinical social workers specializing in dementia care. We acknowledge the perceived awkwardness and discomfort surrounding this topic, and wish to empower families and patients alike to speak openly about their experience. Our hope is that education regarding this topic can bring hope, strength, and even some laughter to all individuals impacted by dementia.
Awkward Story is a Dementia Education Podcast and Blog focused on supporting individuals touched by dementia related diagnoses. We wish to address the stigma and isolation often beset upon patients and their families by bringing their poignant, tragic, beautiful, awkward stories into the open. We understand that individuals and their families often feel pressure to isolate themselves as they experience cognitive decline, and we want them to know that there is nothing shameful about their stories. We will speak to insightful professionals that regularly assist individuals in their fight against dementia. We will also share our own insight as Clinical Social Workers specializing in dementia care. Most of all, we hope to be a lifeline, a resource, and maybe even a brief respite for those doing all the work at home. We understand that the various forms of dementia often leave families desperate for knowledge and resources concerning available care and best practices. We will provide short, concise, 10-20 minute podcasts on specific dementia related topics, so that families can eventually navigate our podcast history for specific guidance. Thank you for listening and reading. Thank you for the care you give to your loved one.