Introduction to the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement

| Season 2 | Episode 3 |


In this episode: Lizz Lewis is an advocate of those impacted by Alzheimer’s and has collaborated with the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement.

Evan’s news segment shared about the everyday hero, the caregiver. Featuring an at-home nursing assistant, Leah Smith, who was awarded Regional Southeast Caregiver of the Year and nominated by her client's daughter.


Our guest, Lizz Lewis, talked about her “sandwich caregiving” story and how she found connection through social media. She is an advocate for all of those touched by Alzheimer’s disease, and all who care for them. Lizz is an entrepreneur and has developed structured wellness programs focusing on women’s spiritual growth and self care at a rustic location on Anderson Island in Washington.


Savy shared about her weekly support sessions through Gimme A Break caregiver non-profit and some of the peculiar warning signs of Dementia, such as missing sarcasm, shoplifting, and hiding things or hoarding.


Recommended Resources:

  • Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement - Our mission is to discover why Alzheimer’s discriminates against women and communities of color and to prepare women and their families for the impact of Alzheimer’s by providing them with information and tools to help prevent the disease.

  • NW Wellness Retreats - Set on beautiful Anderson Island, a short ferry ride from Steilicoom, WA, you'll enjoy a weekend on the beautiful Puget Sound connecting to wellness with like minded people. We create an environment to appeal to all of your senses with aromatherapy, delicious food, amazing views, therapeutic massage, and the music of the water crashing onto the shore all weekend long.

  • Caregiver Health Club (formerly ChillTime TV) - The leading wellness program for caregivers with pre and type-2 diabetes. Get your sugar under control, lower your A1C levels, reduce medications, lose weight, and feel great again

  • Gimme a Break - Non profit for caregivers aiming to bring back joy to caregiving, weekly support sessions offering caregivers a chance to relax, renew, resource and revive - Register or register a caregiver for a break.

Hosts:

  • Evan Kharrazi - founder of Caregiver Health Club, certified caregiver nutrition coach, and ambassador at the American Kidney Fund

  • Savy Makalena - founder of Gimme a Break and Givers Guides

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