Episode 18

The Fragile Years with Amy O'Rourke, MPH, CMC

Published on: 23rd August, 2021

Join us for a discussion with Amy O'Rourke about the 'Fragile Years' and the importance of approaching decision making and relationships from this perspective.

We examine questions such as when to step in as a decision maker, what you might be doing to make your stress worse and what you can be doing to minimize your own memory loss.

Amy Cameron O’Rourke (MPH, CMC) is a dedicated care manager with a passion for helping people & their loved ones find peace and joy as they age. Amy is the author of The Fragile Years and founder of O'Rourke & Associates and The Cameron Group (sold in 2019, now Arosa).

You can find out more about Amy here: https://agingexpert.com/

And check out her book here: https://www.amazon.com/Fragile-Years-Proven-Strategies-Aging/dp/1642939463/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+fragile+years&qid=1629765009&sr=8-1

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Life on Repeat
A Podcast for Dementia Caregivers
Life on Repeat is a podcast for those caring for someone with dementia. Join Laura Vaillancourt, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Geriatric Mental Health Specialist and Eldercare Coach as she explores helpful caregiving tips, practical resources and most importantly, how to care for yourself through this journey.

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Laura Vaillancourt

Laura has a unique perspective of dementia. She grew up spending time in the nursing home wing of the hospital her mother worked at in a rural community in the Pacific Northwest. She learned from a young age the importance and impact that connecting with those that have memory impairment can have. This early exposure shaped her perspective and fostered her passion and love of working with those who experience and live with dementia.

Laura is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Geriatric Mental Health Specialist and Eldercare Coach. She owns a group practice that specializes in serving the aging population and she has extensive experience as a consultant providing counseling, coaching and care management to families that are in the midst of making difficult decisions related to their loved one’s care and health transitions.

Laura's passion and professional experience has been working with individuals and family members that have been affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. She is a passionate speaker and educator on topics related to dementia and caregiving. She is the host of Life on Repeat: a Dementia Caregiver Podcast.