Episode 8

The Rebellious Widow with Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW

Published on: 24th May, 2021

Join us as we explore dying, death, grief and dementia with Jill Johnson-Young: caregiver, counselor, author and grief expert.

Jill has spent her career as a social worker and clinician. After a long career, including ten years as a hospice social worker and ten years in private practice, her goals are clear: "We need to  change how we talk about dying, death, grief, and dementia".

Check out her book, "The Rebellious Widow: A Practical Guide to Love and Life After Loss"

Also learn more about Jill and her programs and other books at her website: https://jilljohnsonyoung.com/


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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.