Line One: Aging in place and caregiver support

Alaska has the fastest growing senior population per capita, with those aged 60 and older making up 19.5% of the state. It is estimated that there are nearly 8,500 elderly with Alzheimer’s and related dementia. Our fortunate elders are supported by caregivers who often suffer from a lack of resources and support. Occupational therapists can provide much needed services to allow our elders to age with dignity in their homes and provide caregiver support.

Listen:

HOST: Dr. Jillian Woodruff

GUESTS:

  • Dr. Breanna James, Occupational Therapist, Authentic Living, LLC
  • Dr. Emily Byl, Occupational Therapist and Owner, Well Haven Occupational Therapy

LINKS/RESOURCES:

https://www.well-haven.com/

https://www.authenticlivingot.com/

PARTICIPATE:

Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752 (statewide) during the live broadcast (10–11 a.m.).

Send an email to lineone@alaskapublic.org before, during or after the live broadcast (e-mails may be read on air).

LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 10 a.m. AKDT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 8 p.m. AKDT

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Adelyn Baxter is Alaska Public Media's program producer. Reach her at abaxter@alaskapublic.org.

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