We’ve been drafting and practicing our elevator speeches and last night we aired them out loud. We gave them a test run on last night’s episode of Your Caregiving Journey. You can listen to our show via the player below.
Thanks so much to Bette and Old Billy, who did a wonderful job with their elevator speeches, and to Marianne, our expert who gave us suggestions and feedback. We had a great discussion with Bette about using the word “dementia” in her speech; the word brings up a lot of emotions for her. I had a thought, Bette, after our show: When you use “dementia” in your elevator speech, you remind yourself how far you’ve come and how much you’ve overcome.
Please feel free to share your elevator speech in our comments section, below. And, I’ll let you know the next time we practice them on the air.
Reminder: Two shows air today (May 30). At 1:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. CT, 10:30 a.m. PT), Elizabeth Lombardo joins Denise to answer the question, “Does misery love company?” Our new show, Hot Topics, airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT, 5 p.m. PT). Join us as our panel of family caregivers chats about this personal account of caregiving which appeared in New York magazine. You can listen to the shows and join the chat room here.
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