Island Treasures: "Doesn't Know Me"

AlisonvanSchie

Island Treasures: "Doesn't Know Me"

AlisonvanSchie

This episode came about because of the original song, "Doesn't Know Me" by singer/songwriter Pat Thibodeau. Pat is a friend of mine, and I had reached out to ask her to write a jingle for the podcast. What she wrote surpassed my expectations with the creation of "Doesn't Know Me"-- a song about the losses of Alzheimer's disease. Pat's father had Alzheimer's and the family of ten siblings rallied around him and their mother following his diagnosis. I invite you to hear Pat's account of the family's journey together with her original song. To hear more of Pat Thibodeau's music, subscribe to her YouTube channel.

About Island Treasures

As caregivers tell their stories they will share encouragement and insights to the listeners who may be in the midst of their own caregiving journey. It is a source of wisdom and empowerment so caregivers do not feel they are alone.

About the Contributor

Alison van Schie lives in Canada and is a caregiver consultant. She works primarily with seniors and caregivers of loved ones who have dementia. Alison has a social work degree and worked as a social worker for over 25 years. The past five years, however, she found her niche working with seniors and quickly learned there was gap in resources and supports for caregivers, which led her to become a caregiver consultant and starting her own business, Alongside Caregiver Consulting.