Jennifer spent the first half of her adult life as a portrait photographer, a business she still maintains. Listening to podcasts became a favorite way to learn new things while walking the dog or doing household chores. After the death of her father in March 2017, dealing with and caring for her Mother became a much bigger part of her life. Looking at her favorite media in search of answers and not finding what she was looking for, Jennifer decided she would create a supportive podcast that caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients need and deserve. Jennifer is the daughter, granddaughter & great-granddaughter of women who suffered from Alzheimer’s or other cognitive impairment. Looking for answers on how not to become the fourth generation with this problem while also seeking ways to connect better with her Mom has led her on this interesting journey with her new passion, podcasting.
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Welcome back to Causepods everybody! Today’s episode is with Jennifer Fink, host of The Fading Memories Podcast. As a newcomer to the podcasting and audio realm, Jennifer and her show, which deals with Alzheimer’s, have quickly shown that they are a force to be reckoned with! Like many of our previous guests, Jen’s desire to create the show grew out of her own need. Having a mother who lives with Alzheimer’s led our guest to seek some more information and reassurance from podcasts and when she struggled to find what she needed she decided to scratch her own itch.
During our conversation we talk through the experiences leading up to the creation of Fading Memories, feedback Jennifer has received and the act of aiding others as a means to deal with our own difficulties. Jen is very generous with her own story, bringing us into her world and the struggles of having a loved one with almost no short term memory. We also get into the some of the lessons she has learned, her belief in podcasting and the important ideas of community and collaboration. For a great chat, listen in!
• The impetus for Jennifer to start her podcast. (03:33) • The positive response that the podcast has elicited. (06:36) • Dealing with personal difficulty by helping others. (08:14) • Reaching out and connecting with an audience. (09:32) • Some of the support structures Jennifer has found in her research. (11:47) • Collaboration and partnership with similarly focussed groups. (14:19) • A few of the lessons Jennifer has learned producing a podcast. (17:20) • Attracting listeners and the right audience to the podcast. (20:55) • Building a community and offering support for a cause. (23:45) • Cross discipline networking of podcasters with similar goals. (24:31) • How to get involved with Causepods! (27:47)
And much more!
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