Depression: “A Very Raw Depiction of What Happened”

April 26, 2018


Dementia Care expert, Tracey Maxfield, RN, discusses depression issues facing dementia patient caregivers. In a candid interview about her own pain and journey through this, and her dangerously close brush with taking her own life, Tracey helps shine a light into the darkness of depression.  

Caregivers and Sleeping In A Hospital

April 26, 2018

We caregivers have to sleep in uncomfortable places ...but we don't have to be miserable!  has a solution for those for those uncomfortable nights in a waiting room, in a hospital recliner, on the sofa, or in a cot by a hospital bed.  Do you like taking your own pillow to a hospital?  Really?  I never did because I never felt I got the "Hospital out of the pillow!"  But with, you can throw these in the washer and dryer!  

Just because we're uncomfortable doesn't mean we have to be miserable.  As caregivers, we need sleep ...we need rest.  Do what I do, and go to  The promo code is CAREGIVER  ...and you get 50% off the four pack which includes 2 "Go anywhere" pillows ...and as caregivers, "Go Anywhere" often means the hospital!. 

Go to or Call 800 946-2379  promo code:  "Caregiver"

A Comfortable Pillow in Uncomfortable Places

April 16, 2018

I recently ran into Mike Lindell of and we discussed the need for family caregivers to have a comfortable pillow as we sleep in uncomfortable places (Hospital chairs, fold-out cots, waiting rooms, etc.). 

Mike sent me a couple of pillow to try out ...and I talked about them on the air. 

Peter Rosenberger is the host of HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVER ...a syndicated radio program for family caregivers.

An Interview With Dr. Gary Chapman

April 15, 2018

Author of the NY Times best selling book, THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES, Dr. Gary Chapman called the show to share tips and insights for family caregivers.  As a special surprise, Singer/Songwriter Gary Chapman called in for a hilarious moment for the two men to meet. 



Hope for the Caregiver 04-15-2018

April 15, 2018

This show features:

CAREGIVER TIP OF THE DAY: "Don't Go to Every Fight You Get A Ticket To"

Today's Senior Moment

Interview with Dr. Gary Chapman, author of THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES


A Conversation With THE SHACK Author, Paul Young

April 12, 2018

Paul Young, author of the best-selling book, THE SHACK ( now a feature film), calls the show to share insights regarding God's love for those who suffer ...and those who care for them.

“Today’s Senior Moment”

April 10, 2018

A regular feature on our show HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVER, brought to you Morning Pointe Senior Living & Memory Care

This feature:  WANDERING


Hope for the Caregiver 04 18 2018

April 8, 2018

Today's show:

Caregiver Tip of the Day  Check Your Account/"The Count of Mighty Disco"/Today's Senior Moment:  WANDERING/Interview with Paul Young, author of The Shack/ 


The Old Rugged Cross/Near The Cross

March 30, 2018

From SONGS FOR THE CAREGIVER, this is a live performance by Peter Rosenberger (piano) and Daniel Fisher (violin).  This medley is of THE OLD RUGGED CROSS and NEAR THE CROSS.

Hope for the Caregiver 03-25-2018

March 27, 2018

HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVER's broadcast on March 25, 2018

Caregiver Tip of the Day:  "Don't Believe Everything You Think!"

Today's Senior Moment

Special Standing With Hope Segment

A Caregiver Message During Easter

Parkinson’s Psychosis: Daniel Classen, MD

March 23, 2018

Dr. Daniel Claassen is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Vanderbilt University and a neurologist specializing in the care of patients with neurodegenerative disorders, with particular interest in patients with cognitive dysfunction and movement disorders. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his Neurology residency training at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, MN and postdoctoral training at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, VA. He is a past recipient of the American Academy of Neurology clinical research training grant. Dr. Claassen’s research focuses on understanding brain-behavior relationships in the context of the diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative disease. 


HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVER hosted by Peter Rosenberger.  Airs LIVE Nationally On Sundays at 3 PM (Central)


How Can You Tell If It’s Dementia?

March 21, 2018


Author and Dementia Care expert, Tracey Maxfield, RN, called the show to answer the question MANY families have about an aging loved one:  Do They Have Dementia?

Losing your car keys doesn't mean you have dementia (I AM SO GLAD FOR THAT!!!), but the ability to manage money, and other higher brain activities may indicate a problem.  Tracey brings her 35 years of experience to bear on this tough issue.  The author of the soon to be released book ESCAPING THE RABBIT HOLE, offers a wealth of guidance for families struggling with a loved one with dementia. 

Email Tracey infirmier @ 

About Peter Rosenberger

A thirty-year caregiver for his wife, Gracie, who lives with severe disabilities, Peter Rosenberger understands the journey of a caregiver as few do.  His experience led to him to author four books including Hope for the Caregiver, and 7 Caregiver Landmines and How You Can Avoid Them.  

Peter Rosenberger’s radio show for family caregivers airs each Sunday at 3PM CDT on Newsradio 1510 WLAC.  In addition, the show is also syndicated through the Truth Network.

A 2nd Dan (degree) black-belt in Hapkido, Peter is also an accomplished pianist.  He recently released his new CD, Songs for the Caregiver.  

Peter and Gracie live in Nashville, TN, where he also serves and the president and co-founder of Standing With Hope.

Hope for the Caregiver 03-18-2018

March 19, 2018

"Caregiver Tip of the Day":  BREATHE

"Today's Senior Moment" : Repetitive  Talking

Caller from NORFOLK:  Treating Them Like A Child

Dementia Care Expert: TRACEY MAXFIELD

"A Time to Dance"

Caregivers and The Healing Power of Humor

March 11, 2018


Can you have a sense of humor while serving as a family caregiver?  Not only CAN you, but a sense of humor serves as a huge asset to caregivers ...even in the most challenging of situations.  It doesn't mean you laugh at everything, but it means you are making peace with the circumstances you're faced with ...and allowing yourself to live and enjoy life while shouldering harsh realities. 

We share some stories on this episode from the March 11 2018 show that are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and let you know that it's OK to laugh ...and humor can help heal.  

Hope for the Caregiver 03-05-2018

March 5, 2018

This show contains:

• The Count of Mighty Disco
• Caregiver Tip of The Day:  Fight What's Closest
• Today's Senior Moment from Morning Pointe Memory Care and Senior Living

• Listener Calls
• Standing With Hope