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"

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



Marsha Blackburn (R) TN Discussing High-Speed Internet and Caregivers

February 27, 2018

"We are going to put this emphasis on getting broadband into these unserved rural areas because you’re not going to have economic development or 21st century health care or expanded education opportunities or workforce and jobs retraining without it,” said Blackburn, chairwoman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.  USA TODAY  1/11/2018

Marsha Blackburn (R) TN called the show to discuss the impact and potential of high-speed internet in rural area on family caregivers. 


Struggling to Take Your Loved One With Dementia To Church?

February 18, 2018

"I Still Want To Attend Church, But I'm Caring for Someone With Dementia!"

When caring for someone with dementia, isolation develops as an increasing challenge for family caregivers.  A number of frustrating and embarrassing mishaps can await most caregivers and their loved ones, so the seclusion increases.

Yet, pushing back against that isolation benefits not only the caregiver, but the loved one with dementia as well.  Churches and places of worship provide great comfort, strength, and community to a family living with a member suffering from dementia.  Attending those places for a long as possible helps both the caregiver and the loved one with dementia.

Dementia Care expert, Tracey Maxfield, RN, serves as a regular contributor to the our radio show for caregivers.  She recently provided several tips when taking a loved one with dementia out in public—and specifically to church.


A Conversation With Sister Kitty Hockett

January 17, 2018

"My mother was on the way to the abortion clinic, but someone led her to Christ, and two lives were saved!"  

Kiwanis Hockett, known to thousands as "Sister Kitty," called the show today to share her amazing journey and her ministry, Fashioned In His Image.

Sister Kitty believes that there is a mandate upon us to be accessible to more women, expand our evangelistic efforts and broaden our support of the programs God has called us to facilitate. It is her goal to develop mature, well-rounded women of God, who are rooted and grounded in the Word and bearing the fruit of His Spirit. She believes that it is time for us to come forth, discover God’s original design for us and be examples to the world.

She is an author, speaker, and counselor. Ministry leaders worldwide often seek her wisdom on governance and leadership.

A person who seeks the heart of God in all she does, Kiwanis has a zest for life and a passion for excellence. She is a fervent believer in a life of holiness and truth and has a loving way of getting right to the heart of a matter. She loves people, and always looks for the good in them, striving to see them as God does.


Sister Kitty is a Nashville native. She and her husband, Bishop Horace Hockett are the proud parents of two sons, Horace II (LaTonya), and Brian (Rachel), who are also involved in the ministry, and grandparents of Olivia Grace and Briley Aiden.


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.

Peter recently earned a 2nd Dan (degree) black-belt in Hapkido.  Furthermore, 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.


Prescription Safety In Senior Living Centers

January 17, 2018

How important is prescription drug safety and protocols for your loved one living in a senior living center?  

The folks at Morning Pointe understand the challenges of this issue, and joined the show to discuss the ways they implement multiple levels of checks and balances.  Debbie Fields (RN) called the show ...and ...we even let her have the coveted opportunity to introduce the "Caregiver Tip of the Day!" 

At least John and I think it's coveted. 


Don’t Judge It’s Autism

December 1, 2017

For families dealing with autism, they journey is often filled with tears, fear, and bone-weary days and nights.  Caregivers come from every walk of life, and while the circumstances may be different for all of us, we share a common bond of heartbreak and stress.  Together, however, we can strengthen and empower each other.  Babs Tierno, Executive Director of Autism TN called the show and discussed her family's journey with Autism, and how Autism TN helps other families. 

Frauds and Scams Targeting Seniors and How AARP is Helping

October 30, 2017

AARP NC Volunteer, Helen Mack, brings her considerable experiences as an educator to discuss frauds and scams targeting seniors and how AARP is helping.

Help! My Father Won’t Stop Driving!

October 23, 2017

Caller to the show expresses his frustration about his father who recently had a stroke, can barely walk, but still insists on driving.  We know JUST who to have him call! www.keepingUsSafe.org

I’ll Push You. Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray call the show.

October 22, 2017

In "I'll Push You," Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray trekked the Camino de Santiago, and explored the true meaning of friendship.  These two men called the show to share this journey and insights they gleaned from the experience. 

Gov. Martin Schreiber shares insights as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver.

October 8, 2017

Former Wisconsin Governor, Martin Schreiber shares his journey as a caregiver for his wife, Elaine, through Alzheimer's in his book, "My Two Elaines."

Our First Syndicated Show

September 19, 2017

On September 17, 2017, our radio show becames the first syndicated radio show for family caregivers!  Sponsored by Medi-Share and syndicated on the Truth Network, we broadcast on 13 stations in five states!

For More information visit www.caregiverswithhope.com 

A Conversation With Author/Speaker/Caregiver Jane Heller

September 18, 2017

 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jane Heller, called the show to share her journey as a caregiver. Her new book bears the most hilarious title that caregivers will quickly understand: You’d Better Not Die Or I’ll Kill You: A Caregiver’s Survival Guide To Keeping You in Good Health and Good Spirits.  Jane brings her wonderful wit to her harsh journey as a caregiver for her husband and her mother.


Discussing Traumatic Brain Injury With Kevin Pearce and Adam Pearce

August 21, 2017

Approximately 1.7 million each year sustain a traumatic brain injury. Superstar snowboarder, Kevin Pearce, suffered one on a practice run preparing for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Kevin, along with his brother, Adam, called the show to discuss their story and their new mission.

I was on this super clear path to be a professional snowboarder, and to be one of the best in the world. —Kevin Pearce


On December 31, 2009, while training for the Olympic trials in Park City, Utah, Kevin suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. Although wearing a helmet at the time, the injury left Kevin in critical condition and in a medically induced coma. His recovery—and his journey to accept his new life—was chronicled in the HBO documentary, “The Crash Reel." Kevin emerged as a passionate advocate for the prevention of brain injuries and the promotion of a brain healthy lifestyle. Along with his brother, Adam, Kevin co-founded the Love Your Brain Foundation(Loveyourbrain.com). Their mission is to prevent brain injuries, support brain injury recovery and promote brain health. Kevin is a Sports Ambassador for the National Down Syndrome Society.  He credits his brother David, (born with Down syndrome), as a huge influence in his life and career.  In addition, Kevin is the 2014 recipient of The Dana and Christopher Reeve Inspiration Award from Craig Hospital.  Furthermore, he received The Victory Award (2011) from The National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, DC.

I asked Adam Pearce to share one thing he would say to a family who just experienced a traumatic brain injury.  He recalled the advice given to his family by one of Kevin's physicians.

If you could think about being in the woods. Instead of thinking as if you are going to walk out of the woods—the woods become less dense.

It Takes a Lot of Patience and Support

"Understand that this is a long journey, and one that really  takes a lot of patience and support."   [In addition,] it requires the coming together of your community to support this.  Because it is a long one and that's the reality of it. —Adam Pearce

Adam also offered comments about the impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on family relationships.

"It definitely puts some strain on those relationships.  But I think with good communications and just the right support, I think it makes those easier. But in the end, it has the ability to bring you closer to family and that loved one going through it.


About Peter Rosenberger

Peter Rosenberger, a thirty-year caregiver, is the author of Hope for the Caregiver.  

Peter hosts a weekly radio show for caregivers on 1510 WLAC, broadcast Sunday’s at 3 PM CST.  In addition,  Peter serves as the president and co-founder of Standing With Hope.

The author of four books, Peter earned 2nd dan (degree) black-belt in Hap-kido, and is an accomplished pianist.  He recently release his new CD, Songs for the Caregiver.


Radio Show for Family Caregivers

Peter Rosenberger's radio show for family caregivers can be heard each Sunday at 3PM CDT on Newsradio 1510 WLAC. The show is streamed world-wide through Iheart Media.

Comedian Jeff Allen Calls the Show

April 30, 2017

Nationally known comedian, Jeff Allen, gets serious about the challenges of caregivers.

For four decades, Jeff Allen has been performing in theaters, on television and radio, and as a keynote for corporate functions and fundraisers around the world.

Jeff Allen is the best at what he does - making people laugh as hard as humanly possible. His Happy Wife, Happy Life® message of a marriage gone wrong and redeemed has given laughter and encouragement to millions of people. Jeff’s comedy drives home the humor in everyday family life and the joy derived from a healthy marriage.

He called my show to share his family's own heartbreaking experiences as caregivers.  He also discussed lessons learned from the journey. Even in the difficult thing, however, Jeff demonstrates how to appreciate the funny moments—giving much needed relief that our hearts desperately need.


Hope for the CaregiverNow in it's fourth printing, Peter's book, HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVER is strengthening his fellow caregivers across the country. HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVER is written by one who truly understands the journey, Peter Rosenberger draws upon an astonishing three decades as a caregiver to offer practical advice, encouragement, compassion, and humor to fellow caregivers. Songs for the Caregiver


The new CD from Peter Rosenberger
Are you finding that car rides to and from the doctor and other appointments ...are filled with drama?
Change that by downloading SONGS FOR THE CAREGIVER from ITUNES.