A Comfortable Pillow in Uncomfortable Places

April 16, 2018
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I recently ran into Mike Lindell of MyPillow.com 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.

Hope for the Caregiver 04-15-2018

April 15, 2018
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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

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“Today’s Senior Moment”

April 10, 2018
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A regular feature on our show HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVER, brought to you Morning Pointe Senior Living & Memory Care

This feature:  WANDERING

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Hope for the Caregiver 04 18 2018

April 8, 2018
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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/www.Hopeforthecaregiver.com 

 

Hope for the Caregiver 03-25-2018

March 27, 2018
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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
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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)  HOPEFORTHECAREGIVER.com

 

Hope for the Caregiver 03-18-2018

March 19, 2018
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"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
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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
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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

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

February 27, 2018
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"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. 

 

Hope for the Caregiver 02-25-2018

February 26, 2018
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This episode features an interview with Rep. Marsha Blackburn, (R) TN.  

Plus our CAREGIVER TIP OF THE DAY!

Struggling to Take Your Loved One With Dementia To Church?

February 18, 2018
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"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.

 

Prescription Safety In Senior Living Centers

January 17, 2018
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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. 

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Dementia, Caregivers, and Christmas

December 12, 2017
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Although many families feel stress during Christmas, caregivers of loved ones with dementia often feel increased heartache and tension. Due to that added anxiety many feel, dementia-care specialist Tracey Maxfield called the show to offer much needed help.

On Sunday's show (12/10/201),, Tracey provided a checklist of tips learned from her 35 years as dementia care nurse.

When you're with a person with dementia, everyone keeps thinking,"Oh well, let's do this Christmas—let's do this one the best ever.' But I think what caregivers need to do is really take a step back and look at what the significance of the holiday is for them and for their loved one.

Tracey shared that many caregivers tend to overdo it for Christmas because of fear it may be their last one with their loved ones.  Instead of accepting that undo pressure, Tracey recommended several ideas for a calmer, but more meaningful holiday season.

Don’t Judge It’s Autism

December 1, 2017
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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.