AARP NC Volunteer, Helen Mack, brings her considerable experiences as an educator to discuss frauds and scams targeting seniors and how AARP is helping.
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.
It's easy for us as caregivers to think we're singled out for mistreatment. While we often WILL be taken advantage of and treated disrespectfully, there are times when we ourselves treat others poorly. How does knowing that help us be a better caregiver? In this Caregiver Tip of the Day from my show, we unpack: "Some days we're the pigeon. Some days we're the statue."
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and Aaron Tornquist (39), along with his father Greg, joined me in the studio on our show for family caregivers. In the interview they discussed a wide variety of relationship issues, Aaron's aspirations to be an Elvis Tribute Artist, and briefly touched on Aaron's job at Chick-Fil-A. Watch and listen to the entire interview at https://caregiverswithhope.com/father-son-discuss-down-syndrome/
Former Wisconsin Governor, Martin Schreiber shares his journey as a caregiver for his wife, Elaine, through Alzheimer's in his book, "My Two Elaines."
From October 1 2017.
Michael Gardner from Christian Care Ministry/Medi-Share
Tracey Maxfield, RN: (From Vancouver) Dementia Expert for three decades discussing "Sundowning"
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Medi-Share is a healthcare sharing ministry where members share each other's medical expenses. Members of Medi-Share have a God-honoring choice for their healthcare and although not insurance, Medi-Share is acceptable under the law.
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!
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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.
Caregivers are often put on the spot to somehow fix whatever happens to be the crisis of the day —or the hour. Some people feel free to stress the obvious, and then impatiently demand the caregiver come up with an answer.
"Give Me Solutions."
Caregivers don’t need others to rehash the same problem we’ve obsessed over. Furthermore, we don't need "bystanders" to place another unreasonable request upon our shoulders. By evenly stating, "Give Me Solutions," we detach from the ownership of satisfying an onlooker's lack of understanding. Asking those individuals for solutions, and then just being quiet—gives them a moment’s pause to consider the complexity of the caregiver's world. In addition, maybe, just maybe, a moment's pause provides them with an opportunity to embrace some humility when engaging suffering. Regardless of the humility or lack thereof, a moment's pause provides caregivers with a distraction to extricate themselves from the conversation. Read the rest of this entry »