Clinging To A Rope In the Darkness

November 2, 2017
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When visiting friends in the hospital, the room adjacent to them recalled a defining caregiving moment for me from nearly thirty years ago.

Frauds and Scams Targeting Seniors and How AARP is Helping

October 30, 2017
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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
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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
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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. 

Some Days We’re The Pigeon. Some Days We’re the Statue

October 20, 2017
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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."

Aaron(39) and his father, Greg, discuss their journey with Down Syndrome

October 17, 2017
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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/

Take Time for Stillness or Make Time for Illness

October 12, 2017
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From YOUR CAREGIVER MINUTE with Peter Rosenberger.  

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

October 8, 2017
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Former Wisconsin Governor, Martin Schreiber shares his journey as a caregiver for his wife, Elaine, through Alzheimer's in his book, "My Two Elaines."

October 1 2017 Caregivers With Hope Show

October 7, 2017
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From October 1 2017. 

Guests include: 

Michael Gardner from Christian Care Ministry/Medi-Share

Tracey Maxfield, RN:  (From Vancouver) Dementia Expert for three decades discussing "Sundowning"

for more information:  www.caregiverswithhope.com

An Expert on Dementia Shares Valuable Insights

October 2, 2017
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"Soul-Crushing" describes the way caregivers feel while caring for someone with dementia. Expert Tracey Maxfield, RN, provides helpful tips and insights.

Michael Gardner from Christian Care Ministry Discusses Medi-Share

October 1, 2017
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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.  

https://www.medishare.com/

 

 

 

September 24 2017

September 24, 2017
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Today's Show:

Caregiver tip of the Day

"If you don't make it worse, it counts as a win!" 

 

Our First Syndicated Show

September 19, 2017
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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
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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.

 

“Give Me Solutions!”

September 11, 2017
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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 »