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.

 

A Conversation With Sister Kitty Hockett

January 17, 2018
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"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.

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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.

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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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Don’t Believe Everything You Think

January 9, 2018
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From "The Caregiver Tip of The Day" segment of HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVER.  Sunday's at 3 PM Central broadcast from Nashville's 1510 WLAC and heard on the Truth Network across the country, and streaming on I HEART Media. 

This segment is presented by AARP TN.  

Standing With Hope’s Program With Inmates Recycling Prosthetic Limbs

December 31, 2017
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For more than seven years, inmates at a Tennessee Correctional Facility administered by Core Civic have particpated in a one-of-a-kind faith-based program.  They help us recycle prosthetic limbs through our ministry, Standing With Hope.  The presenting sponsor of my radio show, HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVER, Standing With Hope is the vision of my wife, Gracie, and her desire to help fellow amputees in developing countries have access to quality prosthetic limbs.  Check out more at www.standingwithhope.com  

Assurance …Not Answers

December 29, 2017
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When The Answers We Demand Don't Appear

When struggling with loneliness and isolation, dark thoughts often grip us as caregivers.  We fearfully cry out for someone to tell us what to do, where to go, or how to cope. Simply put—we demand answers.  Furthermore, we want an explanation of why these difficult events are happening to us in light of a good an loving God. 

Some Answers Won't Make Sense Right Now

When just a toddler, our oldest son fell and lacerated his chin, and I had to hold him down while he received stitches. I’ll never forget the look of terror in his eyes and his screams. as he endured what, for him, was horrifying.  He had no way to understand what was happening or how to cope.  As he struggled, I avoided trying to explain things like stitches, infections, and antibiotics to a crying three-year-old, and instead gently assured him of my presence and that he would be okay.  Soon, the doctor finished, and I held our son and dried his tears.    

How are we any different when traveling in the often-long valley of the shadow of death?  While our Heavenly Father seems to rarely give us the answers we demand, He does give us the assurance we need.  The assurance of His presence and His love for us.

From YOUR CAREGIVER MINUTE With Peter Rosenberger

Christmas Eve 2017

December 24, 2017
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Clip from the Christmas Eve 2017 show featuring Gracie and Peter performing  Silent Night. 

HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVER and the Kingdom of Tonga

December 19, 2017
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Ale, Lynn, and FunGani Aho arrived at the studio for a special show dicussing caregivers in the Kingdom of Tonga.  A missionary to Tonga, Lynn brings an exuberance and passion for the people there.  She met her husband, Ale, there, and their family is addressing the needs of family caregivers in Tonga.  Using recordings of our show, my books, and blog posts, Lynn is showing Tongans how to better care for themselves as they see to the needs of the most vulernable members of their society. 

 

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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 release 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.

Caregivers and the Kingdom of Tonga

December 17, 2017
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Ale, Lynn, and FunGani Aho arrived at the studio for a special show dicussing caregivers in the Kingdom of Tonga.  A missionary to Tonga, Lynn brings an exuberance and passion for the people there.  She met her husband, Ale, there, and their family is addressing the needs of family caregivers in Tonga.  Using recordings of our show, my books, and blog posts, Lynn is showing Tongans how to better care for themselves as they see to the needs of the most vulernable members of their society. 

 

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. 

Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old?

November 27, 2017
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Best-selling author, Joy Loverde, calls the show and discusses tips for the aging population and her new book, Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old?

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Does Your Health Care Company Pray For You? Mine Does!

November 20, 2017
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I called about a routine service, but the company representative at Medi-Share suprised me by doing this. 

Fight What’s Closest

November 8, 2017
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From YOUR CAREGIVER MINUTE WITH PETER ROSENBERGER 

Sometimes as caregivers, we look at the problems in our field of view and subsequently try to tackle all of them at once. The healthier approach is dealing with what is nearest to us. My martial arts instructor often tells me to “Fight what’s closet!”  A distant opponent can wait until we deal with the obstacle directly in front of us. Difficult things may lurk on the horizon for caregivers, but fixating and fretting over them is unhealthy. Planning is appropriate, but we better serve ourselves and others by focusing on what lies within our grasp, rather than living in the wreckage of our future. Sometimes it’s as easy as just doing the next right thing …which may be taking a nap, calling a friend, or even visiting your own doctor.  Look, we both know that more challenges await us, but let’s deal with today …what’s closest …and do the next… right… thing.

Medi-Share saved me money!

November 7, 2017
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In January 2017. I joined Medi-Share.    In this clip, I detailed how I eliminated several other subscribed services that Medi-Share offers and saved a surprising amount...just by getting rid of redundant services!  It's portable, sensible, and economical.

It's a Health Care Plan that has been thousands of years in the making!!!