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    Finding Purpose After Caregiving Ends

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    Christopher MacLellan is affectionately known as the "Bow Tie Guy".  This podcast explores the story of Chris and his partner Richard who were navigating the world of caregiving before marriage equality.  Because many in the medical and legal community didn't recognize the rights of LGBT partners, Chris's journey faced many more challenges.  Their story was beautifully chronicled in the 2015 Pulitzer Prize nominated story - "In Sickness and in Health: A Couple's Final Journey."
    Chris is the author of the book "What's The Deal with Caregiving"  and the host of "Healing Ties Podcast."
    Advocating for caregivers, is a vital part of who Chris is and his passion.  He is the founder of "The Whole Care Network" where he brings together experts to offer advice and support.

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    Coping with Caregiver Stress

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    Elizabeth Miller, a caregiving advocate and writer, helps caregivers with stress management and has creative ways to cope including humor! She is currently a caregiver for her aging mother.
    Kim Shea is a former caregiver. She writes about caregiving and aging issues and has a daily thoughts email tailored to caregivers.
    Caregivers are encouraged to call in live with their questions!

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    Tackling the Caregiver Crisis in America with Robert Espinoza

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    Increasingly, families face stark choices when it comes to finding support for their loved ones. Adults managing care for their parents reduce their work hours, or leave work altogether, because they cannot find professional caregivers.
    Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI) President Jodi M. Sturgeon says, "Today, the number one challenge is finding and keeping direct care workers".
    Our special guest, Robert Espinoza helps us tackle the question of the caregiving crisis in America.
    Robert is the Vice President of Policy at PHI, where he oversees its national policy advocacy, research, and strategic communications division. In 2015, Robert was appointed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to its Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education, as well as by the National Academy of Medicine to its Forum on Aging, Disability and Independence.
    His work has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, and Kaiser Health News, among other outlets, and his writing has been published in The Huffington Post, The Hill, and POLITICO.

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    Assets & Aging Live Podcast: October 10, 2018

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    One-hundred-and-twenty-sixth Episode of live weekly interactive Podcast, hosted by Bob Scrivano of Assets and Aging.
    Premiered Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at noon on www.assetsandaging.com.
    Featured Topic: Bob Tells A Story

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    What is it Like to Actually “Experience Dementia?”

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    A “Virtual Dementia Tour” can help you experience what it feels like to have dementia, gaining empathy that stays with you for a lifetime.
    Today we are broadcasting live from Summerset Senior Living in Rancho Cordova and sharing first hand the dementia tour, replicating as closely as possible what it is like to have loss of brain function and dementia symptoms. This tour is about changing your perspective on dementia and learning what it feels like to live with not only the physical deterioration associated with dementia, such as pain in your feet and hands, but also the confusion and sense of overwhelm that often comes with loss of normal brain function.
    Join Laura Wayman, the Dementia Whisperer, live, along with her Co-host Scott Cluthe, and the amazing team here at Summerset as we share the dementia experience with many of the participants.
    Perhaps the most compelling measure of the tour’s effect is the stories that participants tell, tune in as we talk with caregivers and staff before and after they take this impactful eight minute tour.
    You don’t want to miss this insightful opportunity to deeply and profoundly understand and share how it “feels” to have dementia symptoms.
    This is a live broadcast-we encourage you to call-1-929-477-1393- and join us on the air, or download this podcast and enjoy it later.

  • 00:46

    EFC: EP 28 - Interview with Dr. Nicole Rochester

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    EFC: EP 28 - Interview with Dr. Nicole Rochester 
    I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Nicole Rochester on my Empowered Family Caregiver podcast. Hear how and why Dr. Nicole left her 17-year medical career to work with families on the receiving end of medical care. We had a great conversation about the importance of and how to empower family advocates. Dr. Nicole offers some serious value with specific phrases to use with medical care professionals to get their attention. She also shares valuable tips for working with the healthcare industry to help your loved one get the best care possible while you are in the ‘know’ about how health care really works.
    During the "Take 5 With Tandy Round", hear Dr. Nicole’s advice on how to reduce caregiver stress, how she found her best during what seemed like her worst, what she is grateful for and her sage advice for keeping hope alive. 
    Dr. Nicole T. Rochester is a physician expert on health care navigation, patient and family caregiver advocate, speaker, author, blogger, and the CEO of Your GPS Doc, LLC. She is a board-certified physician and Clinical Assistant Professor with over two decades of experience teaching and practicing medicine. www.yourgpsdoc.com
    Go HERE for a blog chat overview.  
    Dr. Nicole generously created a free hospital guide on what to do when your loved one is hospitalized. Grab your free guide here:  bit.ly/hospitalguidegps
    Follow/connect with our facebook page @EmpoweredFamilyCaregiver, where we continue the conversation. 

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    The New Primary Care Experience for Seniors with Oak Street Health's Dr. Myers

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    Welcome to SIlver Dawn Radio with your Hosts Tami Neumann & Cathy Braxton
    RAW ~ Real & Wholehearted Conversations
    The New Primary Care Experience for Seniors with Oak Street Health's Dr. Griffin Myers
    We sit down in conversation, on location,  with Dr. Griffin Myers as he shares the story behind Oak Street Health and how they are blazing the trail with cutting edge ideas and concepts to help seniors stay healthy.  Oak Street Health spends more time with their patients creating relationships and providing important programs to support local seniors.  Join us as we dig deep.
    Dr. Griffin Myers is a board certified emergency physician, entrepreneur, and nationally recognized thought leader in healthcare innovation and value-based care. He began his career as a global strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group working primarily at the intersection of healthcare and financial services in markets around the globe including the U.S., Brazil, China, and Western Europe. Dr. Myers has a B.S. from Davidson College, an M.D. with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School's Massachusetts General and Brigham & Women’s Hospitals. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and an Adjunct Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
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    Janet Hale Foundation Live At Bruce Rosseryer's Destination Daytona

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    Live Broadcast At Bruce Rosseryer's Destination Daytona

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    Watch out! Seniors with Dysfunctional Families

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    When adult children with aging loved ones start working the family on planning for the future they comment, “On, this will be interesting because my family does not get along”.  This is a red flag that this family maybe dealing with dysfunction from their earlier years.  There may have been the presence of alcohol, emotional distance, unclear boundaries and a lack of communication.  As a friend explained her childhood, “It was like walking on eggshells.”
    A functional family can more easily address the decline of their parent because they were raised to solve problems a group.  They communicate well, that does not mean they can place their parent in an assisted living without emotions.
    This radio segment will delve into the traits of functional and dysfunctional families along with solutions for families caring for their senior.
    Listen in at http://tobtr.com/s/6305645 on May 28th at 10am MDT.

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    The Importance of Respite Care

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    The February 7th, 2018 episode of The Senior Smart Show. Hosted by Melissa Sprouse Browne, with special guest Janet Altman, Executive Director of the SC Respite Coalition. Great discussion about respite care and how family caregivers across the lifespan can receive assistance. Instructions on applying for a voucher are discussed, as well as the Medicare Minute.

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    The Rehab & Recovery Chronicles 5: Radical Ways to Free Yourself from Addiction

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    It's time. It's time to look at ourselves in the mirror and really have a deep conversation with ourselves. Is what we're doing with our addictions keeping us alive? It's 'in our face' loudly that many people out there using conventional methods geared towards addiction or recovery are completely LOST. The program(s) they are using or have used are just not working - not to their satisfaction anyway. So here we are...
    Tonight we are headed into a huge staredown with POST ACUTE WITHDRAWL SYNDROME.
    According to ADDICTIONS and RECOVERY.org, they state this:
    There are two stages of withdrawal. The first stage is the acute stage, which usually lasts at most a few weeks. During this stage, you may experience physical withdrawal symptoms. But every drug is different, and every person is different.
    The second stage of withdrawal is called the Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS). During this stage you'll have fewer physical symptoms, but more emotional and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
    Post-acute withdrawal occurs because your brain chemistry is gradually returning to normal. As your brain improves the levels of your brain chemicals fluctuate as they approach the new equilibrium causing post-acute withdrawal symptoms.
    The Symptoms of Post-Acute Withdrawal
    The most common post-acute withdrawal symptoms are:
    Mood swings Anxiety Irritability Tiredness Variable energy Low enthusiasm Variable concentration Disturbed sleep During this segment, we will discuss these points, and what one can do to overcome PAWS in a much faster turn around time. If you believe you fall into the category of experiencing Post Acute Withdrawl Syndrome, you are not alone. Please join us tonight at 8:00 pm, PST.