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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.

  • 00:12

    Assets & Aging Live Podcast: September 5, 2018

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    One-hundred-and-twenty-first Episode of live weekly interactive Podcast, hosted by Bob Scrivano of Assets and Aging.
    Premiered Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at noon on www.assetsandaging.com.
    Featured Topic: Probate - Like Tacking Jello To A Wall

  • 00:28

    Special Guest Christie Zink Talks about her EB Awareness & Research Efforts

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    In honor of EB Awareness week today we'll be joined by Christie Zink, founder of "I Refuse EB" and her efforts to raise Awareness and funds to find a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa.
    irefuseEB.org was launched in 2012 to help raise awareness for EB, promote advocacy and support the research efforts taking place at the University of Minnesota by Dr. Jakub Tolar.

  • 00:33

    EFC: EP 26 - Interview with Lynette Whiteman

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    Ep 26 of the Empowered Family Caregiver podcast with guest, Lynette Whiteman. Join us as we chat about: 
    THE biggest thing you need to do when you first become a caregiver & how to get the help you need. She also uncovers the biggest things to remember when you're feeling guilty. During the "Take 5 With Tandy Round", hear Lynette's advice to reduce caregiver stress, how she found her best during what seemed like her worst, what she is grateful for and her advice for keeping hope alive. 
    Lynette Whiteman wears 2 hats. She is the Executive Director of Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey and also the caregiver for her mother who has dementia and lives with her. She began her career as a Physician Assistant and has a Masters in Geriatric Medicine. As Executive Director, she oversees a nonprofit agency which is dedicated to providing free support to older adults and caregivers who strive to remain independent. Through a vast network of volunteers, their programs include medical transportation, grocery shopping, friendly visits, calls and an Alzheimer's Respite Care Program. Lynette is also the founder of Caregiver Canines - a therapy dog program that provides free visits to the homebound and those with dementia for tail-wagging joy. Her caregiving journey began as her parents aged and her dad gave up driving. After her dad's passing in Nov. 2011, her mother became unable to manage day-to-day life and she moved into Lynette's home. Lynette is the host of the podcast “On the Frontlines of Caregiving” and is a contributing blogger for Caregiving.com.  
    Check out our interview highlights here and learn more about Lynette and where to find her across the web. 
     

  • 00:31

    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!

  • 01:01

    Getting to Know Revere Court Memory Care

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    Today our guest is Casey Simon,  Community Relations Director at Revere Court in Sacramento, CA.
    Revere Court, formerly known as Primrose, is an assisted living community, that specializes in caring for adults who have Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia. We provide residential care, respite care, hospice care and adult day care. Revere Court has developed unique operational protocols to enhance quality of life for residents, emphasizing security and safety in our settings. We offer an appropriate range of life-affirming and encouraging activities through our Day Club, Respite and Residential Care programs. These are tailored to each person’s abilities and cognition.
    Call in and visit with the Dementia Whisperer, Scott Cluthe and our guest, Casey Simon-ask questions about memory care, dementia care, anything you want to know about dementia-we want to hear from you!     929-477-1393
    The dementia programs at Revere Court incorporate the latest disease research findings, including aromatherapy, light therapy, touch therapy, music and pet therapy, among others. Revere Court is designed with natural lighting, way-finding cues and devices, specialized furnishings, fabrics and colors to help reduce confusion. Exterior areas are beautifully landscaped and secure. Our dining and nutrition program incorporates the latest research on what is needed for individuals with memory loss.

  • 00:45

    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.
    Silver Dawn Presents Dementia RAW the Conference
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  • 00:30

    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.

  • 00:49

    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.

  • 01:09

    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.
     

  • 01:01

    Interview with Jennifer Longmore

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    Holistic Healing for Optimal Living
    Are you ready to tap into your innate ability to heal yourself? Tune in each and every week to learn powerful ways to shift your negative thoughts and behaviors into empowering thoughts and beliefs that will transform the quality of your life. Each show is filled with helpful information and topics that will empower you to optimize your health and place you on the direct path for divine healing.
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