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  • 00:33

    10/10/17 - Seeing benefits with Video Laryngoscope at Sun Prairie EMS

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    On October 10, 2017, we spoke with Sun Prairie EMS regarding their use, training and experience with video laryngoscopes.
    What Sun Prairie EMS has learned:
    Continued simulation mannequin training is necessary, skill retention was lacking Need to stress to the users of the device to use it how it was designed.. Medics were not suctioning adequately prior to attempted placement Each medic needed to increase familiarity with devices, systems and airway anatomy. The overall goal was ‘mastering the normal’, which resulted in difficult airway management becoming easy and impossible airways becoming possible to manage.

  • 00:13

    Assets & Aging Live Podcast: May 24, 2017

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    Seventy-third Episode of live weekly interactive Podcast, hosted by Bob Scrivano of Assets and Aging.
    Premiered Wednesday May 24, 2017 at noon on www.assetsandaging.com. 
    Featured Topic: "Navigating Frailty" - My First eBook

  • 01:01

    Carol Barak - The New Aging Dilemma: Aging alone at home.

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    Being a parent or a partner does not guarantee care in old age, a profound statement! So, who will advocate for the solo agers? Today we are joined by Carol Barak to help us answer these and many more questions.
    Carol Marak is an Aging Expert and Syndicated columnist at Seniorcare.com. Carol is a former family caregiver who lived through the hardships of elder care and realized since she's aging alone, she'll have no one to depend on for care.

  • 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

    The Dramatic Impact of Dementia Care on the Family Caregiver

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    The Dramatic Impact of Dementia Care on the Family Caregiver
    Today on  "Live With the Dementia Whisperer" we will be discussing the need for caregivers to reach out for help no matter where  they are on their dementia journey.
    Join us as we premiere our new segment, "News and Views from the World of Dementia", as we discuss the surprising way your dreams can estimate your risk of dementia and a new Alzheimer’s Association survey revealing the dramatic impact of Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias on families.  Even though most caregivers agree that it takes a village to care for a loved one with dementia, most still try to go it alone-and often with devastating consequences.  We will be sharing resources, tools and strategies to assist in your dementia care journey.
    Our guest today is Alden Turold, the Operations Manager for AccentCare.  Alden will be discussing this amazing organization's programs and services, and how they are an essential resource to help with the overwhelming impact on the family member caring for a loved one with dementia in their own home.  And together we will be discussing our partnership to raise dementia-awareness for everyone in our community, across the nation and around the world!
    Call in with comments, personal stories, views and opinions and questions about your dementia journey during our hour-we would love to hear from you.  1-929-477-1393

  • 00:18

    Dealing with Anemia with Epidermolysis Bullosa

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    Dealing with Anemia with Epidermolysis Bullosa - A general and personal experience with the Recessive Dystrophic form

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  • 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.
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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.

  • 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.
     

  • 00:28

    Jen Talks with Jim Killoran

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    Jen Talks with Jim Killoran