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Join Amy Zellmer as she chats with with Kristen Schreier, MA, CCC-SLP about caregiver support.
“It is hard to be a patient with a brain injury, but it is harder to be a caregiver, “says Kristen Schreier, MA, CCC-SLP, speech pathologist at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River.“You cannot expect yourself to be able to take care of someone if you are not well yourself, or at the top of your game.”
Kristen has been a speech pathologist with HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River, New Jersey since 2007. Kristen received her master’s degree from The College of New Jersey. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and is the hospital’s program champion for the brain injury program. In January 2016, Kristen became a facilitator to train other healthcare professionals to obtain brain injury specialist certifications. She also works with Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey as an adjunct professor and clinic supervisor. Kristen is dedicated to educating patients, families, and other clinicians about brain injury diagnoses, recovery, and the necessity of therapy.
Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, and his co-host, Adrienne Gruberg, of The Caregiver Space, as they interview the Mojo Expert, Deborah Kagan. Deborah helps women (of whom 90% of caregivers) conquer self-doubt and indecision to step into their full power, love who they are, and live a turned ON life! To contact Deborah, go to: www.yourlifestartshere.com
CAREGIVERS, We are partnering with expert & founder of The Caregiver Space, Adrienne Gruberg, to tailor our efforts to serve you BETTER. Hear the comments and suggestions from our callers. Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as they discuss how to avoid burnout.
As a caregiver, you may be so focused on your loved one that you don't realize that your own health and well-being are suffering. Watch for these signs of caregiver stress:
Feeling overwhelmed or constantly worried
Feeling tired most of the time
Sleeping too much or too little
Gaining or losing a lot of weight
Becoming easily irritated or angry
Losing interest in activities you used to enjoy
Having frequent headaches, bodily pain or other physical problems
Abusing alcohol or drugs, including prescription medications
Too much stress, especially over a long time, can harm your health. As a caregiver, you're more likely to experience symptoms of depression or anxiety. In addition, you may not get enough sleep or physical activity, or eat a balanced diet — which increases your risk of medical problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. On this episode of Hope For The Warriors Talk Radio we will share stress-reduction tips and strategies.
SPECIAL GUESTS: Military Veteran Caregivers, Colleen Saffron and Glenda Leary will talk about their experiences of being on the verge of caregiver burnout and how they were able to successfully combat caregiver burnout. Heather Moates will also guest appear on our show and share how she's found stress reduction, individuality and HOPE through creating beautiful wreaths and starting her own business.
Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews Tereza Harper & Hana Eicher, the two sisters of Karla Jepson, caregiver to her mom for over a year, that is, until she had a massive aneurysm that left her with severe short-term memory loss and paralysis on her left side. Now her sisters have become not only their mom's caregiver, but Karla’s as well. They will talk about their ordeal, and how they learned how burnout and stress can be disabling, as it was for Karla.
Back in 1979, their family all escaped from Communist Czechoslovakia. Karla's family stayed in a refugee camp in Austria for 5 months and came to California where they settled with the help of the parents' friends. None of them spoke any English when they first came.
Tereza & Hana are both in the health care industry; Karla was a purchasing director at a private school in Calabasas. They each have wonderful children. Hana has a 16 year daughter, Sarah, Karla has a 17 year old son Jake, and Tereza has two daughters, 6 year old Stana, and 4 year old Lenka.
Their dad passed away four years ago, and their mom hurt her lower spine taking care of him in his last two years of life.
They believe the reason they are able to get through all of this hardship is that they were always a very close knit family. It is very difficult for them now to watch their Mom and sister become just a shell of their former selves. They grieve for them, and yet they are still with them.
- Environmental Toxins: The scope of the problem, and why practitioners need to be better informed
- Ways that chemicals can interfere with our delicate hormonal system
- High doses vs. low doses: why low doses matter
- Top areas to start working with clients on reducing exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals
- Important considerations for how to talk to clients about environmental chemicals
This week on FDN Support Talk Radio:
Reed at A4M Conference
Announcements, new Medical Director order form, and our 3 graduates for the week
Welcome our special guest, Sarah Paino, http://www.sarahpaino.com
Sarah's background (from Macrobiotics to Acupuncture school to Energy Work to FDN)
Sarah's personal journey of transformation using FDN and the value of patience with the process
The similarities and overlaps between Chinese Medicine and FDN
Overcoming challenges using the DRESS protocols
Sarah's outreach talk that got more than 50 attendees
How to work through the biggest challenges with clients
How successful clients integrate lifestyle changes
Value of the basic 5 labs and the benefits of the FDN Medical Director program
The most rewarding things about working as an FDN-P
Welcome Christa Orecchio!
Intro to Gut Thrive program
Christa's philosophy behind healing the gut from a genetic perspective
Step 1 - Slash inflammation
Step 2 - Pathogen purge and the antiquated approach to addressing pathogens and imbalances in the microbiome
Step 3 - Reseeding with good bacteria and the specific bacterial strains that Christa recommends
Step 4 - Restoration of stomach acid
Details for the webinar this Wednesday, 2/3
Intro: Reed discussing the FDN philosophy/paradigm and what sets us apart from other
4:30 Talk about upcomoing new FDN material and video tutorials
6:15 – 14:30 Reed continues to discuss trouble-shooting & doubling down on DRESS;
Brandon announces graduates
15:00 – Question: How do you go about weaning off PPI’s with supplements to increase stomach acid?
(already ruled out Hpylori).
Reed: Reed discusses weaning clients off of PPIs and why stomach acid is so important to our health and
29:00 – Live Question: Can Reed speak to hyper-parathyroidism
Reed: discusses parathyroid function and its role on calcium in the blood/bones. Speaks to how the
process of FDN reduces metabolic chaos regardless of the client’s “diagnosis”.
47:30 – Question: I have a client with a total cortisol of 9.5 for the whole day. I mentioned that he might want to
get tested for Addison’s since that was what the FDN program suggests. He doesn’t seem to have the other typical symptoms of Addison’s other than the low cortisol. Reed shares that he has seen Addison’s maybe twice in the last 15 years – it is very rare.
54:30 – Question from caller. How does the cyclical drop of progesterone before menses set off the
inflammatory cascade that triggers migraines.
Reed: Does it matter? The solution is to balance the contributors to MC and work non-specifically w/ FDN protocols.
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