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  • 00:30

    Care Break: Finding Yourself in Caregiving

    in Caregiving

    You can get lost to your caregiving identity and responsibilties.


    In today's show, we'll talk about how to keep who you are so that you have an identity outside of caregiving.


    About Bruce, our show's co-host:
    Bruce lives to encourage and inspire as many people as possible, especially caregivers and those living with a chronic condition. He is the author of Resilient Life and Graceful Transitions. He has served as a non-profit, church, and business leader. You can purchase Graceful Transitions at caregiving.com and read more from Bruce at brucemcintyre.com.


     


     

  • 00:31

    Long Distance Caregiving Check-In

    in Caregiving

    Claire Day, our dementia care expert, will update us on how she's managing as she cares for her parents from a distance.

  • 00:29

    Human Connection and Music in Caregiving

    in Health

    Join me in conversation with Ron Gregory the Founder of Alzheimer's Music Connect as he shares his story of caregiving and how he is helping caregivers and those with Alzheimer's to connect through music.  Ron will share with us some great tips to creating a great connection with the perosn you are caring for

  • 00:35

    When Caregiving Hits Home

    in Caregiving

    Claire Day, SVP, Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter joins Denise to discuss her personal caregiving story. Claire will share her perspective as she takes on the role of long-distance caregiving for her parents.

  • 00:31

    Care Break: If There's So Many of Us, Why Is Caregiving So Lonely?

    in Caregiving

    Pew Research Center released a study in 2013 that says about 39% of U. S. adults–up from 30% in 2010–care for an adult or child with significant health issues.


    In other words, two in every five individuals are family caregivers.


    I’ve been thinking about this number because I can’t quite get it to add up.


    Here’s why. If 39% of U.S. adults are family caregivers, why is caregiving still such a lonely and isolating experience? Why, every year in our annual family caregiver survey, do you talk about the loneliness of the experience? Why haven’t more programs and services been added in your community to help you? Why do you still worry about telling your boss about your caregiving responsibilities? Why doesn’t the doctor’s office share a list of caregiving resources to help you? Why doesn’t a home health agency refer you to a website, like ours, so you can connect with others in a similar situation? Why can’t you find a family restroom to assist your caree?


    Why is caregiving still an experience that feels like it’s just you rather than one that feels like it’s you plus (and within) a community that supports?


    Bruce and I will share our thoughts about why we think caregiving is still such a lonely experience.


    About Bruce, our show's co-host:
    Bruce lives to encourage and inspire as many people as possible, especially caregivers and those living with a chronic condition. He is the author of Resilient Life and Graceful Transitions. He has served as a non-profit, church, and business leader. You can purchase Graceful Transitions at caregiving.com and read more from Bruce at brucemcintyre.com.

  • 00:13

    Crush Your Fears!

    in Women

    Everybody has fears and doubts but those who live their lives to the fullest, those who know how to grab every moment and make it count know that they can't let scary thoughts keep them stuck in place. You don't have to give in to The Big Fat Bully in Your Brain that tells you that you "can't" and that somehow you're "not enough." 


    Successful people know that you can't just talk yourself out of fear. You have to take action! Which fears are reality based? Which ones aren't? Join host Bonnie Pond for simple strategies you can use TODAY to push past your fears so you can start living the life you really want. 

  • 00:53

    Caregiving for Boomers: The Sandwich-Generation: Elderly Parent Decisions.

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, Wednesday, 4/1/15 at noon, PST, (AND AFTERWARDS ON RECORDED PODCAST) as he interviews RICK LAUBER, author, creator of CAREGIVER’S GUIDE FOR CANADIANS, and former caregiver to both his elderly parents.


    You may either call in at (213) 943 3630, or the link is:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davenassaney/2015/04/08/caregiving-for-boomers-the-sandwich-generation-elderly-parent-decisions


    Rick will be discussing:
    •What should you expect when caring for your elderly parents?
    •Should your parents stay at home, or move to assisted living?
    •Who should you ask for help when you need it – siblings, professionals?
    •How do you balance caregiving responsibilities with your personal life?
    •Burning the Candle at Both Ends - The Importance of Caregiver Self-Care (focusing on the benefits of respite and some ideas of how to take a break)


    In Rick's latest book, "Caregiver's Guide For Canadians," the author guides you through typical caregiving issues and includes checklists for differing areas of eldercare, so that you can better manage and ensure that you’re providing the best care possible for your loved one.


    Hear him live, Wednesday, 4/8/15, noon, PDT, or listen to the recorded podcast AFTER THE LIVE SHOW, anytime, 24/7. Share this link with anyone you know who would benefit from this discussion.

  • 00:43

    Don't Fear as You Give Power to Your Fears! and Answering Your Psychic Questions

    in Spirituality

    Have you ever noticed that your biggest fears have come true?  It can be the fear of losing someone in a realtionship.  It can be fears of not having money.  I have read for so many people and I noticed that when people fear they are manifesting fear into their lives. What you are doing is actually giving power to your fears.  Fear and worry are quite interchangeable.  When you fear you are sending this out to the Universe and that's what you will attract. 


    I will discuss fears and also help you to stop fearing!  We all have to work on these issues at times.  Remember, when you start to have a fear say, "Stop!"  This will help clear your mind of thinking and fearing a particular situation.  Some fears stem from insecurites and the past.  So, you need to resolve these insecurites and you will notice when you stop fearing things are going to get better for you.  


    I will also take your psychic questions or comments. 


    For a detailed reading please contact me at mia0899cs@gmail.com.  If you prefer you can reach me at Kasamba previously known as LivePerson for a detailed reading.  You can also read my reviews from my clients.  


    .http://www.kasamba.com/psychic/mia0899cs


    If you want to interact with me at Youtube and also watch my videos on predicitons please come to http://www.youtube.com/mia0899cs


    If you can't get through by the web address just go to youtube.com and type in mia0899cs and you will find me. 


    These are the sites that I can be reached.  


    Love and Light, 


    MIA


     

  • 00:56

    Caregiving for Macular Degeneration, Seniors & Vision Care: Karen Murphey

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews occupational therapist, Karen Murphey, Director of Clinical Services at VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies.  She will be talking all about Macular Degeneration and vision care today, and the special needs and challanges to caregivers with this disability. (A common problem, especially with the elderly.

  • 01:22

    Overcoming Your Fears to Follow Your Calling ~ Lisa‭ ‬Ulshafer

    in Spirituality

    Have you ever kept from sharing your spiritual journey or gifts from fear that you may be judged? Who we are and what we are here to do is much larger and more important than our temptation to play it safe from fear of being judged or rejected by society. Too many play it safe, being caught up in fear and insecurity, and are unwilling to stand in their truth.We are often too busy trying to please others or worrying about what others think of us.It isn’t serving anyone for us to do so.We each need to remove our protective shell and reach deep within to connect with our spirit to discover who we are and realize our spiritual purpose.
     


    Lisa Ulshafer graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Psychology. She founded her company Empowered Living after becoming certified as a Transformational Life Coach in 2006. Lisa is also an author, professional speaker, and spiritual teacher. She assists people in freeing themselves from negativity, limiting beliefs,and self-sabotaging behaviors.


    Lisa’s transformational path also led to the discovery of her connection to the Angelic Realm.To Lisa’s surprise, she learned that she was an incarnated angel in 2006. Six years later, this information was confirmed with much more detail and her book, "Journey with an Angel" was born. Lisa continues to expand and share her awareness and understanding of angels and how to reconnect to these powerful and loving beings.

  • 01:00

    #Throwback - Bringing Dignity & Compassion to Caregiving

    in Caregiving

    “I Am Somebody” is a spiritually nourishing book by poet/author Frances H. Kakugawa - that is also likely to be healing for people who lack the words to describe their caregiving experiences, both past and present, and the range of emotions that accompany those experiences.


    Her message is a powerful one: Despite all the demands and burdens that caring for someone with dementia entail, the bottom line is never to forget that person’s humanity. The care recipient may no longer have the memories, abilities and personality that he or she once did, but there is a soul within that body that responds to and is deserving of love and compassion.