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Under 18s forced to look after their sick parents can face life long consequences. New research seen by this programme show young carers are more likely to get sick, miss school and not get a job. Victoria Derbyshire hears the stories of families where the children look after the parents.
Today Alzheimer's Speaks Radio chats with two brilliant individuals touching hearts and lives. Join the conversation by calling in or using the chat box.
Our first guest will be Nader Shabahangi a licensed psychotherapist and Cofounder of AgeSong. His multicultural background has fueled his passion for becoming an advocate and for creating programs with the purpose of caring more comprehensively for elders. He has written several books. Two I will mention are "Deeper into the Soul" and "Conversations with Ed."
Our second guest will be Mary Turner-Archer of Breath Of Life, Creative Arts. Once a Performer she is now a Transformer of Lives. She combines her knowledge of Brain Science, Music and Dance. You can reach Mary by phone 760-296-3347 or email.
For additional resources on dementia and caregiving check out Alzheimer's Speaks where you can get to our blog, the Dementia Chats webinar series, our resource directory, the YouTube channel and more.
On this episode of Power Up Living, host Kelly Galea interviews Gillian Pritchett about a topic many of us in the "sandwich generation" find ourselves faced with. How can we take care of our own financial situation as caring caregivers?
Why is Gillian so passionate about this topic? After an international corporate career spanning many years, Gillian solved a redundancy situation by emigrating from the UK to Canada where she rapidly got hired to a senior position in a corporate travel company. After 9/11 she again faced redundancy, moved back to Montreal and into marketing. After her father died in 2005, she started a consulting business in order to spend chunks of time each year with her mother. In the end she moved back to the UK and ended up becoming a full time carer for her mum. As her mum became frailer Gillian organised her life so that she could be her full time carer. Using her business - The Business Launchpad - as a platform she drew on her knowledge and business experience to create home study courses for people who wanted to start a business or run an existing business more efficiently and successfully. She is now developing a programme to help other caregivers who need an income whilst being at home to care for a loved one.
During this conversation, we’ll focus on two very specific groups of people that Gillian very much enjoys working with – the carer who needs an income and the former carer and people made redundant in later life. We’re going to look at their challenges and how Gillian is able to help. We’ll also look at how carers and older workers are treated – comparing North America and the UK.
We had technical difficulties the first hour due our connection with India. You may want to skip minutes 38-58, by sliding the bar over.
Our first guest will be a film maker from India, Vishaal Nityanand, who is the Chairman at Cinematic Arts Productions. His new film about Dementia, "Life Flows On," will soon be released. Find out how you can see this film and what drove Vishaal to do this project.
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Our second guest will be Ann Campanella, Author of the memoir "Motherhood - Lost and Found," which can be purchased on Amazon. Ann's story is an interesting one. It is the story of her mother's descent into Alzheimer's at the same time Ann was longing to become a mother herself.
Check out Alzheimer's Speaks Website for all of our free resources - blog, webinars, resource directory, videos and more.
Are you a parent who is dealing with exposure to your own childhood trauma? Did you know that you have the capacity to heal, and also to help your children heal from any type of trauma. Trauma includes growing up with parents who are emotionally unavailable.
Jane Evans helps with parenting and parent-child relationships impacted by repetitive trauma. She is passionate about enabling and inspiring parents, carers, children and young people to move beyond the effects of exposure to early childhood trauma. In order to help families heal she draws upon her work with families experiencing complex needs relating to domestic violence and abuse, child abuse, substance misuse, mental illness, homelessness, learning difficulties and poverty.
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The first hour of the show we will have OPEN MIC. We hope you will join the conversation as we beleive it is important to hear everyone's voice. Call in or use the chat box to let us kow your thoughts, questions or comments.
Stephen Hoag, PhD, will join us the second half of our show. He was raised in Wallingford, Connecticut, and has been a teacher and education administrator for almost 40 years. He is a husband, father, brother, friend, teacher, coach and son, but his journey turned when he become a care partner for his mother. Today he will share his story and tell us about his book, "A Son's Handbook - Bringing Up Mom with Alzheimer's/Dementia."
A Son’s Handbook is the ten-year journey of a son as he cared for his mother with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Compelled by the love for his mother, author Stephen W. Hoag provides a tender, dramatic and often humorous account of the unforgettable years he shared with his mother as they faced the difficulties associated with her disease. His chronicled anecdotes and articulated moments will bring comfort to family members and care givers who must complete the daily tasks and overcome the obstacles accompanying the care of those afflicted with this illness.
Contact Dr Hoag Purchase his book
For more resources check out Alzheimer's Speaks Website.
Come and join the conversation!
Join us for another fascinating discussion exploring the nature of consciousness.
A Spiritual Perspective of the ‘Long Goodbye’
Dementia and Alzheimer’s – The Medical perspective
Communication – Carers, Friends and Family
Hallucination or Connection?
Communication – The Unseen world
Doctors of the Soul - Case Book
‘Just Part of the Journey’ A personal story
Energy Alignment – Engaging the Spiritual
The Emerald Alignment
A practical Self Help approach to Energy Field Alignment, Healing, Sealing and Protecting the auric field.
Read Carol's Blog: http://rainbowlight.uk.com/blog/
Download show links: http://www.paranormalmatters.co.uk
We are unable to take calls during this show but please send your questions or comments through the forum: Rainbow Light Forum
or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alzheimer's Speaks Radio loves our audience to be part of the conversation. Join us by calling in live to the show or utilizing the chat box to let us know your thoughts or questions.
Today’s show we will have Mara Botonis - Author of When Caring Takes Courage. I am very excited to discuss all of the resources Mara has pulled together to share with us. She will share with us some of her many tools to assist care partners.
Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Tracker
Reduce the Risk of Wandering Checklist
Wandering Incident Response
Health History Form
Sample Weekly Care Plan
Care Needs Calculator
Financial and Legal Checklist
Alzheimer’s Care Comparison Tool
“When Caring Takes Courage” is available on Amazon, on Barnes and Noble and on I-Tunes. Don't forget to like Mara's Facebook Page.
The second half of our show will be Open Mic. Call (714) 364-4757 to talk with us or use the chat box to place your comments or questions.
Visit our Alzheimer's Speaks Website for more information on dementia and caregiving. Like us on FaceBook.
Today we have Alex Guerrero, with American Elder Care Research Organization. They produce the website Payingforseniorcare.com. Alex learned the hard way about the challenges associated with caring for the elderly and finding the financial resources to pay for care and today he is going to share his secrets and tools to help you!
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Our 2nd guest will be Dr Al Powers who is known around the world for his forward thinking dementia care. His book "Dementia Beyond Drugs" took the world by storm. I can't wait to talk to him about his new book "Dementia Beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being." YOu can get the book at Amazon or Health Propress
Contact Al Website Email
Alzheimer's Speaks Website
Unity... the time for interspecies unification, an honouring of the nature realms and all life on mother earth.
The show will be about the role animals play in the lives of humankind both on a personal and planetary level. I will also discuss the healing techniques taught to me by animals in re-writing past life trauma and renewal of our pre-birth soul contracts- also the dolphin healing techniques using light crystals.
Madeleine Walker is a world renowned Animal Communicator, Horse and Rider Trauma Consultant and Spiritual Empowerment Coach. Her mission is to raise humankind’s awareness of the incredibly deep connections we have with our animals, and the importance of their messages of healing re-empowerment for us and our beautiful planet. She travels extensively to work with wild species, e.g. lions, elephants, whale sharks and large cetaceans, in their natural habitat, and writes and lectures internationally. Madeleine specialises in the past life connections between animals and their human carers. She is a pioneer with her techniques on past life script rewriting, cetacean soul healing and pre-birth soul contract realigning, all taught to her by animals! She has been featured on many US (including Coast to Coast), Canadian, and Australian, radio shows, and in many international publications. She was also a finalist in the 2013 About.com reader’s choice awards for favourite Animal Communicator, and her “Animal Whispers Empowerment cards” were also nominated as finalists in the favourite Oracle card set category.
She has written three books, her first book “An Exchange of Love...Animals healing people in past, present and future lifetimes” published by O Books. “The Whale Whisperer” and “Your Pets’ Past Lives and how they can heal you”.
Welcome to Alzheimer's Speaks Radio where we listen to all voices on dementia.
Today we are honored to have Cameron Camp the Director of Research and Development at the Center for Applied Research in Dementia where their major focus is on translation of research into practice. He is also the author of "Hiding the Stranger in the Mirror: A Detective's Manual for Solving Problems Associated with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders." For more links check out our blog post.
Here is their new website for caregivers
We will have open mic the 2nd half of the show for anyone who wants to talk about dementia and caregiving.
For more resources check our Alzheimer's Speaks website.
The Powerful Patient has recently been granted full membership in the International Alliance of Patients' Organizations (IAPO), an organization of organizations worldwide,
IAPO is a unique global alliance representing patients of all nationalities across all disease areas and promoting patient-centred healthcare around the world.
IAPO members are patients' organizations working at the international, regional, national and local levels to represent and support patients, their families and carers. A patient is a person with any chronic disease, illness, syndrome, impairment or disability.
Joyce and Mike speak with Rachel Seal-Jones,Senior Policy Officer of IAPO, about the organization's activities. IAPO has recently been granted special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
IAPO will now actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, the United Nations Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies in a number of ways. This includes:
Attendance at meetings and access to the United Nations
Submission of formal statements and oral presentations to the Council and other UN bodies on relevant topics
Taking part in consultations with ECOSOC and other UN bodies
For additional informaion, please see http://www.patientsorganizations.org
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