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eCareDiary will speak to Mara Botonis, best-selling author of, “When Caring Takes Courage” and Founder of Biography Based Care offering tools, resources and training for family caregivers.
Alzheimer's Speaks Radio was created to have honest discussions and real needs and resources for those dealing with dementia. Please feel free to call into the show or use the chat box to communicate with us during the live show. If you can't make the live show we would still love to hear your thoughts about the topic.
Today we have patient advocate, Michelle Chaffee from Minneapolis, MN with us. It was through Michelle's own family medical crisis along with her professional background that she created Alska. Michelle understood the needs of caregivers across the spectrum of care and saw the gaps in the care system, which lead to the creation of a remarkable tool that supports and empowers individuals and optimizes delivery of care. Come join us and learn how this tool might be able to assist you. You can contact Michelle via Email
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For more information on dementia and caregiving go to Alzheimer's Speaks Resource Website.
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The Wounded Warrior Caregivers: Unsung Heroes
Our American Soldiers protect the nation without hesitation. They make the ultimate sacrifice daily in order to uphold the constitution. But when a service member is wounded, ill, or injured, these changes place tremendous stress on family members. As the Wounded Warrior Project states “injuries from the battlefield last a lifetime.” The Caregivers of Wounded Warriors are an integral part of a warrior's successful recovery. However, they are often times forgotten. The Wounded Warriors Caregivers Facebook Group extends a helping hand. Join us as Megan Morseth, Administrative Officer share moments of hope and perseverance.
So, Let’s Talk!
Knowledge Always Empowers
TONIGHT, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 2015 @ 10PM EST
CALL IN LIVE (347) 838-8992
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LEARN MORE ABOUT: Wounded Warrior Caregivers (FACEBOOK)
Admin: Megan Morseth
Are you helping a family member, spouse or someone in need but losing yourself in the process? How can you find comfort and support for you when your daily activities take every ounce of life out of you? Can you love and care for others but also love and care for yourself? What are the limits of our heart strings? And can we recognize what is within our grasp to help and what is not in our power to change as God's plan is in control?
Peter Rosenberger, author of Hope for the Caregiver: Encouraging words to strengthen your spirit will be sharing his personal story and how he now helps others to find the support caregivers so desperately need. Peter offers caregivers practical, faith-based and compassionate help and understanding. He will be sharing about loss of identity, isolation, fear, resentment and guilt while offering hope to those who care for others.
For more information visit: www.caregiverswithhope.com
Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver’s Caregiver, as he interviews Author, Carol Levine, the director of The Families and Health Care Project at The United Hospital Fund, a health services research and philanthropic organization whose primary mission is to shape positive change in health care for the people of New York (and elsewhere).
Their campaign, Next Step in Care, provides easy-to-use guides to help family caregivers and health care providers work closely together to plan and implement safe and smooth transitions for chronically or seriously ill patients.
Transitions are moves between care settings, for example, hospital to home or rehab facility, or the start or end of home care agency services. Because transitions are often rushed, miscommunication and errors can occur.
Her book, Living in the Land of Limbo: Fiction and Poetry about Family Caregiving, is a first-of-its-kind anthology of short stories and poetry about family caregiving by renowned authors and others has just been published. Compiled and edited by Carol Levine, and published by Vanderbilt University Press, the new volume is a valuable addition to the national discussion on family caregiving and to the Fund’s work, which has focused on improving partnerships between caregivers and health care professionals since 1996.
Jessica Fox, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore (MD) visits Anna's Journey to talk about Caregivers and Support Systems that play a major role in the life of a cancer patient...
and the importance of caring for themselves as well as the cancer patient...
How can someone assist in the care of a cancer patient?
How important is it for the primary care provider to care for self!?
and so much more...
Listen to the show live at 8AM on Thursday, April 23 or listen to the replays
24/7 on the website... www.blogtalkradio.com/anna-renault
eCareDiary's caregiving expert, Margery Pabst will speak to Dr. David Decker, Executive Director of Cancer Institute at Florida Hospital, about advances in cancer research and treatments benefiting patients and caregivers.
When a loved one becomes chronically or terminally ill, it is the primary caregiver that often becomes the silent sufferer, experiencing a sense of exhaustion, frustration, hopelessness and despair and what has been called "caregiver burn-out".
What IF there was a way to give a caregiver the ability to provide Reiki for themselves and their sick, injured or dying loved one? It has been documented that Reiki can provide emotional and mental calm, stress reduction, and physical comfort (pain reduction).
Reiki can therefor support both the primary caregivers who care for their loved one and the chronically or terminally ill patient. Having the ability to give Reiki to those who are chronically or terminally ill can empower the caregiver and relieve them of the feeling of helplessness which can be very common in such situations.
Show sponsored by Violet Rose Reiki at www.violetrosereiki.com
eCareDiary will speak to P.K Beville, geriatric specialist, author and founder of Second Wind Dreams about her research-based Virtual DementiaTour, an experiential toolkit designed to help family caregivers move from sympathy to empathy and better understand the behaviors of their loved ones.
Cindy Laverty is an empowerment/transition coach, and she specializes in working with family caregivers who are experiencing severe burnout or who have come to the end of their caregiving journey and are transitioning back into a world where caring for a loved one no longer dictates life. She has affectionately been called “The Fairy Godmother of Caregiving” and she is dedicated to helping caregivers understand that a life a lost to caregiving defeats the purpose and is no life at all. Her No Compromise Caregiving System has helped thousands of caregivers reclaim their lives without turning their back on their loved one.
Cindy knows first-hand the caregiver journey after caring for her ex in-laws for 6 years – 15 years after her divorce. She fell down the rabbit hole of caregiver burnout and figured out how to not only survive…but thrive in the process.
“Most of the women I coach are all going through some form of transition - whether it be a divorce...a major move...career change...the end of caregiving for a loved one...or just a realization that FINE is no longer okay. When someone experiences the Lionhearted Woman process, transformation happens and it's a joyful experience. I've done a lot of things in my life to set me on this path. Professionally I am a Coach, Author, Speaker, Radio Talk Show Host.
Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews this amazing woman who is passionate about helping her clients become Lionhearted Women - women who are tired of living a life that is just "FINE" and want to live a life that lights them up from the inside out! You can contact Cindy at: http://lionheartedwoman.com
Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, Wednesday, 3/25/15 at noon, PST, (AND AFTERWARDS ON RECORDED PODCAST) as he interviews Lisa Michelle, Former Caregiver to her mother-in-law, and founder of theonline Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group.
We will be discussing:
1. Why it is so important for caregivers to NOT isolate themselves from their interests and passions.
2. Alzheimer's & Dementia
3. Activities to help you to avoid burnout,
4. And much, much more.
The link is: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davenassaney/2015/03/25/caregivers-need-hobies-activities-and-outside-interests-to-avoid-burnout
Lisa is a singer, model and dancer, and also performs worldwide with The "Chicago Honey Bears", a full production family-oriented variety song & dance show.
Or listen to the recorded podcast AFTERWARDS, anytime, 24/7. Share this link with anyone you know who would benefit from this discussion, especially male caregivers.
(AFTER SHOW TIME WED, RECORDED PODCAST CAN BE HEARD ANYTIME, 24/7 AT SAME LINK)
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Join us the second Tue. of every month 7PM EST to listen and or share your thoughts, concerns, feelings ... etc. This hour is set aside for you to be embraced unconditionally as you give of yourself helping others. As you care for others from your heart and many times physically and financially expecting nothing in return. Sometimes, you might get a thank you or a smile... but then someone will not appreciate what you are doing and grumble. And yet, you continue to take care of your loved one.
Join Lordiel and Shelly live online 646-378-0386 or come into the chat room while we talk and listen. Share what is going on with others to join in and be apart of this support community. Just know that you are not alone!
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