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  • 00:59

    Console Wars-Sega vs Nintendo-NPR Book of the Year-Blake Harris

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    Console Wars author Blake J Harris Live with Scott Cluthe

    NPR: Best book of the Year !

    Seth Rogen from the forward: "The "Console Wars" between Nintendo and Sega is what began a series of events that will lead to the end of humanity as we know it."  (well of course!)

    Console Wars—a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video game industry.

    In 1990, Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the video game industry. Sega, on the other hand, was just a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But that would all change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske, a man who knew nothing about videogames and everything about fighting uphill battles. His unconventional tactics, combined with the blood, sweat and bold ideas of his renegade employees, transformed Sega and eventually led to a ruthless David-and-Goliath showdown with rival Nintendo.

    The battle was vicious, relentless, and highly profitable, eventually sparking a global corporate war that would be fought on several fronts: from living rooms and schoolyards to boardrooms and Congress.

    Based on over two hundred interviews with former Sega and Nintendo employees, Console Wars is the underdog tale of how Kalinske miraculously turned an industry punchline into a market leader.

    Blake J. Harris is a writer and filmmaker based out of New York. He is currently codirecting the documentary based on this book, which is being produced by Scott Rudin, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg. He will also serve as an executive producer on Sony's feature-film adaptation of Console Wars.

  • 01:01

    Former Actor, Director, and Teacher Turned Caregiver, Redefines "The Good Life"

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    Donna Thomson, author of the best-selling book, The Four Walls of My Freedom will be interviewed by Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver, Wednesday, June 17, at noon PDT.  Her book portrays the account of raising a son with cerebral palsy and her passionate appeal to change the way we think about "the good life."

    Donna Thomson’s life was forever changed by her son Nicholas. Donna gave up her career to become his primary caregiver and embarked on a second career as a disability activist, author, and consultant.

    She will discuss her experience in treading delicately through daily care, emergencies, and medical bureaucracy as Donna and her family cope with her son’s condition while maintaining value and dignity.

    She brilliantly demonstrates the vital contribution that people with disabilities make to our society and addresses the ethics and economics of giving and receiving care and will also discuss  ways that communities can help caregivers.

  • 00:59

    You Are Not Alone! Caring For The Family Caregiver. Greg Johnson

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    Are you a family caregiver? If you provide regular and unpaid care to a loved one, you are a family caregiver, the backbone to the caregiving industry. Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews Greg Johnson, the creator and director of EmblemHealth's Care for the Family Caregiver, an initiative that was started nearly 15 years ago as part of the Integrative Wellness program, this Wed. May 6, (at noon, PDT, 3pm, EDT, and afterwards anytime, 24/7 on recorded podcast)

    One of many definitions for family caregivers is: "Someone who shows up, and stays to help," and: one who is, "Always On Call."  One in three people in America are unpaid family caregivers, rendering a value to the healthcare system of $450 Billion Dollars! Caregivers need care too!

    Their goal is to offer information, resources and support that caregivers need to avoid becoming care recipients. We recognize that family caregivers are often the forgotten or silent patients.

    Many caregivers endure physical, emotional and economic challenges without adequate support. Most need help in order to maintain their own health and quality of life.

    EmblemHealth's Care for the Family Caregiver initiative recognizes the health needs of the "silent patients" and is designed to serve as a resource. We encourage you to see us as a supportive partner in your caregiving journey.

  • 00:53

    Aging Boomers: Caregiver or Nursing Home? What To Do When We Live Too Long

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    Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver Radio Program, as he interviews former caregiver Janice Lynch Schuster, an essayist, poet, and--lately--an illustrator. Her writing often appears in The Washington Post, in the Health section and in Local Opinions. She is a contributor to The Shriver Report and Maria Shriver's Architects of Change.

    For many years, she focused on writing about end-of-life care, aging, and family caregiving, and has been an advocate for improving systems and policies around each issue. More recently, a chronic pain condition has led her to advocate for better pain management and policies.

    She is a coauthor of several books, including Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing the End of Life, from Oxford University Press. She now works as a writer for Magellan Health.


  • 00:52

    How Dementia & My Parents Turned Me Into a Caregiver & a Car Thief

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    Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews Ellen Nielsen, a marketing and communications consultant based in Alberta, Canada.  She was also a caregiver to two parents with dementia (at the same time). Her parents moved in to care together and were fortunate to share a room until her mother's passing in 2003.

    Ellen's caregiving duties included a lot of things she would rather have not done, including theft of a car, and yet she considers herself better and stronger for having done them. Her father passed in 2013, now making Ellen an ex-caregiver, a role which she says is just as challenging to embrace as the original task of becoming a caregiver.

    You can find Ellen on facebook at facebook.com/caregiverconnexion - connection spelled with an x in the middle (because everything has to be just a little more complicated for caregivers - thanks Ellen).


  • 00:54

    An Elder Care Attorney Isn't in Case You Die, It's In Case You Don't

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    Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews Elder Care Attorney, Christopher J. Berry, Esq. Certified Elder Law Attorney.

    Estate Planning and Elder Law is not an area for a “generalist.”  Your quality of life and your life’s work is more important than that.  It is important to work with a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA).  The CELA designation is the GOLD STANDARD in estate planning and elder law.

    The clients that we work with value the peace of mind,  that their goals are being met with the absolute latest in legal strategies to protect assets and preserve quality of life and care.  These are only available when working with a Certified Elder Law Attorney. Any attorney can say they “do estate planning or elder law”, but only CELAs can say they are the top 1% of estate planning and elder law attorneys.  Michigan Elder Law Attorney, Christopher J. Berry, Esq., was the second youngest attorney in the country to become a CELA.

    To accomplish our clients goals, we utilize a variety of legal and financial strategies to protect your assets and help ensure you receive the care you need today or in the future. Asset preservation is the name of the game. We want to protect your hard earned assets from probate, long-term care costs, and taxes.

    We call upon various governmental benefits to help pay the catastrophic cost of long-term care, including VA benefits and Medicade.

  • Grief & Loss; A Mother Bears Her Heart, Her Son In Jail; Carol Shockley

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    Join Dave , The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews Carol Shockley, a successful business owner, Shockley Event Management.  She works with speakers who educate, motivate, and inspire entrepreneurs along their own journey's.

    My son has always had behavioral problems growing up.  As a mother we have unique intuitions.  I felt that he had been sexually assaulted but couldn't prove it. 

    I had been sexually assaulted as a child by my brother and never shared it with anyone til I was in my mid 20's.  

    My son as a child was verbally and slightly physically abused by his dad. I had him arrested when Zach was 2 and we worked through the system on their relationship but still Zach was hard to handle with his outburts.

    As Zach got older he continue to be socially awkward and behind in his social skill set even through high school.  

    During the year prior to jail time. I had him forensically evaluated to understand his thinking and mindset.  What came out of it was a barrier... Zach had been sexually assaulted by brother. Not one blow to us but now a second one. 

    Zach started counseling immediately for the year every week.  He continues in prison to go to counseling, take mental health classes, and college course as well as work half days.  

    As a mom, I grieved and hard.  It has taken 1.5 / 2 years to fully understand and work through the pain, the loss, the future, the present, and make the necessary separations in relationships.

    It has brought out anger, sadness, grief, mourning, compassion, empathy, and reality for others.  It has enlightened me to the needs in society. We need each other.  My son has completed 1 yr 3 mos and has 2 yrs 9 mos left to complete in prison.  


  • Caregivers, Self-Care ISN'T SELFISH! Learn Self-Care Practices To Avoid Burnout

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    Join Dave Nassaney, as he interviews Self Care expert, and founder of the Sacred Care Retreat & True Beauty Revealed, Natasha Lee, on the "Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver Radio Show" this Wednesday, 9/2/15, at noon, PDT, and ANYTIME AFTERWARDS at the following link: http://tobtr.com/7897875

    Extreme Self-Care is serving yourself first!  Extreme Self-Care is practices and rituals that serve your highest good and done unapologetically. In this fast paced world with loads of information coming at us full speed we don't really know how to unplug. I mean really unplug. Natasha teaches women (and caregivers) how to totally unplug without the disconnect.

    It's a radical act of self- love and self-care is the byproduct. It forces you to get aquatinted with yourself on a deeper level. You can't practice self-care without self-love, and in order to have self-love you have to have self-awareness!


  • 00:27

    What You Should Know Before Hospitalization

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    eCareDiary will speak to Melissa Kahn, Founder of Kahn Healthcare Consulting and author of The Personal Healthcare Passport about things to prep for and list of important documents to get ready before hospitalization.

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    Personal Assistant/Caregiver Saves Little Dog

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    Our guest today is Jennifer Hayes who has an amazing story of how she rescued a dog and the dog rescued her!  Isn't that always what our pets do for us? Join us today, you will enjoy learning about this facinating Lady Jane.

    Personal Assistant for a Lady Jane

    Are you a Lady Jane who needs a personal assistant, housekeeper, nanny, or caregiver?

    I am a girl Friday who is skilled in the following:

    Organization, housekeeping, care of children, caregiving, pets, errands, and sipping tea.

    My qualifications are the following: *25 years of sparkle means 25 years of professionalism, dependability, and exceptional service. *Obsessive attention to detail means you can expect perfection, every time. *Premium products and quality processes allow for an unmatched caliber of clean. *Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or one-time clean. *Hardworking, flexible, unwavering optimism and a passion for helping people and family pets.

    My solid reputation is based on compassion and concern for children, and seniors. I love to cook, create, clean, nurture, inspire.

    I am proactive in creating wonderful Nanny/Family relationships. For the family, I offer peace of mind and quality of life for your child.

    If you need a well-rounded individual who thinks quickly on her feet, can use elbow grease, polite, well-mannered, plus more, then I welcome a phone interview to start.

    Tune in to learn more about the care of Humans and Animals and the connection that exists between us.

    Judy Helm Wright, Pet Grief Coach



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