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  • 00:13

    Caregiver Wellness Series #2: The Resilient Caregiver

    in Self Help

     
            Resilience is a strengths-based term that refers to the ability of the caregiver to adjust and adapt positively despite challenging care-related situations. Resilience among caregivers is important because we must be able to pick ourselves up  and refocus our energy in a healthy way.  One of our resilient caregivers stated that “I am a family caregiver and even though there may be days that it takes all I can give I would not give it up for anything.”
             Never giving up and pushing forward as a caregiver is the type of resilience we will be discussing on this show.  We will also discuss how you as a caregiver can provide care for a sick or disabled loved one or client in a healthy and flexible way.  Please join us on March 26, 2012 @ 11 a.m. CST as Dr. Eboni Green further defines and discusses what it means and how to become a resilient caregiver.

  • 00:22

    Caregiver Wellness Series #1: The Empowered Caregiver

    in Self Help

    The term empowerment is defined as the ability to engage in and execute behaviors for successful caregiving. It is a significant force that helps the caregiver with the tasks associated with caring for a sick or disabled loved one. In fact, once a caregiver is empowered, the caregiver is better able to help a loved one live life with greater fulfillment. 
    Also empowered caregivers are more likely to take self-responsibility for their health and wellness, in addition to the well-being of their loved one. In fact, in a recent study, employed caregivers were found to have higher healthy behavior index scores than noncaregivers (Coughlin, 2010). Coughlin has suggested that the higher healthy behavior index scores among employed caregivers might be related to the caregivers being empowered to make healthier lifestyle decisions such as not smoking, exercising regularly, and eating fresh fruits and vegetables on a more consistent basis.
    Join us on February 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. CST as caregiver expert, Dr. Eboni Green discusses the profile of an empowered caregiver and how we as caregivers can take responsibility of self-empowerment and strive for optimum wellness.

  • 00:55

    How The Effects Of Music Can Benefit Both The Caregiver & The Care-Receiver

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, Wednesday, 4/1/15 at noon, PST, (AND AFTERWARDS ON RECORDED PODCAST) as he interviews Grammy & Emmy recipient, Janie Lidey, who has been a singer/songwriter since the age of twelve, and also a caregiver to her father who is suffering from ALS and Alzheimer's.

    The link is:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davenassaney/2015/04/01/how-the-effects-of-music-can-benefit-both-the-caregiver-the-care-receiver

    Janie has been recognized for her excellence in music through winning an Emmy for her songwriting; a Grammy for the fine arts program she helped direct at East High School in Anchorage, Alaska; the Mayor’s Arts Award which recognizes excellence in music education; and, a spot on the George Lucas Edutopia website for her role in helping make the world a better place.

    As a music teacher in the public schools of Alaska for over two decad...es, Janie Lidey taught students from over forty different cultures. Not only did she teach them to sing and play the guitar, she taught them to live their lives with passion, kindness, love, hope and gratitude. The most important lesson was to instill the belief in her students that they could do anything they dreamed or imagined.

    As an artist, teacher, motivational speaker and now author, Janie is passionate about raising your vibration through the magic of a song. She released her first book and companion CD in 2013 called, The Magic of A Song and is excited to connect with people from all ages and walks and shine some love & light on their journey.

    Hear her live, 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.

  • 01:00

    Transform Your Caregiver Heart from Self-Destruct to Emotional & Logical Balance

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews this very entertaining guest, known as "Doc, The Defender of Caregivers," (Lon Kieffer), this Wednesday at noon, PST at (213) 943 3630, or the following link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davenassaney/2015/02/25/transform-your-caregiver-heart-from-self-destruct-to-emotional-logical-balance


    They will discuss some caregiver bad habits that often gets them into unnecessary stressful situations, such as:


    1. All-or-nothing thinking


    2. Overgeneralization


    3. Mental filter


    4. Disqualifying the positive


    5. Jumping to conclusions


    6. Mind reading


    7. The Fortune Teller Error


    8. Magnification (Catastrophizing) or Minimization


    9. Emotional reasoning


    10. Should statements


    11. Labeling and mislabeling


    12. Personalization


    You won't want to miss this very informative and inspirational, as well as entertaining interview!


    Motivational Speaker, Author, & EnterTrainer, Lon Kieffer has been featured at National, Regional and Statewide conferences in more than 35 states, and regularly speaks at "Caregiver" forums across the country in addition to performing his one-man, Comedic/Dramatic Play "Defending the Caregiver!" in small venues such as ALF's, CCRC's, and local theaters. With 30 years experience as a Leader in the Caregiver Culture, coupled with his experience as a former professional stand-up comedian, Lon will discuss the internal problems with typical caregiver thinking that allows them to fall into poor health, while making costly decisions on their self-care.

  • 00:58

    What Makes a Great Male Caregiver? Compassion, Empathy, Sensitivity, Gratitude.

    in Caregiving

    ...Things that we were NOT necessarily taught as a boy. Both men AND women will not want to miss this insightful interview with Doug Gertner, known as The Grateful Dad®. He is the father of a teenage boy, an educator, trainer, consultant, broadcaster, speaker, author, and activist. His goal in this interview is to examine and discuss men's issues and men's relationships with their care-receivers, peers, spouse and friends.


    Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as they discuss why it's so hard for men to be caregivers, and what they can do to becoame BETTER caregivers to their loved ones using gratitude, while understanding the root causes of the source of their difficulties that really started from their childhood.


    Here is the link. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davenassaney/2015/03/18/what-makes-a-great-male-caregiver-compassion-empathy-sensitivity-gratitude to hear the broadcast live, and then the podcast afterwards, anytime, 24/7. Share this link with anyone you know who would benefit from this discussion, especially male caregivers.

  • 01:00

    Tina Cannarella Rampori, Caregiver to Dementia Grandmother

    in Caregiving

    Join Tina Cannarella Rampori, as she speaks about her challenging and hearth-felt experiences with dementia and elder care, speaking as the primary caregiver to her grandmother (who has passed away from dementia). She offers expert advice and practical tips on how to cope with caregiving a dementia patient. She is interviewed by Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, author of numerous articles and books, speaker, life coach, and radio talk-show host for caregivers who are burned out, but his most important role is being a caregiver to his lovely wife, Charlene. His latest book that he is now working on is entitled: The Caregiver's Caregiver, A Guide to Avoiding Burnout. It is designed to teach caregivers who are taking care of their loved ones (due to an illness or disability) how to take care of themselves FIRST. If they don't learn this, they will likely suffer burnout and become as helpless as the person they are caring for. Tune in every Wednesday at noon, PST, (Re-Broadcast Saturdays at 3:30pm PST) for interviews with experts in the caregiving field, as they discuss topics of great interest to caregivers, which will help them avoid burnout. www.DaveNass.com

  • 00:41

    Secrets of the Male Caregiver

    in Health

    Caregiving can be a difficult job, full of trials, but more often those challenges bring joy.  Being a male caregiver is a unique job that not many men sign up to do. 


    Today join Conversations In Care in this great discussion with  Author Rick Lauber and the Founder of Alzheimer's Music Fest, Vince Zangaro, as they share their stories of caregiving.  Get the male perspective and hear their wonderful stories of love and caregiving.

  • 00:54

    Sharyn Yuloff, Caregiver, Abuse Survivor, International Child Advocate Interview

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, and his guest,Sharyn Yuloff, who holds a BA in Child Development and an MBA in Non-Profit Management.  In addition to serving on the board of other non-profits, she has been involved with www.YesICan.org (International Child Advocacy Network) since 2002 as a board member and past president.


    She is a business owner, specializing in social media management and online marketing.


    Recently, she was a 12-hour a day caregiver for her father-in-law who, while suffering from dementia and a worsening pressure ulcer, was admitted to a skilled nursing facility where he spent his last 129 days.


    As an abuse survivor, she  approached her caregiving with a different point of view and describes many of the challenges she encountered on her blog,www.ThatSaysItAll.com

  • 00:55

    Adrienne Gruberg, Pres. of The Caregiver Space, Discusses The Caregiving Crisis

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, and his guest, Adrienne Gruberg, who refers to herself as "one of the millions of baby-boomers now in the middle of the caregiving crisis."


    She was born in New York City in 1948, and graduated from Boston University School of Fine Arts. Adrienne spent time in Liberia, West Africa, helping to set up a study for the New York Blood Center to discover the serum for Hepatitis B. She has worked at NBC Network in the business affairs department of the programming division, and later founded Adrienne Youngstein & Associates - an award winning graphic design, marketing, advertising and branding company in New York City. With the encouragement and coaching of her future husband, Steve Gruberg, she became a contestant on the popular TV game show "$20,000 Pyramid" and won the Grand Prize.


    Adrienne became a constant caregiver to both her husband, diagnosed with lung cancer in 2005, and his mother, who at the age of ninety in 2007, was diagnosed with lymphoma and went to live with her son and daughter-in-law in New York City. As a result of this crisis, she is the proud Founder and President of The Caregiver Space.


    According to Adrienne, "This site grew out of a personal need to connect with other caregivers and be part of a community where experiences and feelings could be shared and support could always be gotten. Understanding there are so many causes that make someone a caregiver made this site evolve into a place where a caregiver for any reason, could come and have a place to air their feelings – keeping them in is both exhausting and counter- productive. There are many services available to caregivers of patients with specific needs, but our concern is exclusively to comfort and help the caregiver."


    You won't want to miss this informative and moving interview. Thank You, Dave, www.DaveTheCaregiversCaregiver.com


     

  • 01:00

    Richard Barrier, Caregiver, Bereaved Husband from Cancer & Dementia

    in Caregiving

    Richard was together with his wife, Martha for over 30 years. She was diagnosed with Dementia, and then later with lung cancer. Richard has been Martha's caregiver for over 9 years through the dementia, and then the cancer, which she lost her battle with this month (Oct, 2014). Join Dave Nassaney, on Dave,The Caregiver's Caregiver Radio program as he interviews Richard, who talks about his challanges as a caregiver to his wife with dementia, and cancer, as well as the grief process of her diseases and death. To find out more about Richard and his no texting app for phones, his website is:


    http://www.TxtMeL8r.com/

  • 01:01

    Managing Caregiver Stress

    in Health

    Joyce talks with Eve (not her real name) about her experience as a caregiver through her husband’s chronic illness and death. She then talks with Dr. Sheryle Baker about Eve’s experience, and about the changes that occur in the dynamics between the patient and the caregiver, and how we can all help the caregiver survive. This is a one hour show.


    About Our Guests


    Eve (not her real name) is the widow of a man who had von Hippel-Lindau disease, and a series of brain and kidney tumors that led him to a course of dialysis and eventually to his death. Eve graciously shares the pain of her experience so that we can learn from her experience.


    Sheryle Baker, M.A., LMHC., is Executive Director of Life Center of Tampa, Florida, a non-profit agency that provides counseling for victims of violent crime, and people who have lost loved ones, through chronic illness or sudden death. She a psychotherapist specializing in bereavement and traumatic loss and incident.


    About Caregiver Stress


    It is important to manage caregiver stress while you are going through the experience. If the patient is willing to negotiate the changes in roles and responsibilities that occur, that can help. Others around the caregiver can provide important support and outlets for stress.


    For both the patient and the caregiver, there are a series of losses, culminating in the death of the loved one. Each of these losses must be grieved, and the grief worked through, or the stress turns outward (as anger) or inward (as bitterness and even illness).


    Often when we are in a traumatic incident we muddle on through and seem to be doing fine. After the peak of the stress has passed, however, we crash. This “post-traumatic stress” can be devastating, and requires work to get through it.