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(SORRY, FIRST 2 MINUTES HAS SLIGHT NOISE DISTORTION) 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
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
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.
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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.
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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.
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
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
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
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:
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.
Randy Cooper has had many jobs and careers, ranging from lumberjack in the woods of the Pacific Northwest to serving as a special education teacher, from an operator at a Westinghouse plant to a developer and teacher of the Total Quality Management program at two of their facilities. As an artist, he credits his attention to detail to this latter experience at Westinghouse. Randy's mother was a master carver of birds and gunstocks, and one of his sisters is an accomplished painter, sculptor, and author. It wasn’t until Randy was nearly 50 that he discovered his own penchant for art. His first experience with art education was taking a 6-week course with sculptor Wren Prather-Stroud. He also attended a week-long course with Tuck Langland at the Scottsdale Artists' School. After working successfully in clays, artificial stone, and bronzes, Randy discovered wire mesh, which soon became his medium. He began creating intriguing and magical sculptures in wire mesh and has developed all of the techniques that he uses in making his “Shadow Sculptures” on his own. These are forms created in wire screen that cast lovely shadows on the wall when lit with a light source. Indeed, sometimes the shadows seem to show more detail than the original sculpture and instill a feeling of magic into the creation. These “Shadow Sculptures” have been sweeping the United States and the world for the past few years, highlighting many private collections throughout the world, and Randy Cooper has become a major force among America's contemporary artists. Randy works as a full-time sculptor and lives in New Mexico with his wife, Susan, a former environmental engineer who is now a writer and an artist who has worked primarily in pastels, oils, and acrylics. Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, author, speaker, life coach, and radio talk-show host for caregivers. DaveNass.com , Call (213) 943 3630 to listen.
What do you do when your parent needs care, but doesn't deserve it? Christopher was a caregiver to his mom before she died of cancer. He really didn't WANT to take care of her, but he felt that he HAD to take care of her, even though she didn't really take care of him as a child and teenager very well. With his father nowhere in sight, his mother nearly gave him up for adoption. Instead, she struggled to provide a life for him while battling multiple psychiatric disorders. Because of her struggle to keep a job, he went from being an average 13-year-old kid living in a 4-bedroom house to being a homeless 7th-grade-dropout, living in the family station wagon — and, if that wasn’t enough, he had to share it with 18 cats and 2 dogs! As a result of his mother’s limitations, Christopher constantly endured mental and physical abuse throughout most of his young life. For the next four agonizing years, Christopher suffered through — and survived — many painful experiences, which ultimately made him the man he is today! After deciding he wasn’t going to be a victim of his circumstances anymore,Christopher changed the course of his life. He overhauled his belief system and seriously got down to business. As a result, he proudly earned a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management, purchased two houses, married his love, and started his professional speaking and training career (Kickass Guiide to Life). Join 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. Tune in every WEDNESDAY at NOON PST (Re-broadcasts Saturday 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.
All based on love. Joyce has been in Ministry close to 30 years, reaching out to the homeless, elderly, disabled, poor and challenged. She also has a Ranch Vision, and is hoping that it will come into fruition very soon. She embraces all positive aspects of life. On her radio show, "Mama Joyce's Messages Of Hope," on the Blog Talk Radio Network, her mantra is Compassion. She always says, "We are to love one another, help each other and learn to forgive. We leave the judging part to God. We are to share unconditional love with others, offer a hand up, and give an ear to listen and even become a friend. My hope is that YOU can become someone who adds much love to our world one person at a time, one day at a time. Joyce comes from an abused background at the age of 5 she was molested by a neighbor. At home, her mother performed unspeakable emotional and mental abuses on her, as well as physical beatings. One day she threw out all of Joyce's clothes except for one outfit that she had to wear over and over again. This resulted in more abuse and bullying from students at school because she was homely and overweight and was treated as an outcast. Someone even tried to murder her 3 different times. As she got older, it only got worse: drugs, rape, pregnancy and auto accident which killed her baby. Another murder attempt, and a gang rape caused her to attempt suicide. Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver, and hear Joyce's amazing and miraculous story of transformation and deliverance which came about through tragedy. Dave Nassaney is the 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, Avoiding Burnout.
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Caregiver Wellness: Are you headed toward spiritual distress?
Caring for a loved one or client suffering from a debilitating or terminal illness can be distressing. The feeling of distress often compounds when there is little hope that your loved one’s suffering will be eased or that her condition will improve. The resulting long-term emotional strain can lead you to question of the general the meaning of life and result in spiritual distress.
It is important to recognize that there can be serious implications for your health and relationships if you are not spiritually well. Spiritual wellness does not necessarily relate to religious activities or rituals; rather spiritual wellness focuses on the activity of adding meaning to your life and those for whom you care. In fact, spirituality can serve as a positive coping mechanism, as it is associated with better mental health, and linked to less depression. Some researchers also suggest that spirituality might serve as a protective factor against negative health outcomes among caregivers.
Join us on October 29th at 11:00 a.m. CST as we continue our year long-series of exploring the nine components of the Caregiver Wellness “U” Model. Our caregiver expert, Dr. Eboni Green whose credentials include the co founding of Caregiver Support Services and is a professor for two major universities and is the lead instructor for family caregiver training program at Caregiver Support Services will educate us on what it means to be spiritually well as a caregiver.
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