• 01:04

    Ruth Dynna Spence, Advocate, Speaker and Caregiver of Autistic Teen Daughter.

    in Caregiving

    Join "Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver" Radio Program, as he interviews Ruth Dynna Spence, writer, inspirational speaker, business adviser and philanthropist who has made it her mission to care for and teach children and youth her whole life, raises three children on her own, including homeschooling one of her children diagnosed with Asperger's, high functioning Autism. To book Ruth for speaking engagements, you may contact her at: RuthDynnaSpence@gmail.com


    Dave Nassaney, is 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 on 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. Call in number is (213) 943 3630.

  • 00:33

    Advocate vs. Advocate

    in Pets

    In the world of Pit Bull Advocacy, we all want the same thing. The fair and equal treatments of the dogs we know and love as Pit Bull. One thing has been clear in my 12 years as an owner, lover, and advocate, our methods and views are not always the same, and we can, and we do, clash. In fighting, boasting, egos, and more. What can we do as advocates to look past those differences, avoid such clashes and do away with the egos involved, including our own?

    Join Dogfather and Joe on our 1st show of 2015 as we discuss this and more. We welcome your calls with comments and questions. Phone lines open at the top of the show. 347-838-8615

    Dogfather
     

  • 01:00

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

    in Caregiving

    (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


    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.

  • 00:59

    10 Things You MUST DoToBeAn Organized Caregiver,byOrganizingExpert,DebbyeCannon

    in Caregiving

    In the early 1980’s, I was caring for my 2 children (both under two years old, & in cloth diapers!) and life was absolutely eating me alive! I had the responsibilities of wife, mother, homemaker and I was endeavoring to run a substantial home-based business. I found that although my business was EXPLODING, my home life was IMPLODING! What WAS I thinking?


    By late afternoon, when I needed to be preparing dinner, I’d find myself collapsed in my kitchen from low blood sugar, surrounded by my little ones without a CLUE about what I could assemble for dinner. There would be pasta, but no sauce, meat frozen solid and no side dishes in my pantry. My house felt a mess. Laundry was piled high and the floors were so sticky I feared walking through the kitchen!


    I decided to create some shortcuts. I created a system for more than just surviving my life. Pretty soon I was actually thriving, and my friends noticed. By popular demand, I began teaching local workshop groups. The Butler family encouraged me to publish my system. The first edition was published in September of 1988, a second printing followed in January 1997 and a third edition in 2006.


    Prompted to share my systems and techniques, I have now become the SMARTcut® Expert. I am passionate about helping way past busy entrepreneurs especially Caregivers, who are struggling with the juggling. I hope my work will give you the time and energy to reach more of your personal dreams, serve your family, church and community in ways that really make a difference.
    Click here to listen:

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 02:02

    THE GAME of DATING on Playing Devil's Advocate™

    in Relationships

    Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and this week PLAYING DEVIL'S ADVOCATE™ -Hosted by Ms. KiKi  and the crew will talk about the Game of Dating. 


     


    Is game playing hardwired into our human nature and necessary mating ritual?  How long after meeting someone do you get to meet the “real” them?  Do the dating games people play even work?  When it comes to the "Game of Dating", who has the home field advantage...men or women?


     


    As always this conversation cannot happen without you, so join us and express your opinion on game playing and dating!


    And if that's not enough we have our Producer Cousin Chan's "Drink of the Week" and our weekly “Ask PDA” advice letter!! If you want to give your two cents....contact us on Facebook, Twitter, via email, or in our interactive chat room or LIVE on-air Wed night!


     


     


    ALL COMMENTS WELCOME!


     


    Playing Devil's Advocate™ 


    Uncensored, Unscripted, UNAPOLOGETIC!!!

  • 01:00

    A Pastoral Advocate and Caregiver

    in Health

    Healthcare Whisperer welcomes Reverend Glenn Mortimer to the show to discuss his work as a healthcare advocate for his parishioners and caregiver for his mother.  Both roles have taught him about the perils of the healthcare system and how to overcome barriers.
    His work as a minister, takes him to many hospitals, rehabs and nursing homes in the Greater Boston area.  He has witnessed first hand the need for families to have someone who will speak for them during a medical crisis.  
    He is also the primary caregiver for his chronically ill mother.  His work with his parishioners has given been a blessing in helping get the right care for his mother.
    He is not afraid to speak his mind and advocate for his parishioners needs to doctors, nurses and administrators.  His stories are both funny and poignant.  Don't miss this show.

  • 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


     

  • 00:58

    Career Maverick to Caregiver - When Caregiving Has Changed Your Life

    in Caregiving

    "How do I deal with the reality of leaving behind the life I had in order to become the primary caregiver to my parents?"


    Many professionals, child-free life or with kids, never factor in that caring for loved ones would play any significant role in their career path. Like many in our generation, we never fully considered the potential need to care for our aging parents. Now, with aging parents who have lived through health episodes that once would have killed them, or a parent who has lived beyond an age ever thought possible only, are left with questions and often experiencing: Resentment. Burnout. Hard time staying connected. Stressful relationship. Job responsibilities redistributed. Juggling parents' needs with your company's and family. No energy to reinvent  yourself as a former career maverick. It is clear. You need to move on.


    Tandy Elisala MA, CPSC, ACH, CHt, TFT-Alg is Energy for Success' guest with host and life & relationship coach Debrah Mathis. Tandy is a Certified Professional Success Coach, Family Caregiver Coach and Author of the book, "Healing Through the Chaos: Practical Caregiving." In this episode, Tandy will share her personal experience as an unexpected caregiver for both parents simultaneously and tips for others taking care of loved ones and how to find some balance in your life during this transition. To learn more, go to www.tandyelisala.com.


    Debrah Mathis is the Managing Principal/Chief Executive Officer of E2S Solutions Professional Coaching LLC in Dallas, Texas, a company that delivers bespoke developmental programs that helps you develop a personally effective style of leadership that positively influences and changes not only yourself, but also those with whom you work and interact, as well as your family and relationships as a whole. To work with Debrah, go to  www.engagetosuccess.com.

  • 00:39

    Franchise Interviews Meets with My Elder Advocate

    in Business

    From preventing nursing home evictions to providing ongoing health monitoring, My Elder Advocate offers families peace of mind knowing a plan is in place to ensure the best possible care for their aging relatives. The company's business model guarantees that the elder individual's best interest is in mind because it receives 100 percent of its compensation directly from clients.


    We are meeting with My Elder Advocate CEO Jack Halpern and My Elder Advocate COO Claudine Halpern

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