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  • 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

  • 00:57

    When a Mom's Caregiver SUDDENLY Needs a Caregiver Herself, Karla Jepson's Story

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews Tereza Harper & Hana Eicher, the two sisters of Karla Jepson, caregiver to her mom for over a year, that is, until she had a massive aneurysm that left her with severe short-term memory loss and paralysis on her left side. Now her sisters have become not only their mom's caregiver, but Karla’s as well. They will talk about their ordeal, and how they learned how burnout and stress can be disabling, as it was for Karla.

    Back in 1979, their family all escaped from Communist Czechoslovakia. Karla's family stayed in a refugee camp in Austria for 5 months and came to California where they settled with the help of the parents' friends. None of them spoke any English when they first came.

    Tereza & Hana are both in the health care industry; Karla was a purchasing director at a private school in Calabasas. They each have wonderful children. Hana has a 16 year daughter, Sarah, Karla has a 17 year old son Jake, and Tereza has two daughters, 6 year old Stana, and 4 year old Lenka.

    Their dad passed away four years ago, and their mom hurt her lower spine taking care of him in his last two years of life.

    They believe the reason they are able to get through all of this hardship is that they were always a very close knit family. It is very difficult for them now to watch their Mom and sister become just a shell of their former selves. They grieve for them, and yet they are still with them.

  • 00:43

    Ask the Advocate: How to Qualify for an IEP and/or 504 Plan for Kids with ADHD

    in K-12

    Parents often complain that their child with ADHD is struggling in school.   A common complaint is that public schools are not meeting the needs of students with ADHD.     In this edition, IEP Advocate Jamison Jessup will talk about how to help your child with ADHD become eligible for an IEP and/or 504 Plan and which one is better?

    Andrea Frank, founder of the ADHD Kids Care Facebook group and a parent who Jamison Jessup is helping, will be a special guest on this show.

    Join us this Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

    Jamison Jessup is a professional IEP advocate with MyChildWins.com.   He has participated in more than 600 IEP meetings and has represented parents in more than 225 due process hearings asserting the rights of student's with disabilities, including ADHD.


  • 01:00

    One Financial Solution for Broke Caregivers From Former Caregiver, Lee Romanov

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver, today anytime 24/7,on recorded podcast,  as he interviews Internet Expert, Lee Romanov, who has been online since she made millions of dollars, and never sold a thing

    She is an expert in Authority websites. Her unique message is, "Your Opinion Has A Market Value, you can make money when you share your knowledge and experience with the world".

    Lee also spent 7 years as a care giver, and has hired care givers for her Mom and Step Dad until their passing. Join us today, and anytime,  24/7 afterwards,on recorded podcast to hear this unique potentially financial rewarding message to caregivers who are struggling financially.

    Disclaimer, Dave is not endorsing any financial opportunity on the show, and does not profit in any way by promoting it. He is simply sharing a message that he thought some financially struggling caregivers might benefit from.

    Anyone considering this, must do your own research on the appropriatness of this opportunity for yourself.

  • 00:54

    Burnout, Stand-up Comic, Author, & Caregiver, Bonnie Romero Speaks Out

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews sales rep, author, stand-up comic & caregiver to her mom, who suffered a stroke, BONNIE ROMERO, as she discusses her amazing story and how she survived Caregiver Burnout on Wednesday, 10/14/15 at noon, PDT.

  • 00:17
  • Avoiding Caregiver Burnout Through Mind/Body Connection With Dr. Joan Borysenko

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregivwer, as he interviews New York Times Best-Selling Author, Joan Borysenko, Wednesday, 10/7/15 at noon, PDT, (and ANYTIME afterwards on recorded podcast)

    This distinguished author of 14 books pioneers in integrative medicine is a world-renowned expert in the mind/body connection. Her work has been foundational in an international health-care revolution that recognizes the role of meaning, and the spiritual dimensions of life, as an integral part of health and healing.

    Eloquent and inspiring in settings that range from hospitals to hospices, from theaters to conference venues, and from boardrooms to houses of worship, she is a credible bridge between faith and reason.

    Her brilliance, humor, and authenticity—in combination with the latest research—make her a compelling and inspiring speaker and writer.

  • 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.

  • 01:21

    Another Fork in the Road: Caregiver/Survivor, Sandra Williams and a Drunk Driver

    in Education

    The loss of independence is what Sandra Williams misses most since her brain injury. She misses running and having energy to do all the things she wants to do. The biggest tip Sandra can offer other survivors is "Don't listen to negative comments or even employers that tell you you can't do the job. Listen to your heart, your soul and fight for yourself and others. It will keep you going." Sandra will talk about what keeps her going on "Another Fork in the Road." Please Tune In!

    Every TBI survivor and caregiver has encountered a fork in the road that has diverted his or her life-plan. A car accident, a fall from the roof, doing one more chin-up, or a door literally slamming one in the face are just some causes of traumatic brain injury. College plans, walking down the aisle in the perfect dress, or the coveted job quickly slip from reality as dreams turn to struggle. These unexpected life-happenings that divert one from his or her chosen path in life can be devastating. But as Yogi Berra once said, "If you come to a fork in the road, take it." Life is all about choices!

    To learn more about me, please visit my blogs.

    Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury Blog: survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com

    Donna's Blog: donnaodonnellfigurski.wordpress.com

  • 00:58

    Dave The Caregiver's Caregiver & His Wife, Charlene Nassaney's Amazing Story

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, and his lovely wife, Charlene Nassaney's Amazing story of survival, but not just survival, living abundantly with peace, joy and contentment in the midst of a debilitating stroke and a cafregiver spouse.

    Original broadcast airs this Wednesday, 8/12/15, and anytime afterwards on recorded podcast at the same link.

    Charlene’s story is truly amazing, and very encouraging to everyone.  All who meet her instantly fall in love with her. She has been described as a cross between Martha Stewart and Wonder Woman before her stroke, and it is not uncommon for some who meet her to cry — not tears of pity — but tears of joy and amazement for her attitude and ability despite her disability. Her way of communicating without words is very interesting and very entertaining to experience.

    She is also a woman of great faith.  At times, we all wonder how we would respond, if a similar circumstance were to happen to us, or to one of our family. She has been non-verbal and paralyzed on one side since September, 1996 as a result of an unexpected, and unexplained stroke.

    You truly will be amazed at Charlene’s great positive attitude, which tends to keep our own problems in their proper perspective. Charlene’s story is now an encouraging testimony that inspires anyone who hears it.

  • 00:30

    Wednesday Wellness Advocate Training

    in Health

    Wednesday Wellness Advocate Training