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  • 01:34

    Jan De Felicis Interview, Cancer Survivor & Caregiver; Survive Grief and Burnout

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews Jan De Felicis, cancer survivor, (still under treatment) while at the same time being a caregiver to her husband (who is in the beginning stages of dimentia and is in need of both knee replacements). You won't want to miss this powerful inspirational fighter's story, (Jan has since gone to be with the Lord shortly after this interview was taped).



    Dave Nassaney, the host of Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver, 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 and Surviving Grief."  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. Yune in every 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.

  • 00:38

    Avoiding Caregiver Burnout with Pilates

    in Health

    Avoiding Caregiver Burnout Week on Conversations In Care Caregiving is a hard job.  Physically demanding, mentally tasking, and emotionally draining.
    Today host Tami Neumann tackles the subject of caregiver burnout and welcomes in conversation Katie Sannito.
    Katie is a Pilates instructor and twice a week puts Tami through the paces of developing her core.
    Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility and awareness.
    Join us in conversation.
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  • 00:44

    Avoid Caregiver Burnout with Yoga

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    Avoiding Caregiver Burnout week on Conversations In Care
    Caregiving is a hard job.  Physically demanding, mentally tasking, and emotionally draining.
    Today host Tami Neumann tackles the subject of caregiver burnout and welcomes in conversation Dr. Nadine Kelly.
    Dr. Kelly spent 17 years in a thriving practice but still felt that something was missing that she was not fulfilled.  She decided to take the focus off disease and rather focus on health, wellness and prevention.  That is when she decided to focus her attention on yoga full time.
    Tami and Dr. Kelly will talk about wellness and how this mind body connection can help to avoid caregiver burnout.
    Connect with Dr. Kelly
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  • 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.

  • 00:58

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

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    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.

  • 00:45

    Community Connections_ Understanding and Preventing Caregiver Burnout

    in Family

    As a parent of a daughter with Schizoaffective Disorder, a son with speech/language delays, a partner with MS, and a father in the later stages of Alzheimer's not to mention I am dealing with CIDP, I can say that I have experienced caregiver burnout.  


    According to WebMd, Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion that may be accompanied by a change in attitude -- from positive and caring to negative and unconcerned. Burnout can occur when caregivers don't get the help they need, or if they try to do more than they are able -- either physically or financially. Caregivers who are "burned out" may experience fatigue, stress, anxiety, and depression. Many caregivers also feel guilty if they spend time on themselves rather than on their ill or elderly loved ones.


    Today, LAPC Song James and acclaimed autor Marion D. Cohen will join me to talk about the very real challenges that caregivers face but no one wants to talk about.  


    Marion Deutsche Cohen is the author of 23 books, prose and poetry. Besides the two well spouse memoirs, two most recent ones are CROSSING THE EQUAL SIGN, poetry about the experience of and her passion for math (from Plain View Press, TX) and PARABLES FOR A RAINY DAY (poetry chapbook from Green Fuse Press. She is well known in certain communities for her writings on bereaved parenthood, well-spouse-hood, and math. She teaches math and writing at Arcadia University (the old Beaver) in Glenside PA, where she has developed the course, Mathematics in Literature.


    Marion's latest spouse memoir: http://www.amazon.com/Still-End-Memoir-Nursing-Home-ebook/product-reviews/B00FEX2V9Q/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1


     


    Link to a wonderful article on caregiver burnout: http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/thepulse/item/66876-caring-for-caregivers-when-their-lives-feel-a-bit-like-war-?linktype=dst_share

  • 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).


     

  • 01:16

    How to Avoid Entrepreneur Burnout

    in Business

    Denise Griffitts Interviews Dr. Tracey Marks on Your Partner In Success Radio.


    Dr. Tracey Marks is a psychiatrist who focuses on working with women to help you jump off the hamster wheel and manage your life so you can actually enjoy it. As a working mom herself, Dr. Tracey noticed that her patients and friends were seeking solutions to help them avoid burnout. She created Beyond Burnout - Life Management for Working Moms to offer resources that can make a tangible difference to their quality of life.


    A psychiatrist with 18 years experience, Dr. Tracey has a specific focus on lifestyle management, sleep challenges and the mind/body connection. In addition to Beyond Burnout, she has a private practice based in Atlanta. Dr. Tracey is a regular contributor to leading publications such as The Huffington Post and Bedtime Network, and has appeared as a psychiatric expert on CNN and HLN.


    She is going to talk with us about some of the biggest causes of burnout among female entrepreneurs and offer specific tips to help achieve that all important work-life balance that we all strive for, but often cannot seem to achieve.


    Dr. Tracey also has a Beyond Burnout Podcast, a weekly show dedicated to health, wellness and relationship tips for working moms. Check it out here.


    Please be sure to join us in the chat room to ask questions as we broadcast live.


     


     

  • 00:55

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

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    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

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    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.