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  • 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.

  • 00:38

    Living with Alzheimer's - with the James L. West Center (Caregiver Stress)

    in Women

    Today, I’m welcoming Jaime Cobb with the James L. West Center back to the show. In today’s segment, we’re going to be talking about how caregivers can manage stress. We’re going to cover how long-term stress affects a person, signs of stress, managing stress, changing your mindset and more.


    Plaid for Women radio is produced to give you information, advice and resources to manage “The Business of Life”. Our goal is to help you achieve your goals, get connected, and be heard. 


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    Jaime Cobb, CSA ®

    Director of Community Education

    Jcobb@jameslwest.org l 817-877-1199 ext. 199

    James L. West Alzheimer Center

    1111 Summit Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76102



  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 01:01

    Coping with Caregiver Holiday Stress-How to Make it Through the "Holi-DAZE"

    in Caregiving

    While the holidays are a joyful time for many, they can be extemely stressful for caregivers providing dementia care, as well as those diagnosed with any cause of dementia. This week The Dementia Whisperer and her guest discuss some of the challenges you may be facing as a caregiver with the holidays fast approaching, as well as tips on how to make it through the "Holi-DAZE".  And to assist with this essential topic and conversation, Laura Wayman, The Dementia Whisperer and co-host Scott Cluthe with be joined by their guest this episode, Ms. Alicia Murray.  Ms. Murray is a contributing author for The Dementia Whisperers best selling book-A Loving Approach to Dementia Care, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Ms. Murray is also a professional working in the dementia care field as a dementia trainer/expert, but even more importantly, she is Ms. Wayman's daughter!  Be sure to tune in and hear this amazing mother/daughter team share vital information about their own dementia care journey and tried and true suggestions to help support and inspire you to make it through the most stressful time of the year for the already beleaguered family and professional dementia care providers.

    We look forward to you calling in as this is a live show and we want to hear from you, or download this episode later to listen at your convenience.   

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 00:30

    Episode 1 - Stress Is a Myth

    in Self Help

    Understanding how we create stress and let it influence our lives is fundamental to dealing with stress.  In this first episode of a nine part series, join host Lane Robinson, The Stress Slayer in learning about why her approach to stress management is unique and simple and understand how we create stress in our lives.

  • 01:00

    Stress Impact

    in Education

    We will discuss ways to prevent stress from impacting the ability to reach consensus and a successful outcome.

    As usual, we will also discuss two delicious recipes for sharing. The "safe" recipe will be Pasta Primavera, and the "adventure" recipe will be Pork and Pepper Casserole.


  • 00:59

    Beating Stress, Environmental and Financial Stress

    in Health

    We're going to continue where we left off last week, dealing with the ruinous effects of stress on our bodies. There is one source of environmental stress that it nearly ubiquitous, the chemicals in the plastics of bottled water and household detergents and cleaners. We talk about how to avoid them and the problems they produce. Then we tackle the deadliest form of stress, the Number One cause of death in the US and probably the world, financial stress! 

    I believe I am one of the few Holistic Health Practitioners that addresses this problem. But if we are going to talk about health, how can you ignore the Number One killer?  How do we, the student burdened with college debt, the young family struggling to make ends meet on two salaries, the soon to be or already retired person, afraid that they will run out of money before they run out of life, make more money to eliminate the fear, worry and stress that can sicken and kill us?

    To that end, we have invited Winston Thompson to host a Seminar in Philadelphia, Pa next Saturday, the 7th of November. Winston was a Corporate CPA with one of the legendary, Big Eight accounding firms in NY, Arthur Anderson. He then left to start his own tax and accounting firm. Winston Thjompson and Co.which he has grown into one of the top tax firms in Brooklyn, NY. Winston will share his expertise and his experience in starting and running a small business, even examining Franchises,in which he is also an expert, to help fledgling business owners avoid the many misteps and pitfalls so many of us make when startingn our own businesses.

  • 01:01

    Stress, Emotional Labor and the Holidays

    in Spirituality

    In life we must learn how to eliminate as much stress as possible, minimize problems, and handle or work through broken dreams.  There is no such thing as a stress free, problem free happy all the time life.  We must develop self-awareness and recognize that I am responsible for my own well-being.  Often our stress, worry and anxiety start long before the holiday season begins.  Let’s talk about what stress is, how we can identify it in ourselves, ways to reduce it.