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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.


    ABOUT PLAID FOR WOMEN:


    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. 


    LET’S GET SOCIAL!


    Plaid FB: http://www.Facebook.com/PlaidforWomen 


    Plaid TW: http://www.twitter.com/plaidforwomen


    CONTACT INFO FOR TODAY'S GUEST:


    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


     


    OUTTRO MUSIC BY JACK T. BLUES

  • 01:01

    Former Actor, Director, and Teacher Turned Caregiver, Redefines "The Good Life"

    in Caregiving

    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.

  • 00:37

    Call-In Your Caregiver Questions Today, YOU are the guest!

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver today, 7/30/15 at noon, PST, Call-In Your Caregiver Questions Today, YOU are the guest! Let's Talk About...Burnout, Grief, Guilt, Resentment, ANYTHING YOU WANT!

  • 00:59

    You Are Not Alone! Caring For The Family Caregiver. Greg Johnson

    in Caregiving

    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.

  • 00:52

    How Dementia & My Parents Turned Me Into a Caregiver & a Car Thief

    in Caregiving

    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).


     

  • 00:53

    Aging Boomers: Caregiver or Nursing Home? What To Do When We Live Too Long

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver Radio Program, as he interviews former caregiver Janice Lynch Schuster, an essayist, poet, and--lately--an illustrator. Her writing often appears in The Washington Post, in the Health section and in Local Opinions. She is a contributor to The Shriver Report and Maria Shriver's Architects of Change.


    For many years, she focused on writing about end-of-life care, aging, and family caregiving, and has been an advocate for improving systems and policies around each issue. More recently, a chronic pain condition has led her to advocate for better pain management and policies.


    She is a coauthor of several books, including Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing the End of Life, from Oxford University Press. She now works as a writer for Magellan Health.


     

  • 01:01

    Stress Less Radio Show with Chere Cofield The Stress Manager

    in Health

    Chere Cofield brings you Stress Less Radio with an hour of relaxation, rejuvenation, and education guaranteed to give you the Key Factors you need to live a less stressed, happy, healthy, harmonious life. Chere Cofield along with her guests will provide rich, fulfilling, and accurate information on health, wellness, fitness, and stress relief while you sit back, relax, and enjoy.


    This week's special guests: Tunja Smith


    Sponsors:   MWHY Magazine    TBAIMS    Healthy Wealthy and Wise RVA Expo   Rita Ricks     Off The Vine    Audible Trail 


     

  • 01:00

    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.

  • 00:31

    Personal Assistant/Caregiver Saves Little Dog

    in Pets

    Our guest today is Jennifer Hayes who has an amazing story of how she rescued a dog and the dog rescued her!  Isn't that always what our pets do for us? Join us today, you will enjoy learning about this facinating Lady Jane.


    Personal Assistant for a Lady Jane


    Are you a Lady Jane who needs a personal assistant, housekeeper, nanny, or caregiver?


    I am a girl Friday who is skilled in the following:


    Organization, housekeeping, care of children, caregiving, pets, errands, and sipping tea.


    My qualifications are the following: *25 years of sparkle means 25 years of professionalism, dependability, and exceptional service. *Obsessive attention to detail means you can expect perfection, every time. *Premium products and quality processes allow for an unmatched caliber of clean. *Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or one-time clean. *Hardworking, flexible, unwavering optimism and a passion for helping people and family pets.


    My solid reputation is based on compassion and concern for children, and seniors. I love to cook, create, clean, nurture, inspire.


    I am proactive in creating wonderful Nanny/Family relationships. For the family, I offer peace of mind and quality of life for your child.
     


    If you need a well-rounded individual who thinks quickly on her feet, can use elbow grease, polite, well-mannered, plus more, then I welcome a phone interview to start.


    Tune in to learn more about the care of Humans and Animals and the connection that exists between us.


    Judy Helm Wright, Pet Grief Coach


     

  • 00:24

    Is There Any Hope for the Caregiver?

    in Finance

    Peter Rosenberger, author of Hope for the Caregiver, speaker, and podcaster, discusses caregiving and the various aspects of life that this affects. How can you take care of the one you love and look after your finances at the same time? Listen to this interview for support, advice, and hope.