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  • 00:30

    Care Break: Finding Yourself in Caregiving

    in Caregiving

    You can get lost to your caregiving identity and responsibilties.


    In today's show, we'll talk about how to keep who you are so that you have an identity outside of caregiving.


    About Bruce, our show's co-host:
    Bruce lives to encourage and inspire as many people as possible, especially caregivers and those living with a chronic condition. He is the author of Resilient Life and Graceful Transitions. He has served as a non-profit, church, and business leader. You can purchase Graceful Transitions at caregiving.com and read more from Bruce at brucemcintyre.com.


     


     

  • 00:31

    Long Distance Caregiving Check-In

    in Caregiving

    Claire Day, our dementia care expert, will update us on how she's managing as she cares for her parents from a distance.

  • 00:35

    When Caregiving Hits Home

    in Caregiving

    Claire Day, SVP, Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter joins Denise to discuss her personal caregiving story. Claire will share her perspective as she takes on the role of long-distance caregiving for her parents.

  • 00:31

    Care Break: If There's So Many of Us, Why Is Caregiving So Lonely?

    in Caregiving

    Pew Research Center released a study in 2013 that says about 39% of U. S. adults–up from 30% in 2010–care for an adult or child with significant health issues.


    In other words, two in every five individuals are family caregivers.


    I’ve been thinking about this number because I can’t quite get it to add up.


    Here’s why. If 39% of U.S. adults are family caregivers, why is caregiving still such a lonely and isolating experience? Why, every year in our annual family caregiver survey, do you talk about the loneliness of the experience? Why haven’t more programs and services been added in your community to help you? Why do you still worry about telling your boss about your caregiving responsibilities? Why doesn’t the doctor’s office share a list of caregiving resources to help you? Why doesn’t a home health agency refer you to a website, like ours, so you can connect with others in a similar situation? Why can’t you find a family restroom to assist your caree?


    Why is caregiving still an experience that feels like it’s just you rather than one that feels like it’s you plus (and within) a community that supports?


    Bruce and I will share our thoughts about why we think caregiving is still such a lonely experience.


    About Bruce, our show's co-host:
    Bruce lives to encourage and inspire as many people as possible, especially caregivers and those living with a chronic condition. He is the author of Resilient Life and Graceful Transitions. He has served as a non-profit, church, and business leader. You can purchase Graceful Transitions at caregiving.com and read more from Bruce at brucemcintyre.com.

  • 00:53

    Caregiving for Boomers: The Sandwich-Generation: Elderly Parent Decisions.

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, Wednesday, 4/1/15 at noon, PST, (AND AFTERWARDS ON RECORDED PODCAST) as he interviews RICK LAUBER, author, creator of CAREGIVER’S GUIDE FOR CANADIANS, and former caregiver to both his elderly parents.


    You may either call in at (213) 943 3630, or the link is:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davenassaney/2015/04/08/caregiving-for-boomers-the-sandwich-generation-elderly-parent-decisions


    Rick will be discussing:
    •What should you expect when caring for your elderly parents?
    •Should your parents stay at home, or move to assisted living?
    •Who should you ask for help when you need it – siblings, professionals?
    •How do you balance caregiving responsibilities with your personal life?
    •Burning the Candle at Both Ends - The Importance of Caregiver Self-Care (focusing on the benefits of respite and some ideas of how to take a break)


    In Rick's latest book, "Caregiver's Guide For Canadians," the author guides you through typical caregiving issues and includes checklists for differing areas of eldercare, so that you can better manage and ensure that you’re providing the best care possible for your loved one.


    Hear him live, Wednesday, 4/8/15, noon, PDT, 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.

  • 00:56

    Caregiving for Macular Degeneration, Seniors & Vision Care: Karen Murphey

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews occupational therapist, Karen Murphey, Director of Clinical Services at VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies.  She will be talking all about Macular Degeneration and vision care today, and the special needs and challanges to caregivers with this disability. (A common problem, especially with the elderly.

  • 03:01

    Colorism-The Slavemaster Lives

    in Entertainment

    The subject of colorism within the black community is orginated back in slavery. The slavemaster would rape African women and produce biracial children. The children were lighter skin tone and was treated better than darker slaves. The slavemaster established colorism but in 2015 we are still dealing with this issue. We are all black at the end of the day but this issue can't die. I notice colorism is more of a issue with the women in our community. We need to explore this issue on the show tonight.

  • 00:33

    Table Talk: Allison

    in Caregiving

    Allison, who cares for her husband, joins Denise to share her caregiving story. She'll also talkabout receiving funds through CareGifters, our program that sends $500 to a family caregiver in need.

  • 03:00

    American Culture And Lack Of Education

    in Entertainment

     The current american culture isn't something we should be proud of. We don't support what we used to as a nation and it's taking a toll. We have advanced in technology but declined as family units. We accept laziness and mediocrity as a excuse. The government even rewards those that choose not to work in the form of welfare. Parent are in fear to discipline the children and the push for education isn't what it used to be. The most uneducated people are celebrated today as heros and role models. As parents a lot fo us just accept a passing grade instead of a A or B and nothing less. What can we do to change society and to increase education in this nation

  • 01:00

    #Throwback - Bringing Dignity & Compassion to Caregiving

    in Caregiving

    “I Am Somebody” is a spiritually nourishing book by poet/author Frances H. Kakugawa - that is also likely to be healing for people who lack the words to describe their caregiving experiences, both past and present, and the range of emotions that accompany those experiences.


    Her message is a powerful one: Despite all the demands and burdens that caring for someone with dementia entail, the bottom line is never to forget that person’s humanity. The care recipient may no longer have the memories, abilities and personality that he or she once did, but there is a soul within that body that responds to and is deserving of love and compassion.

  • 03:00

    Black Inferiority Complex

    in Current Events

    Black Americans will suffer some form of discrimination in their lives. This usually happens to you in elementary school. That one event where you notice that you were treated different for the color of your skin has an lasting effect on you. Nothing about you is celebrated until it is done by someone with white skin. Their are different rules for black people and white people. Most black Americans know they have to live with that kind of treatment. Some blacks feel self hatred will ease the discrimination until they find out the hard way. We must reveal the hidden things in order to be healed of the disease called racism.