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  • 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).


     

  • 02:01

    Parents With Dementia, Love Letters and Living On The Edge Of Life

    in Caregiving

    Alzheimer's Speaks Radio is thrilled to have our two Authors on the show today.  Both with unique perspectives filled with inspiration and hope that focus on our relationships.


    The first hour, we will be talking with the Author of the Alzheimer's Daughter, Jean Lee.  She wrote her book because it was the type of book she needed to read while on her own caregiving journey, but couldn't find. Join the conversation and learn more about this tender and truthful story which offers its readers solace and comfort.


    Email Jean         Follow her on Twitter @JeanLee18  


    Visit the Alzheimer’s Daughter blog      Alzheimer’s Daughter Facebook page


    Our second guest will be Richard Morgan an Author of 18 books, but today we will be discussing his book, AT THE EDGE OF LIFE; Conversations when Death is Near. Richard is a “retired” hospice chaplain and currently volunteers doing hospice work.  We would love for you to join the conversation! 


    Email Richard        Check out Richard's Website        Phone Richard at: 724-864-4205


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     Click Here for more informati

  • 01:21

    Can Dementia Really Be A Gift?

    in Caregiving

    Alzheimer's Speaks Radio was launched to connect people to wonderful resources, perspectives and support around the world.  Come and join the conversation or just listen in.  All episodes are archived if you can't make the live show.


    Listen to the conversation I have with Maggie La Tourelle, a writer, therapist and teacher who has worked in the field of holistic health care for over thirty years.  Her thoughts and insights after caring for her own mother with dementia are interesting to say the least.  Her book, "The Gift of Alzheimer's - New Insights into the Potential in Alzheimer’s and its Care ," is wonderful and shows a side to the disease many don't think is possible.  Come join the conversation.  I promise it will be interesting and enlightening!  Please note this show is a replay.


    The Gift of Alzheimer's Website


    Maggies general website


    Join an Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial today. No insurance is needed to participate.


    Click Here for more information on Dementia and Caregiving

  • 01:21

    Dementia Can It Really Be a Gift?

    in Caregiving

    Alzheimer's Speaks Radio was launched to connect people to wonderful resources, perspectives and support around the world.  Come and join the conversation or just listen in.  All episodes are archived if you can't make the live show.


    Listen to the conversation I have with Maggie La Tourelle, a writer, therapist and teacher who has worked in the field of holistic health care for over thirty years.  Her thoughts and insights after caring for her own mother with dementia are interesting to say the least.  Her book, "The Gift of Alzheimer's - New Insights into the Potential in Alzheimer’s and its Care ," is wonderful and shows a side to the disease many don't think is possible.  Come join the conversation.  I promise it will be interesting and enlightening!  Please note this show is a replay.


    The Gift of Alzheimer's Website


    Maggies general website


    Join an Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial today. No insurance is needed to participate.


    Click Here for more information on Dementia and Caregiving

  • 02:01

    Caring For Elderly Parents: Will Your Spouse Help Take Care of Yours?

    in Women

    Many cultures have a specific method for choosing which child will take care of parents when they become old and feeble. It may be the first born son, the youngest daughter, etc. But Americans have no such cultural practice and that means that elders are at the mercy of whichever child decides to take care of them. Is your spouse willing to help care for your parent? Would you care for your inlaws? Or would you put them in a senior citizen homeHow do you discuss the possibilities with your spouse?


     


     

  • 00:27

    Episode 29: Releasing Negative Patterns Our Parents Set Up For Us

    in Self Help


    About this episode: Today we'll talk about releasing negative patterns our parents set up for us.

    About this show: I lost both parents to cancer at 22 and 27. Let’s talk about stuff that’s hard, ways you can move forward in your life and how to get back to a happier place. My intention is to connect those of us who have lost our mothers, our fathers or both parents, at any age, through the arts, life experiments, looking inward and turning pain into something positive.

    Contact me: http://losingyourparents.org/contact


     

  • 01:02

    Dementia Friendly Products and Collaborations

    in Caregiving

    Join Alzheimer's Speaks Radio today for a conversation about a new product coming to market called "Droplet." Sohan Japa, Co-founder and leader of business development and operations will be with us, along with Joshua Newth, Co-founder and leading engineering and product development.  This is an exciting new product with a variety of uses for everybody.  You can learn more about Droplet by watching this 2 minute video


    Website


    Sohan Japa can be reached by email


    Joshua Newth can be reached by email


    We will also discuss the city of Roseville, MN an their kickoff event to become dementia aware and friendly.  If you are aware of other dementia friendly programs and services please call in and tell us about them.


    Join an Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial today. No insurance is needed to participate.


    Go to AlzheimersSpeaks.com for more information on dementia and caregiving.

  • 01:30

    Healing Conversations with Mildred Lynn McDonald - Dealing with Dementia

    in Caregiving

    "According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the total number of people with DEMENTIA worldwide in 2015 is estimated at 47.5 million. The total number of new cases of dementia each year worldwide is nearly 7.7 million, implying 1 new case every 4 seconds. The number of people with dementia is expected to increase to 75.6 million in 2030 and 135.5 million in 2050". Think about it. These are BIG numbers and most of us, in one way or another, will be impacted by dementia in our lifetime. 


    To help us to help us understand what these numbers mean to us and our loves ones on a community level, we have invited CATHERINE SHEPHERD, Cape Breton - Education and Outreach, Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia, to the table.  


    I first met Catherine about two months ago when my family was trying to deal with a loved one’s diagnosis of dementia. Quite honestly, we were afraid and looking for guidance and support. From the get go, Catherine stepped into the fire, met us where we were, and offered step-by-step guidance, knowledge and reassurance at a time when all three were in short supply.  I was very touched by this timely gift (for she was a gift!) and decided to dedicate this show to helping her share a message of hope, coping and perspective for those on a life altering journey called "dementia". Thank you Catherine for doing this beautiful work!


    WEEKLY ROUND TABLE with HiC Luttmers, John  Carosella and Mildred Lynn: If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your 20-year-old self in the areas of love, money, health, career and life? Get ready for a fun, energetic discussion!

  • 01:01

    The Trail — age 61 — diagnosed dementia?

    in Family

    CareGiverStory, is proud to have as our very special guest, Kevin O'Brien — entrepreneur, filmmaker, son, brother and a caregiver to his father. The moment I spoke with Kevin —I immediately wanted to interview him, and his family to share their amazing story.  About family  love..


    Bio: Born in 1989, Kevin O'Brien enjoyed 20 years in a healthy home, under the wing of his parents Sandra and Michael O'Brien. In 2009, at the age of 61, his father was diagnosed with early onset frontotemporal lobe dementia. As the year passed, Michael's cognition decreased, and the caregiving responsibilities Kevin shared with his brother, Connor O'Brien, and his mother, increased. Those years also saw Kevin graduated CSULB with a degree in Political Science, work four years at the public affairs firm GrassrootsLab, and leap into the entertainment industry with a contractual position at NBCUniversal. Kevin now spends his time looking for his next professional avenue and working to produce The Trail, a short film that seeks to chronicle the period of time between his father's diagnosis and his 5150, a psychotic break that his father experienced, one that required his medication and speed his need for round-the-clock care.


    Kevin O'Brien
    Phone: 562.256.5874
    Email: kmobrien8989@gmail.com
    Film Homepage: http://thetrail5150.tumblr.com/

  • 00:45

    SPHSP's Daniel Leach interview's Rhonda Teagu of Talk, Walk & Learn Center, LLC

    in Parents

    Rhonda Teague We are parents/children education/community focused childcare business. Talk, Walk & Learn Center, LLC/SHIFTS Night Care Center, LLC 24/7 learning care services is striving to go nation-wide. As we move nation-wide, we will continually touch on various parenting skills/techniques some parents are unaware of, continually striving to advance the children in our care while preparing the parents to engage with the their child’s future educational system. Of course, we offer much more than being said here. 


    [DIRECT QUOTE FROM OUR WEBSITE] We are not for every parent and their children. Our Parents say we attract: “Knowledgeable, mature, caring parents who want their children to learn and want to participate in their child’s growth mentally and educationally.”
    [A quote from one of our dads on our website www.twlsnc24hr.com/partners/  1 of a kind… My child has been attending for a little over 6 months and his progression (socially, comprehensive, awareness) has been remarkable. Not only does Ms. Rhonda challenge the children, but parents as well (she wants us to be formidable, instead of forgettable). It’s remarkable and astonishing to see how well he has adjusted to her and her methods. I love that its more than just numbers and letters; yet it’s our future she invests in. She sees 20-40 years down the line, when these children will be teaching their children and look back and can say it started at the “Talk, Walk & Learn Center”. We talk often and the passion, consistency, kindness, sincerity, open-minded, and creative methods she uses and educates the children with are 1 of a kind. My son is truly in the right hands to help guide him to a more challenging and prosperous life. -Cordario

  • 00:30

    Episode 35: Dealing with Disappointment

    in Self Help

    About this episode: Inspired by emails I've received, we'll be exploring the feeling of disappointment and how to come to terms with a life that wasn't what you expected.


    About this show: I lost both parents to cancer at 22 and 27. Let’s talk about stuff that’s hard, ways you can move forward in your life and how to get back to a happier place. My intention is to connect those of us who have lost our mothers, our fathers or both parents, at any age, through the arts, life experiments, looking inward and turning pain into something positive.

    Contact me: http://losingyourparents.org/contact