• 00:29

    Scenario-Based Guidelines for Alzheimer's Caregivers

    in Health

    eCareDiary will speak to Mara Botonis, best-selling author of, “When Caring Takes Courage” and Founder of Biography Based Care offering tools, resources and training for family caregivers.

  • 00:10

    Studio Karen Rigatti - Professional Counseling in Milan: Couples counseling

    in Education

    In this episode, Karen Rigatti discusses how self-esteem is an important part of the expat experience. Often couples have conflicts when the stay-at-home partner feels isolated while the other has the regular routine provided by a job and colleagues. Overwhelm is a common problem for a non-Italian spouse who has to rely on the Italian partner for large parts of her life that she previously managed herself.


    In her English-speaking counseling practice in Milan, Italy, Karen Rigatti helps couples with relationship issues, parenting of a new baby and culture shock and other challenges faced by expats. As a certified professional counselor,she specializes in working with clients on stress management, anxiety, life transitions (marriage, divorce, new parenthood), work-related conflicts, couples therapy, and cross cultural issues. Her office is centrally located in the Bocconi University area, overlooking Parco Ravizza.


    Karen has made Milan her home since 2008. Originally from the US, she specializes in helping other English-speakers improve their quality of life through professional counseling.


    Originally from Arlington, Virginia, Karen graduated with a degree in Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She transferred to San Francisco and then London, before moving to Milan where she lives with her two daughters who were born here.


    Prior to opening her counseling practice, she led the European Recruiting team at the London office of international law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and she began her career in mental health as Admissions Director of Behavioral Health at Northern Virginia Doctor’s Hospital.


    Karen is a member of both the American Counseling Association and AssoCounseling in Italy, holding a Master’s degree in Counseling from the Centro Berne in Milan.


    The best way to connect with Karen is through her website www.KarenRigatti.com or by telephone 349 130 5648

  • 01:00

    Support for Caregivers who Love and Help others

    in Current Events

    Are you helping a family member, spouse or someone in need but losing yourself in the process?  How can you find comfort and support for you when your daily activities take every ounce of life out of you?  Can you love and care for others but also love and care for yourself?  What are the limits of our heart strings?  And can we recognize what is within our grasp to help and what is not in our power to change as God's plan is in control?


    Peter Rosenberger, author of Hope for the Caregiver:  Encouraging words to strengthen your spirit will be sharing his personal story and how he now helps others to find the support caregivers so desperately need.  Peter offers caregivers practical, faith-based and compassionate help and understanding.  He will be sharing about loss of identity, isolation, fear, resentment and guilt while offering hope to those who care for others.


    For more information visit:  www.caregiverswithhope.com

  • 00:57

    Why Caregivers Find it So Stressful Dealing with Healthcare Providers & Agencies

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver’s Caregiver, as he interviews Author, Carol Levine, the director of The Families and Health Care Project at The United Hospital Fund, a health services research and philanthropic organization whose primary mission is to shape positive change in health care for the people of New York (and elsewhere).


    Their campaign, Next Step in Care, provides easy-to-use guides to help family caregivers and health care providers work closely together to plan and implement safe and smooth transitions for chronically or seriously ill patients.


    Transitions are moves between care settings, for example, hospital to home or rehab facility, or the start or end of home care agency services. Because transitions are often rushed, miscommunication and errors can occur.


    Her book, Living in the Land of Limbo: Fiction and Poetry about Family Caregiving, is a first-of-its-kind anthology of short stories and poetry about family caregiving by renowned authors and others has just been published. Compiled and edited by Carol Levine, and published by Vanderbilt University Press, the new volume is a valuable addition to the national discussion on family caregiving and to the Fund’s work, which has focused on improving partnerships between caregivers and health care professionals since 1996.

  • 00:30

    What Caregivers Need to Know About New Cancer Treatments

    in Health

    eCareDiary's caregiving expert, Margery Pabst will speak to Dr. David Decker, Executive Director of Cancer Institute at Florida Hospital, about advances in cancer research and treatments benefiting patients and caregivers.

  • 00:25

    Virtual Dementia Tour for Family Caregivers

    in Health

    eCareDiary will speak to P.K Beville, geriatric specialist, author and founder of Second Wind Dreams about her research-based Virtual DementiaTour, an experiential toolkit designed to help family caregivers move from sympathy to empathy and better understand the behaviors of their loved ones.

  • 00:11

    Professional Counseling in English in Milan

    in Education

    Karen Rigatti introduces her English-speaking counseling practice in Milan, Italy. As a certified professional counselor, she specializes in working with clients on stress management, anxiety, life transitions (marriage, divorce, new parenthood), work-related conflicts, couples therapy, and cross cultural issues. Her office is centrally located in the Bocconi University area, overlooking Parco Ravizza.


    Karen has made Milan her home since 2008. Originally from the US, she specializes in helping other English-speakers improve their quality of life through professional counseling.


    Originally from Arlington, Virginia, Karen graduated with a degree in Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She transferred to San Francisco and then London, before moving to Milan where she lives with her two daughters who were born here.


    Prior to opening her counseling practice, she led the European Recruiting team at the London office of international law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and she began her career in mental health as Admissions Director of Behavioral Health at Northern Virginia Doctor’s Hospital.


    Karen is a member of both the American Counseling Association and AssoCounseling in Italy, holding a Master’s degree in Counseling from the Centro Berne in Milan.


    The best way to connect with Karen is through her website www.KarenRigatti.com or by telephone 349 130 5648

  • 01:00

    Caregivers Need Hobbies, Activities and Outside Interests to Avoid Burnout

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, Wednesday, 3/25/15 at noon, PST, (AND AFTERWARDS ON RECORDED PODCAST) as he interviews Lisa Michelle, Former Caregiver to her mother-in-law, and founder of theonline Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group.


    We will be discussing:


    1. Why it is so important for caregivers to NOT isolate themselves from their interests and passions.


    2. Alzheimer's & Dementia


    3. Activities to help you to avoid burnout,


    4. And much, much more.


    The link is: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davenassaney/2015/03/25/caregivers-need-hobies-activities-and-outside-interests-to-avoid-burnout

    Lisa is a singer, model and dancer, and also performs worldwide with The "Chicago Honey Bears", a full production family-oriented variety song & dance show.
    Or listen to the recorded podcast AFTERWARDS, anytime, 24/7. Share this link with anyone you know who would benefit from this discussion, especially male caregivers.

    (AFTER SHOW TIME WED, RECORDED PODCAST CAN BE HEARD ANYTIME, 24/7 AT SAME LINK)

  • 01:10

    The Latest With Tommy Bice Tour On The Comprehensive Counseling Guidance

    in News

    Hear perspective with Ann Eubank on the latest with the Comprehensive Counseling Guidance.  Tommy Bice is going to Montgomery and Huntsville, Al next week...find out the counseling plans for America's children--all to make them college and career ready!  Isn't it time more parents stood up and say this is none of their business.  Enough is enough!  Voice your thoughts--call your Congress and Governor

  • 00:20

    Assisted Vacation Planning for Seniors & Caregivers

    in Health

    eCareDiary will speak to Thomas Stern, Founder of Assisted Vacation that provides person-centered planning services for those with cognitive or physical limitations allowing them to benefit from vacation and travel.

  • 00:23

    SBDC Counseling - Potential for Profits

    in Business

    If there were resources available to help you grow your business, increase sales and decrease costs, would you want to know about them.  Especially if it has already been pre-paid by the government.  This session we are going to chat about Counseling and how it can benefit your business, the difference between counseling, consulting and coaching, what a counseling session is like and how you can learn more about the local Small Business Development Center near you.

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