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  • 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.

  • 00:59

    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.


     

  • 00:59

    Caregiver Venting: Resentment, Guilt, Stress, Burnout, Depression Promises.

    in Caregiving

    Six-time Author, Radio Show Host,and Caregiving expert, Denise M. Brown launched CareGiving.com in 1996; the website features the blogs of family caregivers, weekly words of comforts, free webinars, free weekly self-care plans and an active community. Denise’s books include: "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again."


    Denise's insights about the family caregiver experience have been featured in Time magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Money magazine and Chicago Tribune as well as on NPR.org and SmartMoney.com. She served as a community peer reviewer for Pew Research Center's report, "Family Caregivers are Wired for Health," released in June 2013. Denise also recently presented about the family caregiver experience at “Our Aging Market,” an event sponsored by The Harvard Business School Association of Boston.


    Join Dave, The Caregivers Caregiver Radio Program for this wonderful interview!


    Click to listen after 3/11/15:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davenassaney/2015/03/11/caregiver-venting-resentment-guilt-stress-burnout-depression-promises


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

  • 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.

  • 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


     

  • 00:55

    How The Effects Of Music Can Benefit Both The Caregiver & The Care-Receiver

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, Wednesday, 4/1/15 at noon, PST, (AND AFTERWARDS ON RECORDED PODCAST) as he interviews Grammy & Emmy recipient, Janie Lidey, who has been a singer/songwriter since the age of twelve, and also a caregiver to her father who is suffering from ALS and Alzheimer's.

    The link is:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davenassaney/2015/04/01/how-the-effects-of-music-can-benefit-both-the-caregiver-the-care-receiver

    Janie has been recognized for her excellence in music through winning an Emmy for her songwriting; a Grammy for the fine arts program she helped direct at East High School in Anchorage, Alaska; the Mayor’s Arts Award which recognizes excellence in music education; and, a spot on the George Lucas Edutopia website for her role in helping make the world a better place.

    As a music teacher in the public schools of Alaska for over two decad...es, Janie Lidey taught students from over forty different cultures. Not only did she teach them to sing and play the guitar, she taught them to live their lives with passion, kindness, love, hope and gratitude. The most important lesson was to instill the belief in her students that they could do anything they dreamed or imagined.

    As an artist, teacher, motivational speaker and now author, Janie is passionate about raising your vibration through the magic of a song. She released her first book and companion CD in 2013 called, The Magic of A Song and is excited to connect with people from all ages and walks and shine some love & light on their journey.

    Hear her live, 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.

  • 00:59

    Caregivers, Self-Care ISN'T SELFISH! Learn Self-Care Practices To Avoid Burnout

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave Nassaney, as he interviews Self Care expert, and founder of the Sacred Care Retreat & True Beauty Revealed, Natasha Lee, on the "Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver Radio Show" this Wednesday, 9/2/15, at noon, PDT, and ANYTIME AFTERWARDS at the following link: http://tobtr.com/7897875


    Extreme Self-Care is serving yourself first!  Extreme Self-Care is practices and rituals that serve your highest good and done unapologetically. In this fast paced world with loads of information coming at us full speed we don't really know how to unplug. I mean really unplug. Natasha teaches women (and caregivers) how to totally unplug without the disconnect.


    It's a radical act of self- love and self-care is the byproduct. It forces you to get aquatinted with yourself on a deeper level. You can't practice self-care without self-love, and in order to have self-love you have to have self-awareness!


     

  • 00:54

    No More Regrets: Author of Caregiving Without Regret, Michael Bloom

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver as he interviews Certified Professional Coach and Caregiving Without Regret™ Expert, Michael Bloom, MA, MS, CPC, who has energized hundreds of caregivers with soul-saving coping strategies that support them in saving lives, including their own.


    With a wealth of practical expertise as both a family and professional caregiver, Michael serves as a welcome and sought-after catalyst to guide caregivers to stay energized and committed to work that has never been more important than it is today.


    Happy clients say remarkable things about the impact of Michael’s support on their lives. This comment speaks volumes: “Michael Bloom is like a warm chocolate chip cookie that offers the delight and perks of comfort food without the calories.” - Sandy Putnam-Franklin


    Michael is the author of the book, The Accidental Caregiver’s Survival Guide: Your Roadmap to Caregiving Without Regret. You can learn more about the book, access free caregiving resources, and Michael’s coaching and speaking services at http://www.caregivingwithoutregret.com/


    Contact Info:  (774) 226-0755    michael@caregivingwithoutregret.com


    Mission:  Inspiring Caregivers and the Organizations that Support Them with Practical Coping Strategies that Revitalize Careers and Save Lives

  • 00:29

    Todays Church Youth pt.1

    in Spirituality

    We will be having a Open session on how the youth of today see the Church and how they can get and be more invovled in their Church and with their calling. Tune in to be apart of the topic and also to be on the show if you have anything you would like to ask or share. Our co-host will be Fr. Joshua Cole Founder and Pastor of Axios Christian Church in Stafford, VA!!! #KingdomBuilders