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    Coping with Caregiver Stress

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    Elizabeth Miller, a caregiving advocate and writer, helps caregivers with stress management and has creative ways to cope including humor! She is currently a caregiver for her aging mother.
    Kim Shea is a former caregiver. She writes about caregiving and aging issues and has a daily thoughts email tailored to caregivers.
    Caregivers are encouraged to call in live with their questions!

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    Assets & Aging Live Podcast: November 25, 2015

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    Third Episode of LIVE weekly interactive Podcast, hosted by Bob Scrivano of Assets and Aging.
    This week's topic: The Three Secrets of Paying for Long-Term Care

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    Caregiver Guilt - A Common, Yet Sad Combination

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    On a personal level, and professionally working with caregivers for the past 16 years, I believe that guilt is something the majority of caregivers carry around with us. Dr. Julie Davelman, a psychologist with Abrams Psychological Services explains the overlap of guilt and shame in caregivers lives and offers wonderful advice how to manage these feelings. If these emotions take overa caregiver's life, it can lead to depression as well as delay getting needed help and resources because of embarrassment.  
    These feelings are probably never going to go away completely, but they also do not have to diminish or take over our lives.  Dr. Davelman stresses that no one is a perfect cargiver, but there is also no such thing as a perfect caregiver.  Read more helpful advice from Dr. Davelman's at her blog Can This Help You?

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    The Caregivers Training Program: Taking Care of Your Parents

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    On this episode of The Senior Smart Show, we talk about the book called The Caregivers Training Program. As we grow older, the baby boomers, Generation X and everyone in between will be touched in some way by the issues of elder care. It is a never-ending maze of doctors, specialists, health care facility choices, hospice, estate planning, benefits and stress. You find yourself asking so many questions:
    How do you know if your parent needs at-home care, an assisted living facility or skilled nursing care? When do you make a move, and better yet, how do you approach your parents with the discussion? How do you convince your parent it's not safe for him to drive anymore? How do you protect the family assets while maintaining eligibility for government benefits? How do you pay for it all? I’m here to tell you the answers are not easy, nor were they easily discovered... until now. The Caregiver's Training Program provides guidance on everything from basic mobility aids to dealing with Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson Disease and more. This book is designed to help you manage the day to day aspects of your parent's care, written in plain language understandable by anyone. Also includes the Medicare Minute. Hosted by Melissa Sprouse Browne.

  • 00:45

    The New Primary Care Experience for Seniors with Oak Street Health's Dr. Myers

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    Welcome to SIlver Dawn Radio with your Hosts Tami Neumann & Cathy Braxton
    RAW ~ Real & Wholehearted Conversations
    The New Primary Care Experience for Seniors with Oak Street Health's Dr. Griffin Myers
    We sit down in conversation, on location,  with Dr. Griffin Myers as he shares the story behind Oak Street Health and how they are blazing the trail with cutting edge ideas and concepts to help seniors stay healthy.  Oak Street Health spends more time with their patients creating relationships and providing important programs to support local seniors.  Join us as we dig deep.
    Dr. Griffin Myers is a board certified emergency physician, entrepreneur, and nationally recognized thought leader in healthcare innovation and value-based care. He began his career as a global strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group working primarily at the intersection of healthcare and financial services in markets around the globe including the U.S., Brazil, China, and Western Europe. Dr. Myers has a B.S. from Davidson College, an M.D. with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School's Massachusetts General and Brigham & Women’s Hospitals. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and an Adjunct Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
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  • 01:01

    Craig Johnson at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church; Special Needs Ministries

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    Pastor Craig Johnson is the Senior Director of Family Ministry at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church, which draws 40,000 weekly worshipers to its Houston, Texas arena, developed a ministry in 2008 for families with special needs children who find it challenging to attend church on a regular basis. The Houston location, which consists of an educational room, a physical therapy room and a sensory room, serves more than 300 special needs families every week. The program also provides spiritual therapy and a full Christian curriculum. The Champions Club was inspired and launched by Pastor Craig, who has an autistic son.
    Join Dave Nassaney, your host, as he helps caregivers who are burned out, but his most important role is being a caregiver to his lovely wife, Charlene. His latest book that he is now working on is entitled: "The Caregiver's Caregiver, A Guide to Avoiding Burnout." It is designed to teach caregivers who are taking care of their loved ones (due to an illness or disability) how to take care of themselves FIRST. If they don't learn this, they will likely suffer burnout and become as helpless as the person they are caring for. Tune in every Wednesday at noon PST, (re-broadcast on Saturdays at 3:30pm PST) for interviews with experts in the caregiving field, as they discuss topics of great interest to caregivers, which will help them avoid burnout.

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    Watch out! Seniors with Dysfunctional Families

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    When adult children with aging loved ones start working the family on planning for the future they comment, “On, this will be interesting because my family does not get along”.  This is a red flag that this family maybe dealing with dysfunction from their earlier years.  There may have been the presence of alcohol, emotional distance, unclear boundaries and a lack of communication.  As a friend explained her childhood, “It was like walking on eggshells.”
    A functional family can more easily address the decline of their parent because they were raised to solve problems a group.  They communicate well, that does not mean they can place their parent in an assisted living without emotions.
    This radio segment will delve into the traits of functional and dysfunctional families along with solutions for families caring for their senior.
    Listen in at http://tobtr.com/s/6305645 on May 28th at 10am MDT.

  • 01:09

    The Rehab & Recovery Chronicles 5: Radical Ways to Free Yourself from Addiction

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    It's time. It's time to look at ourselves in the mirror and really have a deep conversation with ourselves. Is what we're doing with our addictions keeping us alive? It's 'in our face' loudly that many people out there using conventional methods geared towards addiction or recovery are completely LOST. The program(s) they are using or have used are just not working - not to their satisfaction anyway. So here we are...
    Tonight we are headed into a huge staredown with POST ACUTE WITHDRAWL SYNDROME.
    According to ADDICTIONS and RECOVERY.org, they state this:
    There are two stages of withdrawal. The first stage is the acute stage, which usually lasts at most a few weeks. During this stage, you may experience physical withdrawal symptoms. But every drug is different, and every person is different.
    The second stage of withdrawal is called the Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS). During this stage you'll have fewer physical symptoms, but more emotional and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
    Post-acute withdrawal occurs because your brain chemistry is gradually returning to normal. As your brain improves the levels of your brain chemicals fluctuate as they approach the new equilibrium causing post-acute withdrawal symptoms.
    The Symptoms of Post-Acute Withdrawal
    The most common post-acute withdrawal symptoms are:
    Mood swings Anxiety Irritability Tiredness Variable energy Low enthusiasm Variable concentration Disturbed sleep During this segment, we will discuss these points, and what one can do to overcome PAWS in a much faster turn around time. If you believe you fall into the category of experiencing Post Acute Withdrawl Syndrome, you are not alone. Please join us tonight at 8:00 pm, PST.
     

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    Interview with Jennifer Longmore

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    Holistic Healing for Optimal Living
    Are you ready to tap into your innate ability to heal yourself? Tune in each and every week to learn powerful ways to shift your negative thoughts and behaviors into empowering thoughts and beliefs that will transform the quality of your life. Each show is filled with helpful information and topics that will empower you to optimize your health and place you on the direct path for divine healing.
    Topic: Interview with Jennifer Longmore

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    2018 WI EMS Medical Director Update & WISHIN New Use Case for EMS

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    The fist segment in this posdcast will include a discussion with Dr. Suzanne Martens, WI EMS Medical Director, who will share her initiatives and focus for 2018.  The second segment of the podcast will discuss the New Use Case for EMS with the executive team from WISHIN (Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network), allowing EMS to access FACE sheet data.  

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    Africans Helping Africans

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    Promoting a Fundraiser to help seniors with getting free homecare services.