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  • 00:18

    Dealing with Anemia with Epidermolysis Bullosa

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    Dealing with Anemia with Epidermolysis Bullosa - A general and personal experience with the Recessive Dystrophic form

  • 01:01

    Ashton Applewhite - Dismantling Ageism

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    From childhood on, we’re barraged by messages that it’s sad to be old. That wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people useless. Author and activist Ashton Applewhite believed them too, until she realized where this prejudice comes from and the damage it does.
    Today, Ms. Applewhite is on the show to share insights from her book, “This Chair Rocks – a Manifesto against Ageism”. Lively, funny, and deeply researched, This Chair Rocks traces Applewhite’s journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and in the process, debunks myth after myth about late life.
    Whether you’re older or hoping to get there, this book will shake you by the shoulders, cheer you up, make you mad, and change the way you see the rest of your life. Age pride!

  • 00:36

    04/25/2017 - Milwaukee County Puts End to Hospital ER Diversions by Ambulances

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    This podcast was recorded on April 25, 2017.  The topic regarded Milwaukee County EMS recently announcing an end to emergency room diversions by ambulances.  Our guests included Milwaukee County Emergency Management Director Christine Westrich, Milwaukee County EMS Medical Director Dr. Colella and Milwaukee County Emergency Management Program Director Ken Sternig.
    Through a Performance Improvement Process, Milwaukee County realized by diverting ambulances it was causing:
    When one hospital went on diversion, surrounding hospital soon followed. Patient satisfaction diminished. Ambulances were forced to drive further from the patients’ communities. Sicker patients may be denied access to the closest hospital. Patients decline going by ambulance and drive themselves. The following questions were discussed:
    What is the history of Hospital Diversion and why is "non-diversion better? How did Milwaukee County coordinate this among paramedics, hospitals, etc.?  Did you stage the approach or go cold-turkey on the actual operations? Did the data show what you expected -- has there been any fallout or successes? What's next for the Milwaukee County EMS System? Click here for the executive summary report on ending ambulance diversion in Milwaukee County that is referenced during the podcast.

  • 01:01

    Getting to Know Revere Court Memory Care

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    Today our guest is Casey Simon,  Community Relations Director at Revere Court in Sacramento, CA.
    Revere Court, formerly known as Primrose, is an assisted living community, that specializes in caring for adults who have Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia. We provide residential care, respite care, hospice care and adult day care. Revere Court has developed unique operational protocols to enhance quality of life for residents, emphasizing security and safety in our settings. We offer an appropriate range of life-affirming and encouraging activities through our Day Club, Respite and Residential Care programs. These are tailored to each person’s abilities and cognition.
    Call in and visit with the Dementia Whisperer, Scott Cluthe and our guest, Casey Simon-ask questions about memory care, dementia care, anything you want to know about dementia-we want to hear from you!     929-477-1393
    The dementia programs at Revere Court incorporate the latest disease research findings, including aromatherapy, light therapy, touch therapy, music and pet therapy, among others. Revere Court is designed with natural lighting, way-finding cues and devices, specialized furnishings, fabrics and colors to help reduce confusion. Exterior areas are beautifully landscaped and secure. Our dining and nutrition program incorporates the latest research on what is needed for individuals with memory loss.

  • 00:31

    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!

  • 00:29

    3 Tips For Caretakers To Make Things A Little Easier

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    Join Jeanne Madrid, Certified Professional Midwife and Mildred M. Tassone, Certified in Google Analytics and a part of several Google Partner programs.
    Website for References for Mark and Jeanne: bit.ly/madridwebsite Donate to Mark: bit.ly/markdonations
    Website for Mildred: mildredtassone.com Facebook.com

  • 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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  • 00:30

    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.

  • 00:21

    Neuroplasticity & Nutrition for people over 60

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    Ms. Senior GA 2012 discusses how she was inspired to help people in memory care facilities with exercise, music & dancing.

  • 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.