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Lynette Whiteman

Frontlines of Caregiving


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Let's face it, being the family caregiver is not easy and not for sissies. So many emotional landmines - missing the loved one you used to know, being pulled in so many directions, so many needs - so little time, what about me??? This podcast is a place for us to come together and share our stories, our challenges and our small victories. It's also a place where we can learn from experts about how to make our lives manageable with down to earth tips and resources. It's time to be honest about being a frontline caregiver and it's time to learn and accept help.

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Christopher MacLellan is affectionately known as the "Bow Tie Guy". This podcast explores the story of Chris and his partner Richard who were navigating the world of caregiving before marriage equality. Because many in the medical and... more

As a caregiver myself, I know that it is not always easy to know how to talk about dying. It can be awkward, embarrassing and can cause a lot of fear. This can lead us to miss opportunities to connect on a deeper level with those who... more

My guest is John Leland who is a Metro reporter for the New York Times. Since joining The Times in 2000, he has covered topics ranging from the poetry of rock lyrics, to the housing crisis. Mr. Leland is the author of 3 books: "Hip:... more

Denise Brown has been advocating and educating caregivers since 1996. She is also the author of 8 books on the topic of caregiving. In addition to being a sought after speaker she has been featured in the Wall Street... more

Did you know that according to AARP, in 2017, there were 40 million caregivers in the United States? Of this number, 40% are men and this number is increasing. Today, my guest and I try to discover if there are differences in the way men... more

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... more

Under the best of circumstances, traveling by air is often a stress filled experience. Quadruple this, when flying with a passenger with special physical needs or an illness like Alzheimer's disease. In today's Summer Escape for... more

On my show today we are going to delve into the awful time in caregivers lives when they need to discuss talking to their loved ones about no longer driving. It hits so deeply on so many levels - self worth, independence, end of life, etc.... more

The day to day stresses of caregiving can often lead to a feeling of total exhaustion and burnout. Today we will discuss practical tips to do to alleviate these feelings of helplessness and make us stronger and healthier. My gues is... more

This podcast is part of the This is part of the Summer Escape series for the Caregiving Podcast Network. Pretty much on every given day, we Caregivers have this little voice in our heads which tell us about all the things we SHOULD... more

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