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Have you suddenly found yourself thrust into the role of caregiver for a parent or loved one who is suffering from Alzheimers, Dementia or other cognitive impairment? We know that it can be overwhelming, stressful, and leave you feeling lost or inadequate when trying to figure out the best way to support them. But you don’t have to do it alone. Each week we’ll bring you the information and support you need to tackle the challenges you face on your journey to provide all the care and support your loved one deserves. You may not have chosen this role for yourself, but we can help you navigate the difficulties that you face and ultimately thrive, as you provide the best experience for everyone involved.

Have you suddenly found yourself thrust into the role of caregiver for a parent or loved one who is suffering from Alzheimers, Dementia or other cognitive impairment? We know that it can be overwhelming, stressful, and leave you feeling lost or inadequate when trying to figure out the best way to support them. But you don’t have to do it alone. Each week we’ll bring you the information and support you need to tackle the challenges you face on your journey to provide all the care and support your loved one deserves. You may not have chosen this role for yourself, but we can help you navigate the difficulties that you face and ultimately thrive, as you provide the best experience for everyone involved.

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United States

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Have you suddenly found yourself thrust into the role of caregiver for a parent or loved one who is suffering from Alzheimers, Dementia or other cognitive impairment? We know that it can be overwhelming, stressful, and leave you feeling lost or inadequate when trying to figure out the best way to support them. But you don’t have to do it alone. Each week we’ll bring you the information and support you need to tackle the challenges you face on your journey to provide all the care and support your loved one deserves. You may not have chosen this role for yourself, but we can help you navigate the difficulties that you face and ultimately thrive, as you provide the best experience for everyone involved.

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English


Episodes

Tips for Brain Health

11/19/2020
Your loved one’s lifestyle plays a huge role in maintaining cognitive function. This includes everything from the foods they eat to the activities they participate in. By encouraging them to practice healthy habits and mentally stimulating activities, you are increasing the quality of their years, but possibly the quantity as well. In this episode, I discuss the importance of social interaction and a variety of ways to keep your loved one’s brain healthy and functioning well so they can...

Duration:00:18:44

Financial Tips You Need to Know - Part 2

11/12/2020
Many seniors are counting on government programs to help with medical expenses in retirement. But these programs are in terrible financial shape. This makes the right insurance a vital part of your loved one’s financial plan. But the insurance world can be extremely confusing without the right help. In this episode, financial advisor Tena Burrell discusses why partial insurance coverage may be the right choice for you, how to get benefits from a long-term care policy that has been...

Duration:00:20:22

Financial Tips You Need to Know - Part 1

11/5/2020
Planning for your loved one’s care is a challenge. When you add financial planning to the mix, it can get overwhelming. If you try to do it alone, you could create a financial catastrophe. So what kind of help do you need and who should you get it from? Family? A professional? In this episode, financial advisor Tena Burrell discusses why you should always divide planning duties, how to find the right professional for your situation, and when you should first discuss financial plans with...

Duration:00:21:42

Tips in understanding Medicare - Part 2

10/29/2020
Understanding basic Medicare options is not enough to ensure proper coverage for your loved one. There are limited windows to make decisions in. Miss a window and your family member may have to go without insurance for a period of time. And choosing the wrong plan could lead to thousands of dollars of out-of-pocket expenses for prescription medications. Getting the details right is critical to securing the health and well-being of your family member. With so many moving parts, it’s a good...

Duration:00:20:03

Tips in understanding Medicare - Part 1

10/22/2020
As your loved one ages, regular insurance companies shy away from what they view as a higher risk. When they reach the age of 65, Medicare becomes the foundation of the health care plan. But there are so many options. Some provided by the government, some by private health insurance companies. What is the right choice for your family member? In this episode, independent insurance broker Jack Townsend shares what you need to know to ensure your loved one continues to get the best possible...

Duration:00:22:36

Top 10 Sur-thrival Tips

10/15/2020
There is no one-size-fits-all family care situation. Every case has unique challenges and opportunities. But despite the wide variety of circumstances, I’ve noticed 10 tips that will help you provide the best care possible for your loved one. In this episode, I discuss the 10 tips and how to get the best care experience for your family’s individual needs. Here Are The Show Highlights: For daily 5-minute mind exercises, head over and like my Facebook page:...

Duration:00:15:57

How to pick a Home Care Company?

10/8/2020
With growing numbers of seniors requiring extensive ongoing medical care, more families are opting for home care. Most people want to stay in their homes, so it looks like an easy decision. Until you start researching care options. There are multiple options available, from independent workers to agencies to doing it yourself. But if you don’t know the right questions to ask, you can find yourself facing problems from poor care quality to legal liabilities. In this episode, I help you...

Duration:00:18:24

What is Home Care?

10/1/2020
10,000 people turn 65 every day. The senior population will double between now and 2030. The number of adults caring for a parent will skyrocket in that time. Statistics show that chronic disease has far outpaced acute disease. This means that illness will need to be treated for much longer. Add in the fact that 9 out of 10 seniors want to remain in the home and we are looking at a massive need for home care. But without a proper home care plan in place, you and your loved one will suffer...

Duration:00:17:22

Keeping Our Loved One Safe

9/24/2020
Over 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day. This has overwhelmed Medicare, putting your loved one at risk of not getting the care they need at hospitals and assisted-living facilities. What will you do when you’re forced to care for your family members in their home because t Medicare doesn’t cover the rising costs of a facility? In this episode, I talk to experienced critical care nurse and business owner Lesley Hauck. We discuss how to provide your loved one with the best possible care at...

Duration:00:19:10

Why You Should Consider a Senior Living Community

9/17/2020
Senior living communities are often stigmatized by caregivers. Too often, they think they’re putting their loved ones “away.” But in reality, the right senior living community can help your loved ones thrive in later years. Not only do they have as much care as they need, but they can connect with other seniors in the same boat — which they can’t get if they’re isolated in their own home. But every senior living community is different. And some provide better care and opportunities than...

Duration:00:20:35

Hands On Tips from a Doctor of Clinical Christian Counseling

9/10/2020
Every dementia case is different and presents unique challenges to the caregiver. It can be easy for you to become overwhelmed. When you have other family members that also need care the difficulty increases exponentially. Without the right systems and support in place, you’ll find yourself suffering burnout. Then you can’t help your loved ones or yourself. In this episode, doctor of clinical Christian Counseling Cathi Neal joins me to discuss the importance of self-care for caregivers,...

Duration:00:24:05

What can a nurse tell me about Caregiver Burnout?

9/3/2020
Most of us never plan to become caregivers for our loved ones. The choice is often made for us by our life circumstances. As a result, we don’t factor in how much time, effort, and emotional energy caregiving requires. You can’t pour from an empty cup. And if you try to take care of yourself and your loved one, you will eventually burn out. When that happens, you can’t help anyone. On this episode, I’m joined by home health care nurse Diedra Kindred to discuss why it’s ok to ask for help,...

Duration:00:24:28

Dementia Insights from Author Patty Green

8/27/2020
The number of factors that dementia caregivers have to consider is huge. Things get even more complicated when you are trying to provide the best care for a family member who is suffering. Add to this the fact that every dementia case and patient is different, and you may find yourself overwhelmed. In this episode, Dave and dementia author and care expert Patty Green discuss how to overcome fear as a caregiver, and how to choose a care strategy that benefits you and your loved one. Here...

Duration:00:21:15

Anxiety, Depression and Dementia

8/20/2020
Stress and anxiety affect everyone. However, when your loved one with dementia experiences these feelings, coping can be far more difficult. Stress and anxiety also lead to depression, but depression can easily be mistaken for dementia. How do you sort through the confusion in order to get the proper help and care for your loved one? In this episode, licensed counselor and geriatric care manager Daniel Bruce and I discuss how to recognize the difference between depression and dementia. Why...

Duration:00:25:24

How to find a Dementia Friendly Business

8/13/2020
When your loved one suffers from dementia, taking them out can be extremely challenging. Many restaurants and stores are completely unprepared for handling customers with greater care needs, resulting in encounters that range from unpleasant to embarrassing. But, there is an organization that is out to change that for you and your family. In today’s episode, dementia-friendly business expert Gail Snyder and I discuss the dementia-friendly business movement, helpful exercise programs that...

Duration:00:18:19

Hearing Loss and Dementia

8/6/2020
Did you know that there’s a connection between hearing loss and dementia? That doesn’t mean hearing loss is always a sign of dementia. But it could be one of the early signs that your loved one is developing dementia. In this episode, Amy Badstubner joins me to reveal what you can do if your loved one experiences hearing loss, the importance of hearing aids, and how to give the best care possible. Here Are The Show Highlights: If you’d like to get in touch with Amy and learn more about...

Duration:00:20:10

Memory Care Communities

7/30/2020
You can’t be a good caregiver unless you focus on yourself first. It’s counterintuitive, but true. The trouble is most caregivers feel guilt and shame when they ask their friends and family for help. Why? Because they overcomplicate what help means. Something as simple as helping with the laundry or running errands for you can help you provide better care to your loved one. Without asking for help early on, you can build up resentment towards your loved one that can tarnish your memories...

Duration:00:20:33

Secrets to a Successful Home Downsize (Part 2)

7/23/2020
Moving out of your lifelong house is an emotional experience — especially for seniors. If you’re helping a loved one move, you need to get rid of all the clutter without getting rid of anything with sentimental value. There are certain items that will make your loved ones feel at home, and can help ease their dementia. But most of the items end up sitting in a storage unit not doing any good. In this episode, CarolAnne Crosson, an interior designer and founder of A Changing Season, joins...

Duration:00:21:00

Secrets to a Successful Home Downsize (Part 1)

7/16/2020
Selling your loved one’s home is a huge undertaking as a caregiver. It’s usually their biggest asset and more often than not, you need the money from it to pay for their ongoing care. Not to mention, the quality of life in seniors with dementia is dramatically increased with less square feet. Tricia Spurrier joins me in this episode to discuss best practices and common missteps for selling your loved one’s home to ensure they’re living their best life possible. Tricia has over 20 years...

Duration:00:21:24

Making the Home Safe for Someone with Alzheimer's

7/9/2020
One of the best things you can do to help care for your loved one battling dementia is help them stay in their home. 9 out of 10 people prefer living in their home and you’ll improve their standard of life by keeping them there. But, there are plenty of hazards in the home. Various tripping hazards, security problems, and a lack of supervision can complicate things. Many people think you need to do a full home renovation to make it safer for your loved ones to live at home, but you don’t...

Duration:00:22:19