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Dr. Gianni Pirelli – Legal Mental Competency. Who Decides?

7/10/2018
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The issue of legal mental competency can be a complicated and emotion-packed subject, even under the best of circumstances. This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise… Diane’s special guest, forensic psychologist, Dr. Gianni Pirelli, pulls back the curtain on a common problem, we’d all rather not think about. Sane or

Duration:00:56:33

Colin Meeks, CFP Eldercare Financial Planning- How to Avoid the Hidden Pitfalls #65

7/3/2018
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Recent surveys show, people would rather talk to their kids about sex, then their parents about money. But proper eldercare planning includes more than just the physical, emotional and social aspects of life. Like it or not, sooner or later, we’re going to have to talk money. This week on Parents

Duration:00:56:51

Dr. Felice Gersh –The Brain-Gut Connection #64

6/26/2018
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Eat right and get a good night’s rest… we’ve heard it since we were kids. But modern medicine is now discovering that digestive health and sleep cycles may be far more critical to our aging parents mood and cognition than we ever could have suspected. This week on Parents Are Hard

Duration:00:57:56

New VA Care Options, Plus You Are As Old As the Words You Use #63

6/19/2018
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This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise… Can our words, thoughts and actions really change our physical age? Plus… a new government program promises help for aging Veterans. But will this new brainstorm be the panacea they promise, or just another government engineered nightmare waiting to happen? Links

Duration:00:55:32

High-Tech Solutions to Common Medication Problems — Plus Listener Questions #62

6/12/2018
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This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise, Diane catches up on listener questions as well as some common issues facing clients in her private practice. Sharon from Bakersfield, California asks: “I fill mom’s pill box every week, but she still takes her meds wrong!” What can I do? Talya from

Duration:00:56:42

Annette and Joe Answer Listener Email #61

6/5/2018
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Since their last appearance on episode 54, our producers have been deluged with "Fan Mail" for Joe and Annette. This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise… Back by popular demand, Diane’s eighty-something parents Joe and Annette ---AKA “Cuff and Link” answer listener emails from around the world. Links Fun Facts:

Duration:01:02:18

Overcoming Breathing Problems through the Power of Music, with Carina Minchew, RRT #60

5/29/2018
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Diane’s special guest, Carina Minchew, combined her love of music with some creative thinking about pulmonary rehabilitation— to produce some amazing results for people struggling with lung disease. Carina Minchew is a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), a Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT), and an Asthma Educator - Certified (AE-C). She has

Duration:00:59:28

Exercise and Nutrition For Healthy Aging #59

5/22/2018
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We know the role exercise, nutrition and lifestyle choices play in OUR health. But what about our aging parents? Is there ever a point at which it is too late to exercise… a point where risk of injury and potential for pain outweigh the benefits? Diane’s special guest expert, Bob Tygenhof

Duration:01:00:14

Music’s Healing Power Over Pain, Dementia and Disease #58

5/15/2018
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Music has the power to lift our mood or bring us to tears. It can spark vivid memories that instantly transport us back in time. But what about those who those whose memories are locked inside? This week on Parents Are Hard to Raise, Diane’s special guest, Dan Cohen—founder and executive

Duration:00:55:37

“Reverse Aging, End Alzheimer’s, Overcome Death”: New Breakthrough Research #57

5/8/2018
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What if our bodies came with a hidden "reset" button which could erase cellular damage, stimulate tissue regeneration, roll back aging, and cure a host of debilitating and deadly diseases? Sounds like something out of science fiction, right? But a new branch of science seems to hold promise for scores of

Duration:00:57:15

Chronic UTIs Plus… Life Lessons From an Eighty-something–Who is Willing to Let it All Hang Out #56

5/1/2018
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On this episode of Parents Are Hard To Raise, Diane answers listener emails about stress, caregiver guilt and chronic UTIs… Plus some life lessons about resilience from an eighty-something who’s willing to just let it all hang out. Links Want more information on infections... Listen to Episode 23

Duration:00:57:27

Could This Over-The-Counter Pain Reliever Be the Answer To Alzheimer’s? Plus… Live-In Care…what you need to look for Episode 55

4/24/2018
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On this episode of Parents Are Hard To Raise, Diane outlines what to look for when hiring a live-in caregiver. Plus… Could this inexpensive, over-the-counter pain pill be the answer to Alzheimer’s Disease? Links Here's the link to the Ibuprofen Article Take Diane with

Duration:01:02:39

Advice to Children of Aging Parents–From Aging Parents. Meet Annette and Joe, Diane’s Parents. Episode 54

4/17/2018
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In this very special episode of Parents Are Hard To Raise, Diane talks with two accidental celebrities—her Parents Annette (age 89) and Joe (age 90) AKA “Cuff and Link”—about life, aging and their advice for children of aging parents. Links Take Diane with you

Duration:00:59:05

Do This! When “Plan A” Backfires and You’re 1000 Away. Episode 53

4/10/2018
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What do you do when “Plan A” backfires and you’re thousands of miles away? This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise… Diane gives her best advice to long distance caregivers. Plus… This is NOT what you want to see in Adult Daycare. Links Take

Duration:01:02:23

Why Me! What to do when life becomes unfair Episode #52

4/3/2018
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This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise… Diane confronts the question: Why Me! What to do when life becomes unfair. Plus… What’s behind the mysterious spike in Vasectomies in the month of March, every year in America? Links Take Diane with you and listen

Duration:01:02:54

Intergenerational Living– A Solution To The Global Eldercare Crisis? Episode #51

3/25/2018
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It’s happening the world over… generations a world apart are coming together, living together and bonding together. Could this be a solution to the world’s growing eldercare crisis? This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise, Diane shares her thoughts on Intergenerational Living. Links Take

Duration:00:56:59

#50 How to Deal with a “Control Freak”

3/20/2018
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This week… A frustrated listener’s plea for help with a control-freak father who is doing whatever he can to undermine the care of his spouse… And, Diane’s surprisingly counterintuitive advice. Plus… A Florida senior uncovers a unique strategy for beating long Emergency Room Waiting Lines…police later recovered the stolen ambulance in

Duration:01:02:41

#49 Granny Dumping is Making a Worldwide Comeback

3/13/2018
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What’s four-foot nine-inches tall, clad in plaid and sitting on your doorstep with a note pinned to it? Give up? Surprise! Now she’s your problem… This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise… Granny-dumping Links Take Diane with you and listen whenever and wherever you

Duration:01:03:12

#48 Pole Dancing! Seriously Dad? The Art of Saying “Yes” to Your Aging Parents Requests

3/6/2018
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Pole Dancing! Seriously? Chronic Illness has a way of stripping both patient and caregiver of our sense of personal control. But in our natural struggle to regain it, could we be doing more harm than good? When should we give in and let go? This week Diane shares her thoughts on

Duration:01:03:35

#47 Do you know about the “Sweetheart Scam”?

2/27/2018
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It’s called “The Sweetheart Scam” and its gaining popularity among cybercriminals whose primary target is unsuspecting seniors. It’s unusually cruel, amazingly effective and is rendering international law enforcement agencies helpless. This week Diane's special guest expert is personal security consultant Anthony Colandro, who shares tips on how to keep you and

Duration:01:01:53