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Conversation with Shawn Perry at the Senior Zone

6/18/2019
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The Latest Senior Scams – Charlotte Today – Podcast

6/17/2019
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The Latest Senior Scams – Charlotte Today There are five million cases of elder fraud in the United States annually, resulting in $27.4 billion in losses. Most victims don’t report it, due to embarrassment. As awareness of this issue grows, so does the brazenness of those committing the frauds. We talk about a couple of these senior scams on Charlotte Today. Seniors seem to be more susceptible to fraud and abuse. They come from a generation that trusted. Baby boomers are more skeptical....

Normal Memory Loss or Dementia?-Caregiver Smile Summit-Smilecast 225

6/6/2019
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Normal Memory Loss or Dementia-Know the Difference-Caregiver Smile Summit Rita Anand is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. Everyone has moments of forgetfulness. And when we see it in mom or dad, we may often just brush it off at first. In this session, we will provide a dementia primer. We compare what is “normal” aging to aging with dementia, looking at the signs to spot, the stages of the disease and the best course of action you can take for yourself as a caregiver and the person...

Using Improv to Improve Communications-Caregiver Smile Summit-Smilecast 224

6/4/2019
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“Start with YES: Using the Techniques of Improvisational Comedy and Empathy to Improve Caregiver Communications” Sonja Shute and Christina DeSantis are our guests on the Caregiver Smile Summit. Communicating with a person with dementia can bring a unique set of challenges. This workshop will demonstrate how PSS Circle of Care uses the Dementia RAW Method to equip family caregivers to handle everyday communication challenges. The Dementia Raw method focuses on creating connection and...

Talking With Children About Dementia-Caregiver Smile Summit-Smilecast 223

5/30/2019
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Talking With Your Children About Dementia-Caregiver Smile Summit Kathryn Harrison is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. Although kids can feel scared around someone who is acting differently from dementia , with time, patience, explanation and reassurance, the relationship between a child and the person living with dementia can be very enriching for both. You’ll learn from Kathryn’s personal experience how to assure your kids have a quality relationship with their older loved one and...

Leveraging Tech for Aging in Place-Caregiver Smile Summit-Smilecast 222

5/28/2019
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Leveraging Technology for Aging in Place-Caregiver Smile Summit Lisa Cini is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. Lisa Cini is regarded as the leading Alzheimer’s and long-term care design expert in the nation and has been recognized for her contributions in the field. Combined with her personal experience of living in an intergenerational household, she has both personal and professional insights to share. In this session, we will discuss using technology to age in place, what we can...

Strategies for Family Carers in the Workforce-Caregiver Smile Summit-221

5/23/2019
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Strategies for Family Caregivers in the Workforce-Caregiver Smile Summit Cathy Bollinger is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. Ageism is a combination of: prejudicial attitudes toward older people, old age, and aging itself; discriminatory practices against older people and institutional practices and policies that perpetuate stereotypes about older people. When stereotypes toward older adults are widely held, they take on a social truth that goes unquestioned, which impacts decision...

Pickle Ball – The Charlotte Today Show – May 16, 2019 – Podcast

5/21/2019
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Pickle Ball – The Charlotte Today Show – May 16, 2019 Pickle Ball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules somewhat similar to tennis, with several modifications. Pickleball was invented in...

How Technology Can Help Caregivers-Caregiver Smile Summit – Smilecast 220

5/21/2019
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How Technology Can Help Family Caregivers-Caregiver Smile Summit John Mills is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. John and his wife founded eCareDiary in 2011 to provide tools, content and services for family caregivers. In this session, he will cover the advantages of using technology to make caregiving easier. We will also discuss how employers can and are using platforms like ECareDiary to help employees. eCareDiary’s cloud-based service allows caregivers to manage day to day health...

Coming Out of the Closet w Caregiving-Caregiver Smile Summit-Smilecast 219

5/16/2019
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Coming Out of the Closet with Caregiving – Workplace Issues – Caregiver Smile Summit Dr. Mimi Hull is our guest in the Caregiver Smile Summit. This session will show you how to stay sane while balancing work, caregiving and self. Should you tell your boss? What if co-workers are insensitive? What considerations could you ask for? Dr. Mimi will help us understand the workplace culture and ways to navigate it. Dr. Mimi Hull is a fully licensed psychologist whose specialty is the workplace. A...

Senior Financial Exploitation – Caregiver Smile Summit – Smilecast 218

5/14/2019
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Senior Financial Exploitation and Ways to Prevent It – Caregiver Smile Summit Howard Tischler is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. Financial exploitation is a fast-growing form of abuse of seniors and adults with disabilities. According to the National Adult Protective Services Association, one in nine seniors reported being abused, neglected or exploited in the past twelve months with 1 in 20 older adults indicating some form of perceived financial mistreatment occurring in the...

Compassion Fatigue-Sue Crowson – Caregiver Smile Summit-Smilecast 217

5/9/2019
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Compassion Fatigue-Caregiver Smile Summit Susan Crowson is our exceptional guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. This session is for persons who have been providing direct care over an extended time to those with traumatic, tragic or terminal conditions. It is designed for both professional and family care providers to recognize and identify if they are suffering from compassion fatigue. Practical tips for coping and finding stress busters are provided. This session is designed to empower you...

I Wish I Knew Then-Lessons After the Caregiving!-Caregiver Smile Summit 216

5/7/2019
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I Wish I Knew Then – Lessons After the Caregiving!-Caregiver Smile Summit Kristen Cusato is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. Kristen Cusato spent 20 years as a television journalist, in New York, Texas, Connecticut and California. Her mother’s diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia in 2009 changed everything. Kristen moved from San Diego to New York to help her best friend – her Mom – on this difficult journey. Kristen served as a Regional Director for the Connecticut chapter of the...

Using the Cloud to Organize Your Caregiving Life-Caregiver Smile Summit 215

5/2/2019
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Using the Cloud to Organize Your Digital Caregiving Life – Caregiver Smile Summit Ken Bitticks is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. Caregiving is the new norm. Everyone is just one phone call away from becoming a caregiver and needs to access vital information instantly 24/7 from anywhere. Using an organized cloud system automatically classifies, categorizes and indexes your life so that when you need it, you can find it. In addition to the joy and peace of mind you have, it can...

Aging & Sexuality: Knowledge for Caregivers-Caregiver Smile Summit 214

4/30/2019
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Aging & Sexuality: Knowledge for Caregivers-Caregiver Smile Summit Dr. Pamela Pitman Brown is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. This session will cover the basics of aging and sexuality, and how caregivers can support their patient, client, parent or significant other. We will cover autonomy, communication over-accommodation, and will discuss “normal” sexuality in later life. Additional information will be included on LGBT elders, biases including ageism within sexuality and aging,...

Capturing Life Stories – Tools and Tips – Caregiver Smile Summit 213

4/25/2019
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Capturing Life Stories – Tools, Tips and Technologies – Caregiver Smile Summit Debby Bitticks is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. Have you ever thought about capturing your life story or that of a loved one? Chances are you no very little about the life of your parents. A recent article in Harvard’s Men’s Health Watch revealed that capturing your life story can actually have health benefits. Debby Bitticks, author of Cherished Memories, will help viewers understand how to document...

Bone Safe Exercise – Caregiver Smile Summit – Smilecast 212

4/23/2019
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Bone Safe Exercise – Caregiver Smile Summit Kathleen Cody is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. Taking care of your own health as a caregiver is vitally important. Staying fit and protecting your bones is part of aging well. Exercise and activity is a natural part of your daily routine. So choose the right exercises for you and enjoy the benefits. If you have osteoporosis or are at high risk for a fracture, you need to take some precautions. Learn what kinds of exercise help keep your...

Sensibly Deal with Your Parents Possessions-Caregiver Smile Summit 211

4/18/2019
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How to Sensibly Deal with Your Parents Possessions as We Age-Caregiver Smile Summit Dorothy the Organizer is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. Eliminate the Guilt. Embrace kindness and understanding – and get ready to help your aging parents make decisions about their possessions as they (and you age). DorothyTheOrganizer has been organizing individuals for nearly 25 years and is ready to provide strategies to help YOU prepare emotionally for this process, learn where to begin exactly...

Kinship Caregivers– Caregiver Smile Summit – Smilecast 210

4/16/2019
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Kinship Caregivers – Programs, Resources & the Grandparent Family Apartments Anya Metlitsky and Gavin Caster are our guests on the Caregiver Smile Summit. The PSS/WFF Grandparent Family Apartments in the Bronx is the first residence built in the U.S. specifically for grandparents raising grandchildren. It serves as the hub for the Presbyterian Senior Services Kinship Caregivers Program where professional staff and partners provide a range of services both to the residents and throughout New...

Caregiver in the Workplace Survival Guide-Caregiver Smile Summit 209

4/11/2019
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Caregiver in the Workplace Survival Guide-Caregiver Smile Summit Tanya Brown is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. Six out of ten people in the workforce are family caregivers. Often they face corporate cultures that do not recognize their burden or contribute to their wellbeing. Yet, corporate attention to caregivers has benefits in workforce productivity and employee retention. In this session, Tanya will share her T.A.N.Y.A. Formula for self-care and life balance while offering...