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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...

When Caregiving Ends,Find Purpose-Caregiver Smile Summit-Smilecast 208

4/9/2019
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When Caregiving Ends, How to Find Purpose Again– Caregiver Smile Summit Pam Ramsden and Rimas Jasin are our guests on the Caregiver Smile Summit. At some point, your caregiving responsibilities will end. Many caregivers find themselves asking: what’s next for me? Once you are no longer caring for a loved one, how will you spend your time and energy in other meaningful ways? Based on the popular Explore Your Futureworkshop series, you can use these reflections to find purpose and meaning...

Quick Meal Options for You and Mom-Caregiver Smile Summit-Smilecast 206

4/2/2019
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Quick Meal Options for You and Mom-Caregiver Smile Summit-Smilecast Erika Rendon is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. Eating well is important for all ages, but especially for older individuals and their caregivers who need to maintain their strength and energy, while often managing chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. Erika will provide healthy eating tips, meal options, ways to stretch your meals, plus recipes that make sense. Erika is host of Nourish Senior Life...

Reentering the Workforce After Caregiving – Charlotte Today – Podcast

4/2/2019
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Reentering the Workforce After Caregiving What happens after caregiving is over? According to a recent report from Harvard called The Caring Company, 32 percent of people leave the workforce for family caregiving responsibilities. Many are in senior management. While there is a lot of talk about leaving the workforce, very little has been written about reentering it as well. So, let’s take a look. What You’re Doing Now is Important Caregiving is a job in itself. Be proud of what you’re...

American Assoc of Caregiving Youth Caregiver Smile Summit – Smilecast 205

3/28/2019
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American Association of Caregiving Youth Caregiver Smile Summit Dr. Connie Siskowski is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. Dr. Connie Siskowski, RN, PhD is founder of the American Association for Caregiving Youth (AACY), which includes the Caregiving Youth Project of Palm Beach County, the first US program to support the hidden population of child caregivers, a growing affiliate network and the Caregiving Youth Institute. AACY integrates healthcare, education and the community (body,...

How to Go Public with a Life-Changing Condition-Caregiver Smile Summit 204

3/26/2019
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When and How to Go Public with a Life-Changing Condition-Caregiver Summit John Baumann is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. John Baumann was 41 years young when, in 2002, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. He was in shock. He was the top lawyer at a publicly-traded corporation. What should he say to his supervisor, co-workers? Going public was one of the most difficult decisions he had to make. All of the questions and considerations about “going public” will be addressed in this...

Dementia and Communication-Engaging Positively! Caregiver Smile Summit 203

3/21/2019
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Dementia and Communication – Engaging Positively Enhances Lives! – Caregiver Smile Summit Dr. Dan Nightingale is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. All communication is a form of behavior, thus, all behavior is a form of communication. In this session, Dr Dan Nightingale discusses how engaging positively with people living with a neurocognitive disorder can enhance this area of a person’s life and those supporting their unique journey. Dr. Daniel Nightingale is CEO of Dementia Therapy...

The Effect of Family Caregiving on Wealth-Caregiver Smile Summit 202

3/19/2019
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The Effect of Family Caregiving on Wealth-Caregiver Smile Summit Kerry Hannon is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. Accumulated wealth can dissipate seemingly in a blink of an eye, when women over 50 shoulder the cost of caregiving. A Merrill Lynch/Age Wave report notes that women are 66% of all family caregivers and nearly twice as likely as men to provide care from their 40s through their 60s. On average, caregivers spend $7,000 on caregiving per year; many contribute far more....

Understanding & Coping with Non-Death Losses”-Caregiver Smile Summit 201

3/14/2019
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Understanding and Coping with Non-Death /’Living-Losses’ as a Caregiver – Caregiver Smile Summit Lisa Dinhofer is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. Lisa is a certified Thanatologist and communication expert with 18+ years teaching. The experience of grief occurs following not only loss from death but from ‘non-finite’ or ‘living losses’ as well. Often misunderstood and unsupported, non-death losses have unique coping difficulties. This presentation explores the challenges associated...

To Move or Not to Move-Tracey Lawrence-Caregiver Smile Summit-Smilecast 200

3/12/2019
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To Move or Not to Move – Caregiver Smile Summit In this session of the Caregiver Smile Summit we will discuss the right time to move a loved one.There comes a time in everyone’s life when the place they live no longer serves them. Human nature compels us to stick with what’s familiar, but that may not be the wisest choice. So what are the options? Tracey Lawrence, founder of Grand Family Planning LLC and author of the ground-breaking book, “Dementia Sucks: A Caregiver’s Journey – With...

The Computer Caregiver Connection-Caregiver Smile Summit-Smilecast 199

3/7/2019
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The Computer Caregiver Connection – Caregiver Smile Summit Paul DelPonte is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. This session will explore how caregivers can put the connective power of computers, the Internet, and the world of APPS to positive use. Reducing social isolation, managing medications, financial affairs, and even tracking mileage are all at your fingertips. Don’t feel intimidated by technology and embrace the power. Paul is a strategic communications consultant focusing on...

Managing Family Dynamics Downsizing – Caregiver Smile Summit-Smilecast 198

3/5/2019
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Managing Family Dynamics in the Midst of Downsizing – Caregiver Smile Summit Vickie Dellaquila is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. Family Dynamics plays a role when helping your senior loved one downsize and move out of their home they have lived in for decades. Difficulty can come when family members are not sure of what role they play. Managing the families expectations is important and vital to a smooth transition for seniors. In this session, we will walk through actual scenarios...

Patient Empowerment for the Caregiver -Caregiver Smile Summit-Smilecast 197

2/28/2019
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Patient Empowerment for the Caregiver – Caregiver Smile Summit Lorrie Klemons is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. Caregivers cannot carry the burden of caregiving completely on their own. They must learn to create boundaries of the activities they are willing and able to perform. Caregivers must become empowered to ask for help. In this session, Lorrie will help you find joy in your caregiving journey, tend to your emotional needs despite guilt, shock, denial and anger, and learn to...

Senior Driving – When to Take the Keys!? – Charlotte Today

2/26/2019
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Senior Driving Senior Driving is a complicated issue. Ninety-seven-year-old Prince Philip was involved in a car crash last month that injured two women and prompted a debate on older drivers in Britain. Then two days later he was photographed driving a Land Rover without a seatbelt. Of course that reignited a debate about seniors and driving. An Emotionally Charged Issue What if I told you that tomorrow, just for a day, you would all of a sudden not have a car available? What if I said a...

A Community of Support for Solo Agers-Caregiver Smile Summit-Smilecast 196

2/26/2019
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Creating a Community of Support for Solo Agers – Caregiver Smile Summit Carol Marak is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. Learn how to build a community of support with your nearby associates, friends, and acquaintances. Just because you live alone and growing older doesn’t mean you have to isolate and risk feeling lonely and depressed. There truly are smart and easy steps to help you break through the dilemma of being alone all the time and feeling disconnected. View this video to...

Cruising through Caregiving-Caregiver Smile Summit-Smilecast 195

2/21/2019
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Cruising through Caregiving-Reducing the Stress of Caring for a Loved One – Caregiver Smile Summit Jennifer Fitzpatrick is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit. On a scale of 0-100 is your stress level 150? Caregiving for a loved one who has acute or chronic illness is no vacation…but you can choose to cruise more smoothly through the process. This presentation will help family caregivers identify some of the major stressors involved in caregiving. Jennifer is the founder of Jenerations...

International Perspective Caregiving-Caregiver Smile Summit-Smilecast 194

2/19/2019
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An International Perspective on Caregiving – Africa – Caregiver Smile Summit We welcome JUDE KANU CHIBUIKE to the Caregiver Smile Summit. Caregiving is not a common term in Africa. No one talks about caregiving in Africa even though it is taking place on behalf of children, disabled and the elderly. Africans are yet to realise that anyone who is involved in providing care is a caregiver. Our experts happens to be a professional caregiver in Africa who saw the need to advocate for the people...

Restoring Joy After Loss-Joy Lucinda-Caregiver Smile Summit – Smilecast 190

2/13/2019
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Restoring Joy After Loss – Caregiver Smile Summit In this session of the Caregiver Smile Summit we will discuss Restoring Joy After Loss – 8 Life Changing Strategies to Function with Joy in the Midst of Grief, Stress and Chaos. A Certified Reflexologist & Instructor and an Intuitive Energy Healer and Medium, Joy sees first-hand the impact emotional pain and grief has on her clients. She authored Restore Joy After Loss: Life Changing Strategies to Function with Joy in the Midst of Grief,...