The Caregiver Community

Health & Wellness Podcasts

In “The Caregiver Community," hosted by Frances Hall, we are holding conversations about the challenges and joys of caring for our aging parents and for ourselves. Frances talks about the “graying of America’ and “the silver tsunami” and how our nation’s changing demographics are impacting families, adult child caregivers, and businesses. We also talk about our personal experiences as adult child caregivers - what we need to know in order to be balanced and informed caregivers, what we are learning from our journey with our parents about aging and about ourselves, and advice we wish someone had told us when we began our journeys. If you are juggling the needs of spouses, children, step-children, pets, work, and volunteer activities with the needs of parents and in-laws, this show is for you!

Location:

United States

Description:

In “The Caregiver Community," hosted by Frances Hall, we are holding conversations about the challenges and joys of caring for our aging parents and for ourselves. Frances talks about the “graying of America’ and “the silver tsunami” and how our nation’s changing demographics are impacting families, adult child caregivers, and businesses. We also talk about our personal experiences as adult child caregivers - what we need to know in order to be balanced and informed caregivers, what we are learning from our journey with our parents about aging and about ourselves, and advice we wish someone had told us when we began our journeys. If you are juggling the needs of spouses, children, step-children, pets, work, and volunteer activities with the needs of parents and in-laws, this show is for you!

Twitter:

@theMESHtv

Language:

English

Contact:

8283289238


Episodes

Normal vs Abnormal Aging-Related Memory Changes with Dr. Mia Yang

1/30/2023
Are slower thinking and processing time, misplacing keys, trying to remember what was needed in the room just entered, or forgetting familiar names and places, normal parts of aging, or do they point to abnormal changes in memory and cognition? This podcast discusses what is normal versus abnormal aging-related memory changes in older adults, the assessment processes, and how to best work with healthcare providers to ensure a loved one has the most appropriate care. In this episode host...

Duration:00:41:36

Area Agencies on Aging with Bob Cleveland - Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency on Aging.

12/26/2022
Serving every community in the US, Area Agencies on Aging provide information, meaningful resources, and valuable support for older adults, their families, and their caregivers, regardless of where they live. In this episode host Frances S. Hall, Founder & Executive Director, ACAPcommunity is joined by Bob Cleveland, Aging Program Planner, Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency on Aging. This episode of The Caregiver Community is made possible by our sponsor, Pace @ Home in Hickory,...

Duration:00:52:51

The Transformation from Loved One to Caregiver with Zachary White, PhD and Donna Thomson

11/14/2022
The care needs of a parent often creep up on us until one day, we realize that fundamental shifts in the family have made each person almost unrecognizable. In this podcast, authors Zachary White, PhD, and Donna Thomson will reveal and discuss how caregiving changes everything that we once took for granted in the family as we are transformed from loved one to caregiver. This episode of The Caregiver Community is made possible by our sponsor, Pace @ Home in Hickory, NC. While providing care...

Duration:00:49:33

Person-Centered Planning and Care with Dr. Jane Everson, Ph.D., Project Principal Investigator, University of South Carolina Medical School

10/31/2022
Knowing a person’s background, preferences, and priorities can help families and other caregivers most effectively care for a loved one or client. Person-centered planning is a process for better understanding a loved one’s background and preferences as well as determining services and supports that may be needed and involves the person receiving the care in a key role in the conversation. Host Frances S. Hall – Founder & Executive Director, ACAPcommunity is joined by Dr. Jane Everson,...

Duration:00:51:55

Breathing to Thrive, Not Just Survive with Charlotte Bayala, Love Your Caregiving Life

9/30/2022
Breathing is essential for our survival. In difficult times, such as caring for a loved one, our breathing may become shallow and not provide the restoration our bodies need. In this episode, host Frances Hall is joined by Charlotte Bayala, a certified Yoga instructor, and coach. Through this podcast, learn how to breathe in a way that will help reduce stress and restore your body. This episode of The Caregiver Community is made possible by our sponsor, Pace @ Home in Hickory, NC. While...

Duration:00:47:41

Having Difficult Conversations: Being Heard, Making Important Changes with Dr. Cheryl Greenberg, The Age Coach

8/31/2022
Sometimes, needed conversations with aging loved ones can be difficult. Knowing how to approach topics such as retiring from driving, moving from the home, allowing someone else to manage finances, etc., can be key in successfully making decisions. Host Frances S. Hall, Founder and Executive Director of ACAPcommunity welcomes Dr. Cheryl Greenberg, The Age Coach, to help us unpack strategies for how to make these conversations and decisions as productive as possible for all. This episode of...

Duration:00:53:59

What to Consider When Choosing a Residential Facility with Lee Syria, EveryAge

7/25/2022
As people age, most will need some sort of additional support. When considering residential facility placement for an older adult loved one (or ourselves), what do we need to know? What should we look for? What questions should be asked? Join Lee Syria, President and CEO of EveryAge, and Frances Hall, ACAP Founder & Executive Director, to learn more about what to think about and look for when considering residential placements. This episode of The Caregiver Community is made possible by our...

Duration:00:38:43

How To Know When To Take The Next Step with Your Older Parent or Loved One with Dr. Corinne Auman

6/27/2022
Journeying with an aging loved one is a continual “dance” of taking the next steps. But, knowing what the next step should be, when the “next step” is needed, and how to take that “next step” can be difficult. In this podcast, Frances S. Hall, Founder and Executive Director of ACAPcommunity welcomes Dr. Corinne Auman, gerontology educator and practitioner. Dr. Auman will help caregivers better understand the dynamics involved in determining when the “next step” is needed and how to truly...

Duration:00:38:45

The Younger Caregiver: Home, Work & Caregiving

5/30/2022
This podcast addresses issues specific to 20, 30, and early 40-year-olds who are primary caregivers for their parents or grandparents or are trying to learn strategies and resources to help their parents care for their parents. Balancing home, work and caregiving can be particularly challenging for younger caregivers who may be at the beginning of their careers and have children still at home. In this episode, host Frances Hall, Founder and Executive Director of ACAPcommunity, Adult...

Duration:00:55:53

Veterans’ and Surviving Spouses’ Potential Benefits

5/3/2022
This podcast offers a general overview of eligibility requirements and VA benefits available for older veterans or their surviving spouses. While the podcast will provide basic information and guidance, all situations are individual. If you believe you or a family member may be eligible for benefits, contacting a Veterans’ Services Officer is strongly recommended. In this episode, host Frances Hall, Founder and Executive Director of ACAPcommunity, Adult Children of Aging Parents welcomes...

Duration:01:01:37

Differing Perspectives and Conflicting Goals Between Adult Children and Aging Parents

3/21/2022
Caring for an aging parent or loved one can be a great privilege, giving us the opportunity to give back to our parents. Caregiving also, however, is often challenging, particularly when the view of need is different between the adult-child or caregiver and the parent or loved one. This podcast explores those differences to gain a better understanding of why this happens and offers strategies that make it easier to find common ground where solutions emerge. In this episode, hosts Frances...

Duration:00:44:58

Physical Activity in The Prevention of Cognitive Decline and Dementia

2/14/2022
Dementia is at an all-time high in America. Many adult children are starting to notice declines in their aging parents. In this podcast, we learn about ways that we can help prevent these declines in our older adults. In this episode, host Frances Hall, Founder and Executive Director of ACAPcommunity, Adult Children of Aging Parents, and Alexis Richmond, Intern from Winston-Salem State University are joined by: Dr. Jenny Etnier, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro,...

Duration:00:42:27

Navigating the Health Media Landscape: Tips for Older Adults and Their Caregivers

1/31/2022
Today we have more health information at our fingertips than ever before, but how do we take that information in and make sense of it? Today’s discussion looks at health information delivered by broadcast, online, and in print. In this episode, host Frances Hall, Founder and Executive Director of ACAPcommunity, Adult Children of Aging Parents is joined by: Dr. Mary Tucker-McLaughlin, an associate professor and researcher at East Carolina University’s School of Communication. Mary’s area of...

Duration:00:24:19

Isolation and Social Engagement

12/13/2021
Research affirms the importance of staying active as we age and how detrimental isolation is, but Covid has made efforts to keep older loved ones engaged particularly challenging. Cheryl Greenberg, a life coach for seniors and their families at The Age Coach, and Bruce McReynolds, an executive director for Griswold Home Care, join Frances Hall, founder and executive director of ACAP, to talk about “Isolation and Social Engagement” related to older adults. Thank you to Pace @ Home in...

Duration:00:59:08

Alphabet Soup For Caring for an Aging Adult

11/29/2021
As we provide care for an aging loved one, we encounter lots of terms and abbreviations that can be confusing. This podcast will help listeners understand some of the “Alphabet Soup of Caring for an Aging Adult.” Jill Lillie, an experienced consultant and long-term care administrator, and Vince Bartlome, a seasoned long-term care and hospice/palliative care professional, join Frances Hall, founder and executive director of ACAP, to unpack the most frequent terms and abbreviations. Thank you...

Duration:01:01:13

Imperfect Parent/Adult-Child Relationships with Dr. Jane Everson Ph.D., Project Principal Investigator, University of South Carolina Medical School

10/18/2021
Providing care for an older loved one can be challenging, at best. When the relationship between the caregiver and care recipient has a difficult history, caring for and advocating for your care recipient becomes even more difficult. Join Dr. Jane Everson, Ph.D., University of South Carolina Medical School, and Frances Hall, Executive Director, ACAPcommunity, as they explore the ups and downs of caring for an older loved one with whom one’s relationship has been difficult. Thank you to Pace...

Duration:00:27:13

Dementia and Music with Dr. Cassandra Germain, NC A&T

9/27/2021
There are more than 5 million people in the US who have some form of dementia. More and more, research is showing the positive impact of music in lessening anxiety and depression among those with dementia as well as helping redirect challenging symptoms. Dr. Cassandra Germain, Assistant Professor, NC Agricultural and Technical State University, discusses the latest findings with Frances S. Hall, Founder and Executive Director of ACAP, and offers tips on how family members and others may...

Duration:00:34:14

"What’s Fueling You...?" with Mary Remmes Caregiver Coach

8/23/2021
Host Frances Hall of ACAPcommunity and co-host AJ Kerley of Pace @ Home, Hickory, NC welcome Mary Remmes, Caregiver Coach as they discuss “What’s Fueling You as You Care for Your Aging Parent?” Caring for an aging parent or loved one can be extremely challenging. When we’re a caregiver, we are consumed by our loved one’s day-to-day needs and our stresses, and we rarely think about what may be “fueling” our actions. Understanding our motivations, goals, and emotions is critical in how we...

Duration:00:34:45

Religiosity and Spirituality Among Caregivers with Ashley Tate, PSU

7/26/2021
In this episode host, Frances Hall of ACAPcommunity and co-host Lee Syria welcomes Ashley Tate from Penn State University. Religious practices and spirituality have been identified as coping resources among older adults for over 30 years. As a result, there is growing interest to understand how religious practices, and spirituality, can directly, and indirectly, influence psychological health among caregivers of older adults. Thank you to Pace @ Home in Hickory, NC for sponsoring this...

Duration:00:45:38

Finding the Joy in Caregiving with Dr. Corinne Auman

6/14/2021
Although we often hear about “caregiver burden,” there also is “caregiver Joy.” In this podcast, Dr. Corinne Auman discusses ways to look for, find, and cultivate joy in the caregiving journey. Dr. Auman is an experienced educator, researcher, and entrepreneur who received her doctorate in developmental psychology with a specialty in adulthood and aging from North Carolina State University and did post-doctoral training at the Duke University Center for Aging. She is President of Choice Care...

Duration:00:38:00