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Toula Wootan is a nationally recognized caregiver advocate and host of Toula's Tips For Caregivers. Through her own personal caregiving experience, Toula's show and soothing style provides comfort, care, and sound advice to every caregiver and their families. Guests include national caregiving experts and caregiving celebrities who know and understand what in means to be a caregiver.

Toula Wootan is a nationally recognized caregiver advocate and host of Toula's Tips For Caregivers. Through her own personal caregiving experience, Toula's show and soothing style provides comfort, care, and sound advice to every caregiver and their families. Guests include national caregiving experts and caregiving celebrities who know and understand what in means to be a caregiver.
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Toula Wootan is a nationally recognized caregiver advocate and host of Toula's Tips For Caregivers. Through her own personal caregiving experience, Toula's show and soothing style provides comfort, care, and sound advice to every caregiver and their families. Guests include national caregiving experts and caregiving celebrities who know and understand what in means to be a caregiver.

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You Need A Drink - NOW!!

6/21/2019
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When is the last time you had a drink? I don’t mean alcohol. When was your last glass of WATER? When was the last time your loved one had some water? You know that you and our loved one need to stay hydrated. It may be difficult to convince your loved one to drink. But it is critical to their health. It can easily lead to health problems that will put your loved one in the hospital. On this podcast, we will talk about how to persuade your loved one to drink water and stay hydrated. There...

Duration:00:45:12

Be A Better Healthcare Advocate For Your Loved One

5/10/2019
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Are you ready for your role when you bring your loved one to the doctor (or hospital)? It is hard. The medical staff look to you to be the voice, to answer their questions, and to make the critical decisions. You feel overwhelmed, and feel like you are invading on someone else’s personal issues. But when you are prepared, you can help optimize the care they receive. This is even a formidable task for a physician who is also a caregiver. So, who better to give advice that will help you (and...

Duration:00:27:46

Medication Management for Family Caregivers

11/17/2018
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On this episode of Toula's Tips for Caregivers, Toula visit with Anne Cordes, Clinical Pharmacist at the AgeWell Institute/Baptist Health helps caregivers learns ways to manage our loved ones medications. How easy it is to forget if we gave them that last dose!!

Duration:00:52:40

Broken Hearts are Not Just in Songs

11/10/2018
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How many songs do you know about a “broken heart?” Do they bring a tear to your eye? One heart-wrenching song is “Tears in Heaven”, by Eric Clapton. He wrote it after losing his four-year old son. ………….Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees ………….Time can break your heart, have you begging please, begging please ………….Beyond the door there’s peace I’m sure ………….And I know there’ll be no more tears in heaven We know that death and loss is part of life. That doesn’t make losing...

Duration:00:53:52

How To Reduce Falls? THINK More

11/3/2018
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There are things that you can do so that it does not happen as often. Did you know that exercising your brain can help? Who would have thought? (pun intended.) BRAIN HEALTH. This is such an important topic for you that I have three special guests. Nicole Jones is the Senior Care Counselor for Arbor Terrace San Jose. Johanna Smithers is an Occupational Therapist and owner of Silver Rehab Services. Greg Trace is a Physical Therapist with Silver Rehab Services. They have over 20 years of...

Duration:00:53:50

Good Things Are Happening in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

7/2/2018
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You will want to meet the new “Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease”. YES. There are Leaders around the world who are working together FOR YOU and your loved one. The LEAD Coalition (Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease) has over 100 multi-national organizations committed to stopping Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. They are making progress in the fight against Alzheimer’s. You will be thoroughly captivated by all that you will learn In this interview with Ian Kremer,...

Duration:00:57:15

Don’t Lose It All. Avoid Financial Catastrophe. LISTEN NOW!

6/28/2018
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Are you afraid that you could lose your home, and all of your hard-earned savings? If you don’t plan ahead, you someday could be facing financial catastrophe. You Do Not Have To Lose It All! Toula's special guest on this podcast has the answers you need. As a long term care specialist for over thirty-five years in Jacksonville, FL, Kim Magdalein has been offering financial plans to protect caregivers' assets during their retirement years. Kim was named one of the top five advisors in...

Duration:00:51:41

Even Sports Heroes Are Caregivers

6/28/2018
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When you hear, “football player”, what is the first thought that comes to your mind? Is it “a caregiver”? It will be after you listen to this podcast. Toula’s special guest in this podcast is former Jacksonville Jaguar defensive back Donovin Darius. Donovin was a first-round draft pick for the Jaguars in 1998, and played nine seasons with the team. He retired from football in 2013. More importantly, Donovin has been a caregiver for his mother, who became ill with various situations....

Duration:00:43:18

REMEMBER To Take This Test To Stay Brain Healthy

6/28/2018
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Do you take better care of your car or home than your own brain? When is the last time you brought your car in for a checkup and oil change? When is the last time you brought YOURSELF in for a checkup? Oh, dear. May is Older American’s Month. It is a month to make sure that you are doing what you need to do to stay healthy, including brain health. Our friends in New York, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America can help you to stay healthy - and to be a better caregiver. On this interview...

Duration:00:32:26

Can You Eat Your Risk Away From Alzheimer’s?

6/28/2018
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Are you afraid of getting Alzheimer’s? We all are. What if you could reduce your risk of getting Alzhiemer’s by eating? Would that catch your attention? Yes! You can. Toula’s guest on this podcast, Cari Eyre, will tell you how. Cari is the Associate Director of Programs for the Alzheimer’s Association, North Florida Region. It is called The Mind Diet! And, it works. Recent studies have shown that following this diet can reduce the risk of getting Alzheimer’s by 53% Of course, you cannot...

Duration:00:23:34

Lessons From End of Life; Stories from the Bedside

5/12/2018
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Death is a natural and important part of our life cycle, yet end of life care is often misunderstood and ignored. In fact, one in three Medicare dollars is spent on people who are in their last 6 months of life. On this podcast, Toula talks with Dr. Sebastian Sepulveda, author of a new book, "At Death’s Door: End of Life Stories from the Bedside". Dr. Sepulveda believes there is a better way to navigate end of life care. He specializes in internal medicine, has 17 years’ experience...

Duration:00:35:18

Can We Understand Grief?

5/5/2018
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I believe that grief is a journey that should not be walked alone. Do you agree? All of us will endure grief more than once in our lives. Are you going through that heartache now? I am. My special guest on this podcast is a friend who can help you. Rachel Weinstein is an authority on the topic. She holds a Master's Degree in Education with a specialty in Counseling and Counselor Education, from Indiana University. Rachel spent the early part of her career as a general psychotherapist, and...

Duration:00:58:36

Why All The Talk About Caregiving Today?

4/28/2018
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Why is everyone talking about caregiving? As former first lady Rosalynn Carter, founder of The Caregiver Institute, said, "You either Are a Caregiver, Will Be a caregiver, Have Been a caregiver, or will be a Care Receiver." This podcast is replay of Toula Wootan's presentation to the Caregiver Workshop in March 2018 in Jacksonville, FL. In it, she talks about being in all four phases of caregiving.

Duration:01:17:51

Caregivers: Don’t Lose It All Avoid Financial Catastrophe.

4/21/2018
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Are you afraid that you could lose your home, and all of your hard-earned savings? If you don’t plan ahead, you someday could be facing financial catastrophe. You Do Not Have To Lose It All! Toula's special guest on this podcast has the answers you need. As a long term care specialist for over thirty-five years in Jacksonville, FL, Kim Magdalein has been offering financial plans to protect caregivers' assets during their retirement years. Kim was named one of the top five advisors in...

Duration:00:51:41

Even Sports Heroes Are Caregivers

4/14/2018
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When you hear, “football player”, what is the first thought that comes to your mind? Is it “a caregiver”? It will be after you listen to this podcast. Toula’s special guest in this podcast is former Jacksonville Jaguar defensive back Donovin Darius. Donovin was a first-round draft pick for the Jaguars in 1998, and played nine seasons with the team. He retired from football in 2013. More importantly, Donovin has been a caregiver for his mother, who became ill with various situations....

Duration:00:43:18

MSNBC Anchor Richard Lui Presents at The Northeast Florida Caregiving Coalition

1/30/2018
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As a weekend anchor for MSNBC, Richard Lui commutes each week from New York to San Francisco to help care for his dad who is diagnosed with Alzheimers. Balancing work and caregiving is difficult enough; but what if your caregiving responsibilities are over 3,000 miles apart? In May of 2017 Richard shared his compelling caregiving story to over 800 caregivers at the Caregiver Expo of Northeast Florida. On this episode of Toula's Tips for Caregivers, Toula shares Richard's presentation along...

Duration:00:28:49

I Need A Doctor To Tell Me That I Am Getting Old?

12/18/2017
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You do not need a doctor to tell you that you or your loved one is getting old? The aches and pains, the slow reactions, and the full medicine cabinet already tell you that. (I almost forgot – there also may be memory loss.) But you do need a special doctor – a Geriatrician – to make sure that your loved one is getting the proper care. As we get older, and our minds and bodies change, our systems react differently to treatments and medications. What should you do? My guest on this episode...

Duration:00:52:43

Be A Better Caregiver

12/16/2017
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It can be different. You can find strength. You can be a better caregiver this year. I can help you to step into your power. That is why I have asked my good friend, and now a life coach, Carol O’Dell, to be my guest on this podcast of Toula’s Tips for Caregivers. Carol will help us to make this a real “new” year. Carol was a caregiver for her mother with Alzheimer’s, which she recalled in her book, Mothering Mother: A Daughter’s Humorous and Heartbreaking Memoir. Now Carol is a life coach,...

Duration:00:53:40

Want To Feel Better? Help Someone!

12/14/2017
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Do you want to feel better? Do you want to continue your healing process? My two guests on this podcast can show you how. They know because they have gone through major losses. They both have learned through their pain that there can be more. Joni Aldrich, a good friend and regular guest here, lost her husband to cancer in 2009. Chris Jerry lost his daughter to a hospital error the same year. Their message – you can heal and help others by being an advocate. YES, YOU! In fact, they wrote...

Duration:00:52:43

Transforming Advanced Illness Care

12/9/2017
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Advanced Illness Care is a topic that most people avoid. In this episode of Toula's Tips for Caregivers, Toula Wootan visits with Bill Novelli, Co-Chair of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), at their national Summit on Advanced Illness Care. Listen in and learn how the Coalition of Transform Advance Care what is helping caregivers and their loved ones.

Duration:00:05:41