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2024 #1 ALL TIME DEMENTIA PODCAST /GOODPODS and 2020 WINNER BEST PODCAST - New Media Film Festival. Caregivers have one of the hardest jobs in the world. Having both been caregivers for a family member affected with Alzheimer’s, Susie Singer Carter and Don Priess both know this is a disease that cannot be faced alone. In fact, their Oscar Qualified film based on Susie's Mother, MY MOM AND THE GIRL starring Valerie Harper in her final performance - has and continues to touch people all over the world. Their goal was to let others know they are not on their own and to help them find the JOY in the journey. And that's just what they do in their Podcast "Love Conquers Alz".

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2024 #1 ALL TIME DEMENTIA PODCAST /GOODPODS and 2020 WINNER BEST PODCAST - New Media Film Festival. Caregivers have one of the hardest jobs in the world. Having both been caregivers for a family member affected with Alzheimer’s, Susie Singer Carter and Don Priess both know this is a disease that cannot be faced alone. In fact, their Oscar Qualified film based on Susie's Mother, MY MOM AND THE GIRL starring Valerie Harper in her final performance - has and continues to touch people all over the world. Their goal was to let others know they are not on their own and to help them find the JOY in the journey. And that's just what they do in their Podcast "Love Conquers Alz".

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English

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HEATHER FINK: COMEDIAN/FILMMAKER/CAREGIVER - Surviving Quicksand

6/15/2024
Comedian/Filmmaker/Caregiver HEATHER FINK came to filmmaking from comedy. She has been making funny videos since she was a kid growing up in small town New Jersey. After earning a Philosophy degree from The George Washington University, she began NYU's Grad Film program as Writer/Director. Heather has gone on to direct over 35 comedy short and has been featured on MTV, Dr. Phil, TV Guide Magazine and The Washington Post, to name a few. Most currently, she was featured in the LA Times with, as she said in her post on X, her “my most depressing interview and pull quotes ever!” talking about the residual affect ion her career following the SAG-AFTRA and WGAstrikes in 2023. She currently pays the bills as a Sound Person for film and tv, including Marvel’s “Daredevil” and Hulu’s “The Dropout.” Heather came to caregiving after her beloved father had a paralyzing stroke. Now, she is taking her life-altering story to the stage with her one-woman show, Quicksand, that chronicles how she navigated her role as a young caregiver after her dad’s stroke and the challenges she faced trying to keep herself from sinking. As Heather says, “From caregiving to death and the midlife crisis, QUICKSAND is a storytelling and clown exploration of the realest sh*t we face.” We chatted with Heather about the importance of creating a supportive community and shared our personal experiences with grief and loss, and the challenges of balancing personal storytelling with the need to connect with a wider audience in documentary filmmaking. Don and I had a truly fantastic, funny, and heartfelt exchange with this incredible lady and are sure you are going to enjoy our conversation with the one and only Heather Fink. Support the Show. JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR NURSING HOME REFORM BY SUPPORTING THE COMPLETION OF OUR DOCUMENTARY "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PEOPLE" BY MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION THROUGH THE NATIONAL CONSUMER VOICE HERE or GO FUND ME Follow us on Twitter, FB, IG, & TiK Tok 💜 Listen on your favorite platform 💜 If you like what you hear leave us some love. 💜

Duration:01:01:55

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DR ETHELLE LORD - Learn about Transactional Dementia Intelligence: A Systemic Model of Dementia Care

6/2/2024
SEASON 9 Premiere! Episode 90 features our esteemed guest, Dr. Ethelle Lord, is an author, practitioner, educator, management coach, presenter, mother and grandmother, and a pioneer in the containment of dementia. Spending 21 years in the care of her husband Larry, living with vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s truly motivated Dr. Lord's career path as a Global Dementia Care Shape and the founding president of the International Caregivers Association, a Dementia-Management-Consultant and Creator of the “Transactional Dementia Intelligence” or TDI business model of dementia care, a WHOLE SYSTEM which includes management, training, care, and coaching. She has also authored the enlightening book, "Alzheimer and Dementia Coaching: Taking a Systems Approach in Creating an Alzheimer's Friendly Healthcare Workforce." As Dr. Lord says, “One of the biggest challenges people face is the lack of basic information on where to begin, what to do, and how to do it.” Well this dementia warrior is helping the world, face those challenges - and Don and I were honored to have her with us on Love Conquers Alz! Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREE Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Support the Show. JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR NURSING HOME REFORM BY SUPPORTING THE COMPLETION OF OUR DOCUMENTARY "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PEOPLE" BY MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION THROUGH THE NATIONAL CONSUMER VOICE HERE or GO FUND ME Follow us on Twitter, FB, IG, & TiK Tok 💜 Listen on your favorite platform 💜 If you like what you hear leave us some love. 💜

Duration:01:06:58

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MAX SHERMAN: Former Texas Senator/Author of “Releasing the Butterfly: A Love Affair in Four Acts” -A Caregiver's Story and Journey

5/17/2024
“I’m a lawyer by trade, politician by practice, and an academic by accident.” These are the musings of the remarkable, and I have to say, charming, Max Sherman. In Episode 89, we interviewed a young and energetic 89 years old, Max Sherman. Max's life has been significantly influenced by women. But one in particular has shaped who he is today. In 1953 Max was among 4 high school boys conducting a church service at a local jail when he first laid eyes on a Gene Alice, who was there with her fold up field organ. And their love affair still thrives to this day... In 2002 Gene Alice started noticing that something was different and soon after was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Through the inevitable progression of the disease Max and Gene Alice’s journey together is now chronicled in the beautiful and poignant memoir, “Releasing the Butterfly: A Love Affair in Four Acts”. It's a caregiver's story and journey. An honest, heart wrenching and insightful look at not only the disease but of a bond that could not be broken. Max shares many of the insights he has gained as a caregiver, and thoughts on how to maintain connection even while grieving the losses of the fading abilities of a spouse living with Alzheimer’s. Max boasts a rather formidable body of work which includes: Texas State Senator, President of West Texas State University, and Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. His leadership roles also include President of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Vice President of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. AND recently he was honored as an 80 over 80 recipients. Don and I had the best conversation chatting with the author of this ode to a 70 year love-affair that will warm your heart and make you want to fall in love all over again! Support the Show. JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR NURSING HOME REFORM BY SUPPORTING THE COMPLETION OF OUR DOCUMENTARY "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PEOPLE" BY MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION THROUGH THE NATIONAL CONSUMER VOICE HERE or GO FUND ME Follow us on Twitter, FB, IG, & TiK Tok 💜 Listen on your favorite platform 💜 If you like what you hear leave us some love. 💜

Duration:00:53:15

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LANCE A. SLATTON: Senior Care Influence & Author of The All Home Care Matters Official Family Caregivers' Guide

5/1/2024
Heeeeeeee’s back! And Don and I couldn’t be happier! Our dear friend and “Senior Care Influencer”, Lance A. Slatton is not only a Writer, Author, and Healthcare professional with over 20 years in the healthcare industry…he is a number one class act and all around nice guy! Oh, and he is also the busiest person I have ever met! I thought I was juggling. Nope. Apparently not. ;) In case you’re not familiar with Lance, here’s just little background on this Care Commander: Lance is a native of Michigan, and the Senior Case Manager at Enriched Life Home Care Services, a leading care provider. His ingenuity and fortitude led to the creation of All Home Care Matters, an informative podcast and YouTube show devoted to helping families, caregivers, and their loved ones navigate long-term care issues. All Home Care Matters was recently the recipient of the Silver Creator Award from Google & YouTube. Lance also produces and Co-Host’s two additional shows (I know! What are we doing wrong!?): Conscious Caregiving with L & L, co-hosted by Lori La Bey and The Caregiver’s Journal with Denise M. Brown. If that were not enough, he also writes a monthly column for McKnight’s Home Care News, DailyCaring.com, and AgeBuzz. Recognizing Lance’s contributions to the industry, he was named a “50 Under 50” honoree by the New York City Journal for 2023 and has been chosen as a Juror for the Academy of Interactive Visual Arts for 2023 and 2024. And because he apparently has so much spare time on his hands Lance has now authored a new book, “The All Home Care Matters Official Family Caregivers' Guide”, a beacon of wisdom, meant to guide you through the complexities and emotional tides of becoming a caregiver. So, grab a cuppa tea or coffee and find out more about this new endeavor and everything else in the wild world of the inimitable Lance A. Slatton. And remember - Love is Powerful. Love is Contagious. And Love Conquers Alz. xoxo Susie Support the Show. JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR NURSING HOME REFORM BY SUPPORTING THE COMPLETION OF OUR DOCUMENTARY "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PEOPLE" BY MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION THROUGH THE NATIONAL CONSUMER VOICE HERE or GO FUND ME Follow us on Twitter, FB, IG, & TiK Tok 💜 Listen on your favorite platform 💜 If you like what you hear leave us some love. 💜

Duration:00:53:14

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CINDY 'N CHRISTINA HARDIN WEISS: Adaptive Equipment Gurus Making Caregiving Safe and Sound

4/24/2024
📣 New Love Conquers Alz Episode #87! Don Priess and I were so excited to talk to Christina ‘n Cindy Hardin-Weiss WEISS (https://adaptiveequipmentcorner.com), the founders of Adaptive Equipment and Caregiving Corner, IMHO - THE best place to go for educational and instructional videos and home medical equipment product reviews for professional caregivers, families caring for a loved one, and older adults who want to age in place. We are such HUGE fans of these ladies. Cindy and Christina bring years of expert knowledge and hands on experience to their educational videos and adaptive equipment reviews. If they endorse it - you know it's good! They literally put each and every product to the test! Even adult diapers! Come on! They are the real deal! They are the Ralph Nader for Caregivers. Cindy Hardin-Weiss is a Physical Therapist and has spent the majority of her career in home healthcare. Her passion is to assist people in maintaining their independence, especially when it makes a difference in their ability to remain in their homes. Christina Hardin-Weiss is a Speech/Language/Dysphagia Therapist. She has spent most of her career treating patients in skilled nursing facilities. She enjoys working with individuals who have dementia and their families, as well as those that have difficulty eating, chewing, and swallowing due to illness or disease. Their mission is to help you maintain yours or your loved one's dignity and independence while remaining safely in the comfort and familiarity of your home. It is a noble cause indeed and we can’t wait for you tto get to know Cindy and Christina Hardin-Weiss. Please listen on your favorite platform (https://linktr.ee/LCALZ) and/or watch us on our YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgcPBktXGd5ubfJf4xmJRA). And share, share, share! 💜 Remember: Love is Powerful Love is Contagious and Love Conquers Alz! Love, Susie Christina 'N Cindy on LinkedIn Support the Show. JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR NURSING HOME REFORM BY SUPPORTING THE COMPLETION OF OUR DOCUMENTARY "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PEOPLE" BY MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION THROUGH THE NATIONAL CONSUMER VOICE HERE or GO FUND ME Follow us on Twitter, FB, IG, & TiK Tok 💜 Listen on your favorite platform 💜 If you like what you hear leave us some love. 💜

Duration:00:47:33

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JENNY ABELING: Introducing Kids to Long Term Care

4/3/2024
Advocate. Leader. Caregiver. Jenny Abeling is dedicated to helping those in need, through the complexities of long-term care. Currently she is the Governor’s Commissioner on Senior Services, working tirelessly to raise up senior related needs across the State of Oregon. Formerly the Essential Worker Healthcare Trust Director, Jenny led a first in the nation approach to lift Long -Term Care workers by supporting their health and wellness. Now she has launched JennyAbeling.com, where she provides personalized support to individuals, families and Long -Term Care workers, helping to navigate their care needs. Featured on CNN, Jenny shares her knowledge and experience through media, podcasts, speaking engagements, and events to harmonize empathy with her unique expertise. Jenny was recently honored by the Gray Panthers as a recipient of the coveted Above and Beyond Award honoring Long-term Care Workers. No Jenny has branched out as an author with A Kids Book About Long-Term Care, titled A Kids Book About Long-Term Care. She truly is a bright light in the world of caregiving and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to talk to her! Support the Show. JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR NURSING HOME REFORM BY SUPPORTING THE COMPLETION OF OUR DOCUMENTARY "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PEOPLE" BY MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION THROUGH THE NATIONAL CONSUMER VOICE HERE or GO FUND ME Follow us on Twitter, FB, IG, & TiK Tok 💜 Listen on your favorite platform 💜 If you like what you hear leave us some love. 💜

Duration:01:04:41

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DR. MITCH CLIONSKY - Dementia Prevention: Using Your Head to Save Your Brain

3/11/2024
Don and I both agree that Episode 85 (wow!), ranks as one of our favorites to date. Our amazing guest, Dr. Mitchell Clionsky is a board certified neuropsychologist with more than 30 years of clinical experience and has treated more than 20,000 patients with cognitive problems. Dr. Clionsky understands the toll of memory disorders as both a caring professional and as the son of his mother Muriel, who died in 2008 from dementia. Dr. Clionsky holds staff privileges on four hospitals and in addition to dementia, he evaluates ADHD, concussions, and a variety of neurological conditions. From years of patient data, Dr. Clionsky and his wife/partner Emily Clionsky, MD have developed the Memory Orientation Screening Test or MOST, a highly valid measure that provides a single, numerical score that reflects cognitive status and change over time. MOST helps identify -cognitive problems- earlier in the deterioration process so health professionals can intervene and help their patients live better lives. Now Dr. Clionsky and his wife, Emily, have taken what they do in their consulting room and have written a new book, Dementia Prevention: Using Your Head to Save Your Brain. It's an exciting, fun to read, motivating, and potentially life changing read that is the culmination of 45 years of extensive clinical evaluation and treatment. Scientifically detailed and vetted by Johns Hopkins University doctors and content experts, it is translated into terms that almost everyone will understand. 8 out of 10 people over 55 say that Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are a major concern. Well now there is something that can be done. Dementia is not inevitable, but for 1 out of 2 people it is preventable. And we are so excited to share all about this fascinating breakthrough. Enjoy!! Connect with Dr. Clionsky here. LINKEDIN FACEBOOK Support the Show. JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR NURSING HOME REFORM BY SUPPORTING THE COMPLETION OF OUR DOCUMENTARY "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PEOPLE" BY MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION THROUGH THE NATIONAL CONSUMER VOICE HERE or GO FUND ME Follow us on Twitter, FB, IG, & TiK Tok 💜 Listen on your favorite platform 💜 If you like what you hear leave us some love. 💜

Duration:00:55:44

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CHRISTINA KEYS: Turning a Mess into a Powerful Message

2/15/2024
If you don't know the preeminent caregiving champion, Christina Keys, you're in for a valuable treat! Christina was living her best life, enjoying a successful career, she was financially and spiritually healthy and happy - when in 2013 her beloved mother suffered a devastating stroke and was given a 1% chance to live. In a blink of an eye Christina went from care-free career woman to full-time caregiver. With Christina’s dogged and loving support, her mother survived - but after 4 years Christina was bankrupt, financially, emotionally, mentally, and physically. And suddenly she was faced with a diagnosis of her own. Her body was shutting down from the stress and she was given 6 months to live. She knew she had to completely change her life…and she did. But she decided to not only transform her own life, but to help change the lives of other caregivers. Christina’s mission to make sure caregivers everywhere are seen, heard valued and appreciated and are never alone through her local work with Loving Them Forward , the Non Profit she founded, and the national work she is doing as the Director of Community Growth at Caregiving.com. We can’t wait for you to hear more about her remarkable transformation and journey! Connect with Christina: FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM Connect with Caregiving.com: https://www.caregiving.com Apply and Learn more about the Caregiving.com Caregiver Support the Show. JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR NURSING HOME REFORM BY SUPPORTING THE COMPLETION OF OUR DOCUMENTARY "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PEOPLE" BY MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION THROUGH THE NATIONAL CONSUMER VOICE HERE or GO FUND ME Follow us on Twitter, FB, IG, & TiK Tok 💜 Listen on your favorite platform 💜 If you like what you hear leave us some love. 💜

Duration:00:51:17

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DR. GEORGE ACKERMAN, Ph.D., J.D., MBA: From Tragedy to Advocacy for Parkinson's Awareness

1/15/2024
In Episode 83, Don and I had a heartfelt and informative conversation with Dr. George Ackerman who started the movement Together for Sharon to honor his late mother Sharon Riff Ackerman, who succumbed to complications from Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease on January 1, 2020. George is an absolutely tireless #advocate for those who suffer with PD and their families and has an unending hope for a cure. Come join us and learn about this important movement and why this is so important to George and his family. ORDER YOUR WRIST BANDS HERE: https://www.togetherforsharon.com/con... Please go to their site and follow their socials to show your support and solidarity: Site Facebook Instagram TikTok LinkedIn YouTube Twitter/X Love Conquers Alz! Susie xoxo Support the Show. JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR NURSING HOME REFORM BY SUPPORTING THE COMPLETION OF OUR DOCUMENTARY "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PEOPLE" BY MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION THROUGH THE NATIONAL CONSUMER VOICE HERE or GO FUND ME Follow us on Twitter, FB, IG, & TiK Tok 💜 Listen on your favorite platform 💜 If you like what you hear leave us some love. 💜

Duration:00:49:51

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PIPPA KELLY: The Creative Caregiver Connection

12/14/2023
In Episode 82, Don and I had a fantastic conversation (no surprise) with UK’s own PIPPA KELLY. Author, podcast host, award-winning blogger, contributor to numerous national newspapers and magazines, Pippa has truly made a name for herself in the dementia and elder care universe. It was Pippa’s own personal journey with her mother, who battled vascular dementia for 10 years, that shaped her creativity and launched her career. A prolific writer for the Huffington Post, The Guardian and many others, she also shares her thoughts and experiences on her popular, Covid-born podcast “Well I know Now…So Much More About Dementia.” And has become one of the UK’s top 10 dementia influencers. But Pippa Kelly’s artistic proclivities know no bounds. Her debut novel “Invisible Ink” deftly draws upon her experiences with her mother to craft a fascinating, poetic fictionalized tale that captures the intricacies of her mom’s insidious disease. In this episode, we talk about the importance of sharing stories and personal experiences. The role of humor and creativity in advocating for better care. The need for education and ongoing advocacy.. The importance of creating community and promoting human interaction. And finally, the positive impact of therapy dogs, especially golden retrievers, is acknowledged. Pippa Kelly is a force to be reckoned with in the literary and dementia space. And let’s face it, we absolutely love her accent. Follow Pippa Kelly here: Twitter Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Support the Show. JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR NURSING HOME REFORM BY SUPPORTING THE COMPLETION OF OUR DOCUMENTARY "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PEOPLE" BY MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION THROUGH THE NATIONAL CONSUMER VOICE HERE or GO FUND ME Follow us on Twitter, FB, IG, & TiK Tok 💜 Listen on your favorite platform 💜 If you like what you hear leave us some love. 💜

Duration:01:20:55

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MARY LOU FALCONE: I Didn't See it Coming: Scenes of Love, Loss, and Lewy Body Dementia

11/16/2023
My co-host , Don, and I have been blessed with so many amazing guests, but truth be told, our 81st guest, Mary Lou Falcone , ranks as one of our very favorites!! We fell in love with this EXTRAORDINARY woman and we have no doubt you will, too. For over 50 years, Mary helped guide the careers of celebrated artists – Van Cliburn, Gustavo Dudamel, Renée Fleming, Sir Georg Solti, James Taylor – and advised many institutions including Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic. Then combining communication skills with her background as a performer and educator, she now adds another layer: advocate for Lewy body dementia (LBD) awareness. Mary became a caregiver when her father had a massive stroke. She was 10 years old. The experience prepared her for the day, many years later, when her husband, a world-renowned cartoonist, illustrator, painter, and 1950s rocker, Nicholas 'Nicky’ Zann, was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia (LBD). Nicky, who died from LBD in 2020, was the catalyst for Mary's first book, I Didn’t See It Coming: Scenes of Love, Loss, and Lewy Body Dementia. "Mary Lou Falcone is an expert storyteller. After years of telling other people's stories, she now tells her own compelling story." Friend and client, James Taylor. In her memoir of love, loss, and Lewy body dementia (LBD), Mary Lou Falcone takes readers on a cathartic journey of caregiving that is filled with hope, laughter, and tears, making stops along the way for music, romance, and surprises. Written to inspire and give hope, Mary Lou unflinchingly shares in detail her late husband’s struggle with LBD, providing informative, compassionate, and inspiring insights into dementia. As she emerges transformed and energized, so will you after reading I Didn’t See It Coming: Scenes of Love, Loss, and Lewy Body Dementia . Learn about Lewy Body Dementia, why it is difficult to diagnose, and the special challenges faced by caregivers. Enjoy Episode 81!! Love conquers alz, Susie xo Support the Show. JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR NURSING HOME REFORM BY SUPPORTING THE COMPLETION OF OUR DOCUMENTARY "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PEOPLE" BY MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION THROUGH THE NATIONAL CONSUMER VOICE HERE or GO FUND ME Follow us on Twitter, FB, IG, & TiK Tok 💜 Listen on your favorite platform 💜 If you like what you hear leave us some love. 💜

Duration:01:01:45

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JACKLYN RYAN: Author of Bestseller "Caregivers Scaretakers" - Exposing Fraud in Senior Care

11/5/2023
Season 8 kicks off with episode 80 - a MUST LISTEN to show featuring JACKLYN RYAN - a sought-after speaker, consultant, workshop presenter, and best-selling author of the gut-wrenching book, “CareGivers, ScareTakers - Exposing Fraud In Senior Care”. With an aging population, families are struggling with dependable, trusted care. This process is riddled with problems. What can adult children do to protect their parents from abuse and financial theft and also protect their inheritance and peace of mind from unscrupulous caregivers? Just like all of us, Jacklyn was instantly faced with a heart-wrenching time in life when her parents were no longer able to care for themselves are soon learned the world of home healthcare agencies is riddled with what she calls inappropriate and unscrupulous ScareTakers. Armed with her and other's powerful personal stories, plus extensive research on this undeniable problem, Jacklyn is sharing this life-changing information through her enlightening book in hopes of revising the process for those looking for appropriate and trustworthy care for their loved ones. We covered the following topics and more: • How to better prepare when you enter the "wormhole of healthcare" • The Actions You Can Take to Safeguard Your Family Inheritance and Expose the Scammers. • Don't wait for a Crisis to happen! Prepare YOUR OWN Care Ahead of Time. • We neglect to make a plan for our own care when we can no longer care for ourselves. • Make a Plan and Put it in Writing. • Discover resources, how to research and reviews on agencies and caregivers. • "My Father (or Mother) is in Love with His Caregiver! " Connect with Jacklyn here: EMAIL: info@caregiverscaretakers.com WEBSITE: https://caregiverscaretakers.com LinkedIn: Jacklyn (Jacci Perry) Ryan X: @Jacklyn72519695 Support the Show. JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR NURSING HOME REFORM BY SUPPORTING THE COMPLETION OF OUR DOCUMENTARY "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PEOPLE" BY MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION THROUGH THE NATIONAL CONSUMER VOICE HERE or GO FUND ME Follow us on Twitter, FB, IG, & TiK Tok 💜 Listen on your favorite platform 💜 If you like what you hear leave us some love. 💜

Duration:01:02:43

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STEPHAN JACKMAN - CEO ALZAMEND NEURO : New Lithium-based Drug that Offers Alzheimer's Patients Hope.

10/1/2023
In Episode 79, my co-host, Don Priess, and I had an enlightening conversation with Stephan Jackman, the CEO of Alzamend Neuro, a clinical stage biotech company committed to “Making Alzheimer’s Just a Memory™.” Stephan shared information about the new lithium-based drug that offers Alzheimer's patients hope. Stephan is laser focused on his mission to rapidly develop and market safe and effective treatments that address the unmet needs of those living with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric disorders, through advanced research and development. Their current pipeline consists of two novel therapeutic drug candidates, AL001 – a patented ionic cocrystal technology delivering lithium via a therapeutic combination of lithium, proline and salicylate, and AL002 – a patented method using a mutant-peptide sensitized cell as a cell-based therapeutic vaccine that seeks to restore the ability of a patient’s immunological system to combat Alzheimer’s. Both of our product candidates are licensed from the University of South Florida Research Foundation, Inc. pursuant to royalty-bearing exclusive worldwide licenses. Our primary target, Alzheimer’s disease, was among the most-feared diseases (second only to cancer) among Americans, according to a 2011 survey by the Harvard School of Public Health. Alzheimer’s is also the sixth leading cause of death in the United States according to a 2021 report from the Alzheimer’s Association, a nonprofit that funds research. Existing Alzheimer’s treatments only temporarily relieve symptoms but do not slow or halt the underlying worsening of the disease, which currently affects roughly 6.2 million Americans and that number is expected to grow to 13 million individuals by 2050. Enjoy the listen. Love Conquers Alz, Susie Alzamend Neuro Stephan Jackman Support the Show. JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR NURSING HOME REFORM BY SUPPORTING THE COMPLETION OF OUR DOCUMENTARY "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PEOPLE" BY MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION THROUGH THE NATIONAL CONSUMER VOICE HERE or GO FUND ME Follow us on Twitter, FB, IG, & TiK Tok 💜 Listen on your favorite platform 💜 If you like what you hear leave us some love. 💜

Duration:01:01:28

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MARIA KENT BEERS: Remember Me Podcast + Community for Frontotemporal Dementias - Accept the Good

9/14/2023
In episode 78, Don and I had a fantastic conversation with the warm-hearted and incredibly delightful, Maria Kent Beers. Maria, along with her partner, Rachael Martinez, is the co-founder and co-host of the Remember Me Podcast + Community. Maria has always had a love of radio and editing, receiving a TV Production Degree from Boston University where she was a host of BU In The Morning Radio Show. She also spent time at MTV Radio as an intern in NYC before falling into the world of fashion merchandising for 7 years. After losing her beloved mother, Amalia to FTD in 2020, Maria had a desire to share her mom and experience as a caregiver to the world and the seed for the Remember Me Podcast + Community was planted. Since its inception, the Remember Me Podcast has tripled its audience as the awareness for brain health, Alzheimer’s and FTD continues to grow. Maria has served as a guest speaker at Alzheimer’s and caregiving conferences around the world and continues to be a resource for others on the FTD journey. Remember Me Podcast + Community has collaborated with partners such as Learn FTD, The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (The AFTD) and the Bluefield Project to share their stories and offer support to the FTD community. You can follow along at @remembermepodcast and listen on your favorite podcast platform. World FTD Awareness Week Sept 24 - Oct 8, 2023. Remember Me is going on a 3-city tour (NYC, Philly, DC) to raise awareness of FTD Sept 25 - 28th. - please see their tour page here. Support the Show. JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR NURSING HOME REFORM BY SUPPORTING THE COMPLETION OF OUR DOCUMENTARY "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PEOPLE" BY MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION THROUGH THE NATIONAL CONSUMER VOICE HERE or GO FUND ME Follow us on Twitter, FB, IG, & TiK Tok 💜 Listen on your favorite platform 💜 If you like what you hear leave us some love. 💜

Duration:01:07:31

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ASHTON APPLEWHITE (TED Speaker/Spokesperson For Anti-Ageism): AGEISM IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH

8/26/2023
My co-host, Don Priess, and I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with, Ashton Applewhite, the internationally acclaimed spokesperson for the emerging movement to raise awareness of ageism and to dismantle it. A co-founder of the Old School Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse, she has been recognized by the New York Times, The New Yorker, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She speaks widely at venues that have included the TED main stage and the United Nations, has written for Harper’s, the Guardian, and the New York Times, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist? She has been named as a Fellow by The New York Times, Yale Law School, and the Royal Society for the Arts. In 2016, Ms. Applewhite joined the PBS site Next Avenue’s annual list of 50 Influencers in Aging as their Influencer of the Year. In 2022, she appeared on HelpAgeUSA’s inaugural 60 Over 60 List and on Fe:maleOneZero’s first international edition of 40 over 40 – The World’s Most Inspiring Women, and received the Maggie Kuhn Award from Presbyterian Senior Services. Ms. Applewhite is also the author of Cutting Loose: Why Women Who End Their Marriages Do So Well, described by Ms. magazine as “rocket fuel for launching new lives.” As the pseudonymous author of the Truly Tasteless Jokes series, she was the first person to have four books on the New York Times best-seller list and was a clue on “Jeopardy." Connect with Ashton Applewhite: Facebook X Instagram Email: ashton@thischairrocks.com Support the Show. JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR NURSING HOME REFORM BY SUPPORTING THE COMPLETION OF OUR DOCUMENTARY "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PEOPLE" BY MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION THROUGH THE NATIONAL CONSUMER VOICE HERE or GO FUND ME Follow us on Twitter, FB, IG, & TiK Tok 💜 Listen on your favorite platform 💜 If you like what you hear leave us some love. 💜

Duration:00:56:24

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LANCE A. SLATTON: 2023 “50 Under 50” Honoree - Redefining Caregiving

7/28/2023
“Anything is possible if you have the desire and passion to make it happen.” That is the mantra of our Episode 76 guest, Lance A. Slatton. Tirelessly dedicated to giving back, Lance has become a standout in the healthcare industry. A native of Michigan, he is a Senior Case Manager at Enriched Life Home Care Services, a leading care provider. His wealth of knowledge and experience, along with his innovative approach to providing care, has led to his award-winning home care company being named Michigan’s top-rated service over the past five years. But Lance is committed to sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience far beyond the Michigan state line. His ingenuity and fortitude led to the creation of his podcast and YouTube show, All Home Care Matters. Reaching over 12 million viewers globally. If that weren't enough, as a contributor to McKnight’s Home Care News, Lance’s articles explore diverse topics from “the state of Medicare” to “innovations in senior care technology” to “caring for the caregiver” and more. Recognizing Lance’s contributions to the industry, he was named a “50 Under 50” honoree by the New York City Journal for 2023. Don Priess and I share a candid, enlightening conversation that explores the challenges, possibilities and advantages of home care for our loved ones. If you are a caregiver, know a caregiver or may be a caregiver someday, today’s chat with the inimitable Lance A. Slatton is a must listen. FOLLOW LANCE: Apple Podcast YouTube FB Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Support the Show. JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR NURSING HOME REFORM BY SUPPORTING THE COMPLETION OF OUR DOCUMENTARY "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PEOPLE" BY MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION THROUGH THE NATIONAL CONSUMER VOICE HERE or GO FUND ME Follow us on Twitter, FB, IG, & TiK Tok 💜 Listen on your favorite platform 💜 If you like what you hear leave us some love. 💜

Duration:01:18:17

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BETTINA MORROW - Everything You Wanted to Know About Adult Protective Services (But were afraid to ask!)

7/9/2023
If you have ever wondered just what the role of Adult Protective Services truly is, when should you contact them, what kinds of investigations they make, and how much power do they actually have when it comes to protecting your loved one or any vulnerable adult, then this is required listening! (Even if you have never wondered, I recommend this show!) My co-host, Don Priess, and I had an incredibly candid and enlightening conversation with Bettina Morrow, currently the Supervisor of Adult Protective Services in Jefferson County, Colorado. Bettina shares her invaluable, honest perspective of the program that promotes "the safety, independence, and quality-of-life for vulnerable adults who are, or are in danger of, being abused, neglected by self or others, or financially exploited, and who are unable to protect themselves." A program that can differ from state to state and even from county to county in terms of definitions, client eligibility requirements and standards of practice. With over 20 years of international experience, Bettina Morrow started her career in her home country of Australia before moving to the UK. There she practiced social work for 9 years, eventually leading to her move to the U.S. Bettina is a true unicorn, having spent the last 15 years working with at-risk and vulnerable adults with specific expertise in elder abuse, dementia, and guardianship. Bettina has obtained a Bachelor of Social Work and a Masters in Dementia, is a Nationally Certified Guardian, and has presented at state and national conferences. Support the Show. JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR NURSING HOME REFORM BY SUPPORTING THE COMPLETION OF OUR DOCUMENTARY "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PEOPLE" BY MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION THROUGH THE NATIONAL CONSUMER VOICE HERE or GO FUND ME Follow us on Twitter, FB, IG, & TiK Tok 💜 Listen on your favorite platform 💜 If you like what you hear leave us some love. 💜

Duration:01:17:58

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TERRI PEASE, Ph.D., CONSULTANT - FROM CARE PARTNER TO CAREGIVER

6/29/2023
In Episode 74, Don Priess and I had an incredible conversation withTerri Pease, Ph.D., an Author, Coach, and Consultant for Spousal Caregivers. As a highly experienced professional in the social services and healthcare industries, Terri has dedicated her working life to encouraging Parkinson's caregivers, to make self-care real, practical, and possible. But really, the same applies to almost all Spousal Caregivers - including those caring for spouses with Alzheimer's. Terri has has also dedicated her life to working with people who are facing highly stressful situations. Her experience has taught her how to provide supportive and trauma-informed care to those who need it most. When Terri married her husband who had Parkinson's Disease, she brought her wealth of knowledge and experience to bear on caring for him. She trained staff in organizations around the United States on how to offer supportive, empathic, and trauma-informed care. Her professional experience has informed her approach to caregiving, and to encouraging Parkinson's caregivers to make the idea of self-care real, practical, and possible. In addition to her work as an author and caregiver advocate, Terri's book, "Love, Dignity, and Parkinson's: from Care Partner to Caregiver" (Paperback – October 19, 2022 ), is a great resource for caregivers whose spouse or loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. and are feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to best care for them without losing themself. The book offers a new approach to caregiving that can help ease the stress and anxiety that come with this diagnosis. In this book, you'll learn how to strengthen your caregiving capacity, maintain peace of mind, and live a less stressful, upsetting, or lonely caregiving life. You'll also find practical tips on how to deal with common experiences like changes in mood, challenging behavior, and communication difficulties. Most importantly, Love, Dignity, and Parkinson's will serve as a constant reminder that you are not alone in this journey. With compassion and wisdom, Pease offers invaluable insights into the caregiver experience, drawn both from her extensive professional experience providing trauma-informed care and from her own years as a caregiver to her husband. This book is an essential resource for any caregiver navigating the challenges of Parkinson's Disease or any challenging disease. Enjoy! xoxSusie Terri continues to post information, support, and resources at SEABURY HOUSE. You can also connect with Terri on LINKEDIN. Please support our documentary: NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PEOPLE by pledging a tax deductible donation here on our partner site, The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care You can watch the sizzle HERE. Support the Show. JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR NURSING HOME REFORM BY SUPPORTING THE COMPLETION OF OUR DOCUMENTARY "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PEOPLE" BY MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION THROUGH THE NATIONAL CONSUMER VOICE HERE or GO FUND ME Follow us on Twitter, FB, IG, & TiK Tok 💜 Listen on your favorite platform 💜 If you like what you hear leave us some love. 💜

Duration:01:05:18

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Meet the Founders of AlzAuthors: The POWER of Caregiver Collaboration

6/14/2023
Meet the Founders of AlzAuthors! In episode 73, my co-host, Don Priess, and I had the unique pleasure of speaking with the three co-founders of AlzAuthors.com. In 2016, our guests, Marianne Sciucco, Jean Lee, and Vicki Tapia, founded the non-profit AlzAuthors.com, a global community of over 300 writers who are writing all about dementia from their personal experience. This ever-growing global community is united in an effort to light the way for others, with a vision of lifting the silence and stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s and other dementias through the sharing of personal stories. If you're writing your own story or are thinking about it, this is a must see/hear episode! Regardless, you will be enriched by this dynamic trio who are truly Caregiver Crusaders! You can find out more about AlzAuthors on their Website and their podcast, Untangling Alzheimer's and Dementia. #writers #writer #podcast #experience #love #art #medical #nurse #community Support the Show. JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR NURSING HOME REFORM BY SUPPORTING THE COMPLETION OF OUR DOCUMENTARY "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PEOPLE" BY MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION THROUGH THE NATIONAL CONSUMER VOICE HERE or GO FUND ME Follow us on Twitter, FB, IG, & TiK Tok 💜 Listen on your favorite platform 💜 If you like what you hear leave us some love. 💜

Duration:01:05:18

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ANTHONY COPELAND PARKER: Who Runs The World?! Tony & Cat. That's who.

5/19/2023
Anthony "Tony" Copeland-Parker is back for a record 3rd time on Love Conquers Alz... and Don and I are thrilled. Tony and his, partner Cat, have a unique and inspiring story that has been unfolding before our eyes and this new chapter is as heartening as ever. For those who may not be familiar with Tony andhis partner, Cat, here's a little background to get you up to speed. (I'm killing it with the running puns!) Tony and Cat were in there 50s going their merry way, when they were presented two life-changing pieces of news...at the same time. Tony was told he needed a heart valve replacement and Cat had early-onset Alzheimer’s. But both being endurance athletes, their reaction to this news was, let's say, unique. They retired, sold their home, & became nomads, running marathons & half-marathons - literally over the world. Their book, Running All over the World, Our Race Against Early Onset Alzheimer’s, is an engaging travelogue with a heart. Don't let the word "Alzheimer's" give you the wrong impression! It's filled with fun, humor, heart, and adventure. It's chock-full of interesting facts and detailed travel advice. And if you ever thought about running a marathon, but just can't seem to check that off your list, you'll experience the thrill of the finish…blister-free! The book is an account of their 5+ years of flying, running, walking, sailing, & sightseeing from Atlanta to Antarctica and back again. Now that Cat's Alzheimer's has progressed and she can no longer run marathons, she and Tony have embarked on a new chapter in their unique and awe-inspiring story. Enjoy this episode! Love, Susie SPECIAL GIVEAWAY! The first 5 people to leave a comment at RunningwithCat.com will receive an ebook version of Tony's book and one signed copy! Leave a comment and then let me know you did at loveconquersalz.susie@gmail.com. Good luck! Support the Show. JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR NURSING HOME REFORM BY SUPPORTING THE COMPLETION OF OUR DOCUMENTARY "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PEOPLE" BY MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION THROUGH THE NATIONAL CONSUMER VOICE HERE or GO FUND ME Follow us on Twitter, FB, IG, & TiK Tok 💜 Listen on your favorite platform 💜 If you like what you hear leave us some love. 💜

Duration:00:17:02