Transition Aging Parents
Summary: "Transition Aging Parents" is a free radio show created and hosted by Dale Carter, founder of TransitionAgingParents.com. This show will focus on issues of caregiving, family communication, financial and estate issues, respite options, and first-person stories by older adults.
Join me as my guest, Gail B. Brenner, Au.D., (Director of Audiology, Hearing Technology Associates, LLC), helps us understand the risk and impact of hearing loss on the quality of life in our aging parents. We’ll explore how modern-day hearing aids work, how we can address our parents’ refusal to wear them and learn about financial aid to offset the costs. Call-in questions are welcome!
Join me as my guest, Dr. Phyllis Quinlan, shares 5 life-changing tips for caregivers. Through her unique blend of traditional coaching with Eastern philosophy and energetic healing, she will share 5 key stress-busting tips to help you (the adult child, family or professional caregiver) find and maintain balance and health in your life. These are simple yet profound techniques that anyone can incorporate into their personal philosophy and daily life! Call-in questions are welcome during our show. Dr. Quinlan's blog, "Caring for the Caregiver": http://careforthecaregiver.wordpress.com/
Join me as elder-caring attorney Doug Germann shares how you can help your aging loved ones with crisis medical decisions. A crisis can happen at the least expected time. Why not prepare now? We invite you to listen in as Doug shares the one key to making the right decision. Then he'll share how to have effective conversation with your loved one, family and physicians. And, what if your loved one has Alzheimer's? Doug will cover that as well. As always, your call-in questions are welcome (or you can enter them via the online chat room.) Won't you join us? Resources: Doug's blog: http://www.southbendeldercaringlaw.com/ "16 things" , including link to the Proxy Quiz, http://www.southbendeldercaringlaw.com/things-to-consider-with-my-family/ ABA's (American Bar Association) aging toolkit of 10 tools for families. Great resource! http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging/resources/consumer_s_toolkit_for_health_care_advance_planning.html
My elderly mother joins me to share her amazing journey into the age of technology. Last month, she received her first computer, a Telikin, and is now giving demos to her friends. Listen in to hear why she wanted a computer, and why it took our family 3 years to find the right one for her. Also, we'll share the steps we took beforehand to ensure that she'd have a smooth transition into learning how to use her new computer. My mother shares that she goes to her Telikin at the start of each day. It has become a part of her life. Tune in to hear the way it has changed her world and life! My recent blogpost shares mom's experience from my perspective. But, I hope you can tune in to hear it in her own words!!! http://www.transitionagingparents.com/2011/09/19/technology-to-help-your-aging-parent-connect-with-friends-family-the-world/
Join me as Matt Gurwell shares how families can confront the complicated issue of age-related diminishing driving skills. Matt (founder of Keeping us Safe and creator of the "Beyond Driving with Dignity" professional certification program) will share tips on how to have "the talk", and how to know when aging parent should retire to the passenger seat. We'll discuss the importance of respecting your parent's dignity and their need for independence, and also how to find transportation alternatives in your parent's community. Matt Gurwell's website: http://keepingussafe.org/
Join me as Viki Kind gives us insight and tips into how to communicate more effectively with our aging parent's physician. Viki is a bioethicist, author and national speaker with years of experience in working with physicians, as a professional and as a family caregiver. Viki will help us understand how to have our parent's doctor's appointment be more patient-centered. Viki's website can be found at: http://kindethics.com/ Here are two cool blogs that Viki wants to share: http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2011/12/23/mind-the-gap/ http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/)
Join me as when my guest will be Carrie Gallahan, Senior Living Administrator and Certified Validation Therapy worker. Carrie will be sharing her special perspective on the Eden Model. If you're considering an assisted or skilled living community for your aging parent, you'll want to learn about Eden. http://www.edenalt.org/
(1pm Eastern.) Join me as author (and inspirational speaker) Carolyn A Brent discusses her new book, "Why Wait? The Baby Boomers' Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially & Legally for a Parent's Death." Carolyn will share her personal and professional insights with us as she talks about why it is crucial for families to discuss end-of-life issues. Don't miss the chance to hear Carolyn preview her landmark book, just released on November 15, 2011. Learn more about Carolyn and purchase her book at http://www.caregiverstory.com/ Listen to Carolyn's 3 evening telesummit with a wonderful array of experts http://instantteleseminar.com/?eventID=22526688
Join me and my guest, Malana Maher (with Elkhart General Home Infusion Therapy) share what home infusion therapy is, and the benefits for our aging parents. Listen in to find out what types of patient receive home infusion therapy, and how you know if this is right for your aging loved one. Home infusion therapy can help those with a wide variety of diagnoses, such as infections, MS, cancer, gastro-intestinal diseases and congestive heart failure. http://www.nhia.org/
Join me and Amy Cuykendall, Patient Advocate and founder of Core Care, as we discuss the vital service of patient advocacy and how it can help you and your aging loved one. "Are you lost in the medical maze? Are you frustrated with the medical care your parent or loved one is receiving? Do you need help navigating the healthcare system but don't know where to start?" If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above or simply want to learn about another great resource for you as journey with your aging parent, be sure to join us. Call-in questions are welcome! .................................................. Amy is founder of Core Care Patient Advocates whose website can be found at: www.bestpatientadvocates.com
Join me as journalist Laura Hahn shares her personal journey and friendship with 2 elderly gentlemen.
Join me and guests Nancy Allegrezza and Cheryl Lewis, as we talk about a new type of technology that can truly connect your older loved one with their family, friends and the world ... even if they are homebound. Telekin has created a computer that is easy to set up and is user-friendly for seniors. Listen in to hear about Telekin's features and benefits for your loved one and your family. Learn what makes this different than other "senior" computers on the market! I was excited to see Telekin featured on the Rachael Ray show the other day. Get to hear about it for yourself, and call in with your questions for Nancy and Cheryl. Telekin's website is http://www.telikin.com/
Maggie Young from Wales, UK, will be joining me to continue our discussion (from our Aug. 16th show) about a serious concern that so many of our elderly face, social isolation. Maggie is the owner of Call Concern which offers a Call A Day Program,aimed at reducing the problem of isolation & loneliness amongst seniors and others. Call Concern gives its Mission Statement as:- "To ensure that Seniors and others do not pass more than one day of a week without enjoying at least one conversation to brighten their day and a contact with the outside world." One of its aims is to establish the first day of each month as a National Call Day. Don't miss out on your chance to hear our international guest. Your call-in questions are welcome, either by phone or online chat. Maggie's website for Call Concern can be found at: http://www.callconcern.com/
Guest, Brenda Torres, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, discusses a powerful new therapy for Alzheimer's patients. The TTAP Method uses a themed centered approach with the therapeutic use of music, guided imagery, painting, movement, poetry, sculpture, writing and poetry, ... to reach out to those with Alzheimer's. There is a proven increase in cognition, social stimulation and overall quality of life in individuals who take part in the TTAP programs. For more information on the TTAP Method, www.ttapmethod.com or you can contact Dr. Linda Levine at Linda@levinemoriphd.com they can also visit www.CNR.org or www.Bethabe.org To contact Brenda Torres, www.technohealer.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org The Book (Flow) - "Flow: The Psychology of Optimak Experience" Chair Yoga Information http://www.getfitwhereyousit.com/index.html 2011 CNR Center for Nursing&Rehabilitation are Winners of the Best Long Term Care Team in the Nation.
Our guest, Maggie Young from Wales, UK, will be joining me to discuss a serious concern that so many of our elderly face, social isolation. Maggie is the owner of Call Concern which offers a Call A Day Program,aimed at reducing the problem of isolation & loneliness amongst seniors and others. Call Concern gives its Mission Statement as:- "To ensure that Seniors and others do not pass more than one day of a week without enjoying at least one conversation to brighten their day and a contact with the outside world." One of its aims is to establish the first day of each month as a National Call Day. Don't miss out on your chance to hear our international guest. Your call-in questions are welcome, either by phone or online chat. Maggie's website for Call Concern can be found at: http://www.callconcern.com/