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Transition Aging Parents

Summary: "Transition Aging Parents" is a free radio show created and hosted by Dale Carter, founder of This show will focus on issues of caregiving, family communication, financial and estate issues, respite options, and first-person stories by older adults.

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 How the Eden Alternative Can Help Your Aging Parent and You | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Join me and guest Holly Whiteside, author of the "The Caregiver's Compass."  Holly will help us learn about the benefits of the Eden Alternative.  "The Eden Alternative is seeking to remake the experience of aging around the world."  Eden's vision: To eliminate loneliness, helplessness, and boredom. Eden's mission: Improving the lives of the Elder and their Care Partners by transforming the communities where they live and work. Learn about the Eden Alternative's specific strategies so you too can help improve the lives of our elderly and their caregivers. You can reach Holly at: - The Caregiver's Compass Exploring Hell and Other Warm Places   Articles - Video:    

 How Siblings Can Survive Their Parents Aging | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Journalist and author Francine Russo joins me to discuss her book, "They're Your Parents Too:  How Siblings Can Survive Their Parents’ Aging Without Driving Each Other Crazy.” Tune in to learn about the multitude of factors that impact sibling rivalry and cause it to rear its ugly head when our aging parents need us the most.  Francine will share insight and strategies gleaned from the experts, and 4 years of interviews with diverse families all around the country. As Francine advises in her book, it is critical that we address the issue of sibling rivalry for the sake of our aging parents and our entire family.  This is a show you will not want to miss. Call-in questions are welcome.

 Gerontechnology: How It Can Help You & Your Aging Parent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Join me and guest Emily Abel, an Assistive Technology professional focused on serving the aging population.  Learn what technology is available and how it can assist an older adult in reaching their goals.  Also, find out how to determine what technologies would be most helpful and appropriate for your aging parent.  Tune in to learn more about the dynamic and changing landscape of technologies for seniors.

 How to Help Your Aging Parent with Swallowing Problems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Drs. Joel Herskowitz and Roya Sayadi, authors of "Swallow Safely: How Swallowing Problems Threaten the Elderly and Others", join me to share their caregiver's guide to recognition, treatment and prevention of swallowing problems.  Anyone suffering a stroke, Parkinson's Disease, MS, Alzheimer's, ALS, Cancer, COPD, heart disease and head injury are at risk for swallowing problems.  This information can truly be life-saving.

 How to Help Your Aging Parent Drive Safely | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Matt Gurwell, founder of Keeping Us Safe, joins me to discuss a workbook for the families of older adults, "Beyond Driving with Dignity", designed to be used when a family questions the senior driver’s ability to remain a safe driver. Learn about the common mistakes as you move toward a possible driving retirement for your parent. Learn how to make driving-related decisions that are not only in the best interest of your parent but also in the best interest of highway safety in general.

 Innovative Approach to Home Care - Seniors Helping Seniors | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Join me as Lynn Marie Houghton and I explore the topic of home care in your parents' home. Lynn is owner of a Seniors Helping Seniors In-home care agency serving the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. We'll discuss why you'd want to consider the option of home care. Why you would select an agency over hiring an individual yourself. We'll cover the costs, services offered; and walk through the entire process from initial application process to delivery of service and communication with families. And, why would you choose Seniors Helping Seniors over another home care agency. For more information about Senior Helping Seniors,

 Veterans' Benefits for Your Aging Parents | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:00

My guest, elder attorney Victoria Collier,joins us to share key information from her book, "47 Secret Veterans' Benefits for Seniors." VA benefits is one of the under-utilized benefit for our aging parents, and it can amount up to $1,900/month!

 PACE - All Inclusive Care Programs - How Can They Help Your Aging Parent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:00

Join me as Amy Angelo (geriatric social worker, marketing manager for a PACE/LIFE program, and a caregiver to aging parents) is my guest. She will be telling us what the PACE program is, who qualifies, and the benefits to our aging parent. Ever wish for coordinated health care for your parent? You'll definitely want to listen in, and call in with your questions. ***************************** Website for PACE (LIFE program in state of PA):

 Good Night and God Bless: Celebrating Love, Laughter & the Lessons of Loss | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:00

Author Linda Burhans joins me. We'll be discussing Linda's recently published book "Goodnight and God Bless", a collection of wonderful memories of her loving mother. The book is a humorous and heartfelt story to inspire and assist anyone with the challenge of being the caregiver to a loved one. ****************** More about Linda, her work and her book at:

 The Long Hello ~ The Other Side of Alzheimer's | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:00

Author Cathie Borrie joins me to discuss her unique book, 'The Long Hello ~ The Other Side of Alzheimer’s.' "Cathie, an author and international speaker, galvinizes a positive, enlightened change in society’s perception of the experience of dementia and brings to the fore the wondrous spiritual, emotional and intellectual revelations made possible by a transforming mind." Join us for this inspirational segment. Your call-in questions are welcomed. *********************************** Cathie's website:

 The Silverado Story - A Memory-Care Culture Where Love is Greater than Fear | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:00

Join Loren Shook, Stephen Winner and me as we discuss the wonderful culture and care at Silverado Assisted Living communities. Loren Shook and Stephen Winner are the co-founders of Silverado and co-authors of the soon-to-be published book, "The Silverado Story - A Memory-Care Culture Where Love is Greater than Fear." *********************** Silverado's website:

 Caregiver Compassion Fatigue: What it is and How you can prevent it | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:00

Dr. Jamie Huysman (psychologist, social worker and leading authority on caregiver burnout, compassion fatigue and senior and caregiver addictions)will be joining me to discuss caregiver compassion fatigue. Learn about causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment of and compassion fatigue. ************************ Dr. Jamie's website:

 Granting Dreams for Elders: Changing the Perception of Aging | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:00

P.K.Beville, founder of Second Wind Dreams, joins us to share her organization's wonderful work of fulfilling dreams for older adults. "Through the fulfillment of dreams and innovative educational programs, Second Wind Dreams®, an international non profit organization, enhances the quality of life for those living in elder care communities and changes the perception of aging." P.K. will also be describing her innovative Virtual Dementia Tour kit, a helpful educational tool for family caregivers. **************

 Parent residing in Assisted Living? What's My Role as a Caregiver? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:00

Kim Linder, host of The Caregiver Hour, will share how we can best advocate and care for our parent in an assisted living environment. She will help address the challenge of when you move your parent into Assisted Living. Do you find yourself confused about how to transition from being a full-time caregiver? Your parent needs you now more than ever. Kim will provide us with suggestions and insight. **************

 Living With Purpose in a Worn-Out Body | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:00

Missy Buchanan, author, speaker and inspirational force for our older adults, joins me to share how her work in Aging & Faith and her book offers spiritual encouragement to the elderly and their families.


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