Transition Aging Parents show

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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 Sources of Financial Help for Your Aging Parent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:00

Patricia Grace, founder of and veteran eldercare advocate, joins me to discuss sources of financial help for your parent. Don't let your parent struggle needlessly when there is untapped financial help. Tune in. Call-in questions are welcomed. **************

 Happiness is Growing Old At Home: Ways to Help Your Aging Parent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Author Maria Tadd joins us to talk about her new book, "Happiness is Growing Old At Home." She'll share innovative ways to help our older adults remain independent in their own homes. Maria will walk us through the journey she and her mother shared. Learn to avoid the pitfalls as you choose and use home care agencies, hospitals, rehab centers and hospice.

 Generational Conflict with Your Aging Parent - Why and What Now? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Barbara Friesner (founder of AgeWiseLiving, generational coach, writer, speaker, and expert on issues affecting the elderly and their families) will be my guest. Tune in to learn what generational conflicts are and why they happen. Barbara will draw upon her own personal experience and coaching practice, to share tips, strategies, and resources for families. *********** Barbara started AgeWiseLiving as a result of 25 years as caregiver for her grandmother, and then 17 years, for her mother with dementia. She is an also an adjunct professor at Cornell University, and keynote speaker and seminar leader for numerous organizations. Her website is:

 Aging Parent with Alzheimer's - a Powerful Technique for Communicating | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Carrie Gallahan (Executive Director of Blair Ridge Assisted Living, Peru, Indiana) will join me to share about a powerful technique in reaching those with Alzheimer's. The Validation Technique (using mirroring, music, touch, etc), used in many assisted living communities across the country, can also be used by family members. The Validation Technique provides a way to connect with our loved ones, and restore their dignity and well-being. ****************** Dale Carter invites you to visit her website for her blog, e-course, archived podcasts, recommended books and ezine.

 Aging Parent - How to Keep the Family Connected | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Susan Baida and John Mills, cofounders of eCare Diary, join me to discuss how to keep the family connected while caring for an aging parent. They will share how their personal experience motivated them to create a site with information, tools and resources that help families coordinate care and share information about their loved one. Listen in to learn about ways to help your aging parent and your whole family. Call-in questions are welcome. ************************ eCare Diary website: ************************ Dale Carter invites you to visit her website for her blog, e-course, archived podcasts, recommended books and ezine.

 Taking the Right Medications at the Right Time - How to Help Your Aging Parent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Susan Torrico (pharmacist, founder of OnTimeRX and designer/developer of medication compliance tools & services) joins me to talk about this very important issue. Our show will be all about "medication compliance". Susan will arm us with information and strategies so we help our aging parents take their medications properly. Medication compliance can make all the difference in our aging parents' health, longevity and quality of life.

 Taking The " Hospital " Out Of Hospital Beds | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:00

Join me and Gary Owens, inventor and co-founder of TenderCare Beds, a revolutionary product, that literally takes the “ Hospital “ out of hospital beds. Being his wife Gina’s primary caregiver for many years, not only gave him the inspiration for this, but also a unique perspective on the challenges of living daily with someone with severe disabilities. His goal is to improve the quality of life for those whose world has shrunk to a single room."Promoting Better Health and a Sense of Well-Being, Through Style and Design", Gary Owens. For information and online store, visit TenderCare Beds' website at:

 Elder Mediation - How It Can Help Your Family | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Shon Ingram, founder and owner of Eldercare Life Solutions, joins me to discuss how elder mediation can help your aging parent and your family. Listen in to learn why you would seek out elder mediation. What are the steps involved in the mediation process? What are the challenges and responsibilities inherent in the process? How do you find a qualified mediator? And... much more. Call in with your questions! ************************** Visit Shon at his sites, Website: Twitter: @EldrcareConsult Blog: ************************** The two sites Shon referenced during our call were:

 The Daughter Trap - An Author Speaks Out about Eldercare | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Join me and Laurel Kennedy, author and authority on multi-generational issues. Laurel experienced the "daughter trap" firsthand. Through extensive research and her new book, she is going to tell us what we can do about the "daughter trap." Listen in and you will walk away with actionable solutions you can apply to your own life. Don't miss Laurel's insight on innovative eldercare programs in the workplace. *****************************

 The Caregiver's Path to Compassionate Decision Making - an Author Speaks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Author Viki Kind joins me to discuss how her new book will help family members/caregivers dealing with those who have Alzheimer’s, dementia, strokes, brain injuries, mental illness, developmental delays or other mental limitations. How will it help? Whether it’s taking away the car keys, moving to a long-term care facility or making the end-of-life decisions, "The Caregiver’s Path" provides an adaptable system for making choices while respecting the individual’s values and beliefs. The tools and strategies learned will help remove the continuous angst of, “Am I doing the right thing?” Listen to learn about Viki's new adaptable system, tools and strategies. And, call in with your questions!

 Memory Chip & Memory Journal - Tools for the Alzheimer's Caregiver | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Join me and Lori La Bey, Speaker, Trainer, Consultant, Author, and now an 'Advocate on Steroids' for Alzheimer’s disease. Lori will share her own personal story, the insights she gained and two wonderful tools that help adult children examine their inner journey and strengthen/enrich the relationship with their parent with Alzheimer's. Lori is also writing a book on Alzheimer’s disease, “Alzheimer’s Speaks -Guiding Caregivers to be Their Very Best! Giving Voice and Enriching Lives – As the Cookie Crumbles.” Lori's Resource website & Blog: Lori's Business site:

 Bear Spirit Lodge - B&B and Retreat Center for Caregivers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Join me and my guest, Ann Harwood, co-owner & innkeeper of Bear Spirit Lodge B&B. Listen in to hear how Ann's offerings can help caregivers and family members through personal retreats, personal growth workshops, and massage therapy treatments so people can "recharge, rejuvenate, and Feed Your Spirit." She chose the Mission Mountains of Montana over 11 years ago to fulfill her dream of creating a small, peaceful place for nature retreats in the forest. She initiated the market testing phase for Bear Spirit Lodge B&B in 2006 and is now “going live”.

 VA Pension Benefits for Veterans and their Spouses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Rita Files joins me to share her comprehensive knowledge and experience in the area of VA pension benefits for vets and their spouses. ******** Rita Files, LPN, CALA, VSR, a nationally recognized subject matter expert on the elderly, has over 30 years in the healthcare industry, with 20 years focused on eldercare. Co-founder and COO of Aging with Grace, a national eldercare assistance program, she has extensive experience with caregiver issues and program development for many leading providers in the senior living industry. Accredited through the VA in Veteran Benefits, she is a powerful advocate and resource committed to educating Veterans and their families about the Non-Service Connected Pension benefit and providing them with accurate information. *****

 Help for the Caregiver - Caregiver Relief Fund | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Join me, Ryan Whitmore and Michael Lindenmayer, founders of the Caregiver Relief Fund. The Caregiver Relief Fund is a social venture committed to caring for caregivers. The Caregiver Relief Fund provides resources, assistance and a voice to over 50 million Americans who are currently caregivers to the chronically ill, aged and disabled. Listen in to learn how this new social venture reaches out and helps caregivers in need. ******************************************** Michael TS Lindenmayer,Founding Partner + Chairman Michael is the founder of the Caregiver Relief Fund. Michael has a long history of building social ventures. He was an early adopter of the award winning leading micro-credit institution, the Grameen Bank and of the leading literacy organization, Room to Read. Michael commenced his career in investment banking. He worked at Morgan Stanley in their New York and London offices. He did post-graduate research for James P Womack during his tenure at MIT. He is a frequent speaker on caregiving issues, frequent radio guest and committed champion of caregivers. He graduated cum laude from Kalamazoo College. Michael is a partner in a consulting firm and speaks 5 languages. Ryan Whitmore, Co-Founder + Chief Operating Officer ******************************************** Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief of the Elder Brief (, a publication dedicated to educate and inform elders and caregivers of the products and services available to assist them in their journeys. Prior to his role at Elder Brief, Ryan was a financial analyst based in Chicago. Ryan has served as the co-head of the Chicago Chapter of Room to Read and is an advocate and volunteer for Ladder Up, a Chicago-based non for profit which assists low income families gain access to education funding. Ryan and his wife live in Chicago. He speaks English and Portuguese.

 Enrich Your Caregiving Journey, an Author/Expert Speaks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Join me and my guest, author Margery Pabst as she shares compelling stories of caregivers and tips on how we can navigate caregiving without losing ourselves and our joy in life. Margery Pabst is a nationally acclaimed author, speaker, and facilitator. Her fourth book, Enrich Your Caregiving Journey, explores how successful caregivers take care of themselves while caring for others. Margery uses storytelling to engage the reader and explain tips for caregivers. "Caregiving was the hardest and most rewarding role of my life", she says. "When I was a caregiver, I wanted something easy, comforting, and helpful all at once. I wrote this book to fill that need." Communicate with Margery and learn more about her book at


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