Your Guide To Avoiding Burnout & Surviving Grief
A Mother’s Struggle to Care for her Family with a Rare Disease, Ann Woodbury
Author and educator Ann S Woodbury has a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Child Relationships and is an advisor to medical professionals who are still learning about Myotonic Dystrophy. As a mother of 4 children (now adults) diagnosed with Myotonic Dystrophy (DM) I was often dealing with excessive self-doubt and overwhelm. As I’ve learned to understand DM it has increased my awareness of others in society that also have cognitive disorders.
The "Sudden" Caregiver, Author Karen Waener Schueler
Karen Warner Schueler is the author of The Sudden Caregiver: A Roadmap for Resilient Caregiving, which she wrote after caring for her late husband, Joel Kurtzman. Karen became a sudden caregiver when Joel was diagnosed out of the blue with Stage IV cancer. In her book, she draws upon her own experience, the experience of other caregivers, and her Master’s degree in Positive Psychology to offer the informal, unpaid, caregiver, guidance, resilience, and a roadmap – a rational approach to planning what is, essentially, unplannable. Karen’s caregiver web site, TheSuddenCaregiver.com, is an online platform to help connect caregivers with resources, information, and with each other. Karen also runs a caregiver support group for the digital community, Secure Seniors, an-invitation-only platform designed exclusively for seniors to improve their health and well-being through meaningful social connection.
Brooks Kenny Alzheimer's - Explaining "Brainguide"
New First-of-its-kind Platform to Address Consumer Needs for Information about Brain Health, Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, March 31, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s will officially launch BrainGuide, a first-of-its-kind platform to address consumer needs for information about brain health, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s Disease, with a press briefing call at 11:00 am EDT. This official launch follows the exclusive platform preview broadcast on ABC News’ Good Morning America on Friday, March 26. With BrainGuide, millions of Americans who worry about memory or brain health will now have a powerful platform to help them find their way to helpful resources and a path forward. This new resource includes a confidential memory questionnaire — taken over the phone or online in English or Spanish – followed by tailored education and resources based on the answers provided. The memory questionnaire can be self-administered or taken by a caregiver.
Margaret Combs, The 5 Key Factors to Help PTSD Victims to Learn
After over twenty years in business including owning her own marketing communications company for 14 years with clients in the U.S., Europe and South America, Margaret Combs moved on to work for a large corporation in the cable industry. She was then asked to run a development organization (CTAM) for the cable tv and telecommunications industries. After a number of years in Washington with CTAM, she served as President of a cable television network and later, after a move to Florida for her husband’s health, she ran an intellectual property and manufacturing company. In 2017 she retired to focus on learning everything she could about PTSD after the suicide death of a dear friend, a military physician. After his funeral she began to write, using all she had learned in her studies of that incurable illness, PTSD that afflicted so many of our post 9/11 war military. Her latest book, The Journey from Hope to Healing weaves the five key factors for learning to live comfortably and cope with PTSD. A mother and grandmother, Mrs. Combs lives and works in Florida and serves on the Board of Directors of Gratitude America, one of the nation’s most successful treatment programs for veterans with PTSD.
When the Unexpected with Sorrow & Separation - Dr George Viney
Dr. George Viney is a psychotherapist, poet, magician, storyteller, speaker, and author of the forthcoming books: The Fathering Thread & The Protecting Veil, and The Wedding of Eros and Psyche. He has been providing psychotherapy for over 25 years and has served under-privileged youth/families for 20 years as a therapist and clinical supervisor in public mental health. He has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and B.S. Degree from Northwestern University in Theater. His creative calling is to care for the psyche and attend to its logos, or speech, through a poetic and mythological consciousness, dreams, and meaningful synchronicities that appear in our lives. Dr. George Viney has been a noted speaker on psychological imagination and theory. As a magician/storyteller, he provides programs and workshops on the meaning of fairy tales and myths. He has been on daytimes soaps and is a member of the Academy of Magical Arts in Hollywood.
Grow Food, Save Money & Improve Your Health - Marjory Wildcraft
Marjory Wildcraft, Founder of The Grow Network - Author of “The Grow System: An Essential Guide for Modern Self-sufficiency From Growing Food to Making Medicine” published by Penguin Random House, featured by National Geographic as an expert is off-grid living, hosted Mother Earth News Online Homesteading Summit, selected by Authority Magazine as a Women Leader in Wellness, focus of award winning Reuters Sustainability Media contest, nationwide PBS campaign teaching people to grow half of their own food in their backyards, and on the cover of Masters of Health Magazine for Earth Day
An Endless Source of Valuable Information
So happy I found this podcast. Dave tackles so many topics related to caregiving and doesn’t hold back asking and answering the tough and sticky questions that some people are afraid to address. He is lively, humorous and reinforces the importance of a caregiver’s self-care. There seems to be an endless number of topics that are relevant. As a speech-language pathologist working with stroke survivors and those with TBI, I’ve recommended this podcast to all the families I work with. Easy to listen to and always valuable!!
Highly Recommend for Caregivers
Caregiver Dave always has podcasts which EVERY caregiver will find informative! His topics are right on, like back pain (something which every caregiver can relate to) and caregiver burnout. Dave's guests are knowledgable and speak to Dave's audience, like Pantea Vahidi, RN, who talked about caregiver burnout, a topic which every caregiver needs as much information as possible. If you are a caregiver I would highly recommend you connect with Caregiver Dave's podcasts. Dave knows how to tackle the topics caregivers ask about! You can't go wrong with Caregiver Dave!
Dave the Caregiver
I love the subject and all the help and support this podcast offers caregivers. I hope to continue listening and learning from the wisdom of Dave.