Your Guide To Avoiding Burnout & Surviving Grief
Managing the 6 Caregiving Stages and 17 Caregiving System, Denise Brown
Denise began helping individuals who care for a family member in 1990 and launched a business to support them in 1995. She created one of the first online caregiving communities in 1996 which she managed until its sale in 2020.
Denise now develops and delivers training programs for the workplace and for individuals who want to coach family caregivers. More than 400 individuals from eight different countries have enrolled in her training programs offered through her company, The Caregiving Years Training Academy.
Denise is the author of several books that provide insights, comfort and hope to those who care, including The Caregiving Years, Your Guide to Navigating the Six Caregiving Stages and After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again. Her free resource, A Workbook for Your Workplace Wellness, helps individuals who care, grieve and work.
Alzheimers Clinical Trial Hope: Ron and Debbie Hogrefe
After losing two loved ones to the disease, Cheryl Hogrefe received her own Alzheimer’s diagnosis within the very same year as her mother’s passing. Cheryl was diagnosed on December 4, 2016, which is when her husband (Ron) knew it was time to put all those years of watching Cheryl serve as a full-time, primary caregiver, to use. It was his turn to step up. For the next 6 years, Ron watched as Cheryl’s cognitive abilities slowly decreased from a normal score of 26 to score of 15 (moderate cognitive impairment) by spring of 2022.
Relentless to change Cheryl’s fate, the couple vetted several clinical trial options in hopes for new treatment only to be rejected time and time again due to falling just outside qualification criteria. But just hours after their final rejection came their first sign of hope – a clinical trial opportunity that could offer Cheryl a fighting chance.
On May 4, 2022, the papers were signed for Cheryl to participate in the TB006 Phase II clinical trial, beginning the infusions within a week’s time. By the time of her next cognitive assessment on August 5th, Cheryl and Ron would learn that her previously consistent decline had stopped dead in its tracks. By February 2, 2023, just 9 months after beginning infusions, her cognitive assessment score has begun to show signs of increasing. While it’s a clinical trial with long-term outcomes to yet be determined, it’s bringing much hope to Cheryl and Ron.
"Write Your Book Today in 30 Minutes” Publisher, Michael Butler
Pastor turned Celebrity King Maker, called the Simon Cowell of Book Publishing. Founder 1040Impact.org to End Human Trafficking he’s most proud of his 4 sons and 2 grandsons his authors spoken on 6 continents and several of their books have been optioned for movies.
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Caregiver experience... Raising 4 sons, my #3 son diagnosed with Leukemia when he was 15 is now 14 years cancer free after 3 rounds of chemo and bone marrow transplant.
11/10/23 National Family Caregiver Conference Interview : Sherrell Mims
SHERRELL MIMS, CEO AND FOUNDER OF GLOBAL CAREGIVERS NETWORK AND ORGANIZER OF THE INAGURAL NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVER CONFERNCE BACK IN 2021! THIS SUCCESSFUL CONFERENCE IS IN IT’S THIRD YEAR IN JUST 3 DAYS, ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10 AT 6 AM PACIFIC, 7AM MOUNTAIN, 8AM CENTRAL AND 9 AM EASTERN. THIS VIRTUAL EVENT IS ON ZOOM, SO NOONE HAS TO GET ON A PLANE, BUS, CAR OR TRAIN TO GET THERE. WATCH IT FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR LIVING ROOM. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inaugural-national-family-caregiver-conference-2023-nfcc2023-tickets-686089601467?fbclid=IwAR0lgJnPUEkEsEti0JYcLZOSZDH3dPjS0Eg36BbQ-3cnE3sCezVEjfixpfI
How tp Achieve Guilt-Free Self-Care for Caregivers, Maydia Skeete
Maydis Caldwell Skeete is a lifelong learner, a passionate administrator, and a champion of God-given health principals. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Medical Technology and Master’s in Public Administration /Health Administration. Maydis is a member of the American Heart Association, American College of Sports Medicine, and the Functional Aging Institute. She is the owner and president of ‘Get Up and Mooove, LLC: personal training that’s fun and effective’. Maydis is the author of a recent publication “Self-care for the Caregiver: a guilt-free way to love yourself while caring for others”. This book provides insight and practical information that will guide a reader to greater self-awareness and wellness concepts. Knowledge gathered from a 40-year career at University of Michigan Health System, an understanding of Biblical principles and the personal life experiences of those engaged in caregiving, made this publication a reality. She is also a co-author in the bestselling book “For the Love of Caregiving” with visionary author, Sherrill D. Mims. Maydis retired from Health Care Administration in 2019 and now serves as a wellness coach and personal trainer in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She will be one of the featured speakers at the Global Caregivers Conference on November 10.
How Caregivers & Patients Can Empower Themselves with any Doctor, Dr Ann Hester
Ann Maria Hester, M.D. is a board-certified internist with over 25 years of clinical experience caring for patients in multiple settings. She was struck by the tremendous amount of unnecessary pain and suffering, which motivated her to start writing patient empowerment literature while still in medical school. She has written several books, including her latest, published in 2022 called Patient Empowerment 101: More than a book, it’s an adventure! The ‘adventure’ is a sister website where readers can go to download fillable medical forms and watch empowering videos. Dr. Hester is a thought leader and former syndicated columnist. Her expertise has been showcased on CNN and KevinMD, as well as in TIME, Newsweek, Medium, and other publications. Most recently, she launched a one-of-a-kind on-demand health and wellness course platform, Patient World (https://www. patientworld.net) where people around the world can enroll to take fun and interactive courses taught by doctors, authors, and health experts.
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.