64 episodes

A podcast that aims to open minds by examining aging, caregiving, and the intersection of healthcare as an opportunity to reshape how we partner in care. Thought leaders Cooper Linton and Nicole Clagett are reimagining aging and eldercare one idea at a time.

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    • 4.4 • 10 Ratings

A podcast that aims to open minds by examining aging, caregiving, and the intersection of healthcare as an opportunity to reshape how we partner in care. Thought leaders Cooper Linton and Nicole Clagett are reimagining aging and eldercare one idea at a time.

    What if we rethink emergency medical services? Part 2

    What if we rethink emergency medical services? Part 2

    Cooper and Nicole conclude their conversation with David Wright, as they continue to discuss how emergency medical services be improved. David is with Washington University in St. Louis, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and an EMS Physician Assistant. 

    • 16 min
    What if we never changed our lives after an Alzheimer's diagnosis? Part 2

    What if we never changed our lives after an Alzheimer's diagnosis? Part 2

    Nicole and Cooper conclude their conversation with Maureen Gilchrist. Maureen shares her biggest lessons as a caregiver for her mother and her mother's Alzheimer's diagnosis.

    • 14 min
    What if we never changed our lives after an Alzheimer's diagnosis? Part 1

    What if we never changed our lives after an Alzheimer's diagnosis? Part 1

    Nicole and Cooper welcome Maureen Gilchrist, as she tells the story of her mother's Alzheimer's diagnosis and her unique journey as a family caregiver. 

    • 25 min
    What if we concentrated on our last 8,000 days?

    What if we concentrated on our last 8,000 days?

    Nicole and Cooper welcome author Lee Gutkind, as he discusses his book 'My Last Eight Thousand Days' and how introspection and health care come together.

    • 16 min
    What if aging Americans in rural areas had better access to care?

    What if aging Americans in rural areas had better access to care?

    Access to care is a complex issue for aging Americans in rural areas. Cooper and Nicole welcome Dr. Robyn Stone, Senior Vice President of  Research at LeadingAge and co-director of the LeadingAge LTSS Center at UMass Boston. Together they discuss why this has been such a challenging problem to solve. You can learn more about Dr. Stone's work here: https://www.ltsscenter.org/promoting-quality-of-life-among-rural-older-adults/

    • 19 min
    What if we questioned the role of race in care access and outcomes?

    What if we questioned the role of race in care access and outcomes?

    Ambrish Pandey, M.D., an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, once again joins Cooper and Nicole. This time they discuss the role of race in care access and a study that challenges common misconceptions.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

jray1414 ,

Thoughtful insights

Great job of investigating many issues and perspectives in aging services.

TomK51 ,

Innovative take on caregiving

Great combination of storytelling and insightful perspectives of issues related to caregiving.

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