42 episodes

Are you wondering if you can survive taking care of your aging parents with dementia? Everywhere you look there are explanations about what happens in the mind of a person with different forms of dementia (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy Body, vascular, and many others) and how to meet their needs in this season of their lives. Master Coach Iryna Ishchenko talks openly, honestly, and occasionally provocatively about you, the caregiver, whose needs are not met because you give all of yourself to meet the needs of others, and what happens in your mind. This podcast is about you and what it takes to take care of yourself to be able to take care of your family members with dementia and how to thrive in your caregiving journey, even if you think you can’t survive it.

The Uncensored Caregiver Podcast Iryna Ishchenko

    • Society & Culture
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Are you wondering if you can survive taking care of your aging parents with dementia? Everywhere you look there are explanations about what happens in the mind of a person with different forms of dementia (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy Body, vascular, and many others) and how to meet their needs in this season of their lives. Master Coach Iryna Ishchenko talks openly, honestly, and occasionally provocatively about you, the caregiver, whose needs are not met because you give all of yourself to meet the needs of others, and what happens in your mind. This podcast is about you and what it takes to take care of yourself to be able to take care of your family members with dementia and how to thrive in your caregiving journey, even if you think you can’t survive it.

    #40: How I processed my shame

    #40: How I processed my shame

    In this episode, I walk you through my processing of shame in a recent situation in my life. If you have ever been confused about processing emotions you hear about all the time, this episode is for you! If you feel your life got put on hold, I have a list of 10 essential things for caregivers to remember to get your life back. Download and print them to keep in front of you as a daily reminder. If you like what you are hearing on this podcast and you are interested in learning more...

    • 12 min
    #39: How to plan your next year when you can't plan anything

    #39: How to plan your next year when you can't plan anything

    You can plan your life even if every day of it is unpredictable, at least at this season of it. In this episode, I will guide you through my planning process to set the intention for what this new year is going to be and how to use this intention as a guide in your decision making. I also share my word for the year 2024. If you missed the previous episode, you can find it here. Use this link to schedule a free consultation call to see what we can create in your life in 2024. If you feel ...

    • 13 min
    #38: Farewell to 2023

    #38: Farewell to 2023

    Before setting your New Year resolutions, plans, and goals I invite you to close the year we are leaving behind. In this episode, I share my process of closing the year and the questions I ask myself to review it. I also share my answers to some of those questions so you'll see my life behind this podcast. The Boys in the Boat movie trailer.Fragments of Time by Daft Punk (from Random Access Memories album)If you feel your life got put on hold, I have a list of 10 essential things for caregive...

    • 16 min
    #37: How to calm down when you are stressed.

    #37: How to calm down when you are stressed.

    In this episode, I share five of my favorite easy tools to calm down when stressed and overwhelmed. You can do them all or choose one at a time to try. And send me a message telling what works best for you! If you feel your life got put on hold, I have a list of 10 essential things for caregivers to remember to get your life back. Download and print them to keep in front of you as a daily reminder. If you like what you are hearing on this podcast and you are interested in learn...

    • 9 min
    #36: What if you don't want to bring your parents with dementia over for the holidays?

    #36: What if you don't want to bring your parents with dementia over for the holidays?

    No matter how much we love our parents or other elderly family members with dementia sometimes we don't want to bring them over for the holiday celebrations. In this episode, we'll discuss why it's a challenging decision, how to approach this decision, and how to tell your family member with dementia about it. If you feel your life got put on hold, I have a list of 10 essential things for caregivers to remember to get your life back. Download and print them to keep in front of you a...

    • 9 min
    #35: To bring or not to bring?

    #35: To bring or not to bring?

    To bring or not to bring family members with dementia to a holiday event is a tough decision. Whether this family member doesn't live in the same household with you and you want to bring them in , or they live with you and you want to bring them to the family event hosted somewhere else - there are some questions to be answered to decide what would be best for our elder family member with dementia. If you feel your life got put on hold, I have a list of 10 essential things for careg...

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

DrFear98 ,

Thank you for this important work

Thank you for covering this topic.

KellyRH ,

Glad to have found this podcast

I'm a new caregiver and dealing with all the things. I'm so happy to have found this resource and am excited to learn more. Also, I could listen to Iryna read the phone book. I love her voice!!!

ElleYale ,

Powerful

Oh my gosh. How powerful.
And what a beautiful voice! Like I am wrapped in a big hug.
This caregiver shares all the things we are thinking but are afraid to say out loud.
It’s just what I needed to hear.

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