Gary is a true advocate and expert within the Dementia/Alzheimer's field. His Personal/Family Caregiver experience(s) began while caring for his father for almost 10 years at home and then after a brief reprieve he then cared for his mother. Along the way he began to develop his Common Sense Caregiving approach and writing articles for local papers which ultimately led to him being a truly international though leader in the area of Dementia Awareness and many other awe inspiring and industry leading efforts.Read More
Matt Balaker, born premature and grew up with Cerebral Palsy offering him a unique perspective of Caregivers. Now a successful Comedian, a husband, father and caring man he has co-authored a book: "Greg Giraldo: A Comedian's Story" that serves as an excellent parallel and backdrop for many "Caregiver Stories" I've heard over the years of constantly feeling that you are failing in your duties of pleasing others; leading to depression, self-medication, and isolation partially due to a phenomenon known as the "impostor syndrome"Read More
Dr. Daniel Potts is a Neurologist in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and is affiliated with the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of South Alabama College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. That’s his PROfessional Caregiver resume that he carried with him into his PERsonal/Family Caregiver experience while helping to care for his father with dementia.Read More
Tim is the kind of guy that, as a young man looking for direction, accepted a job that no one else wanted; as a Caregiver for an elementary school kid with Cerebral Palsy and a laser sharp comedic personality. Little did he (they) know that this would turn into a new direction in their lives, a mission, and a message known as HandicapThis... together, Tim and Mike Berkson share their message of tolerance and inclusion in over 300 performances, traveled more than 77,000 miles and performed for more than 100,000 audience members and in this episode Tim tells us his Caregiver Story.Read More
Adam Ferrara is an American actor and comedian known for playing the roles of Chief Needles Nelson on Rescue Me… Sargent Frank Verelli opposite Edie Falco on Nurse Jackie… he was the co-host on the U.S. version of Top Gear… He has had three comedy central specials and his new album “Unconditional” has received comedy album of the year recognition... He is currently launching the Adam Ferrara Podcast… "30 minutes you’ll never get back" and in my mind, he is a Nature Born Caregiver… and I am so grateful that he spent 30 minutes with us in this episode...Read More
Mary is the Program Director for Caregiver Support with the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities and the coordinator of a highly successful annual Caregivers Conference. As we all do, Mary brings with her to this role a robust personal story and a true “Caregiver by Nature” personality and perspective.Read More
This LIVE podcast was a heck of a good time with the members of the Coffee Tea and Me Caregivers group started by Shirl Parnell, a Personal/Family Caregiver that found out just how unprepared she was to be a Caregiver after her mother's health had a serious down turn. After receiving training and the support of others she started her own support group and invited DOC, the "Defender Of Caregivers" to a recent meeting.Read More
Don and Lynda were Caregiver's for multiple members of their respective families... and their individual Caregiver Journey's crossed path with the writing of a book. Now, several years later they are some of the leading advocates working tirelessly to StampOutAlzheimer's and I am so happy they shared their story with us in this episode.
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Loretta tells the story of how growing up in a household without a car or a father figure forged her as a forever learner and helped prepare her to be a Caregiver for her mother with Dementia and how loss and health challenges have continued to focus her on her Caregiver JourneyRead More
Paula Sangeleer serves as the first guest/host on the podcast to help Lon tell his Caregiver Story to the listening audience where they discuss: The Caregiver Personality; Mental Illness; Healthy Humor; and so much more. Please listen, share, and leave your five star reviews!Read More