Caregivers

  This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Eli Pollard, the Executive Director at the World Parkinson Coalition. The Coalition convenes a World Parkinson’s Congress every three years to bring together patients, care partners, researchers, and health care practitioners to further the conversation regarding solving the puzzle of this disease. Eli brings her passion for her work and a great deal of information about Parkinson’s Disease to this interview. Listen to the interview with […]

  We have met Michael in previous interviews when he talked about caring for his wife with Huntington’s. Janet, his wife, died 1/10/21 and since then Michael has moved and started a new job. Join us for a discussion about this post-caretaker stage of Michael’s life.  We hope you benefit and learn something new from this interview. To listen to this powerful interview on the loss of a loved one with Dr. Marianne Matzo and […]

  Today’s interview is with Meghan Smith Brooks: A Mother’s Spiritual Journey of Healing and Discovery. Meghan Smith Brooks discusses why she wrote this book and what she would like the reader to learn from her journey with grieving the loss of her son. Meghan provides suggestions that may help you through your grieving in the interview with Betsy Wurzel. Betsy Wurzel highly recommends reading this book which she found very helpful in dealing with […]

  Joe Brazeal is the author of “Living  With Thunder, Alzheimer’s Untold – A Family’s Journey” and talks with Betsy Wurzel on why he wrote this book and the challenges of being a caregiver. How this diagnosis impacts a family in so many ways.  Also, providing two short videos for more understanding on Early Onset Alzheimers’ Diagnosis. You will find much information in this interview with Betsy Wurzel and Joe Brazeal: Click here to listen… […]

  Our guest this week is Shawn Kennedy who is the Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Nursing. Shawn, along with her colleagues Diana Mason and Kristi Westphaln published an Opinion article in Newsweek about the effect of visiting policies in hospitals and nursing homes during the Covid pandemic. The restrictive visiting policies have sacrificed family-centered care and human connection to maintain safety, but these authors suggest that it is time to make […]


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