The Caregiver Community

How Assistive Technology Can Support Aging Individuals with Samantha Westrich, Speech and Language Pathologist

Sometimes, we hear the term “assistive technology” in relation to older adults. But what exactly is that? How can assistive technology help my aging loved one or me, as the caregiver? Host Frances Hall, Executive Director of ACAPcommunity welcomes Samantha Westrich, a speech and language pathologist from the NC Dept. of Health and Human Services, who will help…

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Caregiver Stress: Is it Okay to Say “Enough!” with Dr. Jamehl Demons, Geriatrician at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Do you ever reach a point in your caregiver journey at which you say – or want to say – “Enough! I just can’t do this anymore!?!?!?” Caregiving can be hard, and it can be exhausting. Host Frances Hall, Executive Director of ACAPcommunity is joined by Dr. Jamehl Demons, a geriatrician at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in…

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Working While Caring with Karen Kavanaugh, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers

One in five employed adults also are caregivers for older adult loved ones. Caregiving can significantly affect their work. What can employers do to help maximize caregiver employee contributions to the company, enhancing the organization’s bottom line? In this episode, host Frances Hall, M.Ed. – Founder & Executive Director, ACAPcommunity is joined by Karen Kavanaugh, Chief Officer for…

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Making Death a Normal Conversation with Pam Carter, End of Life Doula

Normalizing the approach to the discussion of death is important and necessary. Just as birth is a natural process, so too is death. Join Frances Hall, Founder and Executive Director of ACAP, and her guest, Pam Carter, a Death Educator and end-of-life doula, as they discuss how families can better talk about and prepare for the ending…

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Warning Signs and Making a Plan, with Jill Disney, Alzheimer’s Association

Dementia affects more than memory and is not normal aging. How do you know if there is something serious that needs to be addressed by a physician, and what do you do? Learn some common warning signs of dementia and steps to make a plan. In this podcast, we’re talking about “Alzheimer’s Disease: Warning Signs and Making a Plan”with Jill…

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Connecting Through Photos: Using Photography to Engage with Those with Alzheimer’s or Other Forms of Dementia

This podcast will share how photos are beneficial in connecting with and helping loved ones reminisce, particularly those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Join Frances Hall, Founder & Executive Director of ACAPcommunity, and her guest Dorothy Griffin, co-owner of Griswold Home Care for Wilmington, NC and they discuss how to engage with photos…

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Navigating Ageism with Dr. Corinne Auman, Ph.D. – Founder and CEO of Choice Care Navigators

What immediately comes to mind when you think about older adults? Join us as we examine stereotypes, challenge their validity, and understand ageism’s impact in today’s world. Discover how individuals and communities are moving away from age bias to create a more inclusive world and what you can do personally to challenge age stereotypes.  JoinDr. Corinne Auman,…

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The Long Process of Grieving a Parent with Dementia, Rev. Dr. Susan Roddey

Losing a parent to dementia is like having to say a long, slow good-bye. In this podcast, we will discuss the nature of this journey of grief and how to sustain yourself as you go through it. Join Rev. Dr. Susan Roddey, a pastoral counselor with extensive training and experience in grief counseling, and Frances Hall, Founder…

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Aging in Place & Smart Technology with Linda Pollock of Setting The Stage

Many adults want to remain in their homes for as long as possible, even as they age. To do so, there are lots to consider. What is Aging In Place and when should someone start preparing to Age In Place? How may new technology help keep a loved one safe and independent? Join Linda Pollock Founder and CEO of…

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Life After Caregiving with Liz O’Donnell, Working Daughter

Caregiving can be all-consuming, and it affects all areas of our life. Those of us who learn to live through the caregiving, not just wait for it to end, have much better experiences. One of the most effective ways caregivers can learn to balance their lives with the life of the person they are caring for is…

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