The Caregiver Community

The Caregiver Community: Difficult Conversations

In this episode of The Caregiver Community, Dr. Amy Lorek of The Center for Healthy Aging at Penn State University and Jill Curtis of the Greater PA Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association discuss how to approach difficult conversations that adult children are faced with having with their aging parents. The two discuss insights and resources on how to make these conversations easier and productive.

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The Caregiver Community: Cultural Perspectives in Caregiving

On this episode of The Caregiver Community, our hosts are highlighting the experiences of African American caregivers who represent a range of cultural perspectives. Our guests for this episode include Rosalind Pugh Scott, Public Health Specialist at the Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s, Aging and Community Health at A and T University in Greensboro, NC…

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The Caregiver Community: Community Resources & Support

Host Mark Bumgarner (Executive Director of Adult Life Programs) talks with Mary Mitchell (Family Caregiver Support Specialist with the Area Agency on Aging in Hickory, NC) about helping family caregivers identify and access community resources.

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The Caregiver Community: When a Loved One Goes to the Hospital

A loved one’s advanced years often trigger hospital visits, either at the emergency department or as an inpatient. Any level of admission can be stressful for the patient as well as her/his family. This ACAPcommunity podcast offers insights and information related to a variety of issues that often arise when an aging parent or loved…

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The Caregiver Community: When Mom & Dad Leave Home

In this ACAPcommunity podcast, Frances S. Hall, ACAPcommunity Co-founder and Executive Director, and Beth Brandes, Nonprofit/Human Services Organizational Consultant, retired Assistant Director of Catawba County Social Services and daughter of aging parents, talk with Bridget Donnelly, Founder & Owner of Donnelly’s Estate Liquidation & Appraisal Services about how caregivers may best help a parent or…

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Caregiver Community: The Alzheimer’s Medical Advisor

In this ACAPcommunity podcast, Frances S. Hall, co-founder and executive director of ACAPcommunity, and Mark Bumgarner, Executive Director of Adult Life Programs in Hickory, NC, talk with Dr. Philip D. Sloane, MD & MPH, the Elizabeth and Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, about common…

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The Caregiver Community: Partnering for Mom’s & Dad’s Best Care

In this Caregiver Community podcast, Frances S. Hall, Co-founder and Executive Director of ACAPcommunity, and Mark Bumgarner, Executive Director of Adult Life Programs in Hickory, NC, talk with Julie Packer, RN, MSN, Director of Professional Relations, Catawba Regional Hospice about how caregivers may best help loved ones with a variety of issues related to aging, particularly medical issues and decisions.

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The Caregiver Community: Medicare ABCs (and D!)

Guests Tina Miler & Catherine Fannon discuss Medicare program specifics.

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The Caregiver Community: Technology & Aging

There are an estimated 10 million Americans caring for one or more aging parents, in-laws and other family members. These caregivers are beginning to look at technology as a way to keep their loved ones more independent, more safe and more engaged with family and friends. Technology may hold a lot of promise for us…

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