The Caregiver Community

Veterans’ and Surviving Spouses’ Potential Benefits

This podcast offers a general overview of eligibility requirements and VA benefits available for older veterans or their surviving spouses. While the podcast will provide basic information and guidance, all situations are individual. If you believe you or a family member may be eligible for benefits, contacting a Veterans’ Services Officer is strongly recommended. In this episode,…

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Physical Activity in The Prevention of Cognitive Decline and Dementia

Dementia is at an all-time high in America. Many adult children are starting to notice declines in their aging parents. In this podcast, we learn about ways that we can help prevent these declines in our older adults. In this episode, host Frances Hall, Founder and Executive Director of ACAPcommunity, Adult Children of Aging Parents, and Alexis…

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Navigating the Health Media Landscape: 
Tips for Older Adults and Their Caregivers

Today we have more health information at our fingertips than ever before, but how do we take that information in and make sense of it? Today’s discussion looks at health information delivered by broadcast, online, and in print. In this episode, host Frances Hall, Founder and Executive Director of ACAPcommunity, Adult Children of Aging Parents…

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Isolation and Social Engagement

Research affirms the importance of staying active as we age and how detrimental isolation is, but Covid has made efforts to keep older loved ones engaged particularly challenging. Cheryl Greenberg, a life coach for seniors and their families at The Age Coach, and Bruce McReynolds, an executive director for Griswold Home Care, join Frances Hall, founder…

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Alphabet Soup For Caring for an Aging Adult

As we provide care for an aging loved one, we encounter lots of terms and abbreviations that can be confusing. This podcast will help listeners understand some of the “Alphabet Soup of Caring for an Aging Adult.” Jill Lillie, an experienced consultant and long-term care administrator, and Vince Bartlome, a seasoned long-term care and hospice/palliative care professional,…

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Imperfect Parent/Adult-Child Relationships with Dr. Jane Everson Ph.D., Project Principal Investigator, University of South Carolina Medical School

Providing care for an older loved one can be challenging, at best. When the relationship between the caregiver and care recipient has a difficult history, caring for and advocating for your care recipient becomes even more difficult. Join Dr. Jane Everson, Ph.D., University of South Carolina Medical School, and Frances Hall, Executive Director, ACAPcommunity, as they explore…

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Dementia and Music with Dr. Cassandra Germain, NC A&T

There are more than 5 million people in the US who have some form of dementia. More and more, research is showing the positive impact of music in lessening anxiety and depression among those with dementia as well as helping redirect challenging symptoms. Dr. Cassandra Germain, Assistant Professor, NC Agricultural and Technical State University, discusses the latest…

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“What’s Fueling You…?” with Mary Remmes Caregiver Coach

Host Frances Hall of ACAPcommunity and co-host AJ Kerley of Pace @ Home, Hickory, NC welcome Mary Remmes, Caregiver Coach as they discuss “What’s Fueling You as You Care for Your Aging Parent?” Caring for an aging parent or loved one can be extremely challenging. When we’re a caregiver, we are consumed by our loved one’s day-to-day needs and our stresses, and we rarely think about what may be “fueling” our actions. Understanding our motivations, goals, and emotions is critical in how we experience this phase of our lives. Developing awareness of how we choose to think about every situation we face with an aging loved one helps us recognize our strengths and helps provide us with coping tools we may not have realized we have.

Thank you Pace @ Home for your continued sponsorship!

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Religiosity and Spirituality Among Caregivers with Ashley Tate, PSU

In this episode host, Frances Hall of ACAPcommunity and co-host Lee Syria welcomes Ashley Tate from Penn State University. Religious practices and spirituality have been identified as coping resources among older adults for over 30 years. As a result, there is growing interest to understand how religious practices, and spirituality, can directly, and indirectly, influence psychological health among caregivers of older adults.

Thank you to Pace @ Home in Hickory, NC for sponsoring this episode!

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Finding the Joy in Caregiving with Dr. Corinne Auman

Although we often hear about “caregiver burden,” there also is “caregiver Joy.” In this podcast, Dr. Corinne Auman discusses ways to look for, find, and cultivate joy in the caregiving journey. Dr. Auman is an experienced educator, researcher, and entrepreneur who received her doctorate in developmental psychology with a specialty in adulthood and aging from North Carolina State University and did post-doctoral training at the Duke University Center for Aging. She is President of Choice Care Navigators and the author of the blog RockingChairSecrets.com. Mr. Mark Hensley, Associate State Director of AARP North Carolina, chair of the ACAPcommunity Board of Directors, and a frequent speaker regarding a variety of issues related to aging, caregiving, and dementia, joins Dr. Auman and Frances Hall, Founder and Executive Director of ACAP, for this important podcast.

Thank you to Pace @ Home in Hickory, NC for sponsoring this episode!

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