Enjoy this celebration of the 250th Show of Call Kira About Aging! Kira had a great time with fun guests as she wrapped up almost 5 years on the air.
Caregiving and Family Relationships
Third Act Players This group of professionals in the senior care industry, volunteer to put on skits about issues we face. Listen in to this lively and realistic vignette and hear from the professionals about how they can help you. Here are the players: Dave Carter, Commerce Mortgage; Maria Larsen, Lifeline; Roy Johnston, Roy Johnston …
Dr. Lenora Poe, Ph.D., MFT This is a growing demographic. Did you step in because your grown child is not able to raise his or her own child? We’ll explore what it’s like for grandparents to have this role.Suggested reading: Wondrous Child: The Joys and Challenges of Grandparenting
Michael Gretz, Son-in-law, and Drew Ross, Owner, Creative Counseling. Did you decide to have mom or dad move in with you? How does your partner feel about having his/her in-law with you? We explore pluses and minuses of having in-laws live with us.
Christine M. Proulx, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Terry DeMeo, JD. This is a growing demographic – ex-wives who look after former husbands who are now ill or terminal. We’ll hear a professor and an ex-wife’s personal account. Why do they do it? Can there be healing during this time or unexpected benefits?www.terrydemeo.com hdfs.missouri.edu/faculty_proulx
Laurel “speaks” dementia and specializes in doing care management with people with this diagnosis. She’ll tell us how she can connect with even the most resistant elder in a non-threatening way and conduct an “informal” evaluation. She’ll discuss developing a plan of care and implementing the best care and interventions within your budget. reach Laurel …
Kira Reginato and Drew Ross, MFT and owner, Creative Counseling for Elders and Families, Inc. What is an eldercare manager and how can they help your family? Kira outlines the 9 M’s. Drew and Kira explore the ways they assist families. www.Creativecounseling.org
Kira Reginato and Tony Landucci Learn what to pack in a “Grab and Go” Bag NOW so you’re prepared for an Emergency Department Visit. We discuss how to support someone and yourself during a long Emergency Room visit. Here is the Emergency Room Guide.
Shelley Dombroski, Site Director, Alzheimer’s Assoc. Tips for you, the caregiver, to manage the challenges of dementia. What’s available to ease your load? Hear from someone in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. www.ALZNorCal.org
John Wotring, Executive Director of Primrose Arguing with your relative? Common occurrence. Learn how to communicate with your relative who has memory loss and confusion. Hear techniques to handle difficult behaviors. www.Primrosealz.com