— Thank you for checking out our Care-FULL Conversation Resources.  The videos are to provide information to help benefit the caregiver and care receiver. Called to Care Having served as a personal and professional caregiver, I understand the journey of caregiving from the inside out. I know that companioning others through the ups and downs of aging and illness is challenging….to say the least. However, I also believe that caring for another is a sacred journey if we are able to …

— Who is your family? Who can you count on at 3:00 a.m. to respond to your beck and call? And, who will you companion – without question – through the trials and tribulations of life? Your answers obviously depend on your age, your lifestyle (married, single, divorced, widowed, partnered, etc.), AND your relationship with critters – animals of all shapes and sizes! In our home, four-legged, furry critters are essential family members. So, critter care is an important aspect of …

Governor Signs Mississippi Caregiver Act

— November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 42 million Americans, 200,000 in Idaho, who help care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can remain at home – as opposed to costly institutions. In the Gem State alone, family caregivers provide unpaid care valued at a staggering $2 billion annually. Today, the average Idaho family caregiver is a 60-year-old female, who takes care of an 81-year-old woman – usually her mother. She provides …

—  “Whatever happens to me, I don’t want to end up in a nursing home!” Sound familiar?  Almost all express that wish, fearing becoming dependent on others.  However, reconciling one’s wishes with the reality of their needs can pose challenges and feelings of guilt for even the most devoted family caregiver. You want to do everything you can for your loved one, but it’s likely you will eventually need some type of outside help. In-Home Care may be an important part …

— In the iTunes Podcast store for Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac users In the Google Music store for Android OS users, On SoundCloud.com or using the SoundCloud mobile app on both iPhone and Android. You can also find the podcast on TuneIn, which also has an iPhone and Android app as well. In the iTunes Podcast store for Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac users In the Google Music store for Android OS users, On SoundCloud.com or using the SoundCloud mobile app on both iPhone and Android. You can also find the podcast on TuneIn, which also has an iPhone and Android app as well.

— Part 1.  Greetings and welcome to the round table rendition of Care-FULL Conversations—a program made possible by the collaborative efforts of AARP Colorado and Dementia Friendly Denver. Featured guests are Nadine Roberts Cornish, founder of The Caregiver’s Guardian, LLC and Paul Leon Ramsey, Executive Director of a Little Help.   Part 2.  Greetings and welcome to the round table rendition of Care-FULL Conversations—a program made possible by the collaborative efforts of AARP Colorado and Dementia Friendly Denver. Featured guests are Tina Wells …

— Today, let’s chat about how we learn to care—for others and for ourselves. Who serves as your role model for caregiving? Care receiving? What is your family legacy of care? What family or cultural patterns of caregiving are you repeating or rejecting? What legacy of care are you conveying to your family and friends? In the iTunes Podcast store for Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac users In the Google Music store for Android OS users, On SoundCloud.com or using the SoundCloud mobile app on both iPhone and Android. You …

— Still in the Game A Play about Caregiving by Robert F. Benjamin A play about aging, caregiving, love and life. In this upbeat journey of a recent widower, David (age 70) strives to begin a new life chapter, having served well as caregiver for his wife who died of cancer. But he clashes with his grieving daughter Dawn, who feels guilt for not caregiving enough. Years later, David needs a caregiver. Dawn offers, as does David’s new girlfriend. Who will …

— CHEYENNE – Southwest Wyoming, caregivers will have the opportunity to take part in Alzheimer’s simulations on loss of memory, reduced vision and hearing during two AARP-sponsored events on Alzheimer’s and dementia, Oct. 11 in Green River, and Oct. 12 in Rock Springs. The Green River event is slated for 11 am-1 p.m. at the Golden Hour Senior Citizens Center at 550 Uinta Street, Suite A. The Oct. 12 presentation will take place at the Young At Heart Center, from 6:00 …

— As human beings, we will experience the highs and lows of life – and the transitions between the peaks and valleys are rough. It is during the stressful, difficult times that we realize the importance of resilience – the ability to “BOUNCE back” from adversity.  Resilience is not a trait. Rather, it is a process of adaptation. When life unfolds in unexpected or unwanted ways, we are better served to BEND (adapt) as opposed to being broken by life (resist). …