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This is Caregiver's Compass. An uplifting, inspirational podcast talking about all things caregiving. Therapist Stephanie Muskat takes you through real-life caregiving stories from her own therapeutic experience and gives you the raw and personal on her own caregiving experiences as a young caregiver. Plus hear from tons of incredible experts and caregivers who are living through their day-to-day journeys. It's all here at Caregiver's Compass.
 
The Knowledge for Caregivers Podcast will provide practical tips from a geriatric nurse's perspective on how to help your aged love one. The world is experiencing an explosion of people living longer. At some point though, an aged person begins to need help. Most of that help is provided by family members. Family members usually begin a steep learning curve on how to help their aged loved ones. Every week I will provide practical tips that I use with my own family to help you navigate the ca ...
 
We Support Caregivers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that encourages and empowers individuals who take care of their elderly loved ones to cultivate and focus on self-care. Self-care development is accomplished by offering support, information, and resources caregivers need. WeSupportCaregivers.org| Because Self-care Includes YOU! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wesupportcaregivers/support
 
We are two naturopathic doctors who know a lot about cancer care. Leah is the cancer insider. Tina is the science-y one. We keep it light, informative and useful. We've both talked to patients our whole careers. We found we have so much to share we decided to broadcast it. Voila! The Cancer Pod was born. We generally take a subject and break it up into three (or four) episodes. These episodes make up a pod, which is where we get our name, The Cancer Pod. Disclaimer: This podcast is for educa ...
 
"Care for Caregivers" explores the unexpected odyssey of caring for a loved one in the final stages of life. Produced by Inez Odom, the podcast features Laura Mary Robinson and Dr. Laura Mosqueda, a gerontologist. Join them as they discuss a personal experience and offer advice to others. The podcast is presented as 17 short chapters, organized to enable easy searching for topics.
 
Caregivers are a very under-represented group. They work hard for their loved ones without pay or much recognition. They also under-value their own health because they're so involved in ensuring that their loved ones get everything they need in order to be comfortable. This podcast aims to open up the floor to the people who feel like they're not being heard. To bring them all together in a space where they can talk about their experiences.
 
A caregiver community hosted by an Consuela, Occupational Therapist and former caregiver to my mother. I know that providing for the daily needs of your elderly parents or disabled spouse can have its daily challenges. You often feel alone and often risk injury to themselves and your loved ones as you struggle to assist them with daily personal care and mobility tasks. I understand what you are going through and understand that you just need answers. The Caregiver's Finding A Foothold podcas ...
 
Today, I’m bringing you the Comfort Care-Givers Podcast to provide education and insight regarding ‘How To Make Your Loved-one More Comfortable When Bedding Isn’t’. Today’s topic will include pointers on the serious matter of Infection Control. I want to open up this topic for discussion due to its urgent nature. It’s most important to me because as I cared for my Mother, I realized and had to consider in every way, the potential for bacteria development which could cause various types of in ...
 
Hope Through Knowledge with Zoë A. Lewis, M.D., is Talk Radio For Caregivers. This dynamic thirty minute talk show brings the experts on care giving right to you. Dr. Zoe Lewis interviews the top authors and experts from around the country. Guests are recognized for their contributions to care giving, aging, eldercare, and alternative wellness strategies that you can't afford to miss. 65 million Americans are caregivers and with more than 16 years of hospital-based medicine, a private practi ...
 
This is not that heartwarming, touchy-feely podcast about the joys of being a caregiver, this is the exact opposite. Caregiving has never been something I wanted to do long-term, however, it is something that I have done for the majority of my life. In this podcast I share the different caregiving situations, including the one that has been the most difficult for me. I also talk about how hard it is to be a caregiver and how we tend to neglect ourselves and our needs for the sake of those we ...
 
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In episode 62, Stephanie speaks to Adria Thompson who, in 2021, grew her passion for helping dementia caregivers and those with dementia as an SLP with Be Light Care Consulting. She talks about how her career as a speech language pathologist led to her overall vision to provide support to caregivers around the world. About Adria: Adria Thompson is …
 
Listen as the Executive Director LaSheena McBride and the Executive Secretary Celeste Wooten share their perspective on how to be an intentionally thankful caregiver.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wesupportcaregivers/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wesupportcaregivers/support…
 
How do you choose your treatment? Conventional? Alternative? A combination of both (integrative)? Listen in as Tina & Leah discuss some do’s and don’ts of decision making that you need to know. A film called The Cancer Conflict juxtaposed two newly diagnosed patients and followed each one as they went through their cancer treatments. One person sta…
 
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Naila Francis is a writer, grief coach, death midwife, ordained interfaith minister and creator of This Hallowed Wilderness which provides compassionate presence and holistic support for the journey of grief, loss and dying. She holds space and offers ritual for people at many of life's sacred thresholds, including birth, marriage, death and other …
 
In episode 61, Lisa Sonshine from the Juno Award winning duo Sonshine and Broccoli talks to Stephanie about her father’s FTD diagnosis, decline and passing- a part of her life she has not shared in great detail in the past. She notes how she has taken her grief from this very difficult time and has poured it into her passion for uplifting others th…
 
In Episode 60, Stephanie discusses a commonly expressed thought that many of her clients express having: I wish this situation would just end. She explores the guilt, shame and embarrassment that can surround this thought and the reasons why a caregiver may have these thoughts. *Please note: If you ever have the intention or thought of harming your…
 
Join us as we talk about navigating survivorship with Amy & Stef. As always, the conversation is upbeat and includes tips for survivors and caregivers alike. Amy & Stef started Cancer for Breakfast, a podcast and community, with one goal in mind: to create a supportive place for those who have had cancer. With their immutable wit and authenticity, …
 
In episode 59, Stephanie further talks about her journey after her mom’s initial diagnosis of FTD. She touches upon what her life looked like after she moved out of her home, caregiving for her grandmother, how she established boundaries when it came to balancing her own life and her mom’s care and how life has been since she had 3 children of her …
 
We taped a minisode to wrap up Leah's story and share the results of her biopsy! Ah, life of a #cancerinsider…tune in to find out how the story plays out. Support the show Find our podcast useful? Please share it! Review & rate us ! (every bit helps!) Email us: thecancerpod@gmail.com We are @TheCancerPod Instagram Twitter Facebook Want to support u…
 
In this episode, Stephanie speaks to social worker Kelly Polci who has worked with pregnant and postpartum women and families in high-risk obstetrics and the NICU. They look at the systemic definition of postpartum and what supports are currently available in the postpartum period to women in Ontario. They additionally talk about scenarios in which…
 
Leah’s story picks up where Part 1 left off. We update you on what’s happening with that suspicious area on her MRI, continue talking about details of her past treatment and integrate some lessons along the way. Join us as Leah’s story unfolds: past and present. Cancer Treatment Centers of America where Leah worked (and received her treatment) Leah…
 
In this episode, Stephanie speaks to nurse and caregiving consultant, Karen Lake, as she discusses how she went from caring for patients as a nurse in an inpatient hospital setting to providing consultations and assisting caregivers with their overall support systems and system navigation. About Karen Lake: Karen proudly works as a professional Car…
 
Leah has the dubious distinction of being our #cancerinsider. In this episode, she shares her history of diagnosis and treatment while seeing patients at an integrative cancer center. Join us in this unscripted chat! Today, Leah is once again practicing in an integrative cancer center, and during the recording of this episode, she happens to be awa…
 
Ryan talks with the authors of "Aging In Place Conversations: What Industry Experts Have to Say", a book Ryan and other top experts who work with older adults contributed to, answering questions often encountered when developing an Aging-in-Place plan for your loved ones. Link to the book: https://www.amazon.com/Aging-Place-Conversations-Industry-E…
 
This situation is a very common and real occurrence. One day, you do not feel your loved one can be appropriately cared for in their home anymore. In this anonymous and real case scenario, Stephanie talks about a situation in which a patient she was working with was believed to no longer be safe in her home. She discusses the deep struggle her fami…
 
Andi Fetzner, PsyD is a co-founder of Origins Training & Consulting. Her training mantra is, “you don’t have to be a therapist to be therapeutic.” Her decades of experience professionally and her personal caregiving story give her the unique perspective of living both sides. Andi and I discuss the challenges of dealing not only with your care partn…
 
In episode 55, Stephanie continues to talk about how her mom’s FTD diagnosis shaped her life and the relationships between herself and others as she touches upon how she initially reacted to the changes in her mom and the emotions that came along with this. Thoughts of grief, overwhelm, isolation, fear and anxiety are mentioned in this very real an…
 
Dr. Mary Barnhart is a former dietitian and retired breast surgeon. From the idea of spreading tumors with biopsies (true or false?) to who gets to pick the music in the OR, Tina & Leah ask some tough questions in this one. Ultimately, you are in control of your healthcare decisions, and Dr. Barnhart discusses how she balanced medical advise with p…
 
Just before her 26th birthday, Katherine’s partner, Ben, was brutally assaulted while on vacation. Ben experienced a severe traumatic brain injury as a result which he has spent the past 3.5 years recovering from. Katherine put her entire life on hold and suddenly became his full-time caregiver, dedicating her daily life to his care and going on an…
 
Daughter works from home. She is grateful for that because she is the primary caregiver for her mom who lives with her. Since home from the hospital after a hip fracture, mom with weakness and needs help with all task. Daughter very concerned that she may jeopardize her ability to remain a remote worker due to mom constantly calling her. Today's qu…
 
In this episode, guest Marie (name changed for anonymity) discusses her responsibilities as a caregiver for her parents who are emotionally and physically isolated. She touches upon how supporting their social needs and trying to protect her high risk parents from illness has impacted her marriage, caring for her two young children and trying to ba…
 
Sammy Peterson, RD, CSO (Certified Specialist in Oncology), talks about an approach to diet and wellness that won’t leave you stressed out. Join us in this engaging chat. Guaranteed you’ll be ready to take action. We all want to feel our best, no matter who we are or what our condition is. There is so much conflicting info out there though! Ultimat…
 
The Importance of Sleep on Mental Health and Maintaining Overall Balance, with Sleep Consultant Andria Gordon (Episode 52) We have all heard that sleep deprivation impacts our overall lives. But when it comes to caring for others, waking up in the middle of the night and managing mental health issues, sleep can truly mean the difference between pos…
 
Join us as we chat with naturopathic physician, teacher, author, and cancer survivor Dr. Amy Rothenberg. Dr. Rothenberg had been a naturopathic physician for 30+ years when she was diagnosed with cancer. Her story is one of incredible resilience (two separate cancers in the same year!). In keeping with her career of sharing her knowledge and experi…
 
When People Question your Abilities as a Caregiver (episode 51) You are doing your absolute best as a caregiver and you have poured all of you into what you do for your loved one. But yet you continue to receive comments from others about what you are doing, how you are approaching your caregiving and how you are supporting your loved one on a dail…
 
Compassion fatigue - as caregivers we’ve heard the term, but what does it mean and how can we prevent it from happening? Today my guest is Patricia Smith a certified compassion fatigue specialist with 20 years of training experience. As founder of the Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project© she writes, speaks, and facilitates trainings nationwide in …
 
In this episode, Stephanie shares the real and raw experience of her mom’s diagnosis and how her father responded to the changes and ultimate FTD diagnosis of her mom. Stephanie discusses what it can be like when a family member is not at a place of acceptance, or is at a different stage of accepting a loved one’s diagnosis when it comes to a degen…
 
Being in the hospital for several days would result in most of us wanting to go home. We would be ready to sleep in our own beds and eat food that we enjoy. And this is also often the case with many elderly patients who are being discharged from the hospital, they are ready to go home! I know this all too well, because after one of my mother's hosp…
 
Curcumin is what makes turmeric orange. It is also a very popular supplement. What does it do exactly? How should it be taken? How is it used in integrative oncology? Can you take it with chemo? Tina & Leah answer these questions and much more in this episode of The Cancer Pod. Want to support the show? Just buy us a coffee! Buymeacoffee and THANK …
 
Join Executive Director and Healthcare Professional, LaSheena McBride as she discuss Blurred By Burnout. Listen as she defines What is burnout, The signs and symptoms of burnout, How to handle burnout, and more! Caregivers, join our Self-care Support Text! Text “Caregivers” to 31996 to join. Also Sign up for our Self-care Support Kit for the opport…
 
In this episode, social worker and hospice executive director, Nadine Persaud discusses,in detail, the differences between palliative care, comfort care and hospice care and the philosophies behind palliative care. The accessibility and barriers to accessing palliative care are additionally explored in this eye-opening episode. About Nadine: Nadine…
 
Mushrooms are a valuable food and medicine, but which ones are best? Are they safe during treatment for cancer? What’s the proper dose? Do they really affect immune function? Tina & Leah discuss all of this and more from a practical- and as always-naturopathic perspective. The use of mushrooms dates back thousands of years. As a food, mushrooms add…
 
When you are caring for an aging parent of the opposite sex, things can get a little awkward -- when it comes to modesty with toileting and other aspects of care. This is the case with Jenna, with a question of how to address concerns that her dad may have fall risks in the bathroom, difficulty with toileting. Question: Jenna indicates dad goes int…
 
Have you ever felt guilty as a caregiver? You are NOT alone. Guilt in caregiving is so common. In this episode, caregiver (to her husband, son, daughter and mother) Wendy Williams, dives into the guilt she has felt as a caregiver and how this has impacted her and how she has managed these feelings over time. About Wendy: Wendy is a wife, mother, da…
 
L-glutamine is a "conditionally essential" amino acid. What's that? Tune in & find out: what glutamine is, what it does, and when you shouldn't be taking it. Tina & Leah discuss generalities and then delve into specifics, particularly for those who have (or had!) cancer. Glutamine is one of those supplements that many people take…. willy-nilly. Tha…
 
Am I a caregiver? People tell me I am a caregiver but I don’t think I am one. Society tells me I’m not a caregiver but I feel like one. Have you ever had any of these thoughts? What does being a ‘caregiver’ even mean? In this episode Stephanie talks about the perceptions of what the definition of ‘caregiver’ is and whether or not you have to be cal…
 
Miya Adout is a graduate of Concordia University where she received a Master of Arts in creative arts therapies after having completed a BA in cultural studies. Maya works with individuals of all ages and abilities and specializes in dementia care. Miya opened her private practice Miya Music therapy in 2015. With the purpose of empowering and enric…
 
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Maintaining your health and well-being while caregiving is a must. Unfortunately most caregiver learn this the hard way. (I know I did!) As a caregiver, if your number one focus is to only be concerned that your loved one has everything they need, that they have a good quality of life but you forget to take care of yourself in the process, you are …
 
In this episode Stephanie talks about the (several year long) process and journey to her mom’s diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia. Stephanie speaks in detail about the clinicians she saw, the barriers and obstacles she faced on the way, complications she faced along the way given her mom’s behavioural expression and how she finally felt once a ne…
 
Have you ever wondered what to look for or even where to start when searching for a therapist? Have you felt confused and lost when it came to locating allied health supports including art therapists for your loved one? In this episode, Stephanie and therapist Erica Curcio discuss the education and regulation requirements in the United States and C…
 
Hair changes from treatment for cancer are common. Listen as Tina & Leah discuss what to expect, including which drugs lead to hair loss, how to reduce your risk, nutrients involved in hair regrowth, and ways to support hair recovery after treatment. Hair loss, also called alopecia, can be a challenging side effect for many people undergoing treatm…
 
In this episode, Learning Specialist and Behaviour Consultant Cori Stern discusses the difficulties many parents in the sandwich generation face when balancing their children and their parents. Some topics discussed include: navigating one’s own emotions and anxiety when uncertain how to expose their children to a declining family member or a famil…
 
Skin & nail changes can happen with chemotherapy, radiation, oral drugs, and immune-directed therapies for cancer. There are ways to lower your risk with natural agents and simple measures. Tune in to hear two naturopathic physicians, Tina & Leah, discuss what you can do. Changes to your nails and skin are more than merely aesthetic. If left untrea…
 
Caregiving in the sandwich generation is becoming more and more common. Individuals are living longer and requiring support as they age while parents are having children at later stages in life than in previous decades. The demands and stress involved as a caregiver in the sandwich generation are extreme- it can feel as though you are being pulled …
 
Today my guest is Dr Buffy Lloyd-Krejci one of the foremost authorities on infection prevention and control in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Her Phoenix-based practice, IPCWell, is devoted to reducing infections, antibiotic resistance, re-admissions, and death in healthcare settings across the country and around the world. She is a f…
 
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