Blog: 'Caregiver Crossing Radio' Posts
It is a familiar story. Those who are eager to experience the joys of learning and travel but don’t have the chance. Perhaps their aging parent has moved in or their spouse is now in a nursing home. Whatever the situation, the reality is that for many caregivers it’s difficult to get away. That’s why...
Amanda Singer had her plate full running a dance studio in Massachusetts. But after her mother underwent emergency surgery and radiation for breast cancer late last year, Singer, 28, unexpectedly found herself taking on an even bigger responsibility — the role of unpaid family caregiver. Singer is one of millions of millennial caregivers in the United...
April 11, 2018
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra area of our brains.  When a person develops Parkinson’s disease, they may begin to experience symptoms such as: Tremors Slowness of movements Rigidity in limbs Balance and gait (walking) problems Although there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, treatment options can include medication,...
Self-care is vital to the health and well being of us all, but especially caregivers. On a recent Caregiver Crossing episode, we were joined by Jodi Patsiner, caregiver, friend and practitioner of The Work- a practice of self-reflection and a tool used to find inner peace. Click the links below to hear the conversation with...
When you think of a beautiful, vibrant 27-year-old woman, you probably picture someone much like Alissa K.  Alissa is a fun-loving young woman who happens to be living her life with Down Syndrome. Alissa and Lisa Wells, Executive Director of Down Syndrome Indiana, recently joined us on Caregiver Crossing and boy, did we have fun!  We...
  The hectic schedule of a caregiver often doesn’t allow for time to cook healthy meals.  But nutritious meals are one of the best ways to fuel the body, especially during times of increased stress.  A little bit of planning can go a long way to make mealtime more enjoyable. Use Your Slow Cooker –...
For years the average caregiver has been a 40 something year old woman caring for an aging parent, but that is quickly changing. Studies are now finding that 4 out of 10 caregivers are males, caring for a wife or partner, a parent or grandparent, and learning that they don’t like to talk about the...
Each year thousands of craft beer enthusiasts wait in line for entry into Winterfest, the largest beer fest in Indiana, presented by The Brewers of Indiana Guild. Once inside they enjoy beer samples from over 100 breweries in support of The Guild’s mission to, among other things, promote the highest quality of standards of professional brewing...
I don’t know about you, but the saying Eat to live, don’t live to eat, goes out of my head when I am stressed, sad or emotionally tired. Caregivers are no different and are actually at a higher risk of emotional overeating for a number of reasons, with isolation being at the top of the list....
March 23, 2017
Intimacy and Romance While Caregiving Author, actress and past caregiver, Kathryn Leigh Scott recently joined us on Caregiver Crossing to discuss how she coped when her husband, Jeff Miller, founding editor of Los Angeles Magazine, was diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). She let us into one of his hallucinations of having Princess Diana visit...