Blog: 'Radio Segments' Posts
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...
March 23, 2017
Tax season can be a confusing time in and of itself, but throwing in caring for a loved one with a life-altering diagnosis + tax credits + deductions and you have the potential for real confusion. Tax Preparation Made Easy Thanks to our friends at Lilly for Better Health and CareGiving.com for their work in...
March 15, 2017
Pauline Coderre and Desiree Moody, both with Lilly for Better Health joined us on Caregiver Crossing to discuss two of the most difficult aspects of caregiving as published in recent blog posts on CareGiving.com.  The first, being how to talk with family members about the roles and responsibilities of caregiving in order to maintain harmony...