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All Home Care Matters was honored to welcome the founder of Phyxable, Dr. Jim Feng to the show for an in-depth interview about Phyxable and how to help seniors age in place safely. Dr. Jim Feng is a graduate of University of Toronto with a Physical Health and Education Degree. From there, he attained his Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Mem…
 
All Home Care Matters was honored to welcome Senior Care professional Jennifer Lagemann as a guest to the show. Jennifer Lagemann is a marketing and operations consultant, researcher, and journalist in the home care industry with a background as a family caregiver, professional caregiver and home care administrator. All Home Care Matters works to p…
 
All Home Care Matters is honored to welcome a very special guest who has been helping to provide support, resources, tips, and research to families and caregivers who are caring for a loved one with dementia, Leah Waller the founder of DementiaTLC. Leah runs DementiaTLC as a voluntary social media, website, blog and community forum to offer help, a…
 
All Home Care Matters is honored to welcome back the founder and president of Zaggo, Inc. Roberta Carson to the show for an in-depth discussion and demonstration of the ZaggoCare System. This is Roberta's second time joining All Home Care Matters. During her first visit she shared her story about her son and how her journey as a caregiver for him h…
 
All Home Care Matters was honored to welcome Denise Brown for an in-depth interview about caregiving and to learn about how she is helping to support family caregivers. Denise launched The Caregiving Years Training Academy in April 2020 after selling CareGiving.com, an online community she launched in 1996 to Ohio’s Hospice. Through its blogs posts…
 
All Home Care Matters welcomes the Co-Hosts of The Caring View Show. Mark Topps and Adam Purnell are leading advocates and thought leaders in the United Kingdom for the social care sector. During this interview they share the impact that their advocacy in the United Kingdom has had in the social care sector. Throughout the interview we discuss mult…
 
Being a caregiver is a major responsibility, and when your time as caregiver ends, it can feel like you’re unsure and insecure about what you should do. You might wonder where to go, or how to continue. In some cases, it may involve grieving because of the loss of a loved one, and this can be stressful for people. You’re not alone in this regard, a…
 
All Home Care Matters was honored to welcome the CEO and Co-Founder of Saltbox TV, Jerry Goehring. Jerry Goehring (Broadway/West End Producer) and his wife created Saltbox TV to provide entertainment, resources, and lifelong learning programming dedicated to senior citizens. Saltbox TV is a free streaming service dedicated to connecting older adult…
 
All Home Care Matters was honored to welcome author, speaker, and Alzheimer's advocate, Nancy Poland. Nancy Poland is a writer and speaker focusing on caregiving. As a volunteer educator for the Alzheimer’s Association, she brings her experience as a caregiver for her dad, who was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia. She published her first book, “Da…
 
All Home Care Matters was honored to welcome a truly remarkable person who is working to raise awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia and making a difference, Marianne Sciucco. Marianne Sciucco is not a nurse who writes but a writer who happens to be a nurse, using her skills and experience to create stories that bear witness to the humanity in a…
 
Being a caregiver is not an easy feat. With many new challenges, new caregivers may find that it’s not easy for them to properly take care of someone. This episode will go over some quick tips that can be great for those who are starting the journey of caregiving. From the first hard conversation of how you want to engage in caregiving, to even wha…
 
Dr. Alois Alzheimer was the man behind the discovery of Alzheimer’s, a neurodegenerative disease that wreaks havoc on seniors, and some younger than that. This condition, discovered by the tangles in the brain along with other symptoms, was a remarkable discovery at the time. However, Dr. Alzheimer was not always taken seriously with his research, …
 
A caregiver is someone that provides care for your elderly loved one, but they can be so much more. Having a bond with their loved one can make the caregiving experience easier on your loved one, and on you. Being able to trust someone to provide care for your loved one can be a relief and allow you to enjoy spending time with your loved one more, …
 
Dehydration is a serious condition that affects all ages, especially seniors. Seniors are more susceptible to dehydration due to a decrease in total body fluids and the body’s natural aging process. Dehydration can make your loved one feel weak, confused, and can ultimately lead to death. Today, we are discussing the dangers of dehydration, the sig…
 
All Home Care Matters is honored to welcome, Joanne Eason the president of FIVE WISHES to the show to discuss the importance of advanced care planning. Joanne Eason is President of Five Wishes, an advance care planning program created by the national non-profit, Aging with Dignity. She works with the more than 40,000 partner organizations to assist…
 
February is Heart Disease Awareness Month and we hope to bring more awareness to our listeners with today’s episode. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the world. Heart disease is not one specific disease, but it is a term that encompasses several different heart conditions and illnesses. Today, we hear the stories of 3 individuals w…
 
Have you ever tried to explain dementia to a child? If so, you may have had more questions than answers. All Home Care Matters was honored to welcome the remarkable team behind the book, Dancing with Memories. Dancing with Memories is a children's book that helps to demystify and explain dementia for children to have a better understanding on what …
 
If your loved one is no longer able to stay home alone, it may be time to look for a caregiver. There are many types of caregivers, which we have covered in previous episodes, but today we’re talking about the qualities to look for in a good caregiver. Listen to today’s episode to learn more about what to look for when hiring a caregiver and how yo…
 
Being a caregiver doesn’t mean you neglect your body and personal needs. Staying active and healthy is vital for preventing caregiver burnout. In this episode, you’ll learn some quick tips to help you stay active and healthy as a caregiver, and some fun healthy tips that you can do right at home in order to prevent caregiver burnout from setting in…
 
All Home Care Matters is privileged to welcome the founder and president of Zaggo, Inc. Roberta Carson to the show for an in-depth interview about her journey caring for her son Zachary and how this lead to the creation of Zaggo, Inc. Zaggo is a national nonprofit organization founded by Roberta Carson in 2010. Zaggo is dedicated to providing patie…
 
You may visit your loved one daily and occasionally help them out with chores around the house, but that doesn’t mean you are a caregiver, does it? If this is a thought you have recently been having, today’s episode can help you see that you are, in fact, a caregiver. Visiting every day, helping with chores, driving to appointments, and even just w…
 
Thank you for joining us for another Quick Tips episode of All Home Care Matters. Caring for a loved one comes with many challenges, one of them being resistance. Your loved one may resist your help, which can be frustrating as a caregiver. Today, we are going to be talking about dealing with resistance while caring for a loved one, as well as unco…
 
Today on All Home Care Matters we are privileged to welcome a very special guest, Dr. James Vickers. Dr. Vickers is the Director of the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Center at the University of Tasmania. Furthermore, Dr. Vickers has published over 180 research papers and was awarded a DSc from the University of Tasmania in 2005 in recogni…
 
Today’s episode will explore the signs and symptoms that can tell us when to be concerned about a loved one. We will also talk about the first steps you should take when you are concerned about a loved one. Now let’s move on to the rest of the show. We are all constantly experiencing change in our lives. As we age, we watch our loved ones age, as w…
 
Today we are going to be talking about how you can respect a senior’s independence and help them maintain their dignity while providing care. We will cover ways you can help your loved one without doing everything for them, as well as ideas on how you can make your loved one’s space safer so that they can do more on their own. Now let’s move on to …
 
Today’s episode has been handpicked by our listeners. We have gotten quite a few comments on our videos wanting to know the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia and we are going to be talking about the differences between the two and clearing up any confusion you may have. First, we are going to discuss what Alzheimer’s is and how it differs…
 
Finding a caregiver for a loved one can be stressful. There are several different types of caregivers to choose from that all provide different levels of care at different price points. Today we are going to be talking about the many types of caregivers and the differences between the types of care they provide. We’ll begin with the 5 types of in-h…
 
Today, we are going to be talking about transitioning from a short-term rehab facility back to your home. We will be discussing discharge plans, communication strategies, home preparations, and most importantly, advocacy. Now let’s move on to the rest of the show. Rehab facilities are somewhat the norm when it comes to transitioning from hospital t…
 
The holiday season is here and it can be especially stressful for caregivers. If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, today’s Quick Tips episode is specifically geared toward making holidays enjoyable for you and your loved one. We are going to talk about how you can create a safe and calm space for your loved one, how to adapt holiday act…
 
Today, we are going to be talking about having a parent move in with you and your family. First, we’ll talk about how your relationship with your parent may change. Then, we’ll talk about what steps you need to take to make the transition from your parent living alone to moving in with you. Finally, we’ll end the episode on ways you can make the tr…
 
Today, we are going to be talking about seniors and isolation. We’ll talk about some common causes of isolation, as well as the risks that come along with social isolation. Then, we’ll conclude the episode with ways that you can prevent isolation and include seniors. Now let’s move on to the rest of the show. Socialization is an important aspect of…
 
We have been going through the seven stages of Alzheimer's over the past few episodes and today's episode is going to be a recap of all seven stages and what you as a caregiver should do throughout each stage. If you know someone that has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or has a loved one with a new diagnosis, this could be a good episode …
 
Today, is the third installment of our Seven Stages of Alzheimer’s series. On this episode we will be discussing the final stage, stage seven. The final stage of Alzheimer’s is often referred to as end-stage Alzheimer’s. First, we’ll discuss what happens during this final stage and how you, as a caregiver, friend, and family member can support your…
 
Today, we are continuing with our Seven Stages of Alzheimer’s series. Last episode, we discussed what Alzheimer’s is and some of the common signs and symptoms, as well gave a brief overview of the seven stages. We went a little more in-depth with the first two stages and today we are going to be moving on to stage three. But first, we’ll discuss ho…
 
We want to thank you for joining us for another Quick Tips episode of All Home Care Matters. Today, we are talking about how to stay warm, stay safe, and stay active this winter. Winter can be beautiful, but dangerous for seniors. We want to make sure you can enjoy this cold weather safely! Now let’s move on to the rest of the show. If you’ve been …
 
Today’s episode will be the first in a series on the seven stages of Alzheimer’s. For the first episode, we are going to be discussing what Alzheimer’s is and what the common signs and symptoms are, and how it is being treated today. Then, we’ll move on to a brief overview of the seven stages before taking an in-depth look at stages one and two. No…
 
Today is our last installment of our mini-series on Seniors and Nutrition and to finish the series we will be talking about how to prevent and detect malnutrition in the elderly. First, we will discuss what malnutrition is and what it looks like in older adults. Then, we’ll cover some of the factors that contribute to malnutrition. Finally, we’ll e…
 
Today’s Quick Tips episode is congruent with our series on the seven stages of Alzheimer’s disease. We have been talking a lot about Alzheimer’s lately, but it is an important topic that we could never exhaust. Today’s Quick Tips episode is about recognizing Alzheimer’s disease. First, we’ll discuss what Alzheimer’s is. Then, we’ll move on to some …
 
Today, we are going to be talking about what to do when your loved one stops recognizing you. We’ll discuss at what stage someone with Alzheimer’s typically forgets who their loved ones are, as well as methods to prompt memory, connect without memory, and communicate. Now let’s move on to the rest of the show. According to the National Institute on…
 
Today, we are talking about a few apps and websites that are helping people with dementia keep their brains active. In previous episodes, we’ve talked about how an active brain can potentially slow the progression of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. If you are interested in learning more about this, visit our website for more information. W…
 
On today’s episode, we are talking about what you should and shouldn’t do while visiting a loved one with dementia. Dementia can take so many things away from us and our loved ones, but we shouldn’t let it take away time. Today we will be discussing how you can ensure you have a successful visit if your loved one is in a facility, as well as what y…
 
Today’s episode is the second installment of our Nutritional Health for Seniors three-part mini-series. Our last episode covered tips for dementia and mealtime. Today we are talking about healthy eating, specifically for seniors. First, we will be talking about what a well-balanced diet looks like. Then, we will go over how your needs and habits ch…
 
Thank you for joining us for another Quick Tips episode of All Home Care Matters. If your loved one has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, they may need help in the bathroom. On our last Quick Tips episode, we discussed mealtime tips for loved ones with dementia. Today, we are talking about the difficulties your loved one faces with bathing a…
 
All Home Care Matters welcomes back, Alexis Baker MT-BC. Alexis joins All Home Care Matters to share an exciting and helpful new resource for families and caregivers that her company Bridgetown Music Therapy is offering. Alexis and Bridgetown Music Therapy is offering online music therapy courses to help families and caregivers. During this intervi…
 
All Home Care Matters is honored to welcome our guest, Dr. Richard Caro the co-founder of Tech-Enhanced Life. Dr. Richard G. Caro is co-founder of Tech-enhanced Life, a Public Benefit corporation with the mission of improving the quality of life of the aging and their families. He is also CEO of TangibleFuture, Inc., an interventional management co…
 
All Home Care Matters is privileged to share with our listeners and viewers an exclusive interview with the Director and Creator of the new dementia documentary, Renée Brack. Renée was also joined by Dementia Champion, Tim England. Tim was a part of the film as an expert consultant. Throughout this in-depth interview and discussion of the film we e…
 
Today’s Quick Tips episode is a part of our new Nutritional Health for Seniors mini-series. First, we want to thank all of our viewers and listeners for joining us for this mini-series, and please, let us know what you want our next series to be. For today’s episode, we’ve gathered some tips, tools, and resources that we think can help you and your…
 
All Home Care Matters is honored to welcome a very special guest, Vicki MacGregor. Vicki is sharing her personal story and experience of her son, Stephen. Stephen was diagnosed with Williams Syndrome when he was 13 months old. We discuss what it was like as she was raising Stephen and the trials and accomplishments that they experienced. Vicki is s…
 
All Home Care Matters is honored to welcome a very special guest on this episode, Bill Cohen CSA. Bill is a caregiver support group leader and speaker, an Alzheimer's Association volunteer and advocate, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®, and the owner of Cohen Caregiving Support Consultants LLC. Bill's journey to becoming a Caregiver consultant did n…
 
On today’s Quick Tips episode, we are talking about how to handle siblings who are in denial about a parent’s health. First, we’ll talk about ways you can understand denial and why your siblings may be in denial about your parent’s health. Then, we’ll move on to ways you can approach your parent’s health with your siblings. Finally, we’ll talk abou…
 
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