Sunday, August 20th at 4pm, tune into the RADIO 960 AM

Sunday, August 20th at 4pm, tune into the RADIO 960 AM

Sunday at 4 PM on @960thepatriot: You're invited to listen with @AgingInAZ hosting an interview with Regina Ralston, Director of Community Relations, from About Seniors, LLC Elder Placement Consultants and Emil Authelet, therapist and Author of the book, "When the Caregiver becomes the Patient".

Why a Support Group???

Why a Support Group???

“Caregiving is like a kaleidoscope that continually changes dimensions with each turn. Throughout this uncertain journey, receiving support from others may be the one constant factor that keeps you on track.”…….as you know, I was a caregiver support group facilitator for many years.  One of the questions I heard often was “why should I go to a support group”? 

Caregiver Awareness Advice: "Walk in Beauty"

Caregiver Awareness Advice: "Walk in Beauty"

Caregivers are usually going over and above meeting the needs of that special person we love who is contending with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s or the other disease paths necessitating our help.  Often, we give up taking care of our own needs because it is easier or we are just too weary to do more.  Or, we may feel guilty if we take time away from our loved one to do something just for ourselves.  We might even feel selfish....

Growing Evidence on Parkinson's

Growing Evidence on Parkinson's

Since I am a facilitator for a Parkinson’s Caregivers Support Group, I am always reading about recent research and information which I can post here and share with those families who may have a loved one with this disease.  Here is a little from a recent article published in “Movement Disorders”, the Journal of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society...

Making Difficult Decisions

Making Difficult Decisions

Hi Everyone…….recently, I was told about an article in the Washington Post about having that “difficult conversation.”  That is the conversation about moving a loved one to a facility where he or she can receive the care needed.  Sometimes, we caregivers just cannot do it all.  So, extra help is needed.  But it is just not that simple to change a person from being independent to being in assisted living at best. Read More...

A Friend's Umbrella

A Friend's Umbrella

Hi Everyone…….recently, I was introduced to the American poet, Lawrence Raab.  He has won many literary awards and has taught literature at Williams College.  I came across this poem and was surprised to read about Ralph Waldo Emerson’s memory issues.  I thought you might want to read what this insightful poet has written too.  Read More...

Reader's Question about Loved One in a Group Home...

Reader's Question about Loved One in a Group Home...

Recently, I received this question from a reader:

"Your question for Regina: My wife, Karen, appears to be in late moderate stage. She is also in a group home. She asks everytime why she cannot go home. I tell her things like soon, we have to get permission from the Doctor or something off the topic. She gets angry and tell me to stop doing that to her. I don't seem to be able to find the right words to re-direct her. " Read More....