Podcast Archive

#40 Managing Incontinence

It’s one of those problems no one talks about. Even though over half of us will suffer from it as we grow older. In addition to the physical discomfort, life threatening and altering side effects, those affected must endure the emotional burdens of shame and embarrassment. For caregivers

#39 Does Parkinson’s Disease have a smell? Here’s what the Scientists have to say…

This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise…Parkinson’s Disease… how to recognize the early symptoms, some innovative self help tips, plus new technology and scientific breakthroughs that are offering some real help. Links Folinic Acid and Parkinson's Disease https://scienceofparkinsons.com/tag/folinic-acid/ https://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/news-and-analysis/research-briefing/folinic-acid-shows-potential-for-parkinsons-disease-in-fruit-flies/20202514.article https://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/press/press-releases/2017/march/new-research-suggests-bowel-cancer-medication-could-help-combat-early-onset-parkinson2019s-disease Parkinson's disease detected by smell

#36 Overcoming Caregiver Overwhelm

This week Diane answers a heartfelt listener email from a frazzled daughter in Fairfield, Idaho who is feeling guilty about feeling guilty. Plus… What the sugar industry was hoping you’d never find out, and a connection between smoking and frailty in the elderly.  

“God Bless you Diane Berardi, and the work you do.  When Bill, the love of my life had his stroke and I thought I would come apart,  you took all the stress away. Words can’t begin to express how much your kindness and guidance helped our family heal.  Bill and I are back living, loving and laughing again!”

Gloria & Bill Freeman, Charleston, South Carolina USA

“Dear Diane… On Behalf of the entire Weiss Family, we can’t thank you enough for your help.  Without your help we never could have afforded to care for Mom at home. You are so sweet & have such a big heart.”

The Weiss Family, Lavallette, New Jersey USA

“I listen every week for your advice.  J’apprécie les folies d’Annette et Joe (I appreciate the follies of ‘Annette and Joe’).  It makes me laugh. My french parents are quite the same.”

Sabine Moreau, Avignon, France

“Diane, I love your show.  You are so sweet.  I never miss a week. I listen along with my mom and we are learning so much about things we never thought we needed to know.  Thank you for what you do.”

Marietta Lopez, Rio Rancho, New Mexico USA

“Ciao Diane,  I am a gerontologist at a hospital in Bologna, Italy and I very much love your show.   This is such an important topic and I am happy to hear it being discussed so openly and complete. Brava!”

Dott. Donatella Giambi, Bologna, Italy

Dear Diane.  My husband Alexandre and I are doctors in Barcelona.  We are also ‘children of aging parents’.  We listen to you every week and enjoy your stories.  We share many of the same experiences.  Your work is very important, may it long continue.”

Dra. Beatrlu Balaguer, Barcelona, Spain