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#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 it adds to the psychological

“You Don’t Look Well…”

Remember how Mom could tell you were sick just by looking at you? Scientists are now discovering our mothers might have been on to something… A new study published by the Royal Society observed that humans can spot signs of illness just from a brief glimpse of someone's face, even just hours after they're

#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 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-42252411 High- intensity exercise can

Post Intensive Care Syndrome. What is it? How can you avoid it?

Click Here to Listen to Related Episode Post Intensive Care Syndrome. What is it? How can you avoid it? By Diane Berardi, Eldercare Expert and  Parents Are Hard To Raise Talk Show Host Millions of patients are admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) each year, one third of who will need a machine to

Great Caregiver Gift Ideas That Don’t Require Going to the Mall

A Gift Guide for the Angels: Gifts for Caregivers By Beverly Nelson, standupforcaregivers.org Caregivers carry a heavy weight on their shoulders: they care for those that need help or cannot care for themselves. They soothe and comfort our loved ones: fathers, mothers, and grandparents. The job however is not easy; it requires a tremendous

#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.   Listen and Subscribe on

Flu Epidemic Alert!

Caregiver Alert: Experts say this year’s flu season could be really bad... and that means potentially more elderly deaths from the illness. The flu is spreading unusually fast this year, and could be the worst in recent history. Experts site two reasons for this: First— an accidental mutation in the virus used to

Flu Epidemic Alert!

Caregiver Alert: Experts say this year’s flu season could be really bad... and that means potentially more elderly deaths from the illness. The flu is spreading unusually fast this year, and could be the worst in recent history. Experts site two reasons for this: First— an accidental mutation in the virus used to