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Beginner’s Guide to Podcasts

What is a Podcast? Think of a Podcast as radio on demand. A podcast is essentially a radio show that you can get on the Internet, so you can listen anytime you want. Podcasts really aren’t that different than any other kind of radio program. The only difference is that

#41 Hypothermia and the Elderly

Do you remember how your mom could tell you were sick just by looking at you? This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise… Learn the subtle signs scientists are now saying can tip us off that a person is about to fall ill. Plus… learn why our aging parents might truly feel

The Dangerous Facts About Hypothermia and the Elderly

The cold hard facts about hypothermia is that our aging parents face this danger every winter. by Diane Berardi, Gerontologist  Older adults are especially vulnerable to hypothermia because their body's response to cold can be diminished by underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, some medicines including over-the-counter cold remedies, and aging itself. As

Prevention Of Pressure Sores Due To Incontinence

Prevention Of Pressure Sores Due To Incontinence By Diane Berardi, Gerontologist Incontinence is a common risk factor for pressure ulcers, especially in bed-bound and elderly. Urine and feces are caustic to the skin. Warm, moist skin is the perfect breeding ground for disease and can lead to rapid skin breakdown and the development of

#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