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Caregiver Podcast

Jul 2019

Interview with Cynthia Fantasia, author of: In the Lingering Light. 

In this episode, Editor-in-Chief, Gary Edward Barg interviews Cynthia Fantasia, a Caregiver Bookclub author whose book, In the Lingering Light is a valuable field guide for Alzheimer’s caregivers.  Cynthia Fantasia packs courage and faith to help sustain you on the uncertain road ahead. You will receive practical guidance throughout the progression of Alzheimer’s, stories from traveling companions, nuggets of truth to care for yourself along the way, and prayers to guide you. In the Lingering Light will become a treasured resource and reminder that you not alone. 

May 2019

Interview with Scott Foley

Actor and care advocate, Scott Foley, best known for his starring roles in TV's Felicity, Scandal, and now his new television program, Whiskey Cavalier has joined the Not on My Watch Ovarian Cancer Awareness Movement to highlight the family caregiver's important role in helping the loved ones manage recurrent ovarian cancer. 

Scott is sharing, for the first time, his personal story of caring for his late mother during her time with recurrent ovarian cancer. His mother had gone through multiple recurrences over four years with limited options available to her before succumbing to this devastating disease.

Apr 2019

An Interview with Malcolm Berman

Malcolm Berman is the director of Walabat HOME

Mar 2019

Being Smart about Fall Prevention

In this episode, Editor-in-Chief, Gary Barg interviews Patricia Brunn, a leading expert with 22 years in the fall prevention and anti-wandering support industry about one of the most important concerns we as caregivers face - Fall prevention and our senior loved ones.

Feb 2019

Interview with Dr. Harry Wingate, MD

Today, it's my honor to be talking with Dr. Harry Tripp Wingate, MD, a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, past Chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians Rural Emergency Medical Section, and medical entrepreneur. 

Jan 2019

An interview with Dr. Edward Smink, author of The Soul of Caregiving. 

 In this episode, Editor-in-Chief, Gary Barg interviews Dr. Edward M. Smink, Ph.D.  Dr. Smink is a Caregiver Bookclub author of a crucial book on caregiving called the Soul of Caregiving.   Dr. Smink has over forty years of experience in healthcare as nurse, crisis and pastoral counselor, executive leader, facilitator of mission, ethics, value and leadership formation and community health.   He is passionate about the universal values and archetypes that unite humankind and with his background in mythological studies, enjoys discovering the unique personal stories of each client that contribute to successful outcomes.  

Jan 2019

Interview with award winning caregiving author Tina Marrelli

Today’s guest is best-selling author and nurse, Tina Marrelli. Her new book, “A Guide for Caregiving: What’s Next? Planning for Safety, Quality, and Compassionate Care for Your Loved One and Yourself” covers almost every conceivable topic on caring for an elderly family member or friend.

From patient advocacy to end-of-life care, the book breaks down the sometimes impossibly difficult task of caring for another human being into manageable pieces. Her conversational approach makes challenging concepts more understandable for the average caregiver.

Jan 2019

Movement Disorders Interview with Dr. Rakesh Jain

In this episode, Editor-in-Chief, Gary Barg interviews Dr Rakesh Jain, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center’s School of Medicine.  Dr. Jain is currently involved in multiple research projects studying the effects of medications on short-term and long-term treatment of depression, anxiety, pain and mood overlap disorders.  Dr. Jain will be talking about an important challenge that many family caregivers face:  Tardive Dyskinesia. Gary will also be talking with a couple, Matt and Shelly and their life dealing with Tardive Dyskinesia.

Dec 2018

Interview with Richard Tapping, Leading Low Vision Technology expert

Low vision challenges face many if not most senior caregivers. In this episode, Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg interviews a low vision technology expert, Richard Tapping, Vice President for Vispero, the leading global manufacturer of products and technologies that have been helping people with vision loss for over 25 years. Richard is also Vice Chair of The Vision Council, Low Vision Division. This division is dedicated to increasing awareness of low vision products, technologies and education.

Oct 2018

Interview with Scott Lindahl

Scott Lindahl is the President of GoToMedSupply, an online medical supply company servicing consumers and businesses in all 50 states. Scott has a Bachelors Degree in Public Relations and has worked most of his professional life in Marketing. The Lindahl family has been in the supply chain side of healthcare for more than 50+ years servicing hospitals, nursing homes, memory care and assisted living facilities with medical and food supplies. Four years ago they decided to make their contracts and buying power available to consumers. Scott knows first hand how expensive things can get when providing the necessary medical supplies for loved ones. Being a Type 1 diabetic Scott knows the need to get supplies in a timely fashion. That's why Gotomedsupply is committed to providing low prices and fast shipping to all its customers in the US.