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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bill Parks is the President and CEO of PharmRight who makes Livi Automatic Pill Dispenser.
As CEO of Seniorlink, Tom brings his vision and expertise to the next generation of innovative care, and is committed to enriching the lives of caregivers and their families. Tom is particularly focused on expanding Seniorlink's reach with technology designed specifically for caregivers, their care teams and professional supports. Tom brings more than three decades of leadership experience in health care services and proprietary education. Tom was CEO of Care Advantage, a provider of high-cost case management services, and he served as CFO and CEO of MENTOR. In 2017, Tom was appointed to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker's Council to Address Aging.
Bonnie An Henderson is an internationally-recognized expert in cataract and refractive surgery, specializing in complicated anterior segment surgery. She is currently a partner at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston and a Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Henderson is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Refractive Surgery and Associate Editor for Eyeworld for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. She serves on the editorial advisory board of Eyenet Magazine of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and serves on the editorial boards of Ocular Surgery News, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, and Advanced Ocular Care. She serves on a number of committees for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Society. She will serve as the President of American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in 2017.
In this edition of the Today's Caregiver magazine podcast series, Editor-in-Chief Gary Edward Barg talks with comedian Howie Mandel about the serious topic of cholesterol medication management. Also, a Fearless Caregiver moment and an in-depth interview with Katie Riston from Mobile Physician Services, Inc. a service of importance to all caregivers.