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Caregiver Podcast

18
Sep 2019

Interview with Scott Williams about Embracing Carers and Time Counts

Editor-in-Chief Gary Edward Barg interviews Scott Williams, Vice President, Head of Global Patient Advocacy and Strategic Partnerships at EMD Serono as well as co-founder of the organization Embracing Carers.  Scott details an important new program of Embracing Carers called Time Counts.

4
Sep 2019

Lesli Wang, helping maintain our loved ones dignity and independence.

Editor in Chief, Gary Barg interviews entrepreneurial family caregiver,  Lesli Wang. Lesli was looking for a toilet safety product for her mother to use when leaving the house. She wanted one that was portable, discreet, and dignified. Unsuccessful in her search, she was determined to fill the gap in bathroom safety products.

She created an innovative new product — the Free2Go Rollator — the first product to combine the benefits of a raised toilet seat, toilet safety frame, and rolling walker. Hear Lesli's story about how her caregiving led her to a new career, helping keep our loved ones in the community with dignity and independence.

27
Aug 2019

An Interview with Daniel Ferrara about a timely way to keep your loved one safe and in the community.

Gary Edward Barg interviews Daniel Ferrara, CEO of WellCare Today, the producers of one of most interesting and innovate solutions to keep your loved ones living longer, safer and healthier at home.  Their Health Assist Watch is an application embedded into a Samsung Galaxy watch which reminds your loved one to take their medications, schedule medical exams, while tracking heart rate and physical activity. As well, caregivers are able to receive reports on your loved one’s health. The Future is now.

18
Aug 2019

An interview with Shane Burcaw and Hanna Aylward about Living with SMA

In honor of August being SMA Month, Editor-in-Chief Gary Edward Barg interviews Shane Burcaw, 26 years old, an author, blogger and speaker living with SMA, who currently resides in Minneapolis, MN with his fiancée Hannah Aylward.

Shane and Hanna openly share details of their lives for the nearly half a million who follow their YouTube channel and in the name of changing the public perception of those with disabilities.

 Shane published his memoir Laughing At My Nightmare in 2014 and and a children’s picture book, Not So Different, in 2017.

 Together with his cousin Sarah, Shane also founded a nonprofit organization, Laughing at My Nightmare, Inc., which is committed to spreading positivity and helping others overcome adversity, while providing equipment grants to those living with Muscular Dystrophy.

16
Aug 2019

Interview With William Fleming, PharmD

 

In this episode, Editor-in-Chief, Gary Edward Barg interviews William Fleming, PharmD, is Segment President, Healthcare Services, where he is responsible for Humana’s clinical and pharmacy businesses that service all Humana segments.  He has a proven passion for using an entrepreneurial spirit in simplifying healthcare, providing value for consumers (both the patient and the physician), and developing high-performing teams that share the common goal of improving health outcomes and clinical quality.  

12
Aug 2019

Author interview: What does it feel like to die: Inspiring New Insights into the Experience of Dying. 

In this episode, Editor-in-Chief, Gary Edward Barg interviews the author of the new and extremely important book for Family Caregivers, What does it feel like to die: Inspiring New Insights into the Experience of Dying. As a long-time hospice volunteer, Jennie Dear has helped countless patients, families, and caregivers cope with the many challenges of the dying process. Inspired by her own personal journey with her mother’s long-term illness, Dear demystifies the experience of dying for everyone whose lives it touches. She spoke to doctors, nurses, and caregivers, as well as families, friends, and the patients themselves. The result is a brilliantly researched, eye-opening account that combines the latest medical findings with sensitive human insights to offer real emotional support and answers to some of the questions that affect us all.

22
Jul 2019

An interview with Kathryn Speer Shoaf (Smith) RN, BSN, ATP, Dementia-Friendly Travel Expert

In this episode, Editor-in-Chief, Gary Edward Barg interviews, Kathryn Speer Shoaf (Smith) RN, BSN, ATP, Dementia-Friendly Travel Expert, Supported Senior Travel, Accessible Group Travel Specialist, Owner/ CEO EliteCruisesAndVacationsTravel.com. Kathy will also be leading the first-ever Fearless Caregiver Caribbean Cruise in March 2020 with Gary as keynote sailor.

13
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. 

8
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.

28
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.