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.