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Explaining Dementia To Children (Rebroadcast)

Canadian author and illustrator Kathryn Harrison created her picture book “Weeds in Nana’s Garden” to help children who have family members with dementia understand and be aware of the disease.  She created the book after her mother was diagnosed with Frontotemporal...

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Learning How To Dance In The Rain (Rebroadcast)

The challenges of his political career were nothing compared to the steep learning curve faced by former Wisconsin Governor Martin J. Schreiber when his wife Elaine was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and he plunged into the role of spousal caregiver.  In today’s...

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Episode 127: The Caregiver Project

Theater artist, writer and educator Nell Bang-Jensen believes that instead of staging big shows on a main stage, theater producers might better serve their communities by finding out what people in the community are interested in and engaging them in the artistic...

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Episode 126: Life After Caregiving

After ten years of caring for three different family members who died four months apart, Andrea McMillan woke up to the realization that she was no longer responsible for the well-being of anyone but herself and her healthy daughter.  On today’s show, Andrea talks...

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Episode 125 – Iris Waichler: Role Reversal

In her new book, “Role Reversal: How To Take Care Of Yourself And Your Aging Parents” author Iris Waichler combines practical advice for caregivers with her personal story of caring for her father, a colorful World War II veteran who died at age 97.  Iris brought...

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