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Episode 96: Madeleine And Myrtle

Writer/Director Liz Levine talks about a new web series she co-created with Jessie Award winning actress France Perras, who plays a caregiver (Madeleine) with a talking goldfish (Myrtle) who helps her cope with the strain of caring for twins and her aging parent, who...

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Episode 95: Best Foot Forward

Canadian author Rick Lauber is among a growing number of male caregivers who provide support alone or with the help of siblings.  In today’s show, Rick talks about moving his parents from Vancouver Island closer to his home in Edmonton, co-caregiving with his two...

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Episode 94: Grown-Up Pains

When her mother was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease, 29-year-old writer Melissa Bilchik had to decide whether she too should be tested; there was a 50/50 chance she was carrying the fatal gene.  In today’s show, Melissa talks about the events leading up to her...

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Episode 93: A Million Ordinary Days

Author and essayist Judy Mollen Walters has been battling Crohn’s disease for over 16 years with oral medications, injections, biologic therapies and a devoted caregiver husband.  In today’s show: how she balances writing with managing her autoimmune disease, and the...

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Episode 92: Coming Of Age In Aging America

Veteran documentary filmmaker Christine Herbes-Sommers talks about her new film for PBS, which explores how longer life expectancy is transforming small town Norcross, Georgia and the big city of Atlanta plus older populations in Europe, China and Japan.  From...

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Episode 91: A New Normal

A year ago on the podcast Lisa Howland told of quitting her job to be a full-time caregiver for her father, who has Parkinson’s disease, and of hiding the knives in her house because of his increasingly aggressive behavior -- associated with his later diagnosis of...

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