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Episode 134: Millennial Caregiver Lisette Carbajal

Lisette Carbajal was sitting in her dorm room at the University of Virginia when her mother called, crying as she told her Lisette’s father had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.  In that moment Lisette—the daughter of Peruvian immigrants who speak little...

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Episode 133: Twilight Wishes

James Ciervo is the Regional Chapter Director (New York) of the Twilight Wish Foundation, a national organization that's in the business of making older adults happy.  On the show today, James talks about the range of wishes granted by the Foundation, from providing a...

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Episode 132: The Last Poker Game

"Abe and Phil’s Last Poker Game” is the rare Hollywood movie that explores the subject of aging through characters that are neither pitiable nor put on a pedestal.  Charming, funny and brutally honest, it stars Paul Sorvino as a womanizing gambler and the...

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Episode 131 – Time Goes By: Ronni Bennett

Not one of us knows what it's like to be old until we get there. So says 76-year-old Ronni Bennett, a former radio producer who also spent over 25 years as a writer and a producer in network television in New York and was managing editor of the first CBS news website....

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Episode 130: The Legacy

When it comes to aging parents, working daughters often feel they have to choose between being a good employee and being a good daughter.  After her father died Illinois resident Maggie McClane chose to be a good daughter: she left her job as a paralegal and moved in...

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Episode 129: Explaining Dementia To Children

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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