Agewyz Podcast Archives
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We hear a lot about how the opioid crisis is destroying families and communities. But the scope and impact of medication overload is much bigger: in the last two decades the number of older adults taking five or more medications has increased 300 percent. There’s...read more
Jaime Estremera-Fitzgerald is a CEO on a mission. As head of South Florida’s Area Agency on Aging (known locally as Your Aging and Disability Resource Center), Jaime leads a team that serves seniors, adults with disabilities and the people who care for them in Palm...read more
58-year-old Brian LeBlanc is an international Alzheimer's advocate who speaks at conferences, workshops, symposiums, and even on dementia-friendly cruises. He's got a sense of humor that will knock you over. But don't call him an Alzheimer's patient. And don't call...read more
No one knows what it’s like to be old until they get there. That’s the view of Ronni Bennett, a former radio producer in her 70s who also spent over two decades as a writer and producer in network television in New York City. These days Ronni is busy with her...read more
Much of the research on dementia in the United States has overlooked African Americans, but the prevalence of dementia in this population is more widespread than you might think. PhD candidate Kalisha Bonds is doing a deep dive into the subject as a student at Oregon...read more
Wanting to care for your child is a basic instinct for most mothers. All the more so when that child has a chronic condition, like the son of today’s guest—a Wisconsin mother who asked that we not use her last name. Carol’s adult son has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), but...read more