Caregiving

Caregiver Wellness Checkup – Using Risk Assessments and Checklists

ASSESSING CAREGIVER WELLNESS BY ANTHONY CIRILLO  •  AUGUST 11, 2020  •  CAREGIVING A recent study in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management showed that health systems are increasingly depending on family caregivers to deliver complex care. Social isolation has added stress to those caregivers. The Journal made several recommendations...

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Elderspeak in the Time of Corona – What the Nuns Can Teach Us

ELDERSPEAK IN THE TIME OF CORONA – WHAT THE NUNS CAN TEACH US BY ANTHONY CIRILLO  •  Sixty and Me The Corona pandemic has exposed hidden prejudices and a cultural bias of ageism. Part of that discussion is “Elderspeak.” It occurs when an older adult is spoken to by health care...

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3 Easy Ways Seniors Can Stay Connected to Family During Quarantine

3 Easy Ways Seniors Can Stay Connected to Family During Quarantine (Guest post by Kelsey Simpson. Kelsey enjoys writing about things that can help others. She lives in South Jersey and is the proud companion to two German Shepherds and spends her free time volunteering in dog shelters.) As the world...

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THE SELF DEFENSE OF CAREGIVERS – USING MARTIAL ARTS PRINCIPLES

The Self Defense of Caregivers, Sixty and Me BY ANTHONY CIRILLO  • Sixty and Me May 2, 2020  •  CAREGIVING Caregiving can often feel like a full-contact sport, and all too many caregivers find themselves under siege by other family members and even the ones to whom they provide care. This sense...

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THE BASICS OF PROTECTING OUR BRAIN FROM DEMENTIA

THE BASICS OF PROTECTING OUR BRAIN FROM DEMENTIA BY ANTHONY CIRILLO •  Sixty and Me, February 5, 2020  •  HEALTH AND FITNESS There is a common myth that once someone is diagnosed with dementia, well, it’s very much a death sentence, perhaps a tortuously long-time coming. But research is starting to reveal that...

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Grandparents Raising Grandkids – Frankie Boyer Show – BizTalkRadio

The Hardships and Joys of Grandparents Raising Grandkids There are nearly three million grandparents raising eight million grandchildren in the U.S. In North Carolina, nearly 200,000 children live with nearly 100,000 grandparents. That has a cost in terms of time, money and health.The opioid crisis has taken the brunt of...

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THE HARDSHIPS AND JOYS OF GRANDPARENTS RAISING THEIR GRANDKIDS

THE HARDSHIPS AND JOYS OF GRANDPARENTS RAISING THEIR GRANDKIDS BY ANTHONY CIRILLO  •  January 2, 2020  •  FAMILY There are nearly three million grandparents raising eight million grandchildren in the U.S. That has a cost in terms of time, money, and health. Our Caregiver Summit covers this topic in three sessions....

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Interview with Peter Rosenberger on Sirius XM – February 9, 2020

https://hopeforthecaregiver.podbean.com/e/from-a-musical-gig-to-a-cause-anthony-cirillo-shares-his-passion-for-caregivers/ Interview with Peter Rosenberger on Sirius XM – February 9, 2020 Peter Rosenberger has been on the Caregiver Smile Summit twice. We flipped the tables and I was a guest on his show. A 30+ year caregiver for his wife, Gracie, who lives with severe disabilities, Peter understands the caregiver’s journey,...

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