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The Caring Generation®

The Caring Generation® supports conversations about care and well-being for caregivers and care receivers. Gain insights about aging, health conditions and prevention, family caregiving relationships, navigating healthcare, care costs, legal planning, and the importance of being proactive to make the best choices for yourself and your loved ones.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.

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Tips to Navigate Health Complications of Aging
Learn tips to navigate the health complications of aging. Be proactive to ensure you and your loved ones receive the best care possible from healthcare systems and doctors. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares examples and stories to help you remain healthy and avoid preventable care issues. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
16:31 6/4/24
Caregiver Tips: How to Respond to Elderly Parent Healthcare Disasters
Elderly parent healthcare disasters happen unexpectedly. High levels of caregiver stress result from managing falls, fractures, memory loss, and other health conditions. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares strategies to get ahead of health issues before they get ahead of you and loved ones.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
18:01 5/21/24
Caregiving: How to Free Yourself from Judgment
Learn tips to stop judgment or criticism, which can destroy self-esteem and cause resentment and conflict in caregiving relationships.  Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares how to change your mindset and set expectations for interactions with family members that focus on appreciation, cooperation, and shared goals. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
17:07 5/7/24
Tips to Cope With Patient and Caregiver Anxiety and Stress
Anxiety, fear, and worry can stress relationships and prevent healing when caregivers and patients experience physical or emotional breakdowns. Learn tips from caregiving Pamela D Wilson to create balance when daily life feels out of control.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
16:16 4/23/24
How to Avoid Regret About Caregiver or Patient Decisions
Patients and caregivers are often faced with making decisions about health diagnoses or treatment recommendations that can have life-effecting consequences. What are the differences between individuals who make good decisions and others who experience decision regret? Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares tips and suggestions to help you work through the decision-making process. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
15:44 4/9/24
Aging: How to Live Better as You Grow Older
How do people handle getting older? Why do some people age so well? What is the secret to aging well? Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares the habits of people who age well. Learn tips to live a better life as you grow older. Whether you are a caregiver or a person with health concerns, it is never too late to embrace positive habits and live a happier life.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
18:17 3/26/24
Caregiver Tips for Working With Doctors
What caregivers should know about working with doctors extends beyond the basic knowledge of the person who needs care. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares tips to gain insights into the healthcare system that can help caregivers more easily coordinate care for loved ones.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
16:08 3/12/24
Caregiving: Dealing With Grief and Loss
Dealing with grief and loss is a lifelong experience that may not be recognized until the loss of an aging parent or family member. Learn how to deal with feelings of grief that result from loss and the self-transformation that can result in a better and stronger you.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
15:50 2/27/24
Finding the Discipline to Move Ahead and Leave the Drama Trauma Behind
Finding the discipline to move ahead from drama and trauma can be challenging in any stage of caregiving—beginning to end. Caregivers who feel stuck often lack a plan and the motivation to change. Find tips here from caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
14:51 2/13/24
How to Manage Sibling Relationships When Caring for Elderly Parents
Sibling agreements can be critical for the care of elderly parents. Learn how to prevent and manage disagreements when siblings have different personalities and behavioral styles from caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
16:06 1/30/24
How to Face Fears When Caring for Aging Parents
Learn why managing fears is essential when caring for aging parents who experience ongoing health challenges. Caregiving expert, Pamela D Wilson shares seven tips to help caregivers remain practical and positive when facing some of life's most difficult decisions.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
15:39 1/16/24
Why Self-Care Is Important At All Ages
Health impacts many aspects of life, including becoming a caregiver or needing care. Learn why self-care is important at all ages. Pamela D Wilson, caregiving expert, shares why attention to physical and mental health throughout life can increase resilience and balance the effects of aging.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
16:01 12/27/23
Caregiving: How to Have a Better Tomorrow By Planning Ahead
If you are a caregiver, having a better tomorrow means finding a balance between the urgent and routine. Not planning for the care of aging parents can leave caregivers in an ongoing state of crises management. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares caregiver stories and tips to help caregivers stop being emergency responders to the needs of others.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
14:32 12/12/23
Balancing Work and Family Caregiving Responsibilities
Being a caregiver is hard work. Learn how to manage increasing family care responsibilities and careers by applying practical skills from the workplace to the tasks of caring for aging parents and loved ones. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares ten practical tips.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
38:05 11/28/23
Caregiving: How to Manage What Life Throws at You
If you are a family caregiver or a person managing health issues, your time may be consumed with ongoing tasks, doctor appointments, treatments, and responding to unexpected challenges. Learn how to manage what life throws at you with five tips to manage emotional ups and downs and gain focus to balance life responsibilities.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
39:52 11/14/23
Caregivers: How to Stop Avoiding and Start Living
Caregivers often find themselves in a wait-and-see pattern that can last years. Learn how to stop avoiding and start living life. Gain insights about how your environment shapes your thoughts about who you are and what you can accomplish when you focus on your goals.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
43:38 10/30/23
How to Understand The Differences Between Medicare Plans
Trying to understand Medicare programs can be challenging if you don't understand the long-term financial and health impacts of your choices. If you are a caregiver for an aging parent, an adult enrolling in Medicare, or enrolled and thinking about changing plans, learn how Original Medicare, a Medicare Supplement, or Medicare Advantage offers access to medical care and the providers you see.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
40:05 10/17/23
The Price Paid by Family Caregivers
Family caregivers pay a high price when trading time and money to care for loved ones. Learn the risks caregivers face and why creating a care plan is essential for having a life while managing care tasks, building a career, preserving mental and physical health, and minimizing financial losses.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
36:31 10/3/23
When Is Change Good For Caregivers?
When is change good for caregivers? Knowing when you can’t do it anymore is a crossroads moment in caregiving situations. It might be time for a change when caregiving responsibilities limit your potential, damage your self-esteem and your confidence. Caregiving expert Pamela D. Wilson shares 12 insights and suggestions.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
31:51 9/19/23
Why is Medicaid So Difficult to Understand?
Are you a caregiver struggling with the financial aspects of paying for a spouse’s or elderly parent’s care? Pamela D. Wilson, caregiving expert, offers an explanation of Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) and long-term care support services to help caregivers understand the complexities involved for aging parents receiving Medicaid benefits.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
35:28 9/7/23
How Not to Lose Sight of What is Important
Learn how not to lose sight of what is important. The sacrifices involved in caring for others can result in the loss of relationships and difficulties working with healthcare providers. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson offers insights for caregivers, spouses, and friends concerned about the all-consuming responsibilities of caring for loved ones.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
38:43 8/22/23
Are Caregivers Brainwashed?
Are caregivers brainwashed? Caregivers can focus on fixing or doing things for aging parents or spouses due to societal, cultural, family, or groupthink to the exclusion of their well-being. In this episode, caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares insights about how pressures and expectations from others affect the lives of caregivers.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
36:20 8/8/23
Doing the Best You Can With What You've Got
Being a caregiver is hard. Doing the best you can with the resources and time you have to care for aging parents may never feel like enough. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares examples of caregiving challenges and offers a resource to help with care and decision-making.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
36:21 7/26/23
Things That Don't Make Sense to Caregivers Until Later
Learn about the things that don't make sense to caregivers until later in life. Caregiving expert, Pamela Wilson, shares how minor decisions and personal interactions can have major consequences that affect life today and in the future.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
53:44 7/11/23
What Happens When Caregivers Have Too Many Responsibilities
Too many responsibilities? Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares what caregivers can do about major life changes that result in feeling hyper-responsible for managing the care of aging parents and how to create a new identity when caregiving responsibilities end.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
34:37 6/28/23
Why Do Persons With Dementia Struggle With Little Things?
Persons with dementia lose the ability to complete simple everyday activities. Caregiving expert, Pamela D Wilson shares why learning about dementia behaviors and personality changes is important to help caregivers understand the struggles of loved ones with memory loss.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
38:37 6/15/23
How Can Caregivers Hold Onto The Good Things In Life?
The act of caregiving for loved ones can seem like a never-ending job. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson discusses how family caregivers can hold onto the good things in life while creating even more things to be happy about.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
37:13 5/31/23
Can Caregiving Ruin Your Relationships?
How does caregiving affect family relationships? Becoming a caregiver can upend life. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares why expectation setting and planning your life is essential so that caregiving doesn't ruin your relationships.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
37:39 5/17/23
Barely Getting By? Tips for Caregiver Survival
What can caregivers do when they're barely getting by caring for aging loved ones or spouses? Learn tips from caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson to keep going when you can't see how to get from here to where you want to be.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
36:15 5/2/23
Caregiving: Creating the Life You Want
If you are a caregiver, creating the life you want can mean building inner strength. Caregiving expert, Pamela D Wilson, helps you become clear about what you want in life to disentangle yourself from energy-draining situations and expectations that others place on caregivers.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-caring-generation--3591890/support.
37:15 4/18/23