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The Caring Generation®

The Caring Generation® speaks the language of caregivers and aging adults. Tips and practical advice about health, aging, being a caregiver, and family relationships, sprinkled with humor and laughter.

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Caregivers: How to Avoid Putting Your Needs Second
Learn how to avoid putting your needs second in caregiving relationships without feeling guilty. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares tips about how to stop overgiving and take care of yourself while caring for someone else.
35:07 11/29/2022
What to Do When You Hire and Elderly Parents Fire In-Home Caregivers
What to do when you hire and elderly parents fire in-home caregivers? Host Pamela D Wilson offers survival tips to help exhausted family caregivers from losing patience and compassion with parents who refuse to accept help.
34:38 11/15/2022
What If a Parent Can't Pay For Nursing Home Care
What if a parent can’t pay for nursing home care but can’t live alone? Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares steps family caregivers can take when Medicare no longer pays for nursing home care.
35:34 11/06/2022
The Negative Effects of Caregiving on Well-Being
Learn about the negative effects of caregiving on well-being when trying to balance life, work, family, and health. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares reasons caregivers feel conflicted between obligations to loved ones and managing the complexities of daily life.
36:09 10/19/2022
10 Tips for Dealing With Dementia
Learn how to deal with dementia whether you are the person diagnosed or a family caregiver for a spouse or elderly parent with dementia. On this episode, caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares ten proactive tips for managing a memory loss diagnosis.
29:48 10/04/2022
How to Avoid Caregiver Regrets: No Life, No Job, No Friends
Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares tips to avoid caregiver regrets of having no life, no job, and no friends. Learn how to examine choices and make changes to persist in creating your goals and accomplishing your dreams.
38:09 09/19/2022
Should Caregivers Use Online Health Care?
Should caregivers use online health care sites? Caregiving expert, Pamela D Wilson shares how patient portals can save time and simplify medical care for elderly parents and their caregivers.
34:59 09/06/2022
Are Hip Fractures for Elderly Parents Serious?
What happens when an elderly parent fractures a hip? Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson discusses the physical and mental aspects of recovering from a hip fracture, injury, or serious illness for persons of all ages.
37:39 08/23/2022
How to Create an Emergency Medical Plan for Elderly Parents
Learn why creating an emergency plan for elderly parents is important to respond to sudden changes in health and hospitalizations. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares practical tips about navigating the healthcare system for aging adults and their caregivers.
35:13 08/09/2022
How to Keep Elderly Parents Healthy and Independent
Making sure elderly parents stay healthy can feel overwhelming when you're not sure what is important. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson offers tips to support good health throughout life to help you and your loved ones stay healthy and live independently.
34:52 07/26/2022
How to Deal With Dementia in a Parent
Learning how to deal with dementia in a parent can be an ongoing challenge for family caregivers. Find tips to prepare for the unpredictable journey. Caregiving expert, Pamela D Wilson, shares tips for gaining perspective about caregiving activities and interactions.
31:28 07/19/2022
Getting the Most Out of Life in Your 60s
Pamela D Wilson shares tips for getting the most out of life in your 60s that depend on goals made in your younger years. Learn the steps to identify what's important to you in your 20s 30s and beyond and how to make it all happen while you may be a family caregiver.
34:23 06/28/2022
How Caregivers Can Respond to Negative Life Events
Caregiving expert and host Pamela D Wilson offers tips for responding to unexpected or ongoing caregiver experiences that can be emotionally and physically draining. Learn how to retrain worrisome thought patterns and habits to respond positively to challenges.
33:41 06/22/2022
Why Do Old People Not Go to the Doctor?
Host and caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson, answers the question why do old people not go to the doctor? Learn why elderly parents refuse medical care and what family caregivers can do to ease fear and hesitation.
34:47 06/14/2022
What is the Impact of Dementia on a Spouse?
The impact of dementia on a spouse caregiver can't be ignored. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson talks about making a dementia plan to care for the spouse with dementia and the caregiver spouse. Learn how to grieve losing your best friend and take actions to support your well-being.
32:38 06/08/2022
How to Be Realistic About a Parent's Health
Pamela D Wilson, shares insights into why elderly parents might be in denial about their health. Learn why family members distance themselves from care situations plus the effects of avoiding health conversations on caregivers and family members.
31:06 06/01/2022
How to Recognize Self-Destructive Caregiving Behaviors
How to Recognize Self-Destructive Caregiving Behaviors. Caregiving expert, Pamela D Wilson shares habits that negatively affect family caregivers and how to change behavior patterns to replace self-defeating behaviors.
36:29 05/24/2022
When Should An Elderly Parent Stop Living Alone?
When should an elderly parent stop living alone? Caregiving expert, Pamela D Wilson shares how to identify factors that indicate parents will need more day-to-day help and medical care. Guest Dr. Gary Kaplan of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine shares tips to keep your immune system healthy.
37:05 05/18/2022
Caring For Elderly Parents What Matters Most
Host Pamela D Wilson discusses the 4Ms of caring for elderly parents. Learn the actions that family caregivers and all adults can take to manage health care decisions and make good choices about daily life.
31:14 05/11/2022
What to Do When Elderly Parents Won't Listen
What to do when elderly parents won't listen. Caregiving expert and host Pamela D Wilson shares both sides of this issue, adult children who become frustrated and aging parents and spouses who feel nagged by well-intended family.
32:58 05/04/2022
Why Family Caregivers Feel Like Failures
Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares eight reasons family caregivers struggle to care for aging parents or spouses. Learn how guilt or feeling responsible for things caregivers don't control can result in feelings of failure and how to look at care situations more objectively.
29:49 04/27/2022
Signs Parents Need Memory Care
Signs parents need memory care include many considerations: caring for elderly parents at home, considering a memory care community, navigating emotions, and more. Dr. Stephen G Post joins host Pamela D Wilson to discuss decisions that family caregivers must make when loved ones with memory loss reach care at the end of life.
35:15 04/20/2022
Taking a Different Approach to Caregiving
Taking a different approach to caregiving includes learning practical steps to manage caregiver relationships with elderly parents and spouses. Host and caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares tips to empower caregivers to balance life and caregiving responsibilities.
30:39 04/13/2022
Breaking Promises to Care for Elderly Parents
Breaking caregiver promises isn't easy. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares how to adjust personal goals with commitments to care for elderly parents, spouses, and loved ones. Caregiving promises aren't only the promises you make to care for others—they include the promises you make to fulfill your needs as the caregiver.
31:29 04/05/2022
Challenges Faced by Women as Caregivers
Pamela D Wilson discusses the challenges faced by women as caregivers that affect health, well-being, and financial security. Dr. Katherine Ornstein from Mt. Sinai discusses her research Kinlessness at the End of Life. Why more women than men have no one to care for them.
36:43 03/30/2022
What Difficulties Do Caregivers Face?
What Difficulties Do Caregivers Face? Caregiver Expert and Host, Pamela D Wilson talks about common issues that family caregivers face. These include learning to set boundaries, providing life support, and hesitancy to have practical discussions about the expectations of elderly parents.
36:06 03/23/2022
What to Do When Elderly Parents Won't Make Decisions
Caregiving expert and host Pamela D Wilson offers insights into why elderly parents struggle with aging and decision-making. What can adult children caring for aging parents do to move situations forward? How might the actions of family caregivers contribute to delays in decision-making by aging parents?
36:34 03/16/2022
Being a Caregiver When You Are Young
Pamela D Wilson shares insights and her personal story about being a young caregiver and why understanding the life history of parents who need care can help caregiving make more sense. Learn tips for finding support when it might seem that your world is falling apart.
51:49 03/09/2022
Why Being a Caregiver Sucks
Host and caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson gives examples of how caregiver responsibilities can lead to emotional distress. Learn the steps that family caregivers can take steps to regain their personal power and a positive outlook.
27:37 03/02/2022
Why Family Caregivers Need Support
Caregiving expert and host Pamela D Wilson shares tips to prepare for unexpected events related to aging, health, caring for aging parents or spouses, and yourself. Learn what all adults and their caregivers must know.
43:24 02/23/2022