The Caring Generation® Radio Program and Podcasts for Caregivers and Aging Adults
Welcome to The Caring Generation® weekly caregiver radio program and career podcasts. Every Wednesday a new edition of The Caring Generation is available. On this caregiver radio program and podcast for caregivers, host Pamela D. Wilson entertains and informs about the importance of being proactive in self-care, being a caregiver, and trying to balance work and life. Topics include health and medicine, prevention, financial and legal planning, self-care, well-being, work-life balance, managing time, and maintaining emotional balance.
The Caregiver Radio Program and Podcast That Starts Caregiving Conversations
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All of the caregiver podcasts are listed below and include The Caring Generation® radio show transcripts for those interested in reading. Links are placed in the transcripts to research articles and other helpful information.
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The Caring Generation® - Episode 176, September 20, 2023. Knowing when you can't do it anymore is a crossroads moment in caregiving. When you do more of what you don't want, envy happy people, feel unappreciated, and forget you have choices, it might be time for a...
The Caring Generation® - Episode 175, September 6, 2023, Why is Medicaid So Difficult to Understand? If you are in a caregiving relationship you may be struggling with the financial aspects of a spouse’s or elderly parent’s care. Pamela D. Wilson, caregiving expert,...
The Caring Generation® – Episode 174 August 24, 2023. As a caregiver, it is important to not lose sight of what makes you happy. Caregiver self-sacrifice means less focus on relationships and more focus on tasks and busy work. Involvement with healthcare systems can also be stressful and frustrating. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares tips about the importance of maintaining relationships and advocating for care needs.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 173 August 9, 2023. Are caregivers brainwashed? Do caregivers focus on doing things for aging parents or spouses due to societal, cultural, family, or groupthink? In this episode, caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares insights into why caregivers feel powerless over situations that seem out of their control.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 172, July 26, 2023. Being a caregiver is hard. Doing the best you can with the resources and time you have to care for aging parents may feel like it’s never enough. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares examples of caregiving challenges and offers a resource to help with care and decision-making.
The Caring Generation® - Episode 177 July 12, 2023. Learn ten things that don't make sense to caregivers that may help you avoid unpredictable problems. Revisit things you may have heard but were not important at the time so that you can move ahead one day at a time...
The Caring Generation® - Episode 170 June 28, 2023. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson discusses caregivers who have too many responsibilities. Learn what to do when losing a sense of identity or feeling super-vigilant or hyper-responsible for the care of aging loved...
The Caring Generation® - Episode 169 June 14, 2023. Caregiving expert, Pamela D Wilson discusses why persons with dementia lose their ability to perform everyday tasks. Learn how to be a better caregiver by accepting dementia as a chronic disease that impacts the...
The Caring Generation® – Episode 168 May 31, 2023. The act of caregiving for loved ones can seem like a never-ending job. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares thoughts about how family caregivers can hold onto the good things in life while creating more things to be happy about.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 167 May 17, 2023. How does caregiving affect family relationships? Becoming a caregiver can upend life. Learn why setting expectations and having heart-to-heart conversations are essential from caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 166 May 3, 2023. Are you barely getting by? Find tips from caregiver expert Pamela D Wilson to keep going when you can’t see how to move forward through challenging caregiving relationships to to where you want your life to be.
The Caring Generation® - Episode 165 April 19, 2023. If you are a caregiver, creating the life you want can mean building inner strength. Become clear about what you want in life to disentangle yourself from energy-draining situations and the expectations others have...
The Caring Generation® – Episode 164 April 5, 2023. Are family caregivers more easily influenced by others due to high-stress levels? If you are a caregiver, do you ever wonder how to stop being influenced so you can make your own decisions and live your life?
The Caring Generation® – Episode 163 March 22, 2023. How to stop feeling distracted and overwhelmed in everyday life or when unexpected events derail your day. Caregivers have an unending list of to-dos for other people, which often means their needs go unmet. Pamela D Wilson, caregiving expert, shares how to reset and regain focus to take back your day.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 162 March 8, 2023 Caregivers ask why is problem-solving is hard? Problem-solving can be complicated by emotions, exhaustion, health care issues, and more when caring for aging parents. Learn how to identify signs that can lead to problems and what you can do.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 161 February 22, 2023. How to know if you are a caregiver who is one crises away from getting help? Learn tips to manage day-to-day caregiving tasks and minimize unexpected situations when caring for aging parents, spouses, and loved ones.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 160 February 8, 2023. Chronic pain can result in angry outbursts and disruptive behaviors. Learn about the relationship between pain and caregiver stress so that you can confront angry behaviors that damage relationships.
The Caring Generation® - Episode 159 January 25, 2023. Caring for a sick family member can be challenging for caregivers trying to balance life. Seeking support for health and social needs can offer a variety of programs to make caregiving more manageable. Have a...
The Caring Generation® – Episode 158 January 11, 2023. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares tips for family caregivers trying to figure out what’s wrong with aging parents who may be unsure how to help themselves. Learn how to identify health concerns and manage medical care.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 157 December 28, 2022. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares insights into the effect of words and thoughts on caregiver health and well-being. Creating intentional pauses while interacting with others can be a path to creating more positive relationships.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 156 December 14, 2022. Ever wonder why you feel emotionally drained at the end of the day? Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares tips for understanding emotional exhaustion, managing burnout and having essential family caregiver conversations.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 155 November 30, 2022. 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.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 154 November 16, 2022. What to do when elderly parents fire caregivers. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares tips for adult children frustrated with parents who need help but refuse assistance from anyone other than a family member.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 153 November 2, 2022. What if a parent can’t pay for nursing home care but can’t live alone? Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares tips for family caregivers when Medicare no longer pays for nursing home care.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 152 October 19, 2022. Learn why caregiving is harmful to your well-being when trying to balance life, work, family, and health. Caregiving Pamela D Wilson shares reasons caregivers feel conflicted between obligations to loved ones and managing the complexities of daily life.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 151 October 5, 2022. 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 steps for managing a memory loss diagnosis.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 150 September 21, 2022. Caregiver regrets include 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.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 149 September 7, 2022. Should caregivers use online health care? Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares how patient portals can save time and simplify medical care for elderly parents and their caregivers.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 148 August 24, 2022. Are hip fractures for elderly parents serious? Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson discusses the physical and mental aspects of recovering from a hip fracture or serious illness to regain independence for elderly parents and adults of all ages.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 147 August 10, 2022. 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.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 146 July 27, 2022. 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.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 145 July 20, 2022. Learning how to deal with dementia in a parent can be an ongoing challenge for family caregivers. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares tips to help family caregivers prepare for this unpredictable journey.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 144 June 29, 2022. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares tips for getting the most out of life in your 60s to help you create fulfillment, happiness, and good health habits whether you are caring for loved ones or yourself.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 143 June 22, 2022. How Caregivers Respond to Negative Life Events. Pamela D Wilson, Caregiving Expert offers tips for responding to unexpected or ongoing experiences that can be mentally and physically draining.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 142 June 16, 2022. Why Do Old People Not Go to The Doctor? Pamela D Wilson, Caregiving Expert shares thoughts about why elderly parents and loved ones avoid or delay seeking medical care. If you are a family caregiver, learn how you can help aging parents, spouses, and others get the care they need.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 141 June 8, 2022. The impact of dementia on spouses is significant. Learn how to manage losing your best friend, become a spousal caregiver, and care for you. On this program, caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson talks about making a dementia plan that includes care for the caregiver.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 140 June 1, 2022. Being realistic about a parent’s health can be emotionally challenging. Caregiving expert, Pamela D Wilson, shares insights into why elderly parents might be in denial about health. Learn why family members may distance themselves from care situations and the effects of avoiding health conversations on family caregivers.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 139 May 25, 2022. 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. Learn how to improve family caregiving relationships through the process of establishing trust and validating emotions.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 137 May 18, 2022. When should an elderly parent stop living alone? Caregiving expert, Pamela D Wilson shares how to identify factors that mean parents are increasingly more likely to need daily care and medical attention. Guest Dr. Gary Kaplan of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine shares tips to keep your immune system healthy.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 137 May 11, 2022. Learn the 4Ms of caring for elderly parents what matters most. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson relates the framework of an age-friendly health system to actions that family caregivers and aging adults can take today to manage health care decisions and make good choices about daily life.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 136 May 4, 2022. On this program, family caregivers can learn what to do when elderly parents won’t listen. Caregiving expert 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.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 135 April 27, 2022. On this episode, caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson, shares eight reasons family caregivers struggle. 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.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 134 April 20, 2022. Signs parents need memory care include many considerations, including knowing if a parent needs memory care or assisted living or making end-of-life decisions. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson interviews Dr. Stephen G Post about decisions that family caregivers must make when elderly parents need more care.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 133 April 13, 2022. Taking a different approach to caregiving includes learning practical steps to manage caregiver relationships with elderly parents and spouses. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares tips to empower caregivers to balance life and caregiving responsibilities.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 132 April 6, 2022. 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.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 131 March 30, 2022. 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 a recent research article, Kinlessness at End of Life and why more women than men have no one to care for them.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 130 March 23, 2022. What difficulties do caregivers face? In this episode, caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson talks about setting boundaries, providing life support, and having practical discussions about the expectations of elderly parents.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 129 March 16, 2022. On this episode, Why Elderly Parents Won’t, Can’t, or Delay Making Decisions caregiving expert 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?
The Caring Generation® – Episode 128 March 9, 2022. Being a caregiver when you are young for siblings, parents or grandparents is stressful. Learn how to manage difficult parent relationships, fears and not knowing what to do. On this episode, caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares her life experience as a young caregiver and offers tips and wisdom for caregivers of all ages.
The Caring Generation® – Episode 127 March 2, 2022. On this episode, Why Caregiving Sucks, caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson examines how care responsibilities can lead to emotional distress and potential elder abuse. Learn what family caregivers can do to take steps to regain their personal power.