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Therapeutic Massage & Hospice Patients w/ Certified Massage Therapist Irma Lopez

Caregiver S.O.S. - 7/28/2019 12:00:00 AM

Certified Massage Therapist Irma Lopez talks with Caregiver SOS on Air cohosts Carol Zernial and Ron Aaron about her work volunteering to give free massages to Hospice patients and their caregivers across Bexar County, Texas. Lopez discusses the important role massage can play in reducing stress and other issues impacting people and she explains why she launched this outreach to help hospice patients and others.

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Memories Matter Meet-Up w/ Tina Smith, WellMed Charitable Foundation’s manager of caregiver programs

Caregiver S.O.S. - 7/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

Tina Smith, WellMed Charitable Foundation’s manager of caregiver programs, discusses the new, innovative weekly Memory Matters Meetup at Morgan's Wonderland, with cohosts Carol Zernial and Ron Aaron on Caregiver SOS on Air.
The program offers persons living with dementia, fun, inviting and memory maintaining activities at the park, while their loved ones participate in educational and support sessions to learn about Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias. A different topic each session. At the end of each session: Both groups come together to learn some stress management techniques. For more on the Memory Matters Meetup go to:

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The latest research and knowledge on Caregiving and Caregivers w/ Rajiv Mehta, Atlas of Caregiving

Caregiver S.O.S. - 7/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

Atlas of Caregiving’s Rajiv Mehta details what he and his colleagues have learned about caregiving through a series of in depth analysis of caregivers and their day-to-day activities. What works best and how caregivers can adjust to an ever changing world. Mehta earned an MBA degree from Columbia University, MS from Stanford, and a BSE from Princeton University. He was recognized as a 2018 Influencer on Aging by NextAvenue, a PBS affiliate. Check out:

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Understanding and enhancing economic security for seniors and others w/ Linda Branch, WellMed licensed social worker

Caregiver S.O.S. - 7/8/2019 12:00:00 AM

WellMed Clinical Social Worker Linda Branch counsels seniors on financial/economic security to help them understand and manage their finances. There is no charge for her services which are offered only in San Antonio at the three WellMed Senior Centers -- Ingram Doris Griffin Senior Center, Culebra Alicia Trevino Lopez Senior One-Stop Community Center, and Elvira Senior Community Center on SW Military Hwy.

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How music helps dementia patients and caregivers w/ Candyce Slusher, St. Michael's Home Care

Caregiver S.O.S. - 7/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

There has been much discussion on Caregiver SOS on Air and elsewhere about the power of music and its positive impact on Alzheimer’s and other patients with dementia in institutional settings. But little attention has been focused on music as a tool for dementia patients living at home, until now. Candyce Slusher, founder and managing partner of St. Michael’s Home Care, shares with Caregiver SOS on Air listeners the positive impact music can have on caregivers and care recipients in the home. And she details ways in which caregivers can build a music library that is soothing and emotionally supportive for dementia patients.

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What an experienced nurse practitioner found first hand about care giving w/ Tamika Sanchez, RN

Caregiver S.O.S. - 6/24/2019 12:00:00 AM

Guest Tomika Sanchez, BSN, RN; Clinical Programs Special Projects at WellMed, is a nurse educator but, she has also been a caregiver for family members struggling with complicated conditions that required hands on 24/7 care. She shares with our Caregiver SOS On Air audience what caregiving taught her about herself and how it added to her understanding and deep appreciation for the work caregivers perform.

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