Season 1 Episode 9

Kent speaks with Terri Cassidy of Health Promotion Partners (www.healthpromotionpartners.com) about driving. Terri is an occupational therapist and Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist whose practice focuses on direct patient care as well as education to medical professionals on topics of driver safety.  


For driver's licensing policies and practices by state, visit www.lppseniordrivers.org.

Season 1 Episode 8

None of us knows how to die, and that’s part of what inspires Roy Remer in his hospice work. Roy has been both a caregiver and a care receiver in his lifetime. Since 1997 he has served as an end-of-life caregiver and educator, teaching Mindful Caregiving among other topics. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Zen Hospice Project. 

In this conversation with Catherine, he shares:

  •  How mindful caregiving can transform the experience when supporting a loved one.

  • What conversations we need to be having with our loved ones around end of life, and when to have the conversations with a loved one with dementia..

  • A template for how to talk about death with our loved ones..

  • How to deal with the near constant loss we face as caregivers What we learn from others through their dying process..

Learn more about Roy:  https://www.zenhospice.org/about/staff

Season 1 Episode 7

Our guest Sheryl Scheuer is a dementia educator and support group leader. She also was a long distance caregiver for her mom who had dementia for 20 years. Sheryl talks about "time traveling" with her mom as the dementia deepened. Sheryl also believes the words we use like "suffering" have a big influence on how caregivers cope with the challenges of dementia.

Season 1 Episode 6

Kent discusses safety and self determination with Scott Bartlett. Scott is the lead Ombudsman for the Area Agency on Aging and is nationally and regionally recognized for his work as an Ombudsman. 

Season 1 Episode 5

Kathy Sparnins delivers the Bereavement Education Groups for Prospect Home Care & Hospice in Teller County. She also provides grief educational support programs for El Paso and Teller county Colorado organizations that identify a need. 

She is Executive Producer of the film, "Voices  of Grief". www.voicesofgrief.org

Season 1 Episode 4

Sharon Lewis, RN, PhD, FAAN, was the Castella Distinguished Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Season 1 Episode 3

Catherine speaks about home care with Greg Coopman the owner of Heartfelt Care at Home.

Season 1 Episode 2

Catherine interviews Jane Barton, passionate speaker, writer, and listener who assists people in confronting the daunting challenges posed by aging, caregiving and the end of life. 

Season 1 Episode 1

Catherine interviews Elizabeth Miller from the Happy, Healthy Caregiver about how to take care of yourself while caring for a loved one.

Listen to Catherine Hammond's monthly KRDO radio interview. This month she describes symptoms and what to do if you suspect your loved one may have dementia.

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