Are you a caregiver? About to be a caregiver? Know a caregiver?
Join us for a six-part caregiver support marathon. Primary caregiver experts share how to gain and maintain stable health.
Our guest expert(s) answer these questions . . .
1. How do you prepare to be caregiver?
Michael is the Founder of Caregiver Reviews. Starting out as a caregiver for a loved one with Dementia while juggling his practice as a Patent Attorney, Michael tried to find technology based solutions to help him in his role as a caregiver. He searched for a resource to learn more about products for caregivers. Since he didn’t find such a site, he created CaregiverReviews.Com from scratch!
2. What can you do as a caregiver to remain physically healthy?
Chris is the Founder of the site The Purple Jacket. He studies Leadership and Communication at Gonzaga University. He has a diverse background in Social Work, Ministry, Senior Care, Arts Management and Professional Sports. Chris earned a B.A. Degree in Child Family and Community Service from Sangamon State University in Springfield, Illinois and studied Theology at Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wisconsin. Chris also hosts a weekly, lively, LIVE talk radio show titled Be A H ealthy Caregiver. Click to listen, any time.
3. How do caregivers remain sane when faced with the added stress of being a caregiver?
Sherri Snelling is CEO and founder of the Caregiving Club and author of A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care. She is a nationally recognized expert on America’s 65 million family caregivers with special emphasis on how to help caregivers balance “self-care” while caring for a loved one and was recently recognized as one of the Top 10 Influencers on Alzheimer’s by Sharecare, the online health and wellness experts site created by Dr. Mehmet Oz.
4. When should caregivers seek help?
Donna Seebo is an author, publisher, lecturer and renown mental practitioner and counselor. Donna also produces insightful, inspiring live-talk radio show, The Donna Seebo Show
Using her personal experiences, Donna has created a program to teach individuals to develop their own mind powers to enhance their daily lives and personal relationships. Donna’s program involves a lively display of her own mind skills and then begins to explain, in easy to understand terms, how anyone can develop their own mind’s abilities.
Donna is the author and publisher of a successful children’s book series. Believing that constant development and change is not only important but exciting, she has begun this new adventure with an award winning first book called, “God’s Kiss.” The book is a heart warming story of a young boy and his adventure through a world of talking animals, magnificent mountains and valleys to a place where young people gather on Christmas Eve to seek the special kiss of life. The book is filled with exquisite illustrations by the renowned artist, Ed Gedrose. Click this link to order your copy of God’s Kiss today.
5. When you ask for help, and no one responds, then what?
Hal Chapel is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lotsa Helping Hands, a social entrepreneurial company powering online caring communities to help restore health and balance to caregivers’ lives. He earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Harvard University. He later returned to Harvard to pursue multidisciplinary studies in education, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience, receiving a Masters of Education in 1996.
Hal lives his lifelong commitment to the idea that the power of community empowers the individual. Having grown up in a town where neighbors looked after each others’ children, where his parents’ household was the center of the extended family’s activities, where the school community was the foundation for his own development, he has continued that commitment through various experiences including once living in an intentional community and presiding over various local nonprofit organizations, and of course, leading Lotsa Helping Hands.
6. How do you recover from being a caregiver?
Lori La Bey is the Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks. Her mission: Driving Change in Our Dementia Care Culture
Lori started her formal career working with the developmentally disabled. For nine years she thrived on organizing and streamlining systems to improve the quality of life for her residents.
Lori’s second career was a twenty-five year journey in residential real estate. There she identified the senior market long before others accepted the demographic facts. Lori developed The Classic Lifestyles™ Program a one stop educational and support services for seniors, their families, and the professional working with them. The program focused on removing the fear wrapped in later life transitions. It was here Lori began her speaking and training career.
Click to listen to Donna Seebo interview Soul about his mission and vision: CareGiver LifeLine.