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Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019


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Golden, Colorado – July 17, 2019

Jim Masters Interviews Pamela D. Wilson, Caregiving Expert

Golden CO- Caregiving expert, Pamela D. Wilson, interviews with CUTV News Radio host Jim Masters on Thursday, July 18th at 1 p.m. EST. The topic of the program is Caregiving Fear, Guilt, and the Risks of Not Asking for Help.

As care needs increase to hands-on care and medical and nursing tasks, caregivers worry about making a mistake. Caregivers have their own lives and are trying to balance work, caring for their own families, and caring for a loved one. It's easy to miss small details that result in risks and mistakes in the care of a loved one.

According to Pamela, caregivers don't know what they don't know. They rarely hear anyone say, "let me give you some caregiving information that might be helpful to you – would that be okay?" Instead, all they hear is what they are not going right, or that they shouldn't be complaining about being a caregiver.  Caregiving is hard work. It can feel thankless. Caregivers rarely receive enough appreciation.

"All of my help is Internet-based," says Pamela, "caregivers and aging adults can join from anywhere in the world.  It's not uncommon for family caregivers to say; I'm so tired of being a caregiver when they have no idea that hope, help, and support exist. Family caregivers believe they can handle all the issues when the reality is that caregiving responsibilities are more complex than ever imagined."

Feeling guilty about not doing enough because an aging parent or a spouse continually complains is commonplace in caregiving. Getting past feelings of guilt to take action to helps caregivers regain confidence and self-esteem that deteriorates when family caregiving relationships become rocky.

For caregiving to be less stressful and, guilt-ridden, caregivers have to move past behavioral and mental ruts. Because of stress, caregivers become closed-minded. By becoming more informed and learning new information, caregivers can end worry and improve the care provided to aging parents and spouses.

Caregivers bear significant responsibility in caring for loved ones. Many times, the consequences of small concerns or decisions are not recognized until months down the road. By then improving a situation that has gone beyond the point of no return may not be possible.

Getting unstuck and moving out of the caregiving rut can be difficult. The challenge is that taking action requires accepting a new way of thinking, which is difficult. Typical responses from caregivers who are feeling burning out are: "I don't have time, that won't work, and I already know everything I need to know."

According to Pamela, "Caregivers experience stress and burnout. As a result, decision-making power becomes faulty. Unnecessary mistakes are made. My online courses help caregivers, and aging adults make better decisions, reduce stress and burnout. Gaining confidence and caregiving skills result in a better quality of life and well-being for loved ones. Caregivers, who experience health declines from the stress related to caregiving, speak positively about participating in support groups and courses."

Pamela is an authentic and trustworthy caregiving expert, advocate, speaker, and author of the book The Caregiving Trap.  Her brand, The Caring Generation®, began with a radio program of the same name that airs on the BBM Global Network each Wednesday evening at 9 p.m. EST. Information about how to listen to The Caring Generation® radio program and weekly podcast replays is on Pamela's website under media and radio program

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Pamela D. Wilson, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA, a National Certified Guardian and Certified Senior Advisor, is a caregiving thought leader, elder care expert, advocate, and speaker. Pamela offers family caregivers programming and support to navigate the challenges of providing, navigating, and planning for care. She guides professionals practicing in estate planning, elder and probate law, and financial planning to create plans to address unexpected concerns identified in her past role as a professional fiduciary. Healthcare professionals are supported by Pamela’s expertise to increase responsiveness and sensitivity to the extensive range of care challenges faced by care recipients and caregivers. Contact Pamela HERE

 
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