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Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker
Golden , CO
Saturday, September 19, 2020


Giving Up Life to Care for Elderly Parents
 
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Golden, Colorado – September 19, 2020

The Caring Generation® Giving Up Your Life to Care for Elderly Parents

Golden CO- Caregiving expert Pamela D. Wilson hosts The Caring Generation® family talk radio program for caregivers and aging adults this coming Wednesday, September 23, on the Bold Brave Media Network. The program airs live at 9 p.m. EST. The Caring Generation® aired initially from 2009 to 2011 on 630 KHOW-AM in Denver, Colorado.

Giving Up Your Life to Care for Elderly Parents

Adult children caregivers quickly become consumed by caregiving responsibilities. On this caregiver radio program, Wilson shares insights for caregivers about shifts in family roles and responsibilities that include managing through change and uncertainty.

Caregiving is an unexpected role with immediate demands that rarely afford caregivers the time to think about balancing life, work, and caring for elderly parents. The availability of caregiver education programs and support groups are not well known.

Gaps in knowledge about caregiving services and support happen when adult children see themselves as "helpers" instead of "caregivers." The first task of helping elderly parents with grocery shopping and picking up prescriptions may not be thought of as caregiving responsibilities. The transition from helper to caregiver happens as the health of elderly parents declines, and adult children become more involved—often providing hands-on care. 

Juggling Working and Caring for Elderly Parents

Working and caring for elderly parents results in adult children experiencing a range of emotions that include joy, pain, and loss. The choice to care for an elderly parent eliminates other opportunities like pursuing career advancement.  Resentment happens when adult children caregivers sacrifice future opportunities and current income. 

Families are imperfect. The way to a better experience is having early discussions about care to create positive family relationships. Caregiving can be meaningful and rewarding when we work toward situations where the caregiver doesn't feel that they are sacrificing everything to care for elderly parents.

Dr. Vanessa Bohns How to Ask for Help Without Feeling Guilty

Dr. Vanessa Bohns joins us to share research about how to ask for help without feeling guilty. Not asking for help and feeling guilty about caregiving are topics that caregivers know well. Vanessa Bohns is a social psychologist and an Associate Professor at Cornell University's ILR School. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia University and an AB in psychology from Brown University.

Her research on help-seeking, prosocial behavior, and social influence is published in top academic journals in psychology, management, and law. She has been featured by numerous media outlets, including The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Economist, and NPR. Her forthcoming book, You Have More Influence Than You Think, will be published by W. W. Norton in the fall of 2021.

Join Pamela on The Caring Generation for intelligent conversations about aging, caregiving, and relationships. The Caring Generation® radio program airs live at 6 p.m. Pacific, 7 p.m. Mountain, 8 p.m. Central, and 9 p.m. Eastern every Wednesday night.  Replays of the weekly programs are available on all major podcast sites. Wilson's website features the podcast and radio program transcripts. Information about Wilson's commitment to online caregiver education, keynotes, video conferencing, caregiver support, and creating workplaces where people matter is on her website

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Check Out Podcast Replays of The Caring Generation® Radio Program for Caregivers and Aging Adults HERE

Pamela D. Wilson, MS, BS/BA, CG, CSA is a national caregiving expert, advocate, and speaker.  More than 20 years of experience as a direct service provider in the roles of a court-appointed guardian, power of attorney, and care manager led to programs supporting family caregivers and aging adults who want to be proactive about health, well-being, and caregiving. Wilson provides education and support for consumers and corporations interested in supporting employees who are working caregivers. To carry out her mission, Wilson partners with companies passionate about connecting with the caregiving marketing through digital and content marketing. Her mission to reach caregivers worldwide is accomplished through social media channels of Facebook, YouTube, Linked In, Instagram, Caregiving TV on Roku, and The Caring Generation® radio on Internet radio. She may be reached at 303-810-1816 or through her website.

 

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