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Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker
Golden, CO
Saturday, April 17, 2021


Caring for a Chronically Ill Spouse
 
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Golden, Colorado – April 17, 2021

The Caring Generation® Spouses Caring For Spouses

Golden CO- Caregiving expert Pamela D. Wilson hosts The Caring Generation® podcast show for caregivers and aging adults. This coming Wednesday, April 21, 2021, the topic is Spouses Caring for Spouses.

Wilson releases a new podcast in The Caring Generation series every Wednesday, sharing tips and conversations about aging, caregiving, and family relationships to help caregiving families plan for what's ahead. The podcasts are available on Wilson's website and all major podcast sites.

Preserving Marital Relationships Between a Chronically Ill  and a Healthy Spouse

This week on The Caring Generation, Wilson shares the challenges faced by spouses in a caregiving relationship. When a spouse is diagnosed with a chronic illness and needs care, responsibilities in marital relationships can shift.

Initially, the diagnosis of a chronic disease may not be life-effecting. However, over time a diagnosis may result in a sick spouse ending employment. A husband or a wife who is ill may require support from a healthy spouse and young children in families. Children in these situations may take on caregiving responsibilities for a parent.

To support the family and maintain health insurance, the healthy spouse may continue to work. This change may necessitate the sick spouse who no longer works, taking on additional responsibilities around the home if possible.

For retired couples, caregiving may become a full-time job for the healthy spouse when health issues become more significant. Diagnoses like Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions can be time-consuming and emotionally exhausting for the healthy caregiver.  Wilson shares tips for recognizing the effect of chronic illness on marital relationships and offers suggestions to ensure that both spouses remain engaged in the relationship and have outlets for socialization.

Interview with Elisabet Eriksson

Wilson interviews Elisabet Eriksson, who has worked as a registered nurse for ten years, specializing in cardiology in Sweden and Norway. Eriksson holds a Ph.D. in International Health from Uppsala University and has a senior lecturer position at the University of Gävle. Her research concerns examine the life situation of close relatives in the area of long-term illness. She is currently involved in a joint research project between the University of Gävle and Uppsala University, studying communication among elderly persons, their relatives, and staff in nursing homes during the covid-19 pandemic.

Wilson works with family caregivers, groups, and corporations worldwide to educate about the role strain that caregivers experience, managing, and planning for health and aging issues. More about Wilson's online courses for elderly care, individual elder care consultations, caregiver support, webinars, and speaking engagements are on her website www.pameladwilson.com. Pamela may also be contacted at +1 303-810-1816 or through the Contact Me page 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 an international 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 online and on-site education and caregiver support for caregivers, consumer groups, and corporations worldwide. She may be reached at +1 303-810-1816 or through her website.

 

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