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The Caring Generation® Radio Dealing with Getting Older
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Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker
Golden , CO
Monday, July 22, 2019


Dealing With Getting Older
 
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Golden, Colorado – July 22, 2019

The Caring Generation® Radio Dealing with Getting Older

Golden CO- Caregiving expert, Pamela D. Wilson hosts The Caring Generation radio program for caregivers and aging adults this Wednesday, July 24, 2019, on the Bold Brave Media Network. The program airs live at 9 p.m. EST. The Caring Generation® originally aired from 2009 to 2011 on 630 KHOW-AM in Denver, Colorado.

The caregiving topic for this week's program is "Dealing with Getting Older." Pamela shares common experiences of family members who begin as "helping out" and then transition into being full-time caregivers. As the role and responsibility of being a caregiver grow, caregivers perform hands-on care that may feel embarrassing or uncomfortable. Helping an aging parent bathe or managing incontinence is not something that adult children imagine doing for an aging parent.

The changes resulting from needing care or being a caregiver are significant. When aging parents begin to need help, a sense of losing control happens. Parents become defensive when aging children talk about safety or health concerns. Conversations shut down because of fear by the aging parent that the children will attempt to take over, be judgmental, or tell parents what to do.

The other complication linked with dealing with getting older is self-perception. While an aging adult may realize that they are aging and that their physical condition has changed, they do not want to be part of that group. This means that group of people who go to the senior center. The aging parent does not see him or herself as old. This means that group of people who use a cane or a walker. A belief exists that only feeble people use canes or walkers.

If a designation or a stereotype is made, the aging parent wants no part of being in that group—even if their abilities or health concerns place them in that group. An "us versus them" mentality or a being in the "in or out" crowd attitude exists among aging adults.

This reverse discrimination exists because of the fear of advancing health declines. There are hesitation and sadness involved in spending time with peers who are struggling with worsening health and cognitive issues.

Joining The Caring Generation® radio program is a way for caregivers and aging adults to become comfortable talking about dealing with getting older. Pamela's approach to caregiving is authentic and light-hearted. She believes that the serious subject of caregiving benefits from humor and laughter. 

Each week, Caring Generation® radio features a special guest. On July 24th, the guest is Dr. Valerie Worthington, a Board-Certified Coach and a third-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Dr. Worthington holds a Doctorate in Educational Psychology from Michigan State University and a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Dartmouth College (NH).

She has designed curriculum for multiple universities on topics including communications, health and fitness, business, healthcare ethics, nutrition, and nursing. Dr. Worthington prides herself on her ability to connect with others using empathy and humor, and she is committed to lifelong learning. She is currently working on a master's degree in mental health counseling at The College of New Jersey.

Make plans to join Pamela D. Wilson, caregiving expert and the host of The Caring Generation® radio at 6 p.m. Pacific, 7 p.m. Mountain, 8 p.m. Central, and 9 p.m. Eastern.  Share this information to support Pamela's goal of reaching one million caregivers worldwide who are looking for hope, help, and caregiving solutions.

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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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