People cringe at the thought that they might become incapacitated, unable to make their own decisions about their medical care or their finances. But these things do happen, and people can protect themselves by establishing contingency plans as soon as possible. They can ensure that their wishes will be respected even if they can no longer vocalize their thoughts.
Brad Greene, a guest on this show is an elder law lawyer who can fill us in on the details. He is a partner with BartimoleGreene in Ohio .
Much has been written and said to the effect that Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can steal away people’s intellectual processes, leaving them dependent on others. And this dialogue has translated into its becoming a greatly-feared diagnosis. Well, Alzheimer’s might impair the memory of those who are living with it and it might also slow some of their mental processes. But interestingly enough, it might simultaneously work to make them more creative.
Let’s face it. Nobody enjoys the time they spend as a patient in an emergency room. But being vulnerable to the hurried atmosphere that surrounds them, older people often find their stays in these facilities to be particularly difficult. They can become agitated within these settings and that emotional state might linger long after they have left.
Rev. Ken Dupin was instrumental in developing the MedCottage.
These structures are tiny enough to be installed virtually anywhere. But despite their small size they can serve as an alternative to nursing home care because they are specially equipped to ensure the safety and medical well-being of an elderly resident, even those who are medically fragile.
Richard Anderson’s official title is Web site and forum administrator for Well Spouse. But his duties often encompass much more than those words might imply as he helps this group meet its mission of advocating and support well spouses, people are caregivers for their marital partners. He remains a valued spokesperson for that organization.
The guests for this show include: Jacqueline Marcell was a caregiver for her difficult elderly father and sweet ailing mother, both with Alzheimer's which went undiagnosed for over a year. Her first book 'Elder Rage', evolved out of his experience and years later it is still required reading at numerous universities and considered for a film.
Caroline Wise King is a healer in the Shamanic Tradition, an ordained minister in the metaphysical field, a spiritual teacher, writer, and artist living in the desert southwest. She will draw from the many great teachers she has studied with such as Sun Bear, Dr. Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman, Brooke Medicine Eagle, and Tom Brown Jr. to name a few. She will also be sharing from her many years of experience working with helping people lead healthier, happier, more fulfilling lives.
The True Testament introduces you to "Simon Peter's True Testament", a book that tells the true story of who Jesus was and what he actually taught, much of which has been distorted or left out of the New Testament. There are shocking revelations, and wonderful, liberating truths. Prepare to be amazed! And relieved! And made free from the false teaching of original sin, and released from the fear of death. The book, "Simon Peter's True Testament", will change your life.