The Agewyz Podcast with Jana Panarites
About This Show
Author and caregiving guru Jana Panarites interviews experts in the field of aging and America's unsung heroes: people caring for a loved one amid the demands of their own lives. In these frank and lively conversations Ideas are sparked, information shared and stories told--of setbacks, triumphs and unwavering courage. As one of America's 40 million+ caregivers herself, Jana believes caregivers must have a voice in shaping the policies and programs that affect them, and that by sharing our stories caregivers can shake up America's system of care, which is based on a bygone era, and help create new models of care based on the reality of our lives today. Every caregiver has a story. Click here to share yours: http://www.agewyz.com.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 84: The President Will See You Now
3 days ago
As a little girl Peggy Grande was obsessed with presidents, but she never imagined she would end up working for one. In today’s show Peggy talks about her ten-year tenure in the Office of Ronald Reagan after he left the White House, when she was the president’s personal assistant, and about her new memoir, “The President Will See You Now: My Stories and Lessons From Ronald Reagan’s Final Years.” She tells us how working for an iconic senior citizen shaped her views about getting older, and she speaks candidly about juggling motherhood with staying three steps ahead of the president while also caring for her own father, who had colon cancer. Peggy also talks about Reagan’s Alzheimer’s disease: the early signs, how she and the staff reacted to his diagnosis, why the Reagans went public with it and how Mrs. Reagan adjusted to her role as the president’s caregiver in the pre-Internet era, when Alzheimer’s was barely discussed.
Peggy’s book: http://amzn.to/2lWCFhX
Music: “Fanfare for the Common Man” by Aaron Copeland | US Marine Band
Rated 5 out of
Engaging and entertaining
Date published: 2015-08-23