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 family members, friends or relatives 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 94: Grown-Up Pains
3 days ago
When her mother was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease, 29-year-old writer Melissa Bilchik had to decide whether she too should be tested; there was a 50/50 chance she was carrying the fatal gene. In today’s show, Melissa talks about the events leading up to her mother’s diagnosis of HD—which she says is like having Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s simultaneously—caring for her mom, her views on getting tested and approach to having kids. She also talks about how millennial caregivers differ from baby boomer carers, her experience of support groups and why she’s not a Pinterest mom. All this and more on today’s moving show.
Melissa’s blog: https://grownuppains.com
More about Huntington’s Disease: http://bit.ly/1GrrvED
Google Hangout for young caregivers (mentioned in the show): http://bit.ly/2ppZVtU
Music: “Arashi” by Kakurenbo | CC BY NC | Free Music Archive
Rated 5 out of
Engaging and entertaining
Date published: 2015-08-23