Hot Topics: Where’s the Help?

Last night, our panel of family caregivers convened for our Hot Topics show on Your Caregiving Journey. Bette, Jane, ejourneys and Richard shared their thoughts on this question: Why is it still hard to find help? You can listen to our show via the player below. (We had some difficulties with BlogTalkRadio last night, including the service cutting us off before the show ended.)

One of the show’s inspiration was a recent article I wrote which compared this year’s annual family caregiver survey results to our 2001 results–little has changed for family caregivers over the past eleven years. (Read “Eleven Years Later, Caregiving Is Still Difficult.”) We spoke about finding help in the community and in the family, the difference between parenting and caregiving experiences, and how we can make other family members more comfortable in caregiving.

What do you think? Why is it still so hard to find help in your community and, perhaps, in your family? Please share your thoughts in our comments section, below.

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About Denise Brown

I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

One thought on “Hot Topics: Where’s the Help?

  1. Avatar of TrishTrish

    I really enjoyed the show last night. You have a wonderful panel of caregivers who are all insightful and open. I learn something new from each show. My only suggestion would be to make the Hot Topics show one hour in length since it seems we’re only scratching the surface of the topic and then have to stop. Great job each week!


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