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Today: Richard and I on HuffPostLive

movie_cameraThis afternoon, Richard (@kreisler) and I appeared on HuffPostLive to talk about the future of eldercare. You can watch our appearance here.

What do you think? How would you answer the questions asked during the discussion?

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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.

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  1. Profile photo of Chris

    Hi Denise, Kudos to you and Richard (@kreiser) for your performance today in bringing about awareness to caregiving and aging issues. While the host was terrific, it appeared to me that he was really captured by the conversation because so many topic came up that alerted him to how he relates to his aging parents in Australia. I was taken back by the comments in the chat room during the show as it was easy to see that many who participated in the chat had limited knowledge or experience as caregivers or the issues we face as Caregivers. While it was a small group in the chatroom it reminded me of how important it is to educate the public about the important role caregivers play and the genuine crisis that we face as we age.
    If there was one topic that I would have like to have hit on is the many seniors who live alone or who have no children to help take care of them. I thought the format was GREAT. Good job all around!

  2. Profile photo of Trish

    I watched the show tonight and thought it was just terrific! Well done, @Denise & Richard (@kreisler). I scrolled some of the comments and agree with Chris – I was surprised at the amount of education we still have to do. Chris, you make a good point about seniors without children which is why FMLA needs to be expanded (thanks for that comment, Denise!). Seniors without children may have other family members or friends caring for them and they will need the flexibility from their employers to stay employed and be a caregiver. We have a long way to go since FMLA doesn’t even include siblings or grandparents yet!

    Very good show!

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    Excellent show! I agree with Chris and Trish — the education aspect of all this is just beginning, and not one size fits all.


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