caregiver

Betsy Wurzel’s Guest on Chatting with Betsy is Marcia Burr, an Advocate, and an expert on being a Dementia Caregiver. The discussion is on the Life Raft, COVID and Caregiving, and grieving during holidays. What has the Life Raft been up to during the Pandemic?  Grieving during the holidays can be so painful, listen to how Marcia speaks about grieving. How did the motto “Refuse to Sink” come to be?  These questions and more are […]

Betsy Wurzel’s guest on Chatting with Betsy is Maya Johnson, is a young, married, stay-at-home mom of three young children and an Author. Maya will be discussing her book “It’s OK”‘  Is an educational journey about learning to communicate and process difficult feelings. How do parents help their children understand and improve their mental health when they don’t have the language to tell them what’s wrong? Join in and listen to this conversation with Betsy […]

Michael is married to Janet who has Huntington’s disease and dementia; he wasn’t prepared to be Janet’s caregiver, but he has learned a lot in the last 12 years. This week he talks about how relationships, perspectives, and relationships change when your partner has a progressive, terminal disease. Join us for this interview with Michael who has many insights to offer regarding being a care partner to a terminally ill spouse. Please join in and […]

  Betsy Wurzel’s Guest on Chatting with Betsy is Dr. Kori Novak, a renowned researcher, published author, and noted expert. Dr. Kori Novak is helping change the narrative around prison hospice and aging. Dr. Kori Novak has a deep passion for topics others would prefer to ignore — in part fueled by her own deeply personal experience — is driving both conversation and action to ensure that no one dies alone. To listen to this […]

Huntington’s disease is a rare, inherited disease that causes the progressive breakdown (degeneration) of nerve cells in the brain; it has no cure. It has a broad impact on a person’s ability to function and usually results in movement, thinking (cognitive), and psychiatric disorders. Michael’s wife, Janet, was diagnosed with this disease 12 years ago at age 58 and he has been her care partner ever since.  Janet is now receiving hospice support and Michael […]


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