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Darleen Mahoney SeniorLivingGuide.com Podcast

SeniorLivingGuide.com Podcast was created to be a resource for seniors, their families and caregivers. Our host, Darleen Mahoney, is joined by experts who offer their advice and expertise on topics that are important in the everyday lives of seniors and their caregivers. Each episode is designed to provide solutions and additional resources to answer the subject at hand providing tools to help seniors and caregivers pursue a better quality of life.

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Reducing Dementia Risk: From Sleep Studies To Flossing &Raquo; Pv0Cg2W9Mclha6Bqry6Manak85P3 Scaled
Reducing Dementia Risk: From Sleep Studies to Flossing

Dr. Clionsky, author of  Dementia Prevention: Using Your Head to Save Your Brain, is back  on the podcast and he sheds light on the often underestimated influence of conditions like sleep apnea and …

Dr. Clionsky, author…

Dr. Clionsky, author of  Dementia Prevention: Using Your Head to Save Your Brain, is back  on the podcast and he sheds light on the often underestimated influence of conditions like sleep apnea and UTIs on our cognitive well-being, particularly as we age. Discover how early recognition and management of these health concerns can play a pivotal role in safeguarding against dementia.Dr. Clionsky introduces an invaluable tool – his free online survey available at braindoc.com. This survey is tailored to assess personal dementia risk and provides customized prevention strategies, empowering li…

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Combatting Loneliness And Suicide In Older Adults &Raquo; Pv0Cg2W9Mclha6Bqry6Manak85P3 Scaled
Combatting Loneliness and Suicide in Older Adults

Suicide prevention is a crucial issue across all ages, but today we turn our focus towards a demographic that often goes unnoticed - our seniors. Joining us is Leslie Weirich, a seasoned speaker in th…

Suicide prevention i…

Suicide prevention is a crucial issue across all ages, but today we turn our focus towards a demographic that often goes unnoticed - our seniors. Joining us is Leslie Weirich, a seasoned speaker in the realm of mental health and suicide prevention. Leslie brings personal and deeply Moving insights, amplified by her experience of losing her son to suicide and her broad engagement with military communities. Today, we will explore the alarming trend of rising suicide rates among seniors, discuss the transformative power of personal connections, and address the role of technology in fostering the…

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Humor And Resilience In The Cancer Journey &Raquo; Pv0Cg2W9Mclha6Bqry6Manak85P3 Scaled
Humor and Resilience in the Cancer Journey

In this heartfelt episode, we explored the unexpected ally in our battles against life's adversities: humor with Dr Brad Miller, host of the Cancer And Comedy PodcastWe shared moments of levity a…

In this heartfelt ep…

In this heartfelt episode, we explored the unexpected ally in our battles against life's adversities: humor with Dr Brad Miller, host of the Cancer And Comedy PodcastWe shared moments of levity and deep insight, revealing how laughter — that precious release of endorphins — serves as a counter to the stress-induced cortisol that floods our bodies in times of crisis. We talked about creating a personal coping credo, rooted in action and spiritual grounding, that centers on being present, particularly for the loved ones in our lives.Inspiration was a heartbeat of today's talk. You …

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Navigating The Waves Of Grief: Healing After Heartache &Raquo; Pv0Cg2W9Mclha6Bqry6Manak85P3 Scaled
Navigating the Waves of Grief: Healing After Heartache

When the waves of Grief crash upon us, how do we stay afloat in an ocean of sorrow? CJ Infantino with The Day After Podcast , a widowed father who has steered through the storm of losing his spouse, j…

When the waves of gr…

When the waves of Grief crash upon us, how do we stay afloat in an ocean of sorrow? CJ Infantino with The Day After Podcast , a widowed father who has steered through the storm of losing his spouse, joins us to illuminate the hidden intricacies of Grief, sharing his voyage from darkness to finding a beacon of hope. He confronts the societal currents that urge us to 'move on,' advocating for a more understanding and active engagement with Grief, which does not simply fade with time but evolves as we navigate our new realities.The conversation isn't confined to shared experiences;…

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Dementia: Proactive Prevention. Yes, Prevention! &Raquo; Pv0Cg2W9Mclha6Bqry6Manak85P3 Scaled
Dementia: Proactive Prevention. Yes, Prevention!

Can you prevent Dementia? Join us on a journey of hope and empowerment with our latest podcast episode featuring the esteemed Dr. Clionsky  a board-certified neuropsychologist  and co-author of the …

Can you prevent Deme…

Can you prevent Dementia? Join us on a journey of hope and empowerment with our latest podcast episode featuring the esteemed Dr. Clionsky  a board-certified neuropsychologist  and co-author of the book, "Dementia Prevention: Using Your Head to Save Your Brain", who debunks the myth that our genetic makeup is the sole dictator of our dementia destiny. Discover the impactful ways in which our daily habits, sleep patterns and medical decisions can dramatically sway the odds in our favor.  As we gracefully tackle the complexities of aging, this discussion takes a turn towards the sensitive su…

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Food As Medicine: Medically Tailored Meals Are Transforming People'S Lives &Raquo; Pv0Cg2W9Mclha6Bqry6Manak85P3 Scaled
Food As Medicine: Medically Tailored Meals are Transforming People's Lives

We venture into the groundbreaking realm of 'food as medicine' with Jeff Barteau, the CEO of Homestyle Direct. We will be shedding light on how medically tailored meals can revolutionize the…

We venture into the …

We venture into the groundbreaking realm of 'food as medicine' with Jeff Barteau, the CEO of Homestyle Direct. We will be shedding light on how medically tailored meals can revolutionize the management of chronic conditions. By fusing culinary precision with medical insight, Jeff illustrates how these meals are not just a source of sustenance but a cornerstone of comprehensive patient care, particularly for those battling diabetes and heart disease. The conversation takes a deep dive into the world of medically tailored meals, where we unveil the tangible benefits they bring to the …

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Be Courageous: Age Gracefully &Amp; Zestfully &Raquo; Pv0Cg2W9Mclha6Bqry6Manak85P3 Scaled
Be Courageous: Age Gracefully & Zestfully

When my knee screamed with every post-tennis step, I knew aging gracefully was more than a catchphrase; it was a challenge I had to face head-on. That's why I brought Nicole Christina from the Ze…

When my knee screame…

When my knee screamed with every post-tennis step, I knew aging gracefully was more than a catchphrase; it was a challenge I had to face head-on. That's why I brought Nicole Christina from the Zestful Aging Podcast to join our heartfelt conversation on the beauty and complexity of growing older. Together, we navigate the sometimes overwhelming world of senior housing with expert insights, courtesy of SeniorLivingGuide.com, and address the critical need for an optimistic outlook on maturing. Our discussion is a blend of celebrating life's extended play and managing the physical realit…

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Empowering Seniors: A Health &Amp; Wealth Roadmap With Aarp &Raquo; Pv0Cg2W9Mclha6Bqry6Manak85P3 Scaled
Empowering Seniors: A Health & Wealth Roadmap with AARP

Are you navigating the complexities of senior living options or wrestling with the future of healthcare and Social Security? Fear not, as Jeff Johnson, State Director of AARP Florida, joins us to illu…

Are you navigating t…

Are you navigating the complexities of senior living options or wrestling with the future of healthcare and Social Security? Fear not, as Jeff Johnson, State Director of AARP Florida, joins us to illuminate these pressing issues with the wisdom only a true advocate for seniors can provide. Discover the ins and outs of Retirement housing, from selecting an ideal community to understanding the nuances of home care. Jeff's deep dive into AARP's support for the elderly touches on their unwavering commitment to enhancing the lives of those over 50 by emphasizing health, wealth, and self.…

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Understand Your Voting Rights Before You Vote! &Raquo; Pv0Cg2W9Mclha6Bqry6Manak85P3 Scaled
Understand Your Voting Rights Before You Vote!

Are you ready to head to the polls to cast your vote? Jump in the "deep end" of our conversation with Darleen, our host and Laura Williams with the Center for Vulnerable Voters.org  as we tackle the …

Are you ready to hea…

Are you ready to head to the polls to cast your vote? Jump in the "deep end" of our conversation with Darleen, our host and Laura Williams with the Center for Vulnerable Voters.org  as we tackle the often-overlooked challenges that can hinder voting for Vulnerable Voters, ranging from those in residential living situations to aging individuals at home. As we dissect the intricacies of maintaining voter registration and the effects of ranked choice voting, you'll gain a wealth of knowledge and practical tools to help ensure every senior's voice is respected and counted. Witness our …

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Are You At Risk? Shop, Date &Amp; Live Life In The Safety Zone &Raquo; Pv0Cg2W9Mclha6Bqry6Manak85P3 Scaled
Are You at Risk? Shop, Date & Live Life in the Safety Zone

Encounters with danger seldom announce themselves, so learning to defuse tense situations with poise is crucial. Mike Dandridge, a titan in risk management at CD Risk Consulting, and I share practical…

Encounters with dang…

Encounters with danger seldom announce themselves, so learning to defuse tense situations with poise is crucial. Mike Dandridge, a titan in risk management at CD Risk Consulting, and I share practical tips for personal safety, emphasizing strategies like maintaining distance, using verbal cues, and attracting attention with devices like the Birdie personal alarm. Our conversation also ventures into online dating, a realm fraught with risks for seniors seeking companionship, and we arm you with the know-how to spot and sidestep the traps laid by modern-day scammers. In an era where technology i…

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Revolutionizing Seniors' Lives Through Cycling &Raquo; Pv0Cg2W9Mclha6Bqry6Manak85P3 Scaled
Revolutionizing Seniors' Lives Through Cycling

In our compelling discussion, we traverse the transformative journey of seniors reclaiming their joy and freedom through Cycling Without Age. Ole Kassow and Pernille Bussone share the profound physica…

In our compelling di…

In our compelling discussion, we traverse the transformative journey of seniors reclaiming their joy and freedom through Cycling Without Age. Ole Kassow and Pernille Bussone share the profound physical, emotional, and mental benefits these simple bike rides bring to their passengers. With heartwarming anecdotes, they paint an uplifting portrait of seniors, not just as patients, but as individuals thriving, connecting, and enriching their lives despite their age. This isn't merely an exercise; it's a celebration of life's simple pleasures and the power of human connection. As a s…

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A Guide To Scam Protection &Amp; Holiday Safety With Sheriff Ivey &Raquo; Pv0Cg2W9Mclha6Bqry6Manak85P3 Scaled
A Guide to Scam Protection & Holiday Safety with Sheriff Ivey

Prepare to armor up as we reveal how to construct a "bulletproof vest" of protection against scams and identity theft, with Sheriff Wayne Ivey of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office  as our guid…

Prepare to armor up …

Prepare to armor up as we reveal how to construct a "bulletproof vest" of protection against scams and identity theft, with Sheriff Wayne Ivey of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office  as our guide. This episode uncovers the chilling rise in crimes against seniors and emphasizes the urgency for community engagement in crime prevention. Sheriff Ivey, with his years of experience, shares priceless insights into the different types of scams targeting seniors and gives advice on how to prevent falling prey to scammers. Brace yourself as we venture into the uncanny valley of artificial intelli…

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It'S Not Every Day...finding Joy &Amp; Fulfillment While Helping Seniors &Raquo; Pv0Cg2W9Mclha6Bqry6Manak85P3 Scaled
It's Not Every Day…Finding Joy & Fulfillment while Helping Seniors

You can never underestimate the simple smile or conversation you may have with a senior who is in need of that simple smile or conversation.  Meet Jackie, she is a senior herself and in her retiremen…

You can never undere…

You can never underestimate the simple smile or conversation you may have with a senior who is in need of that simple smile or conversation.  Meet Jackie, she is a senior herself and in her Retirement decided to start working part time as a Home Care provider with Seniors Helping Seniors of Brevard and she shares how this life changing decision has impacted her life in a powerful and positive way. Just to get started, Jackie talks about how it's not every day you hear about how music can stimulate cherished memories, leading to deep conversations, or the thrill of thrift shopping with th…

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No, Depression Is Not A Normal Part Of Aging &Raquo; Pv0Cg2W9Mclha6Bqry6Manak85P3 Scaled
No, Depression is Not a Normal Part of Aging

Take charge of your mental health and recognize the difference between feeling "down" and clinical depression.....This episode brings to light a topic that is often overlooked - mental health among th…

Take charge of your …

Take charge of your mental health and recognize the difference between feeling "down" and clinical depression.....This episode brings to light a topic that is often overlooked - mental health among the elderly, with our highly esteemed guest, Amanda Marker. She's not just the director of business development for Windmoor Healthcare, but also a licensed mental health counselor. While age is just a number, it seems the world often forgets that. We examine the  darker side of ageism, observing how it can lead to depression, isolation, and increased suicide risk. To end on a positive not…

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How Can You Benefit From A Cognitive Coach To Help Prevent Dementia Or It'S Progression? &Raquo; Pv0Cg2W9Mclha6Bqry6Manak85P3 Scaled
How Can You Benefit from a Cognitive Coach to Help Prevent Dementia or it's Progression?

What if you could delay the progression and onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s? In today's enlightening conversation with Kerri Shaver, a certified dementia practitioner at FitMinds, we dive de…

What if you could de…

What if you could delay the progression and onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s? In today's enlightening conversation with Kerri Shaver, a certified dementia practitioner at FitMinds, we dive deep into the realm of cognitive stimulation for seniors. We answer what is cognitive stimulation and cognitive Coaching and how it can benefit your everyday life or someone you know. We venture into the world of cognitive Coaching and discuss the customization offered to suit individual needs. Kerri enlightens us with inspiring success stories that reveal the power of cognitive stimulation and its…

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The Elizabeth Dole Act For Veterans: Details Of The Bill, Eligibility &Amp; Advocacy &Raquo; Pv0Cg2W9Mclha6Bqry6Manak85P3 Scaled
The Elizabeth Dole Act for Veterans: Details of the Bill, Eligibility & Advocacy

Welcome to our critical discussion with Mark Gibbons, President and CEO of RetireSafe.org, on the Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act of 2023 and its profound implications for veterans. One of the goals of t…

Welcome to our criti…

Welcome to our critical discussion with Mark Gibbons, President and CEO of RetireSafe.org, on the Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act of 2023 and its profound implications for veterans. One of the goals of this bill is to provide Veterans  coverage for nursing home costs increaseing from 65% to a full 100%. We venture with Mark through the intricate details of the bill, shedding light on its potential to broaden access to alternative care programs at all VA facilities and revolutionize long-term care for our veterans. Mark draws on his vast experience to share insights into the factors determining a…

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Celebrating Seasonal Flavors, Healthy Tips &Amp; Recipes! &Raquo; Pv0Cg2W9Mclha6Bqry6Manak85P3 Scaled
Celebrating Seasonal Flavors, Healthy Tips & Recipes!

Welcome to a wholesome episode celebrating fall and winter's delicious bounty! We've roped in our friend Stacey Silver with Mom's Meals, a seasoned registered dietitian, to help us navi…

Welcome to a wholeso…

Welcome to a wholesome episode celebrating fall and winter's delicious bounty! We've roped in our friend Stacey Silver with Mom's Meals, a seasoned registered dietitian, to help us navigate the flavors of the season. Ever thought of pumpkin beyond your lattes? Well, Stacey brings to our table recipes brimming with pumpkin goodness and the health benefits they pack. We chat about using pumpkin in everything - from mac and cheese, and hummus to pancake batter. Sounds delicious, doesn't it?Beyond the pumpkin, winter introduces us to a plethora of seasonal foods. We explore the…

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Walk To End Alzheimer'S: The Power Of Community &Raquo; Pv0Cg2W9Mclha6Bqry6Manak85P3 Scaled
Walk to End Alzheimer's: The Power of Community

Ever wonder how the power of community can help fight a disease like Alzheimer's? We are joined once again by Beth Sulkowski with the Alzheimer's Association. This episode takes you right in…

Ever wonder how the …

Ever wonder how the power of community can help fight a disease like Alzheimer's? We are joined once again by Beth Sulkowski with the Alzheimer's Association. This episode takes you right into the heart of the Walk to End Alzheimer's touching opening ceremony. Discover the significance of the Promise Garden with its symbolic pinwheel flowers, each color narrating a unique reason for individuals getting involved. Beth shares how these colors paint a powerful message for the community, reinforcing the crucial services including free registration for the walk, provided by the Alzhe…

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