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Finding Joy in Giving Care: Stories of Hope with Dr. Sheri Yarbrough

  1. Finding Joy in Giving Care: Stories of Hope with Dr. Sheri Yarbrough Rayna Neises 20:38

Dr. Sherry Yarbrough's voice joins mine in this episode to share her own poignant shift from daughter to Caregiver as we unravel the complicated tapestry of caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's. Together, we tackle the emotional hurdles of diagnosis and the profound responsibilities that caregivers embrace, balancing Self-Care with the selfless task of attending to those who once tended to us. Dr. Yarbrough's touching recollection of her mother's lucid moments on a beach trip serves as a heartfelt reminder to cherish every fleeting connection.

The conversation delves into the complexities of caregiving, highlighting the importance of Self-Care and seeking support when needed. Dr. Yarbrough emphasizes the significance of finding happiness and joy amidst the struggles of caregiving and shares touching moments of connection with her mother, even in the face of communication challenges. Through vulnerability and faith, she recounts how God has guided her through difficult times and how her caregiving journey has ultimately shaped her values and approach to caregiving.

Dr. Yarbrough's Praxis for Care philosophy, rooted in forgiveness, patience, acceptance, and fundamental values, serves as a guiding light for caregivers navigating the intricate landscape of caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's dementia. The episode concludes with Dr. Yarbrough sharing insights about her book, “OMG, I'm the Grownup,” and how listeners can connect with her through her podcast and website for further support and inspiration on their own caregiving journeys.

Rayna Neises A Season of Caring

Rayna Neises understands the joys and challenges that come from a season of caring. She helped care for both of her parents during their separate battles with Alzheimer’s over a thirty-year span. She is able to look back on those days now with no regrets – and she wishes the same for everyone caring for aging parents.

Rayna is the author of No Regrets: Hope for Your Caregiving Season, an ICF certified coach, the host of “A Season of Caring” podcast, Positive Approach® to Care (PAC)Independent Certified Trainer and speaker who is passionate about offering encouragement, support, and resources for regret-free caring aimed at preventing family caregivers from aimlessly wandering through this important season of life.

Rayna lives on a farm in southeast Kansas with her husband, Ron, and small pack of adorable dogs. She is the baby of her family, but most would never guess that. She is a former teacher who enjoys crafts of all kinds and spending time with her grandkids most of all.

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