What is the risk in doing nothing about hearing loss?

June 23, 2017
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Andrew Lekashman, business expansion manager at ASI Audiology (ASI) that provides hearing healthcare to those with hearing loss in Iowa and now some locations in Kansas & Missouri joins eHealth Radio and the Hearing Health, Health Care and News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Andrew Lekashman discuss the following:

  • How do I get hearing loss?
  • What treatment options are available for hearing loss?
  • What is tinnitus and how is it treated?
  • How are dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease connected to hearing loss?
  • What is the risk in doing nothing about hearing loss?

 

Andrew Lekashman is a Hearing Instrument Specialist based out of Red Oak, Iowa. He works with ClearValue Hearing, ASI Audiology, and Libel Hearing Aid Centers to educate people about hearing loss around the United States.

 

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Website: www.asiaudiology.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASIAudiology
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cvhearing

The Caregiver’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s and Dementia

January 19, 2017
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Health writer and nutrition educator Barbra Cohn again joins eHealth Radio and the Alzheimers Information and Nutrition Channels. Barbra is also the author of Calmer Waters: The Caregiver's Journey Through Alzheimer's & Dementia.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Barbra Cohn discuss the following:

  • You cared for your husband who had early-onset Alzheimer's disease for 10 years. What is the number #1 health concern that caregivers face?
  • There are so many books about Alzheimer's, how is yours different and where is it available?
  • You're a nutrition educator, as well as a health writer. Can you talk about some nutrition tips that help relieve stress?
  • Your book includes 20 chapters on healing modalities and activities that care partners can do together to help them to relax and feel more connected. What did you and your husband do?
  • What is the most important thing about providing care for someone with Alzheimer's disease?
  • What tips can you give for instant stress relief?

 

Barbra Cohn is a health writer and certified nutrition educator who offers support to caregivers, guiding them to make healthy food and lifestyle choices. She cared for her husband for a decade before he died from younger-onset Alzheimer's disease. Afterward, she was compelled to write "Calmer Waters: The Caregiver's Journey Through Alzheimer's and Dementia to help caregivers feel happier, healthier, less stressed, more confident, sleep better and to experience inner peace.

Barbra has written hundreds of articles for national and regional publications and health newsletters including First for Women, Better Nutrition, Energy Times, Delicious! and YM magazine. She currently writes a blog called thehealthycaregiverblog (http://barbracohn.com) and is on the editorial board of Care Connections, a newsletter for caregivers.

As president and owner of Cohn Writing Solutions, Barbra writes sales copy, newsletters and articles, and analyzes scientific studies for cosmetics and nutritional supplement companies. In addition to holding a Master’s degree in professional writing, she has a Certificate in Nutrition from the Bauman College of Nutrition. When she is not writing, Barbra can be found hiking in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, dancing salsa and tango or playing with her adorable grandchildren. Email her at healthwriter1@gmail.com.

 

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Websites: www.barbracohn.com | www.cohnwritingsolutions.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CalmerWatersforCaregivers
Twitter: @healthwriter1

The views and opinions expressed on any program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the eHealth Radio Network.

Products designed for people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia and their Caregivers

December 22, 2015
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Bruce Barnet, managing member of a family business "The Alzheimer’s Store" that has been in business for 15 years joins eHealth Radio and the Alzheimer’s & Stress Management Channels. The Alzheimer’s Store is an internet only store that provides caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and memory loss products that can relieve stress and keep their patients safe.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Bruce Barnet discuss the following:

  • What are the category of products that caregivers are most interested in?
  • What wandering product do you carry that sets you apart from other stores?
  • What 'wandering products' do you sell that would effect someones health?
  • Why are clocks Important and what makes yours so special?
  • What is music therapy and why is is important?
  • What was the inspiration in creating The Alzheimer's Store?


Duration: 10:01


Bruce Barnet is a healthcare consultant who lectures on the relationship between the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss and products that help alleviate the frustration, stress, and anxiety of being a caregiver.


Over 5.5 million Americans are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and that means over 25 million caregivers and family members are responsible for their care. While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s yet, there are products and tools our loved ones can use to live in a safer environment.


To combat wandering, a wearable item programed with GPS, like a watch, can keep track of your loved one on a smartphone,computer, or iPad. Used in conjunction with door alarms and motion detectors, a home or facility becomes significantly safer. For a medical emergency, a scannable ID bracelet makes contact information and medical records easily accessible anytime, anywhere.


Voice-activated reminder technology can make life easier for loved ones and their caretakers. Clocks, both digital and analog, and the ever-popular “Reminder Rosie” recordable device help keep track of and read out reminders for everything from medication schedules to the date and time.


Dial-less phones and phones loaded with pictures as contacts makes it easier for patients to get in touch without the stress and frustration of remembering phone numbers.


Music therapy can help to both soothe and jog memories. CDs, DVDs, and even old-fashioned music players loaded with relaxing music, songs of yesteryear and modern music can be incredibly helpful and relaxing.


Contact Bruce Barnet: BARNET@DAHEALTHCONSULTING.COM for information on how products relate to symptoms to keep your
loved on safe.



Website: www.alzstore.com

Apptomics, helping patients better manage chronic neurological diseases

May 29, 2014
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Dr. Georgia Mitsi, Founder and CEO of Apptomics, a digital health company that is developing tools to help patients better manage chronic neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s Epilepsy, Huntington’s, and Alzheimer’s joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Technology Channels.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Georgia Mitsi discuss the following:

  • Sometimes companies are started due to a personal crisis or fundamental underlying capability. What promoted the formation of Apptomics?
  • What kinds of patients can benefit from Apptomics technology?
  • How do the tools that Apptomics is developing help patients with chronic diseases better manage their care?
  • Are these tools just for patients?
  • What is your vision for the company and how it can help patients?


Duration: 12:30


Apptomics LLC, is a digital health firm developing mobile applications and wearable sensors for neurological conditions. These conditions are characterized by complexity, poorly served by difficult access to care, long spans between visits, and ultimately limited data on which to base treatment decisions. Apptomics’s products offer a support system for patients and caregivers in between consultations allowing for active management of their condition and supporting the clinical decision-making with data. Our products allow personalized drug adjustments as needed and focus on other aspects such as exercise, diet, depression etc. They could lead to improved health outcomes and decreased costs. Our apps will be clinically validated and FDA approved where applicable. Collaborations with distinguished academic institutions will add credibility and strategic partnerships will support future growth and drive customer adoption.


Apptomics was founded in 2012 as a company specializing in transforming the current patient-physician interaction with the power of scientifically-designed and validated mobile applications. We are passionate about developing easy tools to empower patients and transform the traditional way of caring for chronic neurological conditions.


The company is led by Dr. Georgia Mitsi who has degrees in pharmacoepidemiology (PhD) and business (MBA). She is responsible for the vision and the strategy of Apptomics by leading the executive team to further disrupt traditional healthcare approaches. Dedicated wholeheartedly to patients, Apptomics is committed to improving their quality of life and health outcomes through scientifically valid mobile applications. The company has a strong scientific advisory board of leaders in neurological disorders.



Web Site: www.apptomics.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Apptomics
Twitter: @apptomics


Caregiving can be damaging to their own personal heath with Diane Walker of Griswold Home Care

September 7, 2013
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Diane Walker, Vice President for Quality, Compliance and Outcomes at Griswold Home Care, a national non-medical home care referral company joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care Channel. She discusses how caregiving can be damaging to the caregiver’s own personal heath.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Diane Walker discuss the following:

  • Caring for someone with dementia is perhaps one of the most challenging roles a spouse or family member can assume.  What makes this role so challenging?
  • Caregiving can be damaging to the caregiver’s own personal heath. What causes caregivers to develop poor health or chronic illness?
  • What are 5-6 important things caregivers can do to maintain their health?
  • What role do support groups have in helping caregivers to live healthier lives?
  • If a caregiver will allow it, how can respite care for their loved one be supportive? 

Duration: 14:04


Diane has been with Griswold Home Care since 2000. She is responsible for developing and monitoring franchisee compliance with the company’s quality standards.  She prepares Directors for licensure in regulated states including developing policies and procedures to comply with state regulations. Diane is a faculty member for Home Care Academy where new franchisees learn how to operate using the Griswold model.  She is the editor for CARINGTIMES©, a blog and website for family caregivers and healthcare professionals.
 
Diane received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Duke University and a Master of Science in Psychiatric Nursing from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  She is a John Dystel Nurse Fellow with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and a Certified Senior Advisor®.  Prior to joining Griswold Home Care, Diane held progressive management positions in hospital, home care and hospice administration. She has extensive experience in building customer service programs gained as a management consultant with the Einstein Consulting Group. She held a faculty appointment at Ohio State University and adjunct faculty appointments at Trenton State, The College of New Jersey and Penn State University.

An avid gourmet cook and purple martin landlord, Diane lives at the New Jersey shore where surf fishing and boating fill her free time. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the national nursing honor society and received the MS Leadership Award in 2002. Diane co-authored a book on personal renewal and has published several articles in nursing journals. She serves as a Griswold Cares Foundation board member, was a past President and officer of Springfield Rotary, and is a Paul Harris Fellow.

Links: www.griswoldhomecare.com


CaregiverRelief.com, the number one resource for dementia care on the internet

August 24, 2013
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Donahue Vanderhider, Co-founder of Dementia Care Secrets and Caregiver Relief the number one resource for dementia care on the internet joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and News Channels.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guests Donahue Vanderhider discuss the following:

  • What are the different types of Dementia?
  • What is the biggest challenge for Caregivers?
  • What makes Caregiver Relief different from all the other websites out there?
  • What are some of the ways you help Caregiver?
  • So how do you accomplish that or provide caregivers with the tools and the information they need?


Duration: 12:37


Donahue Vanderhider, a Gerontologist practicing in Southern California, has a deep understanding and extensive knowledge of Aging and all its related disorders: both normal and abnormal. He has a Masters Degree from USC and postgraduate training in Clinical Guided Imagery, Metaphysics, and Neuro-linguistic Programming. He has served on advisory boards to the Alzheimer's Association, and is on their speaker bureau. His passion and life-long goal is to improve the quality of life of caregivers, especially those dealing with Alzheimer's.


His ground-breaking work in revealing the Alzheimer’s family caregiver as the silent victim helped adjust our national focus of dementia care throughout the country and landed him the distinguished role as the United States representative on the International Scientific Committee of the 1st European Congress of Care Home Owners.


His current project is www.CaregiverRelief.com, co-founded with Diane Carbo, RN Caregiver Relief is a website dedicated to sharing the information and knowledge that he has accumulated over the years with family care providers, drawing on his experience in developing the Association of Professional Gerontologist for professionals. Caregiver Relief is launching a membership organization exclusively for families of dementia sufferers.




Links: www.CaregiverRelief.com


One Foot in Heaven: Healing Wisdom for Families Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease with Barbra Cohn

August 3, 2013
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Barbra Cohn, a health writer and certified nutrition educator who offers support to caregivers, guiding them to make healthy food and lifestyle choices joins eHealth Radio and the Alzheimer's Disease Information and Nutrition Channels. Barbra cared for her husband for a decade before he died from younger-onset Alzheimer's disease, and is completing a book called One Foot in Heaven: Healing Wisdom for Families Coping with Alzheimer's Disease.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Barbra Cohn discuss the following:

  • What is the number #1 challenge that caregivers face?
  • Why did you decide to write a book for families coping with Alzheimer’s disease?
  • Tell us about your book.
  • What is your anticipated publication date?
  • You’re a nutrition educator. What are 5 foods that can help relieve stress?
  • What tips can you give for instant stress relief?

Duration: 11:28

Barbra Cohn is a health writer and certified nutrition educator who offers support to caregivers, guiding them to make healthy food and lifestyle choices. She cared for her husband for a decade before he died from younger-onset Alzheimer's disease, and is writing a book called One Foot in Heaven: Healing Wisdom for Families Coping with Alzheimer's Disease.

Barbra has written hundreds of articles for national and regional publications and health newsletters including First for Women, Better Nutrition, Energy Times, Delicious! and YM magazine. She currently writes a weekly column about Alzheimer’s disease for Examiner.com, an online publication and a blog called thehealthycaregiverblog.

As president and owner of Cohn Writing Solutions, Barbra writes sales copy, newsletters and articles, and analyzes scientific studies for cosmetics and nutritional supplement companies. In addition to holding a Master’s degree in professional writing, she has a Certificate in Nutrition from the Bauman College of Nutrition. When she is not writing, Barbra can be found hiking in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, or dancing salsa, tango, contra or international folk dance. Email her at healthwriter1@gmail.com.

Links: www.cohnwritingsolutions.com | www.barbracohn.com

Alzheimer’s Memory Loss, MCI – The Latest Science for Prevention and Treatment

July 14, 2012
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Dr. David Leonardi, who is the world authority in Vitality and Longevity Medicine is set to launch his newest release titled: Alzheimer’s Memory Loss, MCI – The Latest Science for Prevention and Treatment and joins eHealth Radio to talk about it.


Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. David Leonardi discuss the following:

  • What was the catalyst for writing this book, at this time?
  • Your book specifies 6 Steps – can you briefly explain them?
  • How does one “build a better brain”?
  • What is the expected outcome of your treatment?
  • Where can our listeners buy this book?


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David Leonardi, M.D., is the world authority in Vitality and Longevity Medicine. A graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine, he completed his internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Emergency Medicine at an affiliate hospital of the University of California, San Francisco. In 1986, Dr. Leonardi came to the realization that we can and must do far more for age-related disease than last-minute heroics. To that end, he left the field of Emergency Medicine for Family and Preventive Medicine and in 1997 entered the full-time practice of Vitality and Longevity Medicine. In 2003 he founded the Leonardi Institute, the world’s most effective and evidence-based preventive medical practice in the world. Dr. Leonardi is board certified in Anti-Aging Medicine, is a Certified Nutrition Specialist and a professional member of the American Diabetes Association.


He is currently authoring 3 books:

  • No One Dies of Old Age: The Cycle-Breakers® Program for Vitality and Longevity
  • The Cycle-Breakers® Program for the Reversal of Alzheimer’s Disease co-authoring with Dr. Nathan Daley.
  • The Cycle-Breakers® Program for the Reversal and Management of Diabetes


Doctor Leonardi is in high demand as a corporate speaker. In addition to speaking at national and international physician conferences and for private corporations, he has delivered over 100 seminars to Vistage International and Vistage Canada, organizations of chief executive officers. In addition, Dr. Leonardi holds 4 patents for medical devices which have been used in the U.S. for the past 23 years. He is happily married with 2 children. He is an avid downhill skier and cyclist. Dr. Leonardi’s passion is to continue research and development and the expansion of his programs to bring Vitality and Longevity Medicine to the mainstream.


Related Web Sites: LeonardiInstitute.com | cycle-breakers.com