Classes & Events

Events

Podcast: Realistic Advice for Adult Children of Aging Parents

By Retirement Rescue Radio

May 16, 2022

Linda and Nate Miller discuss aging, the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s, and practical steps to having those difficult conversations about geriatric care. Other topics include how to recognize cognitive impairment, how to talk about it with a loved one, and how to get help when you need it.

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Podcast: Practical Advice for Adult Children of Aging Parents

By Retire with Purpose

February 28, 2022

Linda speaks with Casey Weade of the Retire with Purpose podcast about how to destress your life as your parents get older, and how to navigate caring for a parent that is suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia.

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Podcast: Siblings & Family Meetings

By Let’s Talk Dementia

February 1, 2022

Siblings.  Families.  Two things that can cause confrontation when it comes to dementia caregiving and decisions that must be made.  Linda joins host Carol Howell in this episode and helps with tips to make the process easier and more successful.

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Netcast: Home for the Holidays–Time for The Talk with Elderly Parents

By Absolute Trust Talk

December 27, 2021

In this netcast episode, Linda and Kristen discuss returning home for the holidays and what to do if you notice a parent beginning to struggle with their day-to-day routine. Some tips you’ll learn about in this episode include:

  • Why it’s important to observe what’s happening in your parent’s home before you start having discussions.
  • How to prioritize any safety issues you may recognize.
  • How to determine what legal planning has been done or needs to be done.
  •  Ways to break into conversation on the issues at home.
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Podcast: 2 Mikes Parkinson’s Podcast

December 3, 2021

Listen to Linda’s interview on Two Mike’s Parkinson’s Podcast, which provides humor, music, and inspiring guests to help those affected by Parkinson’s.

In addition to sharing tips from her book, The Empowered Caregiver, Linda speaks specifically about several issues, including

  • Planning joyful outings for those living with Parkinson’s
  • Complex family relationships and how they can impact the caregiving role
  • Self-care for those in the caregiver role
  • Advanced Healthcare Directives & End-of-life planning
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Netcast: The Senior Care Industry Netcast

By Approved Senior Network

October 25, 2021

Watch Linda’s interview with Valeria Van Booven of Approved Senior Network’s Senior Care Industry Netcast. In this interview, Linda discusses her work with aging adults and their children, and what you’ll find in her book, The Empowered Caregiver.

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Classes

The majority of us have not taken a class on how to be a family caregiver – we have learned as we go. But, at some time along the journey, we lose energy or run into dead ends.

I like to empower the entire family in caregiving journeys and provide information to older adults so they can age wisely knowing how, when and where to design their road maps so they can have life their way. When you search the internet for resources you can get lucky and find a true professional but most of what you land on is big business that has paid to come up first. Starting with my free classes, you will be given sound advice by a professional, and be directed to creditable organizations that have passed the test of time with integrity and professionalism.

In almost every class that I have done over the past 34 years someone says, “I sure wish I had this information before I got so caught up in this process –  I could have saved time, money and most of all stress!”

Zoom Classes

Dementia Series

The second Friday of each month one of the following four classes is offered. Please send a message directly to Linda to get an invite.

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  • Dementia: From Diagnosis to Family Care
  • Dementia: Managing Behavioral Challenges
  • Dementia: Self Care for Caregivers/Preventing Burn Out
  • Dementia: How to Prepare for Transitions from Home Care to Placement

All of these classes are recorded and sent to participants. Classes are basic information, but specific in ideas for interventions, family meetings, planning and local and national resources.


Other Educational Classes offered as requested by community groups or national organizations

  • Elder Orphans: Planning and Resources for those without family
  • Aging with Eyes Wide Open: Planning and awareness to live a healthy long life.
  • Brain Remodeling: What can you do to keep your brain healthy
  • The Elephant in the Room: How to have difficult conversations
  • The Great Debate: Should I stay in my home or move to retirement living
  • The Elusive Thing Called Sleep
  • Family at a Distance: Caring for Parents Miles Away
  • Advance Health Care Planning in the Age of Covid
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Do you have your Ducks in a Row: Planning for a long life
  • Preparing to be a Family Caregiver – We will all have an opportunity!