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Senior Connect

Senior Connect

By Okrah Studios
Senior Connect, a podcast by Okrah, is dedicated to all things senior living, senior care, and senior lifestyle! As part of Okrah, a streaming media service, Senior Connect covers multiple topics and perspectives from caregivers, doctors, patients, and families. Be sure to visit us online at www.okrah.com for more great content!
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Episode 50 - Feed Your Brain - Personality-Centric Rehabilitative Care
In this episode of Feed Your Brain with host Andrea Paratto, Andrea sits down with Jean Makesh, CEO of The Lantern Group, to discuss the concept of Personality-Centric Rehabilitative Care, and how it can be utilized to benefit the lives of Alzheimer's and Dementia patients.
23:58
January 07, 2022
Episode 49 - Feed Your Brain - Caregivers: A Solution to Alzheimer's
In this episode of Feed Your Brain with host Andrea Paratto, Andrea sits down with Jean Makesh, CEO of The Lantern Group, to discuss Caregivers and how they are the future of treating Alzheimer's disease.
16:19
January 07, 2022
Episode 48 - Feed Your Brain - Dysfunctional Behaviors
In this episode of Feed Your Brain with host Andrea Paratto, Andrea sits down with Jean Makesh, CEO of The Lantern Group, to discuss Dysfunctional Behaviors associated with Dementia, how and why they occur, and what to look out for in your own loved ones.
17:58
January 07, 2022
Episode 47 - Feed Your Brain - Cognitive Reserve
In this episode of Feed Your Brain with host Andrea Paratto, Andrea sits down with Jean Makesh, CEO of The Lantern Group, to discuss the concept of Cognitive Reserve and how it applies to Dementia patients.
23:32
January 07, 2022
Episode 46 - Feed Your Brain - Moral Responsibility
In this episode of Feed Your Brain with host Andrea Paratto, Andrea sits down with Jean Makesh, the CEO of The Lantern Group, to discuss the moral responsibilities of caregivers and the overall senior care industry.
20:07
January 07, 2022
Episode 45 - Feed Your Brain - Demands & Traits
In this episode of Feed Your Brain with host Andrea Paratto, Andrea sits down with Jean Makesh, the CEO of The Lantern Group, to discuss learning a client's, or loved one's past to better assist them as they regress due to Dementia.
17:58
January 07, 2022
Episode 44 - Feed Your Brain - Rituals
In this episode of Feed Your Brain with host Andrea Paratto, Andrea sits down with Jean Makesh, CEO of The Lantern Group, to discuss the importance of rituals, and how knowing a loved ones' or clients' can help caregivers be more accommodating.
14:22
January 07, 2022
Episode 43 - Feed Your Brain - Great Experiences
In this episode of Feed Your Brain with host Andrea Paratto, Andrea sits down with Jean Makesh, the CEO of The Lantern Group, to discuss creating great experiences for those with Dementia, and how doing so should be a priority for caregivers.
19:00
January 06, 2022
Episode 42 - Feed Your Brain - Hope
In this episode of Feed Your Brain with host Andrea Paratto, Andrea sits down with Jean Makesh, the CEO of The Lantern Group to discuss the concept of hope when it comes to caring for someone with, or receiving a diagnosis of Dementia.
07:57
January 06, 2022
Episode 41 - Practical Solutions - Incontinence
In this episode of Practical Solution, host Andrea Paratto discusses incontinence for seniors, and offers some tips on how to manage and care for it in the home. Be sure to check out all of our episodes, and visit Okrah.com for more great content!
04:05
January 06, 2022
Episode 40 - Practical Solutions - Fall Prevention
In this episode of Practical Solution, host Andrea Paratto discusses fall prevention, and offers some tips on how to safeguard your senior loved ones in the home. Be sure to check out all of our episodes, and visit Okrah.com for more great content!
04:51
January 06, 2022
Episode 39 - Practical Solutions - Safe & Healthy Eating Habits
In this episode of Practical Solution, host Andrea Paratto discusses safe and effective eating habits for senior adults, and how caregivers can assist them in maintaining their nutrition. Be sure to check out all of our episodes, and visit Okrah.com for more great content!
04:54
January 06, 2022
Episode 38 - Practical Solutions - Dementia Safety in the Home
In this episode of Practical Solution, host Andrea Paratto offers some tips on how to effectively care for a loved one with Dementia living at home. Be sure to check out all of our episodes, and visit Okrah.com for more great content!
05:60
January 06, 2022
Episode 37 - Common Behaviors (of Dementia) Part 3
In this three part series we discuss the common behaviors associated with Dementia. In part three we continue to describe the most common behaviors exhibited by those with the disease, and delve into what can be done to manage them.
08:01
January 05, 2022
Episode 36 - Common Behaviors (of Dementia) Part 2
In this three part series we discuss the common behaviors associated with Dementia. In part two we begin to describe the most common behaviors exhibited by those with the disease, and some of their causative factors.
10:57
January 05, 2022
Episode 35 - Common Behaviors (of Dementia) Part 1
In this three part series we discuss the common behaviors associated with Dementia. In part one we lay out the basics about what to expect when you deal with someone suffering from the disease.
06:11
January 05, 2022
Episode 34 - Caregiver Burden Part 4
In this four part series we will be discussing Caregiver Burden, what it is, and what you can do about it. In this episode we we continue to delve into the many, varied emotions caregivers experience, and offer some tips on how to deal with those issues. Be sure to listen to the previous three parts!
06:58
January 05, 2022
Episode 33 - Caregiver Burden Part 3
In this four part series we will be discussing Caregiver Burden, what it is, and what you can do about it. In this episode we continue to discuss real world experiences and situations that may lead to feelings of guilt. Be sure to listen to all four parts!
11:57
January 05, 2022
Episode 32 - Caregiver Burden Part 2
Whether you become a caregiver gradually or suddenly due to a crisis, or whether you are a caregiver willingly or by default, many emotions surface when you take on the job of caregiving. In this four part series we will be discussing Caregiver Burden, what it is, and what you can do about it. Be sure to listen to all four parts!
11:44
January 05, 2022
Episode 31 - Caregiver Burden Part 1
Whether you become a caregiver gradually or suddenly due to a crisis, or whether you are a caregiver willingly or by default, many emotions surface when you take on the job of caregiving. In this four part series we will be discussing Caregiver Burden, what it is, and what you can do about it. Be sure to listen to all four parts!
08:44
January 05, 2022
Episode 30 - What Can Speech Therapy Help With?
In this episode of Shannon's Sunshine Share, Shannon Reglus speaks with Meliza David, a Speech Language Pathologist, to discuss speech therapy and how it can help seniors and the elderly.
18:29
October 25, 2021
Episode 29 - A Chiropractor's Perspective on Healthy Living
In this episode of Joanna's Community Corner, Joanna Timonere is joined by Dr. Tom DiSalvatore to discuss chiropractic medicine and how it may work for the elderly.
28:49
October 25, 2021
Episode 28 - What is Hospice?
In this episode of Shannon's Sunshine Share, Shannon Reglus is joined by Tod Aurganty, from Ellara Care Hospice, to discuss what hospice is and what it offers.
19:04
October 25, 2021
Episode 27 - Wellness Plan for Seniors
In this episode of Joanna's Community Corner, Joanna Timonere talks with Josh Brown and Rick Carnahan of Vector Security about creating a wellness plan for senior loved one's homes.
21:07
October 25, 2021
Episode 26 - Top 5 End-of-the-Year Acts
In this episode of Carolyn's Caregiving Connection, Carolyn Lookabil talks about 5 key things to always be mindful of at the end of each year in regards to personal health, finances, and more.
29:38
October 25, 2021
Episode 25 - Diabetes and Seniors
In this episode of Shannon's Sunshine Share, Shannon Reglus discusses diabetes and how the diseases affect senior adults.
17:02
October 15, 2021
Episode 24 - Creating a Dining Experience for Seniors
In this episode of Carolyn's Caregiving Connection, Carolyn Lookabil is joined by Executive Chef Bill Win to discuss creating a dining experience for elderly patients.
37:28
October 15, 2021
Episode 23 - Orientation to a New Environment
In this episode of Shannon's Sunshine Share guest host Joanna Timonere talks with Certified Dementia Practitioner Andrea Paratto about the 5 stages of Dementia, and how patients acclimate to new environments.
43:21
October 15, 2021
Episode 22 - Having a Difficult Conversation With Your Senior Loved One - Part 2
In Part 2 of this quick two part episode of Joanna's Community Corner, Joanna Timonere has a few tips for having the difficult conversation with your senior loved one about moving into assisted living.
08:51
October 15, 2021
Episode 21 - Having a Difficult Conversation With Your Senior Loved One - Part 1
In Part 1 of this quick two part episode of Joanna's Community Corner, Joanna Timonere has a few tips for having the difficult conversation with your senior loved one about moving into assisted living.
08:43
October 15, 2021
Episode 20 - Better Life Through Better Hearing
In this episode of Shannon's Sunshine Share, Shannon Reglus speaks with Dr. Sarah Curtis, an audiologist, about how improving senior hearing can improve quality of life.
31:41
October 08, 2021
Episode 19 - Loneliness and the Elderly
In this episode of Joanna's Community Corner, Joanna Timonere talks about how loneliness effects the elderly and what can be done to help.
13:08
October 08, 2021
Episode 18 - Risks of Staying at Home
In this episode of Carolyn's Caregiving Connection, Carolyn Lookabil helps to identify the most common risks for seniors living alone and how best to help prevent or address them.
14:10
October 08, 2021
Episode 17 - Who Pays for Assisted Living?
In this quick episode of Joanna's Community Corner, Joanna Timonere offers insight into who pays when a senior loved one moves into Assisted Living, and what options there are for payment.
08:00
October 08, 2021
Episode 16 - Helpful Tips for Moving a Senior Loved One Into Assisted Living
In this episode of Carolyn's Caregiving Connection, Carolyn Lookabil offers practical tips to family members helping a senior loved one move into Assisted Living.
20:57
October 08, 2021
Episode 15 - How to Find a Great Memory Care Facility
In this quick episode Joanna Timonere provides several tips on how to find a great memory care facility for your senior loved one.
07:11
October 01, 2021
Episode 14 - How to maintain Connection with Elders During COVID
Carolyn Lookabil shares some insights and tips on how to maintain connection with senior family and friends during the Covid 19 pandemic.
28:26
October 01, 2021
Episode 13 - What is Rehabilitation?
Carolyn Lookabil is joined by Donna, the rehabilitation director at The Lantern of Chagrin Valley, to discuss just what rehabilitation is and what it can offer patients and residents.
24:46
October 01, 2021
Episode 12 - How to Prepare for a Pandemic
Shannon Reglus explains how safety is maintained for clients and staff at an assisted living facility, and offers tips you can use at home.
23:46
October 01, 2021
Episode 11 - Creating a Prescription for Activity Programs and Engagement
Carolyn Lookabil shares ideas and tips for caregivers to develop activity and engagement programs for their senior patients and loved ones.
27:27
October 01, 2021
Episode 10 - Benefits of the Svayus Environment
Shannon is joined by Andrea Paratto to discuss the Svayus environment and how it helps seniors and those with memory dysfunction.
21:07
September 23, 2021
Episode 9 - Scams on Seniors
Joanna Timonere discusses a highly relevant topic: scams on seniors and how to recognize and prevent them.
25:15
September 23, 2021
Episode 8 - Managing Caregiver Guilt
Joanna Timonere talks about the challenges faced by caregivers and how best to manage caregiver guilt and burn out.
22:49
September 23, 2021
Episode 7 - A Talk on Dementia
Joanna Timonere talks with Natalie Hansen about Dementia, the misconceptions surrounding the term, and how to approach treatment for it.
28:52
September 23, 2021
Episode 6 - Creating a Conversation Starter Box
Carolyn Lookabil provides ideas on how to reignite old memories in seniors using recognizable objects related to their past.
14:51
September 23, 2021
Episode 5 - Unknown Facts About Assisted Living
Carolyn Lookabill from The Lantern of Chagrin Valley breaks down common terms like assisted living, CCRC, life plan, skilled nursing, nursing home, and home health. She differentiates some of the services within assisted living and how they may differ from the other provider types.
24:35
September 17, 2021
Episode 4 - The Seven Stages of Dementia
In this episode of Caregiver Conversations host Andrea Paratto is joined by certified dementia practitioner Natalie Hanson to discuss the Seven Stages of Dementia: how the disease progresses and what can be done as caregivers to improve the lives of their patients.
01:18:10
September 17, 2021
Episode 3 - The Five Stages of Acclimation
In this episode of Caregiver Conversations host Andrea Paratto is joined by certified dementia practitioner Natalie Hanson to discuss the Five Stages of Acclimation common when people with dementia and memory issues move into assisted living.
37:10
September 17, 2021
Episode 2 - Caregiver Guilt
In this episode of Caregiver Conversations host Andrea Paratto is joined by certified dementia practitioner Natalie Hanson to discuss caregiver guilt and how it affects both you and your loved one.
01:00:58
September 17, 2021
Episode 1 - The Five Love Languages
In this episode of Okrah's Caregiver Conversations host Andrea Paratto is joined by certified dementia practitioner Natalie Hanson to discuss the Five Love Languages. If you would like to watch the videos check out Okrah's YouTube channel, or visit our site at www.okrah.com!
20:30
September 16, 2021