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Archive for August 2012

26
Aug
Radio 4 the Ages - 8-26-12 - Senior Adult Addiction

Show #49: Senior Adults and Addiction

Show #49: Senior Adults and Addiction

Addiction among senior adults and baby boomers, including prescription pill addiction, is an ever increasing problem across the country.  Joining us again in studio to talk about this problem is Bob Martin (Director of Substance Abuse Services, CMC-Mercy).  David and Heather are also joined by a pharmacist Annabelle.  Be sure to tune in to this show to learn about the growing problem of prescription pill addiction among seniors and baby boomers, and if you want to hear more about addiction and recovery, listen to Show #22: Addiction & Recovery.

 

Resources

  • Bob Martin

Director of Substance Abuse Services

CMC  Mercy at Carolinas Healthcare System

for 24/7 trained counselor, call (704) 304-5248

 

19
Aug
Radio 4 the Ages - 8-19-12 - Young Onset Alzheimers

Show #48: Living with Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Show #48: Living with Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia.  With Alzheimer’s worsening as it progresses, no currently known cure, and the disease eventually leading to death, it is a disease that we must work to raise awareness of and learn more about.  In this week on Radio 4 the Ages, we speak with Sylvia Fiano.  Sylvia has Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, which is Alzheimer’s Disease that starts presenting symptoms in a person before the age of 65.  She talks about her life, experience with the disease, and provides us with a glimpse of what living with Alzheimer’s looks like.  We also are joined by Becca Carpenter and Teresa Hoover, both of the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter.  Also joining us via phone is Dr. Rosalyn Lang-Walker to talk about community based research, education, and advocacy for Alzheimer’s Disease.  To learn more about Alzheimer’s, how it affects lives from the standpoint of someone living with the disease, and how you can get involved in the Alzheimer’s community, tune in!

Resources

  • Teresa Hoover

Vice President of Programs

Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter

704.532.5275

Teresa.Hoover@alz.org

  • Becca Carpenter

Vice President of Development

Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter

704.532.7373

Becca.Carpenter@alz.org

  • Sylvia Fiano

Artist

(704) 845-8682

Sylssuns28@yahoo.com

  • Dr. Rosalyn Lang-Walker

Assistant Professor – Department of Biology

Project Manager – African American Alzheimer’s Disease Research Study (http://www.ncatad.com)

North Carolina A&T State University

12
Aug
Radio 4 the Ages - 8-12-12 - Grief and Loss

Show #47: Grief & Loss

Show #47: Grief & Loss

This Sunday on Radio 4 the Ages, Heather and Matt speak with Larry Dawalt (Senior Director of Spiritual & Grief Care Services – Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region) about grief and loss.  We learn how people can experience grief and loss differently, especially the losses that many senior adults face as they age.  We talk about what people close to those grieving can do to help and how to listen and inspire hope.   We also hear from David, and his son David, via phone to talk about his visit to Albuquerque, NM to watch his son be promoted from  Captain to Major in the United States Air Force.  To learn more about grief and loss, experiences we will all face at some point in our lives, tune in to Radio 4 the Ages.

Resources

  • Larry Dawalt, M. Div

Senior Director of Spiritual & Grief Care Services

Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region

http://www.hpccr.org

dawaltL@hpccr.org

5
Aug
Radio 4 the Ages - 6-5-12 - Jewish Family Services

Show #46: Jewish Family Services

Show #46: Jewish Family Services

This weekend we talked with Natalie Tunney (Director of Senior Adult Outreach Services) and Karen Knoble (Board Chair), both of Jewish Family Services of Charlotte, about their organization and what services they offer to the community.  Jewish Family Services of Charlotte, located in Shalom Park, “provides comprehensive integrated social services that help members of our community in the most effective compassionate way possible, providing people of all ages, religions and socio-economic backgrounds with the encouragement and tools they need to become productive and self-reliant. “  To find out more about Jewish Family Services, be sure to tune-in.  In the last half-hour of our show, we were joined in studio by Dr. Todd Engel (of Carolinas Dental Center) to talk about dental issues ranging from dentures to new technology in dental procedures.

Resources

  • Natalie Tunney

Director of Senior Adult Outreach Services

Jewish Family Services of Charlotte

  • Karen Knoble

Board Chair

Jewish Family Services of Charlotte

  • Jewish Family Services of Charlotte

http://jfscharlotte.org

info@jfscharlotte.org

(704) 364-6594