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Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, Wednesday, 4/1/15 at noon, PST, (AND AFTERWARDS ON RECORDED PODCAST) as he interviews Janie Lidey, who has been a singer/songwriter since the age of twelve, and a caregiver to her father who is suffering from ALS.
The link is: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davenassaney/2015/04/01/how-the-effects-of-music-can-benefit-both-the-caregiver-the-care-receiver
Janie has been recognized for her excellence in music through winning an Emmy for her songwriting; a Grammy for the fine arts program she helped direct at East High School in Anchorage, Alaska; the Mayor’s Arts Award which recognizes excellence in music education; and, a spot on the George Lucas Edutopia website for her role in helping make the world a better place.
As a music teacher in the public schools of Alaska for over two decad...es, Janie Lidey taught students from over forty different cultures. Not only did she teach them to sing and play the guitar, she taught them to live their lives with passion, kindness, love, hope and gratitude. The most important lesson was to instill the belief in her students that they could do anything they dreamed or imagined.
As an artist, teacher, motivational speaker and now author, Janie is passionate about raising your vibration through the magic of a song. She released her first book and companion CD in 2013 called, The Magic of A Song and is excited to connect with people from all ages and walks and shine some love & light on their journey.
Hear her live, or listen to the recorded podcast AFTER THE LIVE SHOW, anytime, 24/7. Share this link with anyone you know who would benefit from this discussion.
Based on the symptoms and stages of your loved one, we will determine the best plan of care for you and your family. You Are Not Alone Our unique training program for Alzheimer’s and other dementias […]
Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, and his guest,Sharyn Yuloff, who holds a BA in Child Development and an MBA in Non-Profit Management. In addition to serving on the board of other non-profits, she has been involved with www.YesICan.org (International Child Advocacy Network) since 2002 as a board member and past president.
She is a business owner, specializing in social media management and online marketing.
Recently, she was a 12-hour a day caregiver for her father-in-law who, while suffering from dementia and a worsening pressure ulcer, was admitted to a skilled nursing facility where he spent his last 129 days.
As an abuse survivor, she approached her caregiving with a different point of view and describes many of the challenges she encountered on her blog,www.ThatSaysItAll.com
Special thanks to Home Instead for this informative article! Dear Friend, In my last Alzheimer’s Reflections email, I asked if you think people look down on dementia sufferers. As I read all of your responses, I […]