Senior Health: Why You Need to Become Your Own Advocate After a Health Crisis with Marcia Moran

Stroke survivors need to be their own healthcare advocates. Unfortunately, not everyone gets the opportunity to be an advocate, especially for people with aphasia. It would help if you had someone who is taking care of you as a stroke survivor. Having a health advocate in the room will be essential for staying healthy. If you can speak after a stroke, then you need to be your own caregiver as you start to take your independence back. Meet Marcia Moran After successfully building her business over the last twenty-plus years, Marcia Moran thought she had life by the tail. Little did she know what was in store. Marcia has written over fifty business plans, and helped entrepreneurs strategize over how to differentiate their companies in changing environments. After helping other entrepreneurs start their companies, she decided to found her own business consulting practice, Performance Architect, in 2012 and co-founded Positive Business DC that same year. She suffered a major stroke in 2014. Marcia applied her skills in planning and strategy as she strived to become whole. She never gave up. Over time she learned to walk again, but Marcia struggled with aphasia, a language disorder. She joined Toastmasters International hoping[…..]

Senior Health: How This One Medical Device Helped Rid Her of Aphasia

Three and a half years after Marcia Moran’s stroke, she discovered Neurofeedback. It is a type of biofeedback that uses real-time displays of brain activity, most commonly electroencephalography, in an attempt to teach self-regulation of brain function. And yes folks, it was life-changing. Meet Marcia Moran After successfully building her business over the last twenty-plus years, Marcia Moran thought she had life by the tail. Little did she know what was in store. Marcia has written over fifty business plans, and helped entrepreneurs strategize over how to differentiate their companies in changing environments. After helping other entrepreneurs start their companies, she decided to found her own business consulting practice, Performance Architect, in 2012 and co-founded Positive Business DC that same year. She suffered a major stroke in 2014. Marcia applied her skills in planning and strategy as she strived to become whole. She never gave up. Over time she learned to walk again, but Marcia struggled with aphasia, a language disorder. She joined Toastmasters International hoping to regain her speaking abilities. It helped some, but in August 2017 she discovered a technological breakthrough that minimized her speaking disability. She then pushed beyond her comfort zone to become a Toastmasters International Club[…..]

Senior Health: How I Successfully Fought Back From A Stroke and Aphasia with Marcia Moran

Marcia Moran created Stroke FORWARD to share hope with stroke survivors and caretakers on their journey to recovery. Marcia tells the chilling details of her catastrophic stroke that happened in 2014. We dive into the differences between ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, and Marcia explains the advantages and disadvantages of administering tPA (tissue plasminogen activator). Tune in as Marcia speaks about how to become your own healthcare advocate on your recovery journey. In This Episode: [03:30] Marcia tells the story of her catastrophic stroke that happened in 2014. [07:15] The difference between ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. Plus, the advantages and disadvantages of administering the tPA.  [10:50] What it is like learning how to talk again after a stroke.   [16:15] Advice for stroke survivors on becoming their own healthcare advocate.  [24:40] Marcia gives her last pieces of advice for stroke survivors.   Key Takeaways: Eighty percent of strokes are preventable.  The National Aphasia Association says that if you’re not cured within the first two or three months of having aphasia, you will probably have it for life. Take your healthcare recovery into your own hands; you are your best advocate.  Don’t ever give up; you can get better as long as you think[…..]

Senior Health: Sex In Long Term Care Facilities with Dr. Nicole Didyk

Have you ever wondered, how common is sex in long-term care facilities? Well, there’s one thing that we know for sure: it’s not uncommon! Meet Dr. Nicole Didyk Dr. Nicole Didyk received her medical degree at McMaster University where she also did her training in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, and a Masters in Education. She has a busy community Geriatric Medicine practice in Southern Ontario, Canada, and is also the founder of “The Wrinkle”, a website and YouTube channel that helps you make the connections you need to age successfully. Resources Website: http://www.TheWrinkle.caFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheWrinkle2Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheWrinkle2LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-didyk-877857182/YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/TheWrinkleInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/thewrinkle2/

Senior Health: Sex When One Partner Is A Caregiver with Nicole Didyk

When one partner becomes the caregiver for the other, how does that affect the dynamics of a senior’s sexual relationship? Join us as Dr. Nicole Didyk, founder of “The Wrinkle,” a website and YouTube channel that helps you make the connections you need to age successfully, answers this question. Meet Dr. Nicole Didyk Dr. Nicole Didyk received her medical degree at McMaster University where she also did her training in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, and a Masters in Education. She has a busy community Geriatric Medicine practice in Southern Ontario, Canada, and is also the founder of “The Wrinkle”, a website and YouTube channel that helps you make the connections you need to age successfully. Resources Website: http://www.TheWrinkle.caFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheWrinkle2Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheWrinkle2LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-didyk-877857182/YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/TheWrinkleInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/thewrinkle2/

Senior Health: Sexual Stereotypes and the Senior Population with Dr. Nicole Didyk

Frankly, aside from the ageism problem in our society, there are also a lot of sexual stereotypes when it comes to sexuality in older adults. We address this problem in this episode with Dr. Nicole Didyk! Meet Dr. Nicole Didyk Dr. Nicole Didyk received her medical degree at McMaster University where she also did her training in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, and a Masters in Education. She has a busy community Geriatric Medicine practice in Southern Ontario, Canada, and is also the founder of “The Wrinkle”, a website and YouTube channel that helps you make the connections you need to age successfully. Resources Website: http://www.TheWrinkle.caFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheWrinkle2Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheWrinkle2LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-didyk-877857182/YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/TheWrinkleInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/thewrinkle2/

Senior Health: Sex Among Seniors Is Not A Dirty Word with Dr. Nicole Didyk

Dr. Nicole Didyk is the founder of “The Wrinkle,” a website and YouTube channel that helps you make the connections you need to age successfully. This episode is all about something that is on everyone’s minds but rarely talked about: sex. We have a profound and frank discussion about the ridiculous stereotypes regarding sexuality in older adults. For instance, we talk about the stereotype that older people showing affection is “cute” and “childish” – these thoughts are merely ageist! Plus, we chat about what a sexual relationship can be like with someone who also happens to be a caregiver. In This Episode: [02:40] About Dr. Nicole Didyk. [04:55] There is ageism in our society when it comes to sexuality and older adults. [07:55] The reasons there should be more awareness about sexuality in the older age group.  [10:00] How sex will change as people get older.    [12:40] Often, one partner will become a caregiver for the other. We talk about how this will affect the sexual relationship.  [18:30] Dr. Nicole Didyk answers this question: how common is sex in long-term care facilities? [22:30] Advice for having conversations with your elderly parents about their sex lives.   Key Takeaways: When doctors don’t[…..]

Alzheimer’s Disease: Why Trips to the Bathroom Are So Dangerous with Dr. Rein Tideiksaar

People with Alzheimer’s have their visions impaired. And that’s where a lot of falls occur. Listen now as Dr. Rein Tideiksaar discusses how can trips to the bathroom be so hazardous. Meet Dr. Rein Tideiksaar Rein Tideiksaar Ph.D., PA-C (or Dr Rein as he is commonly referred to) is the president of FallPrevent, LLC, Blackwood, NJ, a consulting company that provides educational, legal and marketing services related to fall prevention in the elderly. Dr Tideiksaar is a gerontologist (health care professional who specializes in working with elderly patients) and a geriatric physician’s assistant. Author of textbooks, professional training manuals and director of numerous research projects on fall prevention, Dr Tideiksaar has been active in this field for over 30 years, and has developed fall prevention programs in the community, assisted living, home care, acute care hospital, and nursing facility setting. Dr. Tideiksaar’s blogs appear @ecarediary.com, seniorlist.com, and rightathome.net. Resources Email Dr. Tideiksaar at drrein@verizon.netLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dr-rein/6/759/592

Alzheimer’s Disease: Effective Strategies to Prevent Falls with Dr. Rein Tideiksaar

Dr. Tideiksaar is the president of FallPrevent, a consulting company that provides educational, legal, and marketing services related to fall prevention in the elderly. Tune in as we reveal some effective strategies on how you can prevent older adults with Alzheimer’s disease from falling. Meet Dr. Rein Tideiksaar Rein Tideiksaar Ph.D., PA-C (or Dr Rein as he is commonly referred to) is the president of FallPrevent, LLC, Blackwood, NJ, a consulting company that provides educational, legal and marketing services related to fall prevention in the elderly. Dr Tideiksaar is a gerontologist (health care professional who specializes in working with elderly patients) and a geriatric physician’s assistant. Author of textbooks, professional training manuals and director of numerous research projects on fall prevention, Dr Tideiksaar has been active in this field for over 30 years, and has developed fall prevention programs in the community, assisted living, home care, acute care hospital, and nursing facility setting. Dr. Tideiksaar’s blogs appear @ecarediary.com, seniorlist.com, and rightathome.net. Resources Email Dr. Tideiksaar at drrein@verizon.netLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dr-rein/6/759/592