Monthly Archives: January 2016

Ep. 22 End of Month Update on the End-of-Life with Karen Wyatt MD

In this episode from January 25, 2016 Dr. Karen Wyatt does an end-of-month review of news and happenings in the end-of-life arena. Subjects covered include:
-deaths of David Bowie and Stephen Levine and their possible influences on societal acceptance of death and dying
-studies on monthly stipends being paid to post-9/11 caregivers
-Facebook videos of preschool being held in a nursing home and dementia patient caring for a baby doll
-NHPCO infographic showing hospice trends over the past 6 years
-JAMA special issue on death and dying and Atul Gawande’s editorial
-study showing unnecessary screening for breast and prostate cancer in older Americans
-Story from Australia of Pat and Peter who died together in a suicide pact to avoid having to seek out medical care in later life Continue reading

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Ep. 21 Natural Dying: Advance Care Planning for Dementia with Stanley A. Terman MD, PhD

Dr. Wyatt interviews Dr. Stanley Terman about his strategy for helping dementia patients die a natural death without prolonged suffering.

In addition during this interview you will learn:
-how to create a living will that will ensure your wishes are met when you reach the end-of-life
-why an “ironclad strategy” for the end-of-life may be necessary
-resources for caregivers and professionals who deal with Advanced Dementia
-how to talk with family members about natural dying Continue reading

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Ep. 20 Positive Aging: How to Launch an Encore Career with Laura Schlafly

Join Dr. Karen Wyatt and her guest Laura Schlafly, a coach and career guide for aging adults.

In this interview you will learn:

-How Baby Boomers are revolutionizing the concept of an Encore Career
-How to accomplish a career change late in life
-What are the most popular encore career fields and jobs currently available Continue reading

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Ep. 19 The Future of Hospice Care in the U.S. with Donald Schumacher PsyD

Dr. Wyatt interviews Donald Schumacher, President and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

In this interview you will learn:
-How hospice care is growing in the U.S.
-What still needs to change in end-of-life care
-What you can do to promote better end-of-life care for yourself, your loved ones, your community and our nation Continue reading

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Ep. 18 Using Loss to Fuel Your Transformation with Karen Wyatt MD

In this interview Dr. Karen Wyatt is a featured guest on the Bouncing Back Telesummit, talking with host Susan Parker. Dr. Wyatt will share:

• 3 elements of the “Butterfly Principle” of growth and why you must understand them
• Tips for staying in balance when everything is falling apart
• 3 essential tools for your ongoing growth and transformation

Learn about the tele summit at http://www.bouncingbacksummit.com Continue reading

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