Caring for Aging Parents is a radio show that discusses topics related to aging. Topics surround issues impacting older adults such as caregiving, relationships, health, driving, finances, legal, resources, etc.
Caring for Aging Parents airs monthly on Atlanta Business Radio. The show needs sponsors. If you are interested in being a sponsor email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Heuer, MS, LAPC, NCC is a Doctoral Student at Mercer University studying Counseling Education & Supervision. The focus of her dissertation is on the lived experiences of individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, she is also working towards a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from Georgia State University. Jenny is an adjunct instructor at Mercer University and is working towards becoming a professor and teaching courses in aging. She also does counseling under direct supervision and specializes in working with older adults, baby boomers, caregivers, and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. She currently works at the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association as a Care Consultant and works with the Director of Public Policy & Advocacy. Her passion and areas of research are focused on aging adults and Alzheimer’s disease.
Nancy Kriesman/The Mindful Caregiver
Nancy is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with older people and their families for more than 30 years. Nancy heads up Geriatric Consulting Services, where she maintains a private practice and regularly provides consultation and training to long-term care facilities. In addition, she has conducted training and educational programs for families and caregivers for a variety of other long-term care organizations and facilities, including the Georgia Alzheimer’s Association, Leading Age of Georgia, the Georgia Healthcare Association and the Emory University Alzheimer’s Research Center. Nancy is the author of two books. Her first book, The Caring Spirit, was published in 2005.
Nancy has been personally challenged by her own parents’ health issues. At the age of 71, her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and eventually had to be placed in a local Atlanta nursing home. For 15 years, she had to make some heart wrenching decisions at each interval in her mothers decline. Her mother died in March of 2009 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. When Nancy’s father became seriously ill, she faced the challenges of long distance support. Having these very personal experiences coupled with her professional experience has only reinforced her strong passion for helping elders and their families.