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Most of us would not want someone dropping in on us unannounced, but if you are an older adult living alone, then that might be exactly what you want. This video tutorial shows you how to use the drop-in feature of Amazon’s Echo smart-speaker.
Seventeen years ago Dan and his wife Susan Haskins left snowy Omaha, Nebraska and have lived south of the border ever since, enjoying the sunshine, great food, low prices, and comradery of other International Living ex-pat boomers.
As caregivers, we are lost so many times and we struggle. One hears about dealing with aging parents, but experiencing it. So hard. Thank you for choosing Dale. The perfect person with the perfect heart to share his story in an articulate, compassionate and honest way.
BJ Miller is one of the most powerful voices in caregiving today, and Amber Slichta manages a $1.2 Billion grant fund dedicated to helping the most vulnerable among us. Short interviews with each show how they are making a difference.
What does it take to travel across America in an RV with a poodle named Ringo and a 90 year old supermom with terminal cancer? And how do you open the discussion about advanced care so you are sure to get what you really want?
Branding all old people “cool” is a disservice to the cool and the uncool, for it lumps old people together as a homogenous group and makes tragic assumptions catering to the efficiency of institutionalized senior care.
Sparkle shoes? Spinal Tap? Card games on first dates? Learn how modern caregivers Torrie Fields and Dr. Stephen Bekanich find innovative ways to empower their patients to get the care they deserve, when and where they choose.
I want there to be a place in purgatory where designers go to spend 1000 years fumbling with overly complex controls with tiny buttons whilst devils prod them with pitchforks, demanding that their meals-on-wheels mac&cheese be heated up.
It was a two year death meditation of sorts. Nowadays, when the subject comes up, mom and I talk about it, naturally, covering the dark and the light of death, and the in-between. But at least we talk about it, and I know exactly how she feels and what she wants. There is clarity. That’s a good thing.
Show Overview Each of us has a story to tell…a most important story, that is, the story of our lives. But as we age, and especially if our fate includes a disability like Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, then that story can easily get lost or jumbled. That’s where a...
In this third episode of Senior Moments, I show you how to use the Uber app to call cars for your mom, dad or other loved one who lives far away so that they can continue getting out and about even after they hang up the keys. It’s not hard, but it does take a few little tricks.
The shared car service Uber, plus a host of third parties, are working hard to make their fleet of cars accessible to older folks who might not have a smartphone.
If I were to wake up and find one of these damn things looking at me, I would totally freak, pee in my Depends, and burn rubber on my wheelchair trying to escape before it transferred its evil soul to my body. I suspect Elon Musk would agree.
Court Rye is undeniably the leading expert on electric bicycles, commonly known as E-Bikes, which are exploding in popularity all over the world. They offer elders a great way to get out and about.
Alexa powered OnGuardian is the hub of a wheel helping family caregivers improve the way they provide assistance to loved ones needing special care.
In this episode I reveal the technology that offers such great promise for boomers and their parents: digital personal assistants like Amazon’s Echo (Alexa) and Google Home. I outline three golden goals I hope to achieve using this technology with TVs.
Join two 23 year old guys on trip across America in a 1973 milk truck as they discover how their sense of well-being did not come from wealth, or hugs, or great schools. It came from knowing their family history.
Spiritual hospice superstar Stephen Jenkins talks about his career caring for the aged, and the hidden blessings it brings.
Ann Hoffner is an author and sailing enthusiast, and an expert on the best places in America to find burial grounds that support environmentally friendly, green funerals. Join us as we discuss her new book “The Natural Burial Cemetery Guide: A State-by-State Guide.”
Ann Hoffner is normally out on the high seas, swabbing the poop deck, hoisting the sails, and hollering “Land ho!” But in this episode she talks about something just as environmentally friendly as sailing, but much more earthy — green funerals! Join me as Ann tells us the best places in America to go out green!
Here we are, fifty years later, and my Mom, and millions of seniors like her, cannot have a taste of what relieved the suffering of the president of the United States. 1000 years from now, we’ll feel bad about that.
When filmmaker Sara Feldman Sheehan lost her father, she and husband Bobby Sheehan produced Mortal ~ a documentary that addresses the fundamental issues about love, living, and what makes us human.
Film makers Sara Feldmann Sheehan and Bobby Sheehan discuss Mortal, their documentary addressesing the fundamental issues about love, living, and what makes us human.
A Natural, Earth Friendly Way to Come Back as a Tree, with Bios Urn Co-Inventor Roger Moline Navarro
Bios Incube is the world’s first system designed to help grow the remains of your loved ones into trees.
From Earth to Earth ~ Respectfully Composting Human Remains with Susanne Wiigh-Mäsak, Founder of Promessa, Part 2 of 2
Promessa uses advanced technology to mimic nature’s process of rapidly breaking down dead things and returning them to earth. We’re talking human compost here folks!
From Earth to Earth ~ Respectfully Composting Human Remains with Susanne Wiigh-Mäsak, Founder of Promessa, Part 1 of 2
Promessa offers a new choice for environmentally conscious folks who don’t want to be buried but are suspect of cremation’s environmental impact, not the least of which is its carbon footprint.
Join me and Joe Sehee, Founder of the Green Burial Council, as he discusses the three types of green burial, the origins of embalming fluid, and the “end of life revolution.”
What makes a green burial…green? And what exactly is embalming fluid? Can you drink it? Joe Sehee, founder of the Green Burial Council, answers those questions and how cemeteries can operate in an environmentally conscious way.
A Skull a Day Keeps the Doctor Away with Noah Scalin, Punk Professor, Space Pirate, and Design Rebel. Part 2 of 2
The skull-a-day project by graphic designer and space pirate Noah Scalin that will spark your imaginative, creative inner child, and get you more comfortable with your own skull.
More from my friend Karen Wyatt, physician and hospice caregiver, author of “What Really Matters: 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying.” Karen, who has been present for hundreds of deaths, kept a journal of her observations, and brilliantly conveys her insights.
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Since starting the show in 2014, I’ve had the most amazing guests talk with me about best practices for enjoying peak experiences, travel, end-of-life planning, and even the afterlife. Now I want to share five of the most important of those lessons with you. Click the button to get FREE copy!
Some of my early guests were PhDs and MDs, and others were artists and philosophers, but in every instance they were wise people, and I learned more than a few a profound truths about end-of-life from them. Now I want to share five of the most important of those lessons with you, plus the one I can’t live without.
Gently wake to powerful, motivational readings accompanied by a delightful medley of birdsong, wind chimes, a melodic country creek, and beautiful uplifting music. I personally selected each reading for its power to inspire, transform, renew, and empower your day.
StoryBox is a do-it-yourself way to preserve stories about old paper photographs, producing a video you can share and keep forever. We need your advice on how to design the product perfectly for your needs! Build your family’s legacy and personal history in a few easy steps, with StoryBox.