Listen Up! 6 of the Best Podcasts for Caregivers
Podcasts are popular with millions of people around the world, and for good reason. They're a great way to learn new things or be entertained even while multitasking. That makes podcasts a particularly helpful tool for caregivers who can listen in while they're taking care of other tasks. These six options offer advice, insight and inspiration for caregivers.
Happy Healthy Caregiver
If you're interested in a podcast created by someone who has faced many of the struggles you might be facing yourself, it's worth giving Happy Healthy Caregiver a listen. It was created by Elizabeth Miller after she faced feelings of isolation and burnout while caring for her sick parents and trying to keep up with her family and her own health. This podcast gives valuable recommendations to help others on their caregiving journeys, including how to prioritize self-care. Each show starts with encouraging words plucked from her Happy Healthy Caregiver Jar to provide inspiration.
Toula's Tips for Caregivers
She's a caregiving advocate with decades of experience in the field. Creator Toula Wooton has been working in health care communities since 1979. In 2000, she began working for Community Hospice as part of its outreach program. She's also the creative force behind the Caregiver Coalition of Northeast Florida to help reach caregivers, providing several workshops every year, an annual Caregiver Expo and a monthly e-newsletter. That passion comes across in her podcast, which is loaded with tips and advice to help you in your own caregiving journey.
Caregiver SOS is an hour-long radio show you can listen to on the NewsTalk 930 AM radio station in San Antonio, Texas. Or, you can catch the weekly podcast on Soundcloud or Apple Podcasts to listen in as Carol Zernial, a nationally recognized gerontologist, explores caregiving issues with psychologist Dr. James Huysman and broadcaster Ron Aaron. In the past this podcast has featured guests including Grace Whiting, CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving, and Amber Liddell Alwais, a board-certified attorney specializing in family law. Topics range from caregiving to elder law to specific conditions.
People With Parents
Sometimes you need help. Sometimes you need a good laugh. This podcast can give you both. It is hosted by author and comedian Leighann Lord, who found herself blindsided by her responsibilities after her mom was diagnosed with dementia and her dad had a heart attack. She tells her personal story in these short episodes, with a focus on letting listeners know they're not alone and that humor has serious power in helping you cope with caregiving.
All Things Seniors
Whether you're just starting out as a caregiver or you're looking for more information as you travel down the road, this educational podcast delivers expert advice. It's hosted by Rafiq Punjani, a caregiver who teams with global experts to give listeners a different perspective. Past topics included positive approaches to caring for someone with dementia, fall prevention, and the power of music.
Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver
Caregiver burnout is a serious issue plaguing caregivers of all ages and walks of life. Created by Dave Nassaney, who has been a caregiver since 1996 when his wife suffered a massive stroke, this podcast is designed to help care for you. It's geared toward giving you expert advice on taking care of your loved one. More important, it emphasizes the importance of taking care of yourself first. You're not alone because Caregiver Dave understands what you're going through and brings uplifting interviews straight to your computer or mobile device.