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THE SHACK Author, Paul Young, Calls The Show

It's not often that one can have a conversation with someone who's sold more than twenty million copies!  Paul Young read my recent article Why I’m Looking Forward to Seeing The Shack …and I’m a Conservative, Reformed, Evangelical,  and called my show for caregivers...

A Smarter Way to Live

Is there a smarter way to live as caregivers?  Absolutely.  Technology provides us increasingly more efficient ways to function as a caregiver.  Remember, loss of independence is one of the 3 "I"s that caregivers struggle with ...each and every day. Isolation Loss of...

A Valentine’s Day Heart for Caregivers

Keeping love alive in a relationship affected by disease, impairment, and/or chronic pain is daunting.  For families with a disabled loved one, the divorce rate lingers around 90 percent. The heartache is intensified as memories and loneliness crash like waves during...

Caller: “I’m a Caregiver for An Inmate With Alzheimer’s”

Isolation remains one of the biggest challenges for a caregiver.  The impairment or disease itself creates exhausting logistical hurdles, and the ever-present emotional issues often saps the remaining energy required to engage socially.  As familiar with the harshness...

I Can Only Hold You Now

Songs for the Caregiver As a caregiver for more than 30 years, I understand the heartache and challenges caregivers face. As a pianist for more than 45 years, I understand how to use music to communicate to and for a caregiver's heart.  -Peter Rosenberger The number...

Caller ANGRY at Treatment of Her Elderly Mother

On a recent show, we discussed the angry feelings that can easily erupt for us as caregivers. A caller shared her journey in caring for her mom, and the anger in her voice and the frustration she feels.  Feelings that we as caregivers know all too well.  But, there is...

“Flunk Now and Avoid the Rush

Posted in the front of the room in my high-school chemistry class, a sign ominously read “Flunk Now and Avoid the Rush.”  The teacher, Mr. Faile (his real name), had a wonderful sense of humor—and while I didn’t distinguish myself as a chemistry scholar, he still...

Songs for Caregivers!

SONGS FOR THE CAREGIVER Get it on ITUNES or Gift it for a friend! As a caregiver for 30 years, I understand the challenges and heart of a caregiver.  As a pianist for 45 years, I understand how to use music to comfort weary hearts. The number of caregivers of aging,...

“My Caregiver Anxiety Felt Like a Heart Attack!”

 It doesn't matter what your background is at all, as caregivers, we all come in at ground zero!  -Dr. Camille Superson, author, Pharmacist, Chiropractor ...and caregiver.  On Sunday, 9/4/2016, we welcomed Dr. Camille Superson to Caregivers With Hope's radio show.   ...

Caregiver Landmine #2: Isolation

Each caregiver, at some point during the caregiving journey face the crippling issue of isolation. Sadly, for some caregivers, isolation becomes an unchanging way of life. In a recent article in the Washington Post, the reporter discussed a British survey of...

Caregiver Landmine #1: Ignoring Personal Health Needs

65+ million Americans serve as a family caregiver, but 72% of those caregivers put their own health at risk because they don't regularly see a doctor. Do the math, and “Houston …we have a problem!” We caregivers see a lot of doctors. Many of us can perform tasks that...

An Interview With Gary Chapman

Multiple Dove© Award winner and Grammy© nominee, Gary Chapman, brought  his guitar, his humor, and his heart to my radio show, Caregivers With Hope.  Gary shared his journey as a caregiver for his father who had Parkinson's and then developed multiple myeloma. While a...

Flash of Silver—Leap of Love.

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]The world knows him as "The Galloping Gourmet."  Before the Food Network, Emeril Lagasse, Rachel Ray, Martha Stewart, Bobby Flay, and a host of other celebrities in the kitchen, Graham Kerr entertained millions—while...

Phantom Pain for Caregivers

For more than twenty five years, my wife, Gracie, has been an amputee and the subject of phantom pain has often been discussed. Sometimes, amputees can feel the pain of a limb that is not there. In kind of a "reverse phantom-limb pain," we caregivers...

Stewardship

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] The Stewardship of Caregivers Peter Rosenberger My wife is missing both legs. If I injure my foot, should I ignore it simply because it pales next to her reality? As ridiculous as it may sound, that’s the kind of...

Caregiver Guilt vs. Grace

For every caregiver, guilt remains a seemingly insurmountable obstacle standing between us and a measure of peace in our hearts. "There's no problem so awful, that you can't add some guilt to it and make it even worse.” —Bill Waterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes...

5 Lessons From My Father That Helped Me As A Caregiver

[vc_row][/vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][vc_column_text]Posted by Peter Rosenberger  Father's Day 2016 Of the many things warranting my gratitude, few rise to the level of the deep appreciation I feel for my father—and the impact he continues to have on my life. As a...

A Remarkable Hero

On June 2, 2016, a remarkable hero quietly left this world. Stepping into eternity, Robertson McQuilkin ended his extraordinary work in this life—and those who knew him and knew of him can all agree on a life well lived in the service of his Savior. For a few years,...

Laughter: The Best Medicine

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Laughter: The Best Medicine. -Peter Rosenberger:  30-year caregiver, Author, Radio Host, and Wanna-be Stand-up comic! Our life as caregivers can be filled with grim and painful things, and those circumstances can transfer us into...

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