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Welcome to Elder Health Connection, a podcast where I gather innovators in elder healthcare to discuss their unique perspectives on caregiving and care receiving. My name is Caroline Morris and I use my combined experience in biochemistry, physical therapy, health coaching, and growing up next door to my grandparents, to dig deep into the complexities of aging and then draw out practical solutions that can fit into your life. I record this show from my home in Alexandria, VA, sometimes with ...
 
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Join Caroline and Dr. DeLon Canterbury, PharmD, BCGP for a critical discussion on medication safety for older adults. He teaches us how to ask more probing questions about medications and leverage local pharmacists to improve safety. He challenges us to ask, “do I actually need this medication to survive” and offers solutions for reducing the total…
 
Join Caroline and Abbe Simon, M.A., CCC-SLP for a discussion of communication disorders and care partnering. Abbe is a speech language pathologist and integrative health coach based in Durham/Chapel Hill, NC. We talk about why it’s so important to have an outside perspective on the caring dynamic to ensure the health of all members. Abbe also share…
 
Join us as Caroline shares her top tips for navigating the healthcare system when you’re patient or caregiver (or both!). We focus on ways to protect your mental and emotional energy as you engage with a complex system during a difficult season of life. From compassion to role delegation to systems and strategies, we cover practical and actionable …
 
This episode is brought to you by my *new* Caregiver Coaching program where I help overwhelmed caregivers navigate the healthcare system, have enough energy to get more done in less time, and feel strong physically and emotionally for this season of life, all without neglecting their caregiving responsibilities. Today we are talking about overwhelm…
 
Join Caroline for a discussion on mastering new beginnings. We talk about letting go of the past, envisioning a new version of yourself, setting goals, and making plans so that it will actually work. We also discuss when is the right time to start fresh. Resources: Grieving the past: Ep. 018 Grief Visioning Exercise: https://carolinemorris.com/visi…
 
Join Caroline for a raw discussion on grief. Grief can occur in response to multiple situations: a loss of life, an anticipated loss of life, other ambiguous losses, and unmet expectations. Resources: SAMHSA’S National Helpline Anticipatory grief prevalence among caregivers of persons with a life-threatening illness: A meta-analysis Feeling Grief a…
 
Confused as to what actually comprises a heart healthy diet? You should be; it’s a mess. Join Caroline for an overview of the history of heart healthy diet recommendations and learn what to make of all of it. Need more help in understanding what type of diet works best for you? Book a Strategy Call with Dr. Caroline Morris to learn more. Resources …
 
Join Caroline and Laura Mesches, PT, DPT, NCS for Part 3 of our Heart Month series as we discuss exercise and how it relates to heart health and brain health. Laura is a brilliant physical therapist and friend whose enthusiasm for heart health and neurological health is contagious! Resources: Community Exercise: Silver Sneakers, Senior Centers, Ame…
 
Join us for Part 2 of our Heart Health series as Caroline discusses stress, its impact on the heart, and the little known differences in the female stress response. Resources: Visual Representations of the Stress Response: Acute and Chronic Taylor SE. Tend and Befriend: Biobehavioral Bases of Affiliation under Stress. Current directions in psycholo…
 
Happy Heart Month! Join Caroline as we kick off Heart Month with a discussion of a foundational component of heart health: blood pressure. Sound familiar? You can’t seem to get a hold of your high blood pressure Your doctor has been nagging you about your high blood pressure You feel like you’ll be on medication forever You don’t know when your hig…
 
Join Caroline and Christine Crawford, MS, OTR/L for an important discussion on isolation, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and frankly what to do when you just have too much time on your hands. Christine is an experienced occupational therapist, whose background primarily includes treating and empowering adults with neurological conditions. She i…
 
Join Caroline and Sandra Eskew Capps of IP Collaborative for a discussion on advocating for what matters and Age Friendly Health Systems. Sandy is a physical therapist and educator based in Augusta, GA, who shares her depth of personal and professional experience with us in today’s episode. Resources: Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Cath…
 
*Free* Vision Exercise: https://carolinemorris.com/vision Join Caroline and Anne Gould-Ruete, PT, DPT, NCS as we continue our conversation on what's missing from most health care models when chronic disease is involved. We also talk about how we need to shift our perspectives to sustainably improve health. Anne is a physical therapist with board ce…
 
*Free* Vision Exercise: https://carolinemorris.com/vision Join Caroline and Anne Gould-Ruete, PT, DPT, NCS for a conversation on what's missing from most health care models when chronic disease is involved. We also talk about how we need to shift our perspectives to sustainably improve health. Anne is a physical therapist with board certification i…
 
Let's continue the conversation on blood clots. Learn how to prevent them and how your healthcare providers diagnose and treat them. Resources ASH Clinical Practice Guidelineson Venous Thromboembolism (VTE):What You Should Know: https://www.hematology.org/-/media/hematology/files/education/clinicians/guidelines-quality/documents/vte-guidelines-comb…
 
Wondering what the fuss is about blood clots? Join me for a deep dive into what they actually are, why they happen, and when to be worried. DVT: deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in the vein) PE: pulmonary embolism (blood clot that has traveled to the lung) VTE: venous thromboembolism (combined term for the disorder that causes both DVT and PE) Conn…
 
Join Caroline and Nicole Reynolds of Smooth Moves Therapy and Optimal Daily Living for a deep dive into the day to day health and management of Parkinson's Disease. We talk about ways to make the day easier and how to support your health for the long term. One good health decision can lead to several unintended positive outcomes! Barry, my boxer/te…
 
Join Caroline and Perry Brubaker of the Academy of Prevention and Health Promotion Therapies (APHPT) for a deep dive into personalized health care, wearable health tech, and caregiving. Perry is a mentor of mine and an orthopedic physical therapist with a passion for population health. She describes how her professional background informed her abil…
 
Join Caroline and Nick Pfaff of Pro-Activity for a discussion about putting numbers to stress and recovery. Nick has developed the Cloud-based Insights, Surveillance and Reporting System (CISRS), which connects data from smart watches with healthcare providers. We talk about how the data can give us early warning signals for illness or injury and a…
 
Join Caroline and Jen Bartiss-Earley of Hand Crafted Wellness & Apothecary as we discuss the need for a holistic approach to seemingly isolated conditions, like a wrist fracture. Jen is an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist (CHT), who uses supplements to bolster the body's healing response in addition to traditional therapy. Jen se…
 
Join Caroline and Anne Stankiewicz of Capable Care Solutions as we discuss caregiver support and burnout prevention, particularly in dementia care, while maintaining patient dignity and independence. Anne is an occupational therapist, certified in Thomas Jefferson University's Skills2Care®Caregiver Training program, serving the Lancaster, PA area. …
 
Join Caroline and Alicia White of Lifespan Therapy for a discussion of memory, cognition, and communication in the older adult. Alicia is an experienced speech language pathologist providing telehealth speech therapy services to address speech, memory, and swallowing concerns in the comfort of your home. Connect with Alicia: Website: www.lifespanth…
 
In this episode of the SPARK Physio Radio Show Dr. Carlos Berio talks about the most frequently asked questions from the SPARK Physio Radio Radio Show, what SPARK has been up to over the past few months and upcoming guest speakers. Dr. Carlos J Berio, PT, DPT, MS, CSCS, CMTPT is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditio…
 
In this episode of the SPARK Physio Radio Show Dr. Carlos Berio... Dr. Carlos J Berio, PT, DPT, MS, CSCS, CMTPT is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist. In addition he holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. He has treated high schoo…
 
In this episode of the SPARK Physio Radio Show Dr. Carlos Berio discusses the five most common arguments he hears, and what the research actually says on the subject. Dr. Carlos J Berio, PT, DPT, MS, CSCS, CMTPT is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapis…
 
In this episode of the SPARK Physio Radio Show Dr. Carlos Berio introduces SPARK University, a research tool available to patients and colleagues through the new SPARKPhysio.com! Dr. Carlos J Berio, PT, DPT, MS, CSCS, CMTPT is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Certified Myofascial Trigger Po…
 
In this episode of the SPARK Physio Radio Show Dr. Carlos Berio talks with patients who share first hand the benefits of getting all the way well! Dr. Carlos J Berio, PT, DPT, MS, CSCS, CMTPT is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist. In addition he ho…
 
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