Sep 14 • 20M

Care for the Caregivers

Betsy Wurzel shares what she learned from hard-fought experience.

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The EndGame podcast discusses every aspect of positive aging. Geared to listeners who are "chronologically gifted," it gives voice to authors, experts, and ordinary people who have helpful perspectives and advice for elders. The focus is on aging with joy and purpose.
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Betsy Wurzel, a nurse by training, became a personal caregiver to two family members afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. Inspired by her experiences, she offers support to caregivers. In this interview she talks about:

  • The impact of caregiving on caregivers, physically, emotionally, mentally

  • Life after caregiving (yes, it does exist)

  • The necessity of self-care for the caregiver

  • Dealing with guilt, PTSD, and other impacts

  • Asking for help.

You can learn more about Betsy Wurzel’s Facebook support group at #kickAlzheimersassmovement or by checking out her podcast, Chatting with Betsy, on Passionate World Talk Radio.