Sunday, November 1, 2015

A Doctor's Perspective of Senior Health Issues and Care

Prof Eric Cadesky is a well-known general practitioner with a special interest in seniors care. With an authoritative demeanor and pleasing personality, he is an ideal person to speak on the subject of seniors medical issues and care, and this came out clearly in his address to the YOLO - You Only Live Once - forum hosted by the Jewish Seniors Alliance of Greater Vancouver.

Prof Cadesky is the Medical Coordinator of the Louis Brier Home and Hospital, and on the Board of Directors of Doctors of British Columbia.

This podcast is the audio extract of his address, and you can see the full video presentation here.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Music and Seniors

I have been involved with music and entertainment my whole life, and in this short podcast I discuss how seniors react to music, particularly older music of their generation. I have been particularly touched by the reaction of seniors in advanced stages of dementia and Alzheimers disease, and have realised that music is the one sense that remains, and evokes a reaction even at a late stage of mental deterioration.

If you listen to this podcast, you will understand the significance of the picture below, showing two specific instruments of my youth (many years ago).

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Anxiety Issues with Seniors. An Interview with a Psychotherapist

A significant problem among seniors is related to anxiety issues. This is something that, as young folk, we never even contemplated.

In this podcast, I conduct an interview with Dolores Luber, who is a senior herself, and has had extensive experience dealing with issues such as this.

Remember, if you're not already there, one day you're gonna be a senior yourself, and its a really wise choice to prepare for this.

So turn up your volume again, and listen to this podcast, which will have meaning to all of you who are either seniors yourselves, or who work with seniors. It should really give you something to think about.

Monday, October 19, 2015

What is a Podcast? A Guide for Seniors

Hi all, welcome to my blog and my first post! This blog is all about podcasting for seniors, and I'm going to be sharing with you some great podcasts on all aspects that relate to seniors.

This is the first of the series to introduce you to the concept of podcasting - what a podcast is, and how it relates to seniors.

You'll hear more about the value of podcasts, and how it can be a great medium for you to link to all the interesting topics that concern you.

SO - turn up your speakers, make yourself a cup of coffee, press the Play button and enjoy this podcast - the first of many more to come.