Listen to season two of “Twenty-Four Seven: A Podcast About Caregiving”
The Texas Public Radio podcast, “Twenty-Four Seven: A Podcast About Caregiving,” presents a thoughtful and helpful tool offering guidance to families and friends with loved ones experiencing dementia.
In season two of the podcast, longtime NPR journalist Kitty Eisele expands from her personal story about caring for her dad, to the experiences of individuals acting as caregivers to their loved ones, as well as experts who offer advice and information about how dementia affects both the mind and the body.
Guests include author Patti Davis, who discusses taking care of her father, the late president Ronald Reagan; Jacquelyn Joyce Revere, a YouTube and TikTok personality who teaches other young caregivers how to handle challenging and intimate tasks for older loved ones; and Rev. Cynthia Huling Hummel, who was 49 years old when she noticed the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease, and shares her insights into the care she hopes to receive and her advice for others. Listeners are also invited to share their caregiving experiences on the podcast to discuss difficult behavior, grief and meaning. The podcast explores how we help our loved ones live — and die — and what they mean to us.
Season two will wrap with its final episode on April 15. Be sure to listen to previous episodes, as well as the complete first season, available at Twenty-Four Seven Home Page | TPR. The podcast can also be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts or anywhere else you listen to podcasts.
Support for this podcast comes from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and its Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases.
The Biggs Institute at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also called UT Health San Antonio, is committed to searching for a cure for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. The institute also provides comprehensive dementia care, supportive and educational resources, and access to clinical trials that are providing hope for a healthier future for aging. Learn more about the many helpful resources offered through the Biggs Institute, your partners in dementia care, at BiggsInstitute.org/support/.