Caroline J. Cederquist is the Co-Founder and Medical Director of Silver Cuisine.
Gary Barg: Dr. Cederquist, you are a board certified Bariatric physician and your primary focus is on weight management. One challenge we have as family caregivers is that we have so little time to make sure loved ones get the proper nutrition. Is that why you created Silver Cuisine by BistroMD?
Dr. Cederquist: Yes, absolutely. People underestimate how much time it takes to eat well. Eating well will mean different things for different people, but usually you’re trying to get good quality sources of lean protein, without a lot of fat. The preparation of protein like chicken, fish, turkey, lean pork, is actually work. You have to buy it, make sure you cook it to the appropriate temperature, and make sure it’s not chewy to overdone.
Steve Kaufman is the CEO and Founder of Hands Free, Inc. The makers of Quikiks Hands-Free Shoes
Gary Barg: Steve, tell me about Quikiks Hand Free Shoes and why it's so important for family caregivers to know about them?
Steve Kaufman: Sure, Gary, thanks. Why is it important that caregivers know about hands free shoes? For many people it is a daily struggle to put on their shoes due to all sorts of conditions. Whether it be vertigo, obesity, chronic back pain, severe arthritis, Cerebral Palsy or Parkinson's—there's just a whole host of conditions that make it difficult for people to put their shoes on independently.
Fran Fisher is the creator of the Geri-Fit® program.
Gary Barg: I love the name of your organization, Geri-Fit. Can you tell me what Geri-Fit is and what it does?
Fran Fisher: It is basically just a shortening for Geriatric Fitness, so Geri-Fit. We are teaching older people how to stay fit and healthy well into their golden years, so they are able to enjoy life later on. That is what we are all about.
A nationally recognized expert in nursing, thanatology and leadership. She is the author of two books: Dying in God’s Hands, which is designed to comfort the dying and their loved ones, and Purses & Shoes For Sale, which focuses on caring for elderly parents.
President and Chief Scientist at OraHealth ...more
Dr. Samuel Henderson is the Vice President for Research and Development at Accera, Inc. He has more than 15 years of experience in neurodegenerative disease research. Dr. Henderson received his PhD in molecular genetics and cell biology from the University of Chicago.
Colonel Sutherland is the co-founder and Chairman of the Easter Seals Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services and the Chief Strategy Officer for Easter Seals Military and Veterans Services. Listen to an insightful conversation about service, family and properly caring for those who served our nation and the families who love them. ...more
Lawrence T. led the development of Aricept® (donepezil), the top-selling drug for Alzheimer’s disease in history. He is the author of the books New Drugs and The Scientist’s Dog and author or co-author of many peer-reviewed publications in major scientific journals. ...more
Carrie Ann Inaba is not only a judge for ABC’s top ten television program Dancing with the Stars; she is also a dancer, choreographer, actress, game show host, and singer. Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg sat down with Carrie Ann to talk about love of family, caregiving, and sharing the joy of dance with kids who need and deserve some joy in their lives. ...more