As a caregiver, it’s important to stay connected with the people around you and find ways to make your life easier
Podcasts offer a creative way to meet both of those needs. You can listen to them as you go about your day — driving, doing chores, or taking a walk — and feel like a part of a larger community while receiving useful information and tips.
We’ve collected five podcasts for caregivers that can help you better care for yourself, as well as your loved one.
1. Fading Memories - A Supportive Podcast for Those Dealing with a Loved One with Memory Loss
Hosted by Jennifer Fink, whose mother has Alzheimer’s disease, Fading Memories was created to provide caregivers with the answers and resources she struggled to find
New episodes drop weekly with topics ranging from balancing caregiving and employment to strategies for keeping your brain sharp. She frequently interviews experts in the field, as well as caregivers, providing listeners with a plethora of information.
2. Happy Healthy Caregiver - A Podcast with Tips for Caring for Yourself, Too
Caring for a loved one while still working, raising a family, or attending to other responsibilities can quickly become overwhelming. In this podcast for caregivers, host Elizabeth Miller shares suggestions on keeping yourself balanced and healthy.
Dozens of episodes cover practical topics such as caregiver guilt, keeping a journal, handling holidays, keeping kids involved, and more. You’ll also hear stories from current or former caregivers on ways they kept themselves healthy while caregiving.
3. Caregiver SOS On Air
Hosted by nationally recognized gerontologist Carol Zernial alongside veteran broadcaster Ron Aaron, Caregiver SOS On Air has over 300 episodes and counting. New episodes are added every week and feature a variety of caregivers, medical experts, and more.
- Caring for your Loved One with Carolyn A. Brent
- Providing Help and Other Resources for Caring for those with Parkinson’s
- The Unexpected Journey of Caring
- Practicing Self-Care for Caregivers
- Caregiving with Humility, Hope, and Humor
4. Caregiver Dave - A Podcast to Help Caregivers Avoid Burnout
Radio talk show host and caregiver Dave Nassaney touts himself as the “Caregiver’s Caregiver.” The podcast features broadcasts from his popular radio show, Caregiver Dave, where he interviews experts and fellow caregivers on how to provide the best care to loved ones and avoid burnout.
Topics covered include senior-related issues and providing care to family members who are chronically ill or disabled.
5. The Caring Generation
Host Pamela D. Wilson offers a weekly podcast for caregivers and aging adults that covers topics such as self-care, well-being, work-life balance, health and medicine, and financial and legal planning. Wilson is a caregiving expert, author, advocate, and speaker with over 20 years of experience in providing support to caregivers.
Examples of podcast titles include:
- Why Caregivers Need a Break
- Family Caregiver Battles
- How to Plan for Aging Parents
- How Can I Be an Effective Caregiver?
Looking For More Caregiving Resources?
The Bristal Assisted Living blog is a helpful resource for caregivers trying to balance work and caring for a loved one, seeking apps to help make caregiving easier, or looking for tips to manage long-distance care.
You can also visit our “Where to Begin” page to learn more about assisted living and other options, understand costs, and find support for caring for someone with dementia.