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Caregiver Help Radio

Elaine K. Sanchez

Caregiver Help Radio – How to Set Boundaries With Cranky and Controlling Parents

If your elderly mother is difficult, demanding and demeaning, or if your dad has recently increased the intensity of his diatribes, you’ll want to join us as we visit with Dr. Joseph M. Casiani, Founder and President of Concept Healthcare, a company that provides online education and training for those working with older adults. Dr. Casciani has a distinguished 30-year career in the field of clinical geropsychology. He is also the author of the book, “Handbook of Health and Behavior, Psychological Treatment Strategies for the Nursing Home Patient”.

We talk about how to distinguish between depression and dementia-related challenging behaviors. We also talk about how to set boundaries with elderly parents who use anger and guilt as a method of control to get what they want from others.

Elaine shares her own love story. She also reveals how a promise she made 18 years ago combined with a few weeks of rain in September influenced her decision to make some major adjustments in her work and life.

She recently started contributing to the CaringTimes Blog distributed by Griswold Home Care. Click here to read her most recent blog about the “Silent Generation’s” attitude toward mental health problems.

And in recognition of National Caregivers Month and World Alzheimer’s month, Elaine reminds listeners that she and her husband Alex, co-founders of are giving away one-year memberships to their new online, video-based caregiver support program.

All you have to do is visit, click on the “Join Now” tab at the top right-hand side of the page. Fill in the form, and in the box that asks for a coupon code, enter this code: RadioFree.

If you register during the month of November, you’ll get free access to the website for an entire year. Sign up yourself and then send the information on to everyone you know who might need a little help coping with the emotional stress of caring for individuals who can no longer care for themselves.