Twenty-Four Seven: A Podcast About Caregiving by TPR

Posted on: Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

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 one of the podcast, longtime NPR journalist Kitty Eisele explored her experience of becoming a parent to her parent as she became a full-time caregiver for her dad. Through audio diaries and conversations with friends and experts, the podcast explores how we help our loved ones live — and die — and what they mean to us.

In the new season, coming in late January 2022, Kitty expands from her personal story about caring for her dad, to the experiences of many families. Guests in the new season will include author Patti Davis, who discusses taking care of her father, the late president Ronald Reagan; MacArthur “genius grant” winner, Ai-Jen Poo, who talks about the strains on paid caregivers and the need for a national support structure for aging adults; and Jacquelyn Joyce Revere, a YouTube and TikTok personality who teaches other young caregivers how to handle challenging and intimate tasks for older loved ones. Listeners are also invited to share their caregiving experiences on the podcast to discuss difficult behavior, grief and meaning.

Be sure to catch up on the inspiring first five episodes of Season 1 after listening to the New Name, New Season trailer, available now 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.

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