RLTV is the only dedicated network that serves the needs of Americans 50 and over. We seek not only to be the destination of choice for senior viewers, but also the most comprehensive bank of information available on caregiving. Here at Taking Care with Joan Lunden, we provide an array of resources to help people cope with the potential difficulties and lifestyle adjustments that caregiving can entail.
Our resident expert is Alexis Abramson, Ph.D., an Emmy Award-winning journalist who is recognized as being America's leading champion for the dignity and independence of those over 50. Her dedication and compassion infuse her every undertaking, from her on-air work on NBC's TODAY Show and the CBS Early Show -- where she has served as the expert "on-air" gerontologist for many years -- to her highly acclaimed books, The Caregivers' Survival Handbook and Home Safety for Seniors. Dr. Abramson has also been featured in numerous publications, including TIME, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur and People. "Doctor Alexis" provides an ongoing, evolving wealth of vital information to caregivers, mature adults and baby boomers -- including strategies for alterations to make the home safer for aging family members, advice on managing the difficult emotions that arise in the caregiving relationship, and essential guidance on coping with "caregiver burnout.”
We've also built easy links to our expanding partners and key organizations that are available to help manage the challenges and ease the burden of caregiving. These include United HealthCare, HealthStyle Press, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A), National Alliance for Caregiving, and Lotsa Helping Hands. We've also created access to many helpful websites and a host of articles by our experts. Thanks to RLTV and Taking Care with Joan Lunden, caregivers don't need to go anywhere else.
RLTV is committed to maintaining a central resource bank and portal to the most important, relevant, and timely news and advances concerning caregiving. Our team is dedicated to gathering and creating up-to-the-minute resources from across the globe.
Given the many crucial issues surrounding the physical, mental, emotional, and lifestyle demands associated with caregiving, it’s important for families to be aware of where to go for answers, support, and encouragement.
Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease: A Guide for the Home Caregiver
by Peter Rabins, M.D., MPH, and Ann Morrison, RN, Ph.D.