A new podcast brought to you by Stanford Center on Longevity in collaboration with the Longevity Project.
Personal stories, expert insights
The pandemic has exposed the difficulties experienced every day by tens of millions of caregivers. As highlighted in Stanford Center on Longevity’s Spotlight on Caregiving, many were already facing daunting challenges that negatively impacted mental and physical wellbeing, as well as financial security. The spread of COVID-19 has only exacerbated these issues.
How do we take care of each other during a pandemic? A health care crisis? When we’re 24 or 64? Our new podcast, When I’m 64, aims to shed light on these challenges by bringing together the real-life stories of caregivers and the insights of leading experts.
For caregivers, technology offers powerful solutions to even the most challenging obstacles for people who both give and receive care.
In this episode, we learn about how technology allowed Harry Wittenberg to maintain his autonomy and independence even while fighting ALS, and how it affected his wife and primary caregiver, Mary Ann Wittenberg.
Later, we are joined by Ken Smith of the Stanford Center on Longevity and Kari Olson of Front Porch, who discuss how technology can revolutionize caregiving.
Taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s is an enormous challenge, one that some 16 million Americans will face in 2020.
COVID-19 has added a new and unprecedented layer of complexity to caregiving.
Isolation and loneliness pose significant challenges to caregivers and their loved ones, especially during a pandemic.