Brenda Avadian, MA, will share caregiver tips and share how she LAUGHED through tears while caring for her late father with Alzheimer’s disease on the Dr. Carol Show tomorrow in Nashville.
Finding JOY through the Tears
Join us! Brenda Avadian will be interviewed by Carol Peters, MD on August 10th from 9:10am CT to 9:25.
Listen to the entire show as Dr. Carol and Big Al have a FUN-filled fast-paced show! Tune in to 1360 WNAH in Nashville or click on The Dr. Carol Show online.
If all goes as planned, Tiffany Cloud-Mann (Manager of Programs) for the Nashville Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will also be joining us.
If you can’t make the show tomorrow, listen to our 35-minute Finding JOY through the Tears — Hope and JOY for Caregivers (click on title for audio). If you’re short on time, enjoy the first few minutes then toggle fast forward 14-15 minutes into the show.
Until you join us tomorrow, here’s a beautiful poem by a former caregiver.
Garden of JOY
Bright and sunny days of Spring
Or crisp days of Fall.
We walk together, hand in hand
The Good times we recall.
We stroll along the garden.
I take your fragile hand.
You love to feel the petals
And walk barefoot through the sand.
Oh, how you love the flowers
All shades of pink and red.
Smelling sweet the fragrance
As you slowly tip your head.
Together as we wander
Among the shared trees,
We speak of olden days
That bring back memories.
And as the days grow shorter
We’ll spend the hours well.
I’ll treasure every moment
For only time will tell.
How long ’til the angels call you
To make the journey Home.
All sorrows, we will leave behind
The Garden, we will roam.
And if there is a moment
When I am feeling sad.
I’ll think back to the Garden
And the good times that we had….
This edition also features a story, poem, and photos from an earlier Memory Walk in Nashville. (Fact: Poet Loraine Yates and Brenda Avadian participated in this walk.)
Brenda Avadian, M.A., is an award-winning speaker, who became a national spokesperson for family and professional caregivers while caring for her father with dementia. Caring for people with brain-impairment such as Alzheimer’s is a challenge and Brenda found ways to make it FUN.
Dr. Carol Peters is a licensed medical doctor (MD) and an ordained Christian minister holding a Doctor of Ministry degree (DMin) and the host of the DrCarolShow.com.