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Daughterhood The Podcast: For Caregivers

African American Dementia Caregiver Daughters: The Important Need for Support

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  • 41:37
  • September 14th 2023

Dr. Kalisha Bonds Johnson is an Assistant Professor on the Tenure track at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing in Atlanta, Georgia. 

She earned her BSN, MSN and PhD in nursing and specializes as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. 

In 2019, she earned her Ph.D. from Oregon health and science university where her studies focused on how the caregiving experiences of African American dementia pairs (i.e. , African American persons living with dementia and their African American family caregivers) were associated with their quality of life.

In our conversation today we discuss her past and current research regarding African American dementia caregivers and their care partners, the challenges of accessing needed services, the disparity in healthcare, and the important need for support.


Daughterhood The Podcast: For Caregivers

Daughterhood The Podcast is hosted by Rosanne Corcoran, who's journey into caregiving began with a dementia diagnosis of her fiercely independent mother, opening the door to a 12-year journey into sandwich caregiving. She brings her authentic voice to each conversation and discusses challenges caregivers face with experts in all fields.

This monthly podcast aims to provide insight into navigating the healthcare system, resources, support, and community to caregivers. As Rosanne knows first hand, caregiving is filled with uphill challenges, stress and grief, while trying to do the best you can everyday. Every month she offers information, inspiration or even just a little company. Join her in Daughterhood.

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Rosanne Corcoran
Host and Creator of Daughterhood The Podcast

Rosanne cared for her mother over a 12 year span starting as a stealth caregiver, to full time caregiver, to in-home, sandwich caregiver for her mother’s final 6 years.

Rosanne created Daughterhood The Podcast: For Caregivers after experiencing first-hand the stress and isolation caregiving brings along with the lack of meaningful resources for caregivers. The podcast cultivates a dynamic group of subject matter experts to help listeners navigate these uncharted, and many times, tumultuous waters.

The podcast’s subject matter has ranged from legal advice, to establishing boundaries, to end of life care, and the list continues to grow. Guests have included physicians, best-selling authors, dementia experts and more. Caregiving is inherently difficult and this podcast hopes to provide insight, resources, and skills to manage the challenges relating to caregiving, and to know you are not alone!

Rosanne has been featured in CNN Health, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Barron’s, Next Avenue and others. She is also a proud member of AlzAuthors. named Daughterhood the Podcast: For Caregivers #1 in their list of Essential Caregiver Podcasts. Rosanne also facilitates a monthly Daughterhood Circle as well as a monthly DAWN dementia support group.