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Daughterhood The Podcast: For Caregivers

Floating in the Deep End with Patti Davis

  • E40
  • 43:30
  • December 8th 2022

Patti Davis is an author, activist, advocate, and daughter of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. She is a frequent contributor to media outlets including the New York Times and The Washington Post and has written several works of both fiction and nonfiction. She is the founder of Beyond Alzheimer’s, a support group program for caregivers of people living with dementia. Her latest book Floating in the Deep End: How Caregivers Can See Beyond Alzheimer’s, recently released in paperback, is an extension of that support group. Part handbook, part memoir, Patti offers practical and important strategies for every stage of the disease. I believe this book is a must read for dementia caregivers. Patti and I discuss the book and the many ways your life changes as a caregiver, the power of showing up and the importance of 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, from supportive caregiver to in-home, sandwich caregiver for her mother’s final 6 years.

After experiencing first-hand the stress and isolation caregiving brings along with the lack of meaningful resources for caregivers, Rosanne created Daughterhood The Podcast: For Caregivers. 

In each monthly podcast, Rosanne carries her experience as a primary in-home caregiver and Daughterhood Circle Leader into each interview. Along with strategies and resources, this podcast also provides listeners with the comfort of knowing they are not facing these challenges alone.

The podcast’s subject matter has ranged from practical advice like dealing with dementia behaviors, to siblings and caregiving, to end of life issues, grief and everything in between. Guests have included physicians, best-selling authors, dementia experts, caregiving advocates and thought leaders. 

Rosanne has been featured in CNN Health, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Barron’s, Next Avenue and others. She is also a proud member of AlzAuthors.

Next Avenue named her one of their Influencers on Aging 2024 and Agingcare.com named Daughterhood the Podcast: For Caregivers #1 in their list of Essential Caregiver Podcasts. Rosanne also facilitates multiple Daughterhood Circles monthly.