Mental Health and Seniors


Conscious Caregiving with L & L “Mental Health and Seniors”

Conscious Caregiving with L & L is “Tackling the Tough Conversations.”

The topic of this episode is on “Mental Health & Seniors” and features an All-Star Panel.

Dr. Linda Ganzenmuller, Doctor of Psychology:

Dr. Ganzenmuller is a Doctor of Psychology and president of Supportive Psychological Services of Long Island, where she has dedicated most of her career to focusing on Senior Citizens and their caregivers. She is the author of the Tiny Professors series of children’s therapy books intended to help children and the adults in their families cope with life’s most difficult challenges, which includes having a loved one with Alzheimer’s; and Grief over the death of a loved one.

She currently practices on Long Island, New York caring for adults of all ages, with the hopes of helping at each stage and teaching the generations to learn how to understand, support, and rely on one another through the years.

Olivia Block, Registered Nurse in Minnesota:

Olivia Block is a Registered Nurse in Minnesota. Most recently she has been practicing as Director of Nursing in an Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care community and part-time as a hospice nurse. Her heart is in working on helping seniors continue to feel valued and whole as they adapt to changes in their lives.

Christina Keys, Owner and Founder of Keys for Caregiving:

Christina Keys went from a career woman to a caregiver on March 16,2013. Her mother had a life-changing stroke and was given a 1% chance to live. Within 3 years of caregiving for her mother, she was financially, emotionally, mentally, and physically bankrupt. The doctors told Christina She would be lucky to live 6 months if that. Her body was literally shutting down from the stress of caregiving. She had a choice to make, figure out how to change her life while caring for her mother or give up and start making arrangements on how her mother would be cared for after her death.

Christina chooses to live and not only change her life but now helps to change the lives of caregivers all across the US. Her mission is to make sure caregivers everywhere are seen, heard, valued, appreciated, and Never Alone, She founded and ran an award-winning local non-profit, and was the Director of Community Growth for a National company. She created and led a team of almost 200 Caregiving Champions in cities across the US. She is now a National Speaker and Advocate as well as the Founder and CEO of “Keys For Caregiving” Christina cared for her mother until she passed from 2013 to Dec 2022.


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