November 18, 2017
ALZHEIMER’S & MEMORY CARE
Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills.
Kim Nelson-Blackburn, MSW, LCSW, Care Consultant for Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana
Alan Schmitt, MD, Neurologist at IU Health Ball Memorial
- Alpha Center Adult Day Services
- Ball State University Student Chapter, Music and Memory
- Connie Clary, a personal story of Alzheimer’s caregiving
Alpha Center Adult Day Services (765) 286-2800
Alzheimer’s Association 24-hour Helpline: 1.800.272.3900
Ball State University Music and Memory Student Chapter (765) 285-1480
- How to Choose a Memory Care Unit
- Questions to Ask About Memory Care
- How to Choose Alzheimer’s Care
- Alzheimer’s Dementia Residential Facilities
Dottie Kreps, Producer/Director
800-252-9472 or firstname.lastname@example.org
October 21, 2017
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is characterized by failure to recover after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.
- Amanda Whitten, Meridian Health Services Clinical Supervisor for Adult and Addiction Services, Delaware County
- Patrick Weber, Army Veteran and Social Work Major at Ball State University
- Dr. Terence Keane, Director of the Behavioral Science Division at the National Center for PTSD
- Erin Schooler, LMHC, Therapist, Still Waters Professional Counseling
- Clarissa Black, Founder and Executive Director of Pets for Vets
Meridian Health Services: (765) 288-1928 or 866-306-2647
Still Waters Professional Counseling: (765) 284-0043
Veterans Crisis hotline 800-273-8255
Vet to Vet (support group): (765) 748-7856
September 16, 2017
Healthy Communities is an approach to understanding and improving health and well-being that is built on decades of work and the thinking of individuals/organizations around the world.
- John Disher, Healthy Community Alliance of Delaware & Blackford Counties Steering Committee, Ball Memorial Foundation
- Molly Hunt, Healthy Community Alliance of Delaware & Blackford Counties Steering Committee
- Heather Williams, Program Manager, Building Better Neighborhoods
- Tonya Locke, Senior Program Director, YMCA of Muncie
- Pastor Jerry O’Neill, Dawn-Marie Oberly, and Linda Hamilton, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
- Heather Hosier, University Dermatology
August 19, 2017
BRINGING UP BABY
Whether you are a seasoned parent or a first timer, keeping your baby safe, and healthy is important for all.
- Carrie Bale, executive director, Muncie BY5
- Lynn Baldwin, Director of Operations for Nurse-Family Partnership in Central Indiana
- Kimberly O’Dell, RN, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
- Dr. Amanda Furr, M.D., Medical Director, Community Hospital Anderson
Safe Sleep Resources:
Car Seat Safety Resources
July 18, 2017
WELLNESS AND THERAPY
This month we look at how music, animals and gardens can be used as therapy tools in a variety of settings including schools, nursing homes and hospitals.
- Dr. Nancy Jackson – Music therapy director, IPFW
- Ann Hannon, director; Kati De Petrillo, Lauren Servos and Cailtin Krater, Music therapists – Riley Hospital for Children Music Therapy Program
Animal therapy segment guests:
- Allison Pareis and Hairy Truman, Barb Crawford and Cookie – Therapy dog teams
- Marilyn Alberston, Executive director at Randolph Nursing and Rehabilitation
Horticulture therapy segment guests:
- LeighAnne Starling – Therapist and president of the American Horticultural Therapy Association
- Jennifer Lombard – Practice manager Suzanne Gresham Center
- Aubrey Driscoll – Clinical supervisor Suzanne Gresham Center
- Angela Siela – Project manager-wellness, Eskenazi Health
Indiana Schools with Music Therapy Programs
- American Horticultural Therapy Association – AHTA
- Horticultural Therapy Institute Horticultural Therapy Institute
May 20, 2017
- Dr. Sarfraz Khan, Chief Medical Officer, Meridian Health Services
- Julie Hale, Wellness Manager, LifeStream Services, Inc.
- Rich Ivy PHR, CAPS, Quality Improvement Officer, LifeStream Services, Inc.
- David Riggs, Trust Investment Officer, MutualWealth Management Group
Aging Well Resources:
Aging and Finances:
April 15, 2017
This month, WELLNESS MATTERS examines smoking trends in Indiana.
- Jon Macy, PhD, MPH – Associate Professor of Applied Health Sciences School of Public Health, IU Health Bloomington
- Deborah Hudson – Tobacco Specialist at IU Simon Cancer Center
- Brian Wolfe Pharm M.D., BCPS – Coordinator, Clinical Pharmacy Services and Residency Program Director, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
- Jacey Foley, MAE & CTTS – Director, Tobacco Control and Resources and Delaware County Coordinator for Tobacco Free Coalition of Delaware County
- Heather Rhodes BS, CHES – Health Educator, Family Medicine Residency at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
Smoking Trends Resources:
QUIT NOW Indiana – 800-784-8669
Tobacco Free Coalition of Delaware County – Jacey Foley, 288-1928
Tobacco Free Coalition of Madison County – Karesa Knight-Wilkerson, (765) 683-0452
Wayne County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation – Erin Ferguson, (765) 935-8997
Howard County Tobacco Coalition – Shirley Dubois, (765) 457-9313
Hamilton County Tobacco Prevention – Holly Wheeler, (317) 842-2603
Hancock County Tobacco Free Coalition – Brandee Bastin, (317) 468-4162
National Cancer Institute 1-877-44U-QUIT (448-7848)
Community Hospital Anderson Smoking Cessation – (765) 298-1660 or (765) 298-1653
St. Vincent Hospital Tobacco Management Center – 317-338-CARE (2273)
March 18, 2017
On Wellness Matters in March we will look at cancer treatments.
Cancer has had a major impact on society in the United States. While there is still no cure for cancer, research has helped come up with new ways to fight it. Using a person’s own DNA scientists and doctors can customize a course of treatment for those affected with advanced forms of cancer and advances in radiation technology have made it possible to be more precise when treating tumors or specific regions of the body.
Dr. Jeff Bird will be joined in studio by Dr. Salfi Ibrahim, director of the precision genomics program at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital to talk about their unique program. We take a tour of the new linear accelerator at the IU Health Ball Memorial Cancer Center with Radiation physicist Joe Butts and we will learn why colonoscopies are an important screening tool in the fight against colorectal cancer.
Cancer Treatment Resources:
- American Cancer Society
- Cancer Services – Little Red Door of East Central Indiana
- IU Health
- IU Health Institute for Personalized Medicine
- Cancer Services of Grant County
- CBS Sunday Morning show…Beyond Cancer
- Cancer the Emperor of all Maladies
- National Cancer Institute
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Cancer Center Treatments of America
- Community Hospital Anderson
- American Institute for Cancer Research
February 18, 2017
MATTERS OF THE HEART
Kicking off the season will be matters of the heart. February is Heart Health month, after all.
Heart Disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, according to the American Heart Association, and one of the most widespread and costly health problems facing our nation. There are many types of heart disease, but according to the AMA, heart failure is one of the most common reasons for hospital admissions for older adults.
Dr. Jeff Bird will be joined in the studio by Dreu Doestler, Nurse Practitioner of the IU health Ball Memorial Heart and Lung Center, to talk about heart failure and what services are available though the Heart and Lung Center, which opened in the fall of 2016. WELLNESS MATTERS will also visit the IUBMH Cardiac Rehab program and facilities, learn about paramedicine, and offer up some low sodium diet tips.
Heart Health Resources:
- American Heart Association
- American College of Cardiology
- Mayo Clinic
- Center for Disease Control
- National Heart, Blood Lung, and Blood Institute/ National Institute of Health
- The Heart Foundation
- Tips for Heart Failure Caregivers
- More tips for Heart Failure Caregivers
- Heart Failure Society of America
For more information about the IU Health Ball Memorial Heart and Lung Center or the Cardiopulmonary Rehab Facility and services, call (765) 747-3773.
February 11, 2017
A WELLNESS MATTERS SPECIAL: METH AND THE ROAD TO RECOVERY
WELLNESS MATTERS presents a special live program on Feb. 11, immediately following the broadcast of the Ball State University documentary UNMASKED: THE STIGMA OF METH. The call-in program, hosted by Dr. Jeffrey Bird of IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, will feature panelists who are tackling the issues of meth addiction in our community.
The BSU documentary is a unique interdisciplinary, cross-platform student led immersive experience. The project includes the 30-minute documentary that will air on WIPB, a series of radio broadcasts for Indiana Public Radio, a website with podcasts and web video at stigmaunmasked.com, and a 40-page high-end, glossy magazine.
Tom Sloan, recovering addict
Amanda Whitten, Clinical supervisor of the adult and addictions program, Meridian Health Services, Delaware County
Jessica Hardin, UrbanLightHouse drug addiction recovery program
Visit the website: stigmaunmasked.com
Past Episodes and Related Videos:
About the host
Jeffrey Bird, MD leads a staff of more than 400 physicians representing 45 medical specialties. Prior to assuming the leadership role as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bird served 14 years as the Associate Director of the Ball Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. Prior to that, he was owner in a thriving private practice of family medicine.
Dr. Bird was born and raised in Muncie, Indiana, graduated from DePauw University with a BA in Zoology in 1981, matriculated to the Indiana University School of Medicine, and graduated in 1986. He then entered the Family Medicine Residency at Ball Memorial Hospital and served as Chief Resident of that nationally renowned program in 1988-89.
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