Rosanne Corcoran is an in-home, primary, sandwich caregiver and Daughterhood Circle Leader. Leveraging her skills from a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications, she created Daughterhood The Podcast to bring her empathetic view of caregiving, from a first person perspective, to help others navigate these uncharted, disorienting and tumultuous waters.
In 2009 the changes in Rosanne’s 81-year-old, fiercely independent mother opened the door to the world of dementia. And so began their journey through doctors and tests, denial and advocacy.
In parallel Rosanne had a child in middle school, one in elementary school, was an officer on the PTA board, a Realtor, and had a husband with a job in which he traveled.
Trying to be in two places at once became her life. In 2015 after a medical emergency in which she immediately moved her mother into their home, Rosanne was confronted by the overwhelming volume of information available but found little practical support when it came to dealing with the world of dementia. She conducted exhaustive research into caregiving strategies for aging parents, all the while actively caring.
She discovered daughterhood.org, an organization created by Anne Tumlinson, who has worked on the front lines in the healthcare field for many years and has seen the challenges caregivers face. Their mission is to support and build confidence in women who are managing their parents’ care.
The subject matter in each podcast empowers caregivers to learn from a dynamic group of various experts or people who are well versed in the world of caregiving. It is difficult enough caring for our loved ones and we hope this podcast provides insight, resources, and skills to manage your unique situation and to know you are not alone!